He was born in Oklahoma, grew up in California, and trained as actor in New York, at Juilliard and the American Academy of Dramatic Art.
He starred in the stage musical Purlie in 1970, winning a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
He has a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Cleavon Little Facts
|Birth Name||Cleavon Jake Little|
|Birthday||June 1, 1939|
|Birthplace||Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA|
|Date of death||October 22, 1992 (Sherman Oaks, California, USA, age 53)|
|The Mel Brooks Collection|
|The Sky is Gray|
|The Homecoming: A Christmas Story|