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Cleavon Little

Cleavon Little

Cleavon Little (June 1, 1939 - October 22, 1992) was an American actor, best known for his lead role in the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy Blazing Saddles.

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.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Cleavon Little Facts

Birth NameCleavon Jake Little
OccupationActor
BirthdayJune 1, 1939
SignGemini
BirthplaceChickasha, Oklahoma, USA
Date of deathOctober 22, 1992 (Sherman Oaks, California, USA, age 53)

Selected Filmography

The Mel Brooks Collection
Blazing Saddles
Scavenger Hunt
Vanishing Point
Once Bitten
The Sky is Gray
Fletch Lives
Fm
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story
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