Adolph Caesar

Adolph Caesar


Adolph Caesar was born on Dec 05, 1933 in USA. Adolph Caesar's big-screen debut came with Che! directed by Richard Fleischer in 1969, strarring Juan Almeida. Adolph Caesar is known for The Color Purple directed by Steven Spielberg, Danny Glover stars as Albert and Whoopi Goldberg as Celie Johnson. Adolph Caesar has got 2 awards and 3 nominations so far. The most recent award Adolph Caesar achieved is Image Awards (NAACP). The upcoming new movie Adolph Caesar plays is Club Paradise which will be released on Jul 11, 1986.

Born in the Harlem section of New York City, joined the Navy, then studied drama at New York University; was an announcer for then joined the Negro Ensemble Co. in 1970 for such productions as "The River Niger", "Square Root of the Soul" and "The Brownsville Raid"; worked with repertory groups such as the Minnesota Theater Co., Inner City Repertory Co., and the American Shakespeare Co.; first appeared on the screen in 'Che! (1969), then returned to stage until the late 1970s when he did low-budget films Le cogneur de Harlem (1978), Fist of Fear, Touch of Death (1980)) before achieving his greatest success in Soldier's Story (1984) (from the stage play for which he collected two awards), which earned him an Oscar nomination; appeared in La couleur pourpre (1985) and was working on Coup double (1986) with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas when he collapsed on the set of a heart attack and died a short time later. He was only 52.

  • Birthday

    Dec 05, 1933
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA

Known For


2 wins & 3 nominations

Image Awards (NAACP)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Winner - Image Award
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
Best Supporting Actor
Winner - LAFCA Award

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows