Godfrey Cambridge

Godfrey Cambridge

actor, writer, producer

Godfrey Cambridge was born on Feb 26, 1933 in USA. Godfrey Cambridge's big-screen debut came with The Last Angry Man directed by Daniel Mann in 1959, strarring Nobody Home (uncredited). Godfrey Cambridge is known for Ceremonies in Dark Old Men directed by Kirk Browning, J. Eric Bell stars as Bobby and Godfrey Cambridge as Mr. Jenkins. The upcoming new movie Godfrey Cambridge plays is Friday Foster which will be released on Mar 09, 1977.

Cambridge won a four-year scholarship to study medicine at Hofstra University but decided, instead, to become an actor, leaving college in his third year. He acted in many off-Broadway productions, winning the Village Voice's Obie Award in Jean Genet's "The Blacks"; and, on Broadway, he gained a Tony Award Nomination in "Purlie's Victorious". It was as a comedian that he broke into television, initially on Tonight Starring Jack Paar (1957) (aka "The Jack Paar Show"). Having previously had occasional parts, he established himself in films in the late sixties. He played both comic and straight roles but is likely remembered for such portrayals as that of the white bigot who wakes up one morning to find himself turned black in Watermelon Man (1970). His compulsive eating probably contributed to his untimely death at 43 on the set of the television film Victoire à Entebbé (1976), in which he was to have played General Idi Amin.

  • Birthday

    Feb 26, 1933
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA

Known For

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