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Fri, 02.12.1932

From Missouri to Hollywood, Lincoln Kilpatrick

Lincoln Kilpatrick

*Lincoln Kilpatrick was born on this date in 1932. He was a Black actor.  From St. Louis, Missouri, he was the brother of actor John Kilpatrick.

He graduated from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., and eventually costarred with Sidney Poitier in the Broadway hit "A Raisin in the Sun." He went on to roles in James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr. Charlie," "The Slave" and "The Blacks," which featured Louis Gossett Jr. and Cicely Tyson. He switched gears in the 1970s, appearing in films such as "Cool Breeze," "Soul Soldier" and "Uptown Saturday Night."

He also was tapped for sci-fi movies such as "Omega Man," "Soylent Green" and "Chosen Survivors." Among his TV credits were "The Leslie Uggams Show," "Matt Houston" and "Frank's Place." Kilpatrick co-founded the Kilpatrick-Cambridge Theatre Arts School in Hollywood and became the first Black member of the Lincoln Center Repertory Company.

Lincoln Kilpatrick, a very influential actor during the 1960s died of Lung cancer on May 18, 2004 in Los Angeles.

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