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Singer (spirituals, international folk, musicals, classical), actor, social activist, lawyer, athlete

Paul Leroy Robeson (ˈroʊbsən ROHB-sən April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an American singer and actor who became involved with the Civil Rights Movement. At Rutgers University, he was an outstanding football player, then had an international career in singing, as well...Wikipedia

Age: 77 (age at death)
Born: 9th April, 1898, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Died: 23rd January, 1976, Place of Death
Height: 6' 3" (191 cm)
Nationality: American

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Tales of Manhattan (1942)

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I said it was my feeling that the American people would struggle for peace, and that has since been underscored by the President of these United States.

 

Portrayed by James Earl Jones in a 1976 theatre production about his life. Jones sang in the production, despite the fact that he does not possess a real "singer`s voice". This one-man show was eventually telecast on PBS.

 

Appeared in a World War II-era U.S. Government War Department propaganda film aimed at combating the spread of venereal diseases among black soldiers. The film was called "Easy to Get" (serial number T.F.8 1423), and Robeson appears at the end in his capacity as a celebrity football star and singer to advise viewers to stay "clean.".

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