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Dixon, Ivan (1931–)

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DIXON , IVAN (1931–). Actor, producer, director. Dixon was born in New York City and graduated from the famed Lincoln Academy boarding school in North Carolina . He studied history at North Carolina College with a minor in drama and political science. He pursued an acting career and appeared on Broadway in the original cast of A Raisin in the Sun , and The Cave Dwellers . His many film roles include Something of Value , 1957; Porgy and Bess , 1959; The Murder Men , 1961; A Raisin in the Sun , 1961; and The Battle at Bloody Beach , 1961. He is perhaps best known for two roles, as Duff Anderson in Nothing But a Man , 1964, and as Sergeant James Kinchloe on the television series Hogan’s Heroes . Dixon began directing with the blaxploitation -era film Trouble Man , 1972, and followed it by producing and directing the revolutionary film adaptation of Sam Greenlee’s novel, The Spook Who Sat By the Door , 1973. For television, Dixon directed episodes of Palmerstown , U. S. A. , Magnum P. I. , and the television movie Percy & Thunder , 1993.

Filmography: Something of Value , 1957; Porgy and Bess , 1959; The Murder Men , 1961; A Raisin in the Sun , 1961; The Battle at Bloody Beach , 1961; Nothing but a Man , 1964; A Patch of Blue , 1965; Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came , 1970; Fer-De-Lance , 1974; Car Wash , 1976.

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