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Gunn, Moses (1929–1993)

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GUNN, MOSES (1929–1993). Actor. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Gunn graduated from Tennessee State University before making a name for himself on the New York stage, winning an Obie Award for his work in Leslie Lee It’s The First Breeze of Summer . He also appeared off Broadway in Jean Genet’s The Blacks , and as Joe Mott in The Iceman Cometh . He has also been nominated for a Tony and an Emmy Award and was a founder of the Negro Ensemble Company in New York. His film roles include Shaft , 1971, and The Great White Hope , 1970, and he was seen on television in the miniseries Roots , 1977, the sitcom Good Times , and he was a regular on the series A Man Called Hawk . He wrote the stage play The Promised Land: A Musical Drama , and won an NAACP Image Award for his portrayal of Booker T. Washington in the film Ragtime , 1981.

Filmography: Black Brigade , 1969; The Hot Rock , 1970; The Great White Hope , 1970; Shaft , 1971; Shaft’s Big Score , 1972; Amazing Grace , 1974; Rollerball , 1975; Cornbread, Earl & Me , 1975; Aaron Loves Angela , 1975; Ragtime , 1981; Amityville 2: The Possession , 1982; The Never Ending Story , 1984; Firestarter , 1984; Killing Floor , 1985; Charlotte Forten’s Mission: Experiment in Freedom , 1985; Certain Fury , 1985; Heartbreak Ridge , 1986; The House of Dies Drear , 1988; The Women of Brewster Place , 1989; Perfect Harmony , 1991; Memphis , 1991.

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