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Winfield, Paul (1941–2004)

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WINFIELD, PAUL (1941–2004). Actor. The Los Angeles-born actor pursued an early education at several colleges and universities before leaving UCLA for an acting career. He was in various television series, including a stint on Julia . He received an Academy Award nomination for his role in Sounder , 1972, and went on to appear in the films Gordon’s War , 1973; Conrack , 1974; and A Hero Ain’t Nothing But a Sandwich , 1978. Going back to television, he received an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., in NBC’s King , 1978, and a second nomination for the miniseries Roots: The Next Generation . He continued to work extensively in television and film throughout the 1980s. In 1995, he received an Emmy Award for best guest actor on a drama series for his appearance in the Picket Fences episode “Enemy Lines.” His stage work includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, The Seagull , and he appeared on Broadway in A Few Good Men .

Filmography: The Lost Man , 1969; Brother John , 1970; Sounder , 1972; Gordon’s War , 1973; It’s Good to be Alive , 1974; Huckleberry Finn , 1974; Conrack , 1974; High Velocity , 1976; Green Eyes , 1976; The Greatest , 1977; Damnation Alley , 1977; King , 1978; A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But a Sandwich , 1978; Roots: The Next Generation , 1979; Sophisticated Gents , 1981; Carbon Copy , 1981; Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan , 1982; The Terminator , 1984; Go Tell It on the Mountain , 1984; The Serpent and the Rainbow , 1987; For Us the Living , 1988; The Women of Brewster Place , 1989; Presumed Innocent , 1990; Queen , 1993; Dennis the Menace , 2003; Cliffhanger , 1993; White Dwarf , 1995; Tyson , 1995; Original Gangsters , 1996; Mars Attacks! 1996; Strange Justice: The Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill Story , 1999; Catfish in Black Bean Sauce , 2000.

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