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ACTOR ANTHONY CHISHOLM DEAD AT 77

Stage, film and TV actor Anthony Chisholm passed away on Friday October 16 at the age of 77. No cause of death has been released as of yet.

 

He was born on April 9, 1943 in Cleveland Ohio and spent his life prior to acting as a platoon leader during the Vietnam War.

 

He was primarily known for his TV roles on HBO’s Oz, Law & Order: SVU, High Maintenance and Wu Tang: An American Saga, as well as his movie roles in Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’, Jonathan Demme’s ‘Beloved’ and the cult classic ‘Putney Swope’.

 

In the realm of theater, he was most closely associated with the works of August Wilson having originated the role of Wolf in “Two Trains Running” at its premier in 1990 at the Yale Prepatory club and in 1992 on Broadway. He earned a Tony award nomination for “Radio Golf”. His most recent theater appearance was the national revival tour of the play “Jitney” which ran from Sep. 2019 to Feb. 2020.

 

His surviving relatives are Alexander, his son and Che, his daughter as well as his son-in-law and his 2 grandkids.

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