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Adolph Caesar (December 5, 1933 – March 6, 1986) was an American actor.

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1 Biography 2 Career 3 Death 4 Filmography 5 References 6 External links

Biography[edit] Caesar was born in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, as the youngest of three sons born to a Dominican mother.[1] Career[edit]

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Caesar appeared in Norman Jewison's film A Soldier's Story, for which he received a nomination for "Best Actor
Actor
in a Supporting Role" from both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes. He also played the role of "Old Mister" in the Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
film, The Color Purple and appeared in Fist of Fear, Touch of Death. In addition to his film career, Caesar did much voice-over work for television and radio commercials, including theatrical previews and radio commercials for many blaxploitation films such as Cleopatra Jones, Superfly, Truck Turner
Truck Turner
and The Spook Who Sat by the Door. Caesar also lent his voice to Silverhawks, in which he voiced Hotwing, a magician and skilled illusionist.[citation needed] Death[edit]

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Caesar's last completed film was Club Paradise
Club Paradise
released posthumously. Caesar was working on the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
set of the 1986 film, Tough Guys (with Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
and Kirk Douglas) when he suffered a heart attack and died a short time later. He was interred in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York. Caesar was survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son. Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1969 Che! Juan Almeida

1972 Blacula Narrator of Theatrical Trailer Voice, Uncredited

1972 Hammer Narrator of Theatrical Trailer Voice, Uncredited

1973 Scream Blacula Scream Narrator of Theatrical Trailer Voice, Uncredited

1974 Sister Street Fighter Narrator of Theatrical Trailer Voice, Uncredited

1975 Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle Brutish English version, Voice

1976 Karate Kiba Narrator of Theatrical Trailer Voice, Uncredited

1976 J. D.'s Revenge Narrator of Theatrical Trailer Voice, Uncredited

1978 Dawn of the Dead Narrator of Theatrical Trailer Voice, Uncredited

1979 The Hitter Nathan

1980 Fist of Fear, Touch of Death TV Anchorman

1984 A Soldier's Story Sergeant Waters NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor
Actor
in a Motion Picture Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated— Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Supporting Actor
Actor
– Motion Picture

1985 The Color Purple Old Mister

1986 Club Paradise Solomon Gundy

References[edit]

^ " United States
United States
Census, 1940". FamilySearch.org. Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 

" Adolph Caesar Biography". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-01. 

External links[edit]

Adolph Caesar at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Adolph Caesar on IMDb Adolph Caesar's Entry at the Grindhouse Database

Awards for Adolph Caesar

v t e

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor

Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1977) Robert Morley
Robert Morley
(1978) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1979) Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Adolph Caesar (1984) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1985) Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
(1986) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1987) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1988) Danny Aiello
Danny Aiello
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Michael Lerner (1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
/ Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1998) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1999) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) William Hurt
William Hurt
(2005) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2006) Vlad Ivanov (2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Niels Arestrup
Niels Arestrup
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Dwight Henry (2012) James Franco
James Franco
/ Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

v t e

Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor
Actor
in a Play

1975–2000

Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(1975) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1976) Bob Dishy (1977) Jeffrey DeMunn
Jeffrey DeMunn
(1978) George Rose (1979) David Rounds (1980) Brian Backer (1981) Željko Ivanek / Adolph Caesar (1982) Alan Feinstein (1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Barry Miller / Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Dutton
(1985) Joseph Maher (1986) John Randolph (1987) B. D. Wong
B. D. Wong
(1988) Peter Frechette (1989) Charles Durning
Charles Durning
(1990) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1991) Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne
(1992) Joe Mantello
Joe Mantello
/ Stephen Spinella (1993) Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
(1994) Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
(1995) Martin Shaw (1996) Brian Murray (1997) Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(1998) Kevin Anderson (1999) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice
(2000)

2001–present

Charles Brown (2001) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2002) Denis O'Hare
Denis O'Hare
(2003) Ned Beatty
Ned Beatty
(2004) Michael Stuhlbarg
Michael Stuhlbarg
(2005) Samuel Barnett (2006) Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines
(2007) Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
(2008) Pablo Schreiber
Pablo Schreiber
(2009) Santino Fontana
Santino Fontana
(2010) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(2011) Tom Edden (2012) Richard Kind
Richard Kind
(2013) Reed Birney (2014) K. Todd Freeman (2015) Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon
(2016) Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
(2017)

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