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Howard Ellsworth Rollins, Jr
Birth: Oct. 17, 1950
Death: Dec. 8, 1996

Actor. Born Howard Ellsworth Rollins, Jr, nicknamed Ho Ro. Studied theater in Maryland at Towson State College.  "Our Street" the nation's first black soap opera featured Howard as "Slick". 1964, he was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor on the daytime soap opera "Another World". In 1974 he left Baltimore for New York City to pursue his career in acting. 1981 he won an Oscar nomination for his role as Coalhouse Walker, Jr., in "Ragtime". Howard got his start in acting in "Of Mice and Men" and then "On The Block". Howard starred in other movies and nighttime television series: "A Soldier‚s Story", "New York Undercover" and "Remember Wenn". Howard is well known for his role as Virgil Tibbs, "In The Heat of the Night". Due to spending a month in jail in 1993 and continuous legal issues, he was dropped from In The Heat of the Night. In 1995 he made his final feature film, "Drunks". (bio by: Babe) 

Cause of death: Lymphoma
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Woodlawn (Baltimore County)
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Kenneth McNeil
Record added: Oct 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5816694
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Enter Virgil Tibbs, there's a new chief of detectives in town. RIP Howard
- nicholas pansini
 Added: Oct. 18, 2014

- LawBaby
 Added: Oct. 17, 2014

- sjm
 Added: Oct. 17, 2014
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