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Ron O'Neal
Birth: Sep. 1, 1937
Oneida County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 2004
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Best remembered for his Blaxpolitation film "Super Fly." He became an overnight star as the hip, funky anti-hero in the action-driven flick Super Fly (1972), playing one cool drug dealer who wants out of the business, taking out the entire syndicate one by one (or two by two as need be). He made his debut as a director the following year with the equally violent sequel, Super Fly T.N.T. (1973), which again starred himself. But the genre soon turned to uncool parody and within a couple of years, O'Neal was struggling badly, playing support roles and even less by the end of the decade. Although he managed to co-star in the TV series "Bring 'Em Back Alive" and "The Equalizer" in the 80s, it's been an uphill battle all the way for him to obliterate this stubborn image of the supercool Priest with his fu-manchu like beard and dazzling white suit. He has appeared as both hero and villain in a number of action lowbudgets since, including Mercenary Fighters (1987), Trained to Kill (1988) and Up Against the Wall (1991), which he also directed. In 1996, he joined other former 70s black action stars, including Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Richard Roundtree and Pam Grier, in a revival of the violent genre entitled Original Gangstas (1996). Ron died in 2004 after a long battle with cancer. (bio by: Noni) 

Cause of death: Pancreatic cancer
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Noni
Record added: Jan 16, 2004
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