Howard Rollins, Jr

Howard Rollins, Jr

Original Name Howard Ellsworth Rollins Jr.
Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 8 Dec 1996 (aged 46)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Woodlawn, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 5816694 · View Source
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Actor. He studied theater in Maryland at Towson State College, and appeared as 'Slick' in "Our Street", the first black soap opera. In 1964, he was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor on the daytime soap opera for "Another World". In 1974 he left Baltimore, Maryland for New York City, New York to pursue his career in acting. In 1981 he was nomination for an Oscar for his role as 'Coalhouse Walker, Jr', in the movie "Ragtime". On television he became known for his role as 'Virgil Tibbs', the television series adaption of "In The Heat of the Night". Due to spending a month in jail in 1993 and continuous legal issues, he was later dropped from the cast. In 1995 he made his final feature film, "Drunks".


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kenneth McNeil
  • Added: 1 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5816694
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Howard Rollins, Jr (17 Oct 1950–8 Dec 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5816694, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Woodlawn, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .