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 Godfrey Cambridge

Godfrey Cambridge

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 29 Nov 1976 (aged 43)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Murmuring Trees, Block 5443
Memorial ID 6677 · View Source
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Actor. Born in New York City, he began his career as a brilliant stand-up comedian and was acclaimed by Time magazine as one of the country's four most celebrated African American comics in the 1960s. He branched into acting performing on Broadway in 1962, in the play "Nature's Way" for which he received a Tony Award nomination. For feature films, he made his debut in "The President's Analyst" (1967), followed by "The Biggest Bundle of Them All" (1968), "Bye Bye Braverman" (1968) and was most noted for his lead role as Jeff Gerber in "Watermelon Man" (1970). For television, he appeared on many series shows such as "The Red Skelton Hour", "The Monkees", "Night Gallery", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "Naked City" and "Police Story". At the height of his career, he died suddenly at age 43 in Burbank, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6677
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Godfrey Cambridge (26 Feb 1933–29 Nov 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6677, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .