William Marshall

William Marshall

Birth
Gary, Lake County, Indiana, USA
Death 12 Jun 2003 (aged 78)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 7582183 · View Source
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Actor. A leading African American actor of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Marshall is best remembered for his roles in several low-budget films including those of 'Manuwalde/Blacula' in "Blacula" (1972), and as 'Manuwalde' in it's sequel, "Scream, Blacula, Scream" (1973). He also appeared on television as 'Judge Black' in "Rosetti And Ryan" in 1977, 'King Of Cartoons' on "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" from 1987 to 1991, and as a 'Plainclothes Detective' in "Harlem Detective" from 1953 to 1954. Marshall' films include, "Dinosaur Valley Girls" (1996), "Sorceress" (1994), "Maverick" (1994), "The Fisher King" (1991), "Amazon Women On The Moon" (1987), "Curtains" (1983), "Othello" (1981), "Rosetti and Ryan: Men Who Love Women" (1977), "Twilight's Last Gleaming" (1977), "Abby" (1974), "Honky" (1971), "Zigzag" (1970), "The Mask Of Sheba" (1970), "Skullduggery" (1970), "U.M.C." (1969), "The Boston Strangler" (1968), "The Hell With Heroes" (1968), "Tarzan And The Mountains Of The Moon" (1967), "Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion" (1967), "To Trap A Spy" (1964), "Fire In The Flesh" (1958), "Sabu And The Magic Ring" (1957), "Something Of Value" (1956), "Meeting In Paris" (1956), "Demetrius And The Gladiators" (1954), and "Lydia Bailey" (1952). Marshall's television appearances include "Benson," "The Jeffersons," "Mannix," "The Wild, Wild West" "Star Trek," "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," "Ben Casey," "The Danger Man," "Rawhide," "Daniel Boone," and "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour." He studied at the Actors Studio, Neighborhood Playhouse in New York, and at New York University, and he was trained in Grand Opera, Broadway, and Shakespeare. Marshall also played the role of Frederick Douglass in a one-man show, "Enter Frederick Douglass" and appeared in "Frederick Douglass, Slave And Statesman" on KCET-TV Channel 28 in Los Angeles, California, in 1983, as part of Black History Month. He also appeared in the Henrik Ibsen play's, "When We Dead Awake." and "Enenmy Of The People." In 1974 he won two local Emmy Awards for his work on, "As Adam Early In The Morning." In the 1960s he taught on several campuses including the University of Irvine, in Irvine, California, and the Mufandi Institute in Watts, California. He also was head of the institute in the 1960s. He retired from acting in 1996.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 16 Jun 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7582183
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Marshall (19 Aug 1924–12 Jun 2003), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7582183, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.