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 Remus “Lex” Monson

Remus “Lex” Monson

Birth
Grindstone, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Feb 2004 (aged 77)
Burial Calverton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 9313331 · View Source
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Actor. The 1999 recipient of the National Black Theatre Festival's "Living Legend Award", Remus Monson, who used the first name "Lex" professionally, is familiar to film and TV audiences for his roles in "Earthly Possessions", "The Preacher's Wife", "Malcolm X", "Eddie Murphy Raw", and his guest appearances on the series "NY Undercover", "I'll Fly Away", and "Law & Order", among others. An original cast member of Jean Genet's "The Blacks" at the Negro Ensemble Company, he toured Europe with the show. He subsequently remained in Italy for a time, becoming fluent in its language, and later starred in several Italian films, most notably "Valdez is Coming", in which he shot the character played by Burt Lancaster. His extensive stage credits include the title role in the landmark Broadway production of "Macbeth", in addition to roles in James Weldon Johnson's "God's Trombones" and several plays by August Wilson. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Mr. Monson, 77, was given a military funeral at Calverton following a Requiem Mass at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, where he had been a parishioner and choir member of long standing.

Bio by: Nikita Barlow


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  • Added: 13 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9313331
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Remus “Lex” Monson (11 Mar 1926–12 Feb 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9313331, citing Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .