Last week, we lost the great Don Mitchell at the age of 70. I have not gotten around to watching the original Ironside but he was the only person I liked in Scream Blacula Scream.
As the link shows, he made many TV guest appearances but never became a household name or had the name recognition that ex-wife Judy Pace would have.
However, one thing that impressed me was that he became a businessman after acting gigs slowed down and he would be considered part of Hollywood's First Black Power Couple back in the 1970s.
Mr. Mitchell is in the brown suit below. Enjoy!
Honoring all actors who brought us everything from Blacula to Cabin in the Sky to Purple Rain to The Thing With Two Heads -- and everything in between!
Thursday, December 12, 2013
RIP Don Mitchell
Posted by J.Swindell at 10:35 AM 0 comments
Labels: actor, blacksploitation, blaxploitation, Hollywood, Los Angeles, movies, RIP, underrated, unsung, veteran, video
Monday, December 9, 2013
Goodbye Great One
My uncle was never a political person but at peace being a Black man who provided for many making an honest living and never took BS from anybody.
In short, we now live in an age where Black males are more than happy to display their sexual prowess on camera for 15 mins. And make babies without a ring. And accept scraps from anyone with a smile.
We hear more about this type of being instead of proud family men who are upstanding citizens, pass down morals and good living to the next generation.
Posted by J.Swindell at 10:33 AM 0 comments
Labels: cause, More about me, RIP, underrated
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