American Actor

Ji-Tu Cumbuka

  • Mar 04, 1940 - Jul 04, 2017 (age 77)
  • 6' 5" (1.96 m)
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2017
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1993
Walker, Texas Ranger
TV ShowApr 21, 1993

Walker, Texas Ranger

The Walker, Texas Ranger series is a television …
The Walker, Texas Ranger series is a television drama that stars Chuck Norris. It takes place in the Western United States and prominently features the use of martial arts techniques. This show has built up a following over the years, which made it one of the highest rated action television shows during its run. The plot lines for most episodes revolved around crime solving and detective work, with brief action scenes mixed within. There were a number of characters that appeared alongside Chuck Norris throughout the run of the show. Clarence Gilyard starred as Sgt. James Trivette, who was Norris' partner and a fellow Texas Ranger. He appeared in all of the episodes of the series, except for two. Sheree J. Wilson and Noble Willingham both made frequent appearances as well. There have also been a number of famous actors who made guest appearances throughout the shows run as well, including Tobey Maguire and Mila Kunis.
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1989
Harlem Nights
MovieNov 17, 1989

Harlem Nights

"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who …
"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contends with the pressures of vicious gangsters and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1930s, any dastardly trick is fair.
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Alien Nation
TV ShowSep 18, 1989

Alien Nation

Alien Nation is a science fiction police procedural …
Alien Nation is a science fiction police procedural television series in the Alien Nation franchise. Adapted from the 1988 Alien Nation movie, it stars Gary Graham as Detective Matthew Sikes, a Los Angeles police officer reluctantly working with "Newcomer" alien Sam "George" Francisco, played by Eric Pierpoint. Sikes also has an on again-off again flirtation with a female Newcomer, Cathy Frankel, played by Terri Treas.
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1988
Moving
MovieMar 4, 1988

Moving

Meet Arlo Pear! He's a family man with a loving wife, a …
Meet Arlo Pear! He's a family man with a loving wife, a rebellious daughter, twin sons, and a half-dead dog, he's also got a nice job with the city in New Jersey. He's a mass transit engineer. But one day Arlo is fired so he must try to get another job. He finds a similar one to his old one, except it's in Boise, Idaho. Sounds good to Arlo, so he can finally get away from his insane neighbor who has a lawn mower the size of Pennsylvania. Only problem, how to break it to the family? The decision is soon made: they're moving. Now they've got to sell their house which has hilarious results, so now they need to get movers. Two former cons now movers show up with King Kong Bundy. Now, they gotta find a new house in Idaho. They soon find their dream house, so they return to New Jersey and head off to Boise. Arlo hires a man (Dana Carvey) to drive his SAAB to Idaho, not knowing he's a man of eight personalities. And if that isn't bad enough, their new house is not what they expected, and their neighbor in New Jeresey's twin brother lives next door and he's got a gigantic mower also. And as if things couldn't get any worse, they do. Arlo loses his new job and the movers never showed up. So now it's time for Arlo to kick some serious A$$!
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1987
Outrageous Fortune
MovieJan 30, 1987

Outrageous Fortune

Lauren and Sandy are total opposites who end up in …
Lauren and Sandy are total opposites who end up in the same acting class and who don't know they are sharing a lover. When he disappears under mysterious circumstances they refuse to believe that he is dead and are the only ones who are searching for him across several states. Ending up in the western US., they discover he had other interests as they find their lives in danger.
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1986
Amen
TV ShowSep 27, 1986

Amen

Amen is an American sitcom television series produced …
Amen is an American sitcom television series produced by Carson Productions that aired on NBC from September 27, 1986, to May 11, 1991. Set in Sherman Hemsley's real-life hometown of Philadelphia, Amen stars Hemsley as the deacon of a church and was part of a wave of successful sitcoms on NBC in the 1980s and early 1990s which featured predominantly black casts – others included The Cosby Show, A Different World, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and 227.
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Crime Story
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TV ShowSep 18, 1986

Crime Story

Crime Story is an American crime drama television …
Crime Story is an American crime drama television series, created by Chuck Adamson and Gustave Reininger, that aired on NBC, where it ran for two seasons from September 18, 1986, to May 10, 1988. The show premiered with a two-hour pilot—a movie which had been exhibited theatrically—and was watched by over 30 million viewers. It was scheduled to follow Miami Vice on Friday nights, continuing to attract a record number of viewers. NBC then moved the show to Tuesdays at 10 pm opposite ABC's Moonlighting, hurting its ratings to the point that NBC ordered its cancellation after only two seasons.
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1985
MacGyver
TV ShowSep 29, 1985

MacGyver

Angus "Mac" MacGyver is the title character and the …
Angus "Mac" MacGyver is the title character and the protagonist in the TV series MacGyver. He is played by Richard Dean Anderson in the 1985 original series. Lucas Till portrays a younger version of MacGyver in the 2016 reboot.
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227
TV ShowSep 14, 1985

227

227 is an American sitcom television series that …
227 is an American sitcom television series that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 6, 1990. The series stars Marla Gibbs as Mary Jenkins, a sharp-tongued, inner-city resident gossip and housewife, and lower-floor neighbors Sandra Clark and Pearl Shay.
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Volunteers
MovieAug 16, 1985

Volunteers

1962, after Yale graduation, womanizing Lawrence …
1962, after Yale graduation, womanizing Lawrence flees a gambling debt that his rich dad won't pay. He takes his roomie's place as Peace Corps Volunteer in Thai Golden Triangle with 2 other PCVs. Will he survive 2 years?
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Brewster's Millions
MovieMay 22, 1985

Brewster's Millions

A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million …
A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million dollars in thirty days, in order to inherit three hundred million dollars. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.
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1984
Murder, She Wrote
TV ShowSep 30, 1984

Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote was an American crime drama …
Murder, She Wrote was an American crime drama television series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons with 264 episodes from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network. It was followed by four TV films. Among the most successful and longest-running television shows in history, it averaged more than 30 million viewers per week in its prime (sometimes hitting above 40 million viewers), and was a staple of the CBS Sunday night lineup for a decade. In syndication, the series is still highly successful throughout the world.
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Hunter
TV ShowSep 18, 1984

Hunter

Hunter is an American crime drama television series …
Hunter is an American crime drama television series created by Frank Lupo, which ran on NBC from September 18, 1984 to April 26, 1991. It starred Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall. The title character Sgt. Rick Hunter was a wily, physically imposing, often rule-breaking homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The show's main characters, Hunter and McCall, resolved many of their cases by lethal force, but no more so than many other related television dramas.
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Bachelor Party
MovieJun 29, 1984

Bachelor Party

Rick Gassko is about to marry Debbie Thompson. Her …
Rick Gassko is about to marry Debbie Thompson. Her parents hate him. Her old boyfriend hates him. They all have money and he gets a cut of the crap games on the Catholic school bus that he drives. His friends decide to give him the bachelor party of all bachelor parties in an expensive hotel with booze, adult movies and hookers. As the players catch wind of the elements of the party, each adds a little monkey wrench so that one set of hookers ends up giving demos at the bride's shower, the brides friends end up dressed as hookers in a room with a number of non English speaking Japanese businessmen, and so on, as things get out of hand.
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Riptide
TV ShowJan 3, 1984

Riptide

Riptide is an American detective television series that ran …
Riptide is an American detective television series that ran on NBC from January 3, 1984 to August 22, 1986, starring Perry King, Joe Penny, and Thom Bray. The series was created by Frank Lupo and Stephen J. Cannell, and produced by Stephen J. Cannell Productions in association with Columbia Pictures Television for NBC. The main theme was composed by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter. A mid-season replacement, it debuted as a two-hour TV movie in early 1984. After its cancellation, reruns were aired on the USA Network during the late 1980s.
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1983
Hardcastle and McCormick
TV ShowSep 18, 1983

Hardcastle and McCormick

Hardcastle and McCormick …
Hardcastle and McCormick is an American action/drama television series that aired on ABC from September 18, 1983, through May 5, 1986. The series stars Brian Keith as Judge Milton C. Hardcastle and Daniel Hugh Kelly as ex-con and race car driver Mark "Skid" McCormick.
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1982
St. Elsewhere
TV ShowOct 26, 1982

St. Elsewhere

St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama television …
St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama television series created by Joshua Brand and John Falsey, that originally ran on NBC from October 26, 1982, to May 25, 1988. The series stars Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd and William Daniels as teaching doctors at an aging, rundown Boston hospital who give interns a promising future in making critical medical and life decisions. The series was produced by MTM Enterprises, which had success with a similar NBC series, the police drama Hill Street Blues, during that same time. The series were often compared to each other for their use of ensemble casts and overlapping serialized storylines (an original ad for St. Elsewhere quoted a critic that called the series "'Hill Street Blues' in a hospital").
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Knight Rider
TV ShowSep 26, 1982

Knight Rider

Knight Rider is an American action crime drama …
Knight Rider is an American action crime drama television series created and produced by Glen A. Larson. The series was originally broadcast on NBC from 1982 to 1986. The show stars David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a high-tech modern crime fighter assisted by KITT, an advanced artificially intelligent, self-aware and nearly indestructible car. This was the last series Larson devised at Universal Television before he moved to 20th Century Fox Television.
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Faerie Tale Theatre
TV ShowSep 11, 1982

Faerie Tale Theatre

Faerie Tale Theatre is a multi-award winning live-action …
Faerie Tale Theatre is a multi-award winning live-action children's television anthology series retelling popular fairy tales. Shelley Duvall serves as narrator, host and executive producer of the program, and occasionally stars in episodes. The series was followed by another, albeit less successful shorter series called Tall Tales & Legends which followed the same format as Faerie Tale Theatre and focused on classic American folk tales. Both series feature well known actors and directors, and were inspired by the children's television series Shirley Temple's Storybook. Faerie Tale Theatre originally aired on Showtime from 1982 to 1987, winning a Peabody Award. It later aired as edited re-runs on the Disney Channel as well as in syndication on various television stations, including PBS and BookTelevision.
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1981
Falcon Crest
TV ShowDec 4, 1981

Falcon Crest

Falcon Crest is an American prime time television soap …
Falcon Crest is an American prime time television soap opera that aired for nine seasons on CBS from December 4, 1981 to May 17, 1990. The series revolved around the feuding factions of the wealthy Gioberti/Channing family in the Californian wine industry. Jane Wyman starred as Angela Channing, the tyrannical matriarch of the Falcon Crest Winery, opposite Robert Foxworth as Chase Gioberti, Angela's nephew who returns after the death of his father. The series was set in the fictitious Tuscany Valley (modeled after the Napa Valley) northeast of San Francisco.
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Death Ray 2000
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MovieMar 5, 1981

Death Ray 2000

Pilot for the television series A Man Called Sloane (1979).
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1979
Knots Landing
TV ShowDec 27, 1979

Knots Landing

Knots Landing is an American prime time television soap …
Knots Landing is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on CBS from December 27, 1979, to May 13, 1993. A spin-off of Dallas, it was set in a fictitious coastal suburb of Los Angeles and initially centered on the lives of four married couples living in a cul-de-sac, Seaview Circle. By the time of its conclusion, storylines had included rape, murder, kidnapping, assassinations, drug smuggling, corporate intrigue, and criminal investigations; and it had become the longest-running primetime drama on U.S. television after Gunsmoke and Bonanza.
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A Man Called Sloane
TV ShowSep 22, 1979

A Man Called Sloane

A Man Called Sloane is an American secret agent …
A Man Called Sloane is an American secret agent adventure television series that aired on NBC during the 1979–1980 television season. It was a Woodruff Production in association with QM Productions and became the final series produced by Quinn Martin's company to debut. It is also one of only three QM series not to have an announcer accompanying the opening titles, one of two not to display a copyright notice at the beginning but rather at the end, and the only one not to have a "Tonight's Episode" card or the "Act I/II/III/IV/Epilog" formatting — the episode titles still appear onscreen, but they appear as part of the episode credits rather than during the standard opening.
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The Dukes of Hazzard
TV ShowJan 26, 1979

The Dukes of Hazzard

The Dukes of Hazzard is an American action-comedy …
The Dukes of Hazzard is an American action-comedy television series that was aired on CBS from January 26, 1979, to February 8, 1985. The show aired for a total of 147 episodes spanning seven seasons. The series was inspired by the 1975 film Moonrunners, which was also created by Gy Waldron and had many identical or similar character names and concepts.
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1977
Fun with Dick and Jane
MovieFeb 9, 1977

Fun with Dick and Jane

When an upwardly mobile …
When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.
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Roots
TV ShowJan 23, 1977

Roots

Roots is an American television miniseries based on Alex …
Roots is an American television miniseries based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The series first aired on ABC in January 1977. Roots received 37 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It also won a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It received unprecedented Nielsen ratings for the finale, which still holds a record as the third-highest-rated episode for any type of television series, and the second-most watched overall series finale in U.S. television history. It was produced on a budget of $6.6 million.
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1976
Bound for Glory
MovieDec 5, 1976

Bound for Glory

The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer.
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1975
Mandingo
MovieMay 7, 1975

Mandingo

Slaveowner Warren Maxwell insists that his son …
Slaveowner Warren Maxwell insists that his son Hammond, who is busy bedding the slaves he buys, marry a white woman and father a son. While in New Orleans, he picks up a wife, Blanche; a "bedwench," Ellen; and a Mandingo slave, Mede, whom he trains to be a bare-knuckle fighting champion. Angry that Hammond is spending too much time with his slaves, Blanche seduces Mede.
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S.W.A.T.
TV ShowFeb 17, 1975

S.W.A.T.

S.W.A.T. is an American action/crime drama …
S.W.A.T. is an American action/crime drama television series about the adventures of a Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team operating in an unidentified California city. A spin-off of The Rookies, the series aired on ABC from February 1975 to April 1976. Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg were executive producers. It was created by Robert Hamner and developed by Rick Husky.
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1974
The Rockford Files
TV ShowSep 13, 1974

The Rockford Files

The Rockford Files is an American detective drama …
The Rockford Files is an American detective drama television series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974, and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. Garner portrays Los Angeles–based private investigator Jim Rockford, with Noah Beery Jr. in the supporting role of his father, Joseph Rockford, a retired truck driver nicknamed "Rocky".
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Get Christie Love
MovieSep 11, 1974

Get Christie Love

The forerunner of the mid 1970s TV show about a tough …
The forerunner of the mid 1970s TV show about a tough and sassy black female cop. Christie Love goes undercover to smash a drug ring. The star of the movie and series, Teressa Graves, was the first black woman to play the lead in a network dramatic show.
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1973
The Snoop Sisters
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TV ShowDec 19, 1973

The Snoop Sisters

The Snoop Sisters is an American comedy-mystery …
The Snoop Sisters is an American comedy-mystery television show that aired on NBC during the 1973–1974 season. The series aired on a monthly rotation (referred to as a "wheel") as part of the NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie, trading timeslots with Banacek, Tenafly, and Faraday and Company. Of these series, only Banacek demonstrated any longevity.
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Kojak
TV ShowOct 24, 1973

Kojak

Kojak is an American action crime drama television …
Kojak is an American action crime drama television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. Taking the time slot of the popular Cannon series, it aired on CBS from 1973 to 1978.
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Police Story
TV ShowSep 25, 1973

Police Story

Police Story is an American anthology crime drama …
Police Story is an American anthology crime drama television series that aired on NBC from September 25, 1973 through May 3, 1987. The show was created by author and former police officer Joseph Wambaugh and was described by The Complete Directory of Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows as "one of the more realistic police series to be seen on television." It was produced by David Gerber and Mel Swope.
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Maurie
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MovieAug 1, 1973

Maurie

When an African-American basketball star suffers …
When an African-American basketball star suffers sudden paralysis, his white friend and teammate assists in his rehabilitation. (Josiah Howard, "Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential ...
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The Six Million Dollar Man
TV ShowMar 7, 1973

The Six Million Dollar Man

The Six Million Dollar Man …
The Six Million Dollar Man is an American science fiction and action television series, running from 1973 to 1978, about a former astronaut, USAF Colonel Steve Austin, portrayed by Lee Majors. Austin has superhuman strength due to bionic implants and is employed as a secret agent by a fictional U.S. government office titled OSI. The series was based on the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg, which was the working title of the series during pre-production.
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1972
Kung Fu
TV ShowOct 14, 1972

Kung Fu

Kung Fu is an American action-adventure martial arts …
Kung Fu is an American action-adventure martial arts western drama television series starring David Carradine. The series follows the adventures of Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk who travels through the American Old West, armed only with his spiritual training and his skill in martial arts, as he seeks Danny Caine, his half-brother.
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Blacula
MovieJul 26, 1972

Blacula

An 18th century African statesman is transformed …
An 18th century African statesman is transformed into a vampire, cursed with the name Blacula, and entombed in Dracula's Castle after he fails to convince the Count to support him in his cause to end the slave trade. Two hundred years later, a pair of interior decorators transport his coffin to L.A. where he awakes with an unquenchable thirst for human blood. As Blacula pursues a woman who resembles his long dead wife, her brother-in-law, a pathologist, investigates the string of carnage that follows in the vampire's wake.
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Sanford and Son
TV ShowJan 14, 1972

Sanford and Son

Sanford and Son is an American sitcom television series …
Sanford and Son is an American sitcom television series that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972, to March 25, 1977. It was based on the BBC Television program Steptoe and Son, which had its original broadcast run in the United Kingdom from 1962 to 1965.
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1971
Brian's Song
MovieNov 30, 1971

Brian's Song

Brian's Song released.
1970
Night Gallery
TV ShowDec 16, 1970

Night Gallery

Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired …
Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1969 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Rod Serling, who had gained fame from an earlier series, The Twilight Zone, served both as the on-air host of Night Gallery and as a major contributor of scripts, although he did not have the same control of content and tone as he had on The Twilight Zone. Serling viewed Night Gallery as a logical extension of The Twilight Zone, but while both series shared an interest in thought-provoking dark fantasy, more of Zone's offerings were science fiction while Night Gallery focused on horrors of the supernatural.
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1969
Change of Habit
MovieNov 10, 1969

Change of Habit

Michelle Gallagher, Irene Hawkins and Barbara …
Michelle Gallagher, Irene Hawkins and Barbara Bennett are three nuns who are volunteer nurses sent into a poor, racially mixed neighborhood. In order to "fit in" they arrive sans habits. The clinic is run by a young doctor by the name of John Carpenter. Each of the three woman find themselves confronted with a different personal issue of a secular nature. How will their change of habit affect each one's solution and will their change of habit be a permanent one? Supporting characters include the old parish pastor, the local money lender, an autistic child, and a couple of neighborhood snoops.
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1968
Uptight
MovieDec 28, 1968

Uptight

Black revolutionaries are betrayed by one of their …
Black revolutionaries are betrayed by one of their own. Based on the 1935 classic, "The Informer."
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It Takes a Thief
TV ShowJan 9, 1968

It Takes a Thief

It Takes a Thief is an American action-adventure television …
It Takes a Thief is an American action-adventure television series that aired on ABC for three seasons between 1968 and 1970. It stars Robert Wagner in his television debut as sophisticated thief Alexander Mundy, who works for the U.S. government in return for his release from prison. For most of the series, Malachi Throne played Noah Bain, Mundy's boss.
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1967
Ironside
TV ShowSep 14, 1967

Ironside

Ironside is an American television crime drama that …
Ironside is an American television crime drama that aired on NBC over 8 seasons from 1967 to 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as Robert T. Ironside, a consultant for the San Francisco police (usually addressed by the title Chief Ironside), who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot while on vacation. The character debuted on March 28, 1967, in a TV movie titled Ironside. When the series was broadcast in the United Kingdom, from late 1967 onwards, it was broadcast under the title A Man Called Ironside. The show earned Burr six Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations.
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1964
Daniel Boone
TV ShowSep 24, 1964

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television …
Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24, 1964, to May 7, 1970, on NBC for 165 episodes, and was produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Arcola Enterprises, and Fespar Corp. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone's Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series. Albert Salmi portrayed Boone's companion Yadkin in season one only. Country Western singer-actor Jimmy Dean was a featured actor as Josh Clements during the 1968–1970 seasons. Actor and former NFL football player Rosey Grier made regular appearances as Gabe Cooper in the 1969 to 1970 season. The show was broadcast "in living color" beginning in fall 1965, the second season, and was shot entirely in California and Kanab, Utah.
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1940
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
BirthMarch 1940

Ji-Tu Cumbuka

Ji-Tu Cumbuka was born.
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