Actor Richard Roundtree, the Original ‘Shaft,’ Has Joined the Ancestors

He was our Black action hero! Richard Roundtree was born in New Rochelle, New York, and was a celebrated football star at Southern Illinois University, NBC News reports. After college, he dabbled in modeling before getting his big break in the world of acting. A member of New York’s Negro Ensemble Company, Roundtree made his […]

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