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Paul Robeson Overview:

Legendary actor, Paul Robeson, was born Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson on Apr 9, 1898 in Princeton, NJ. Robeson died at the age of 77 on Jan 23, 1976 in Philadelphia, PA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Robeson was never nominated for an Academy Award.

BlogHub Articles:

, Happy Birthday! Born April 9; 1898-1976

By C. S. Williams on Apr 9, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

had a big voice, was an actor of ‘Bigger than Life’ roles, a performer of unique intensity, with a passion that easily communicated to the movie-goer, the emotions and the ranges of Robeson’s emotions, thereby gifting the viewer with an experience that few actors, befo... Read full article


, Happy Birthday! Born April 9; 1898-1976

By C. S. Williams on Apr 9, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

had a big voice, was an actor of ‘Bigger than Life’ roles, a performer of unique intensity, with a passion that easily communicated to the movie-goer, the emotions and the ranges of Robeson’s emotions, thereby gifting the viewer with an experience that few actors, befo... Read full article


, Happy Birthday! Born April 9; 1898-1976

By C. S. Williams on Apr 9, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

had a big voice, was an actor of ‘Bigger than Life’ roles, a performer of unique intensity, with a passion that easily communicated to the movie-goer, the emotions and the ranges of Robeson’s emotions, thereby gifting the viewer with an experience that few actors, befo... Read full article


Monday Serenade:

By KC on Feb 22, 2010 From Classic Movies

Though I like the second film version of Show Boat (1936), the rest of the movie tends to melt away every time I see sing Ol' Man River. The combination of his rich, uplifting voice and James Whale's stylized direction could make this number a distinctive short on its own. ... Read full article


The Immensely Gifted

By KC on Feb 4, 2010 From Classic Movies

It is no exaggeration to say that was one of the most remarkable humans to ever live. He was intellectual, athletic, and handsome, with a rich bass-baritone voice and a joyful, intoxicating charisma. Robeson seemed able to conquer any arena. As an honor student on scholarship to Rutger... Read full article


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Paul Robeson Quotes:

Brutus Jones: Ain't talking big what makes a man big, s'long as he makes folks believe it?


Brutus Jones: [With bravado] It takes a silver bullet to kill Brutus Jones.


Brutus Jones: They's some things I don't got to be told. I can see 'em in folks' eyes.


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Paul Robeson Facts
He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

The 1943 Broadway production of "Othello", in which Robeson starred is, to this day, the longest-running non-musical production of a Shakespeare play ever to be staged in the United States, due almost entirely to Robeson's enormous popularity at the time. "Kiss Me Kate", inspired by "The Taming of the Shrew", "West Side Story", inspired by "Romeo and Juliet", and the musical version of "Two Gentlemen of Verona", based on Shakespeare's comedy of the same name, all ran longer, but the 1943 "Othello",a "straight" production of the play, ran for nine months at the same theatre, and then went on a highly successful U.S. tour.

Was able to speak and write in over 20 languages.

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