Cleavon Little

Cleavon Little
1939 - 1992

Cleavon Little  American Actor


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Cleavon Little was previously married to Valerie Wiggins (1972 - 1974).


American Actor Cleavon Little was born Cleavon Jake Little on 1st June, 1939 in Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA and passed away on 22nd Oct 1992 Sherman Oaks, California, USA aged 53. He is most remembered for Mel Brooks "Blazing Saddles". His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Cleavon Little is a member of the following lists: American musical theatre actors, Juilliard School alumni and Cancer deaths in California.


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First Name Cleavon
Last Name Little
Full Name at Birth Cleavon Jake Little
Age 53 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st June, 1939
Birthplace Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA
Died 22nd October, 1992
Place of Death Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Cause of Death Colon Cancer
Buried Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
University San Diego College, CA, Juilliard, NY, American Academy of Dramatic Art , NY
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Mel Brooks "Blazing Saddles"
Year(s) Active 1964 – 1992, 1960–1992

Cleavon Jake Little (June 1, 1939 – October 22, 1992) was an American stage, film, and television actor. He began his career in the late 1960s on the stage. In 1970, he starred in the Broadway production of Purlie, for which he earned both a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award. His first leading television role was that of the irreverent Dr. Jerry Noland on the ABC sitcom Temperatures Rising (1972–1974). While starring in the sitcom, Little appeared in what has become his signature performance, portraying Sheriff Bart in the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy film Blazing Saddles.

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In the Nick of Time1991FreddyTV Movie
Perfect Harmony1991Pastor Clarence JohnsonTV Movie
Separate But Equal1991Robert L. 'Bob' CarterTV Show
Goin' to Chicago1991Edward Sr.Movie
5 Up, 2 Down1991Sam TylerTV Movie
Murder by Numbers1990David ShelbyMovie
Bagdad Cafe1990SalTV Show
True Colors1990Ron FreemanTV Show
Fletch Lives1989CalculusMovie
Tales from the Crypt1989Pack BrightmanTV Show
Lincoln1988Frederick DouglassTV Show
Dear John1988Tony LarkinTV Show
Midnight Caller1988Reverend James AllenTV Show
Tanner '881988Rev. Billy CrierTV Show
CBS Summer Playhouse1987'Bake' BakerTV Show
ALF1986George FoleyTV Show
Once Bitten1985SebastianMovie
The Gig1985Marshall WilsonMovie
2271985Abner NeffTV Show
MacGyver1985Frank ColtonTV Show
Surf II1984Daddy OMovie
Toy Soldiers1984BuckMovie
E. Nick: A Legend in His Own Mind1984EdmundoMovie
Double Exposure1983Police ChiefMovie
Now We're Cookin'1983Rawlley HudsonTV Movie
Jimmy the Kid1982HerbMovie
One of the Boys1982JimmyTV Show
A House Divided: Denmark Vessey's Rebellion1982TV Movie
High Risk1981RockneyMovie
The Salamander1981Major Carl Malinowski, USMCMovie
Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige1981RabbitTV Movie
Simon & Simon1981Bookkeeper Jared SwopeTV Show
The Fall Guy1981Max DowneyTV Show
American Playhouse1980Nate ShawTV Show
The Sky Is Gray1980Monsieur BayonneTV Movie
Scavenger Hunt1979JacksonMovie
Supertrain1979Preacher RossTV Show
Mr. Dugan1979Rep. DuganTV Show
Greased Lightning1977PeeweeMovie
Once Upon a Brothers Grimm1977Wolf (segment "Little Red Riding Hood")TV Movie
Fantasy Island1977Charlie RainesTV Show
The Love Boat1977Andrew HopkinsTV Show
The Tony Randall Show1976Willie AlexanderTV Show
Uptown Saturday Night1976Wardell WashingtonTV Movie
Blazing Saddles1974BartMovie
The Rockford Files1974Billy MerrihewTV Show
The Day the Earth Moved1974Harley CopelandTV Movie
Police Story1973Marshall PriestTV Show
Money to Burn1973Calvin BakerTV Movie
ABC Afterschool Specials1972Community LeaderTV Show
The New Temperatures Rising Show1972Dr. Jerry NolandTV Show
The Rookies1972Cully AmesTV Show
Vanishing Point1971Super SoulMovie
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story1971Hawthorne DooleyTV Movie
All in the Family1971CokeTV Show
The Waltons1971James Trevis ClarkTV Show
Cotton Comes to Harlem1970Lo BoyMovie
John and Mary1969The Film DirectorMovie
What's So Bad About Feeling Good?1968Phil (uncredited)Movie
Mod Squad1968BoloTV Show
Felony Squad1966Jesse HawkinsTV Show
Another World1964Capt. Hancock (1980s)TV Show
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