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Nipsey Russell is a Actor American born on 15 september 1918 at Atlanta (USA)

Nipsey Russell

Nipsey Russell
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Birth name Julius Russell
Nationality USA
Birth 15 september 1918 at Atlanta (USA)
Death 2 october 2005 (at 87 years) at New York City (USA)

Julius "Nipsey" Russell (September 15, 1918 – October 2, 2005) was an American comedian, best known today for his appearances as a guest panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s, especially Match Game, Password, Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth and Pyramid. His appearances were frequently distinguished in part by the short, humorous poems he would recite during the broadcast. These lyrics became so closely associated with Russell that Dick Clark, Bill Cullen, Betty White, and others regularly referred to him as "the poet laureate of television." He also had a leading role in the film version of The Wiz as the Tin Man. He was also a frequent guest on the long-running "Dean Martin Celebrity Roast" series.


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Filmography of Nipsey Russell (7 films)

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Car 54, Where Are You?, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors David Johansen, John C. McGinley, Fran Drescher, Nipsey Russell, Rosie O'Donnell, Al Lewis
Roles Police Captain Dave Anderson
Rating25% 1.2575251.2575251.2575251.2575251.257525
Partnered in Car 54 are the amiable, unreliable Gunther Toody and the prim, proper Francis Muldoon, who wants to know, among other things, if Toody has been helping himself to free kebab from the neighborhood food vendors.
Posse (1993)
, 1h51
Directed by Mario Van Peebles
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Stephen Baldwin, Mario Van Peebles, Big Daddy Kane, Tom Lister, Jr., Tone Loc, Blair Underwood
Roles Snopes
Rating55% 2.751382.751382.751382.751382.75138
In 1898, Buffalo Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 10th Cavalry Regiment, led by Jessie Lee (Mario Van Peebles), are fighting in the Spanish–American War in Cuba. As the segregated African-American unit is barely holding its own against constant attacks from enemy troops, Jesse runs back to the command post of the corrupt and racist Colonel Graham (Billy Zane) to request that the 10th Cavalry be allowed to pull back. Colonel Graham orders Jessie to shoot a deserter in exchange for allowing the 10th to retreat. Unable to kill a man in cold blood, Jessie demonstrates excellent marksmanship by shooting the man's cigar from his mouth. Colonel Graham then kills the deserter, and offers Jessie's command of the 10th to Little J (Stephen Baldwin), another White prisoner (the alternative would be to face the firing squad). Graham then orders the 10th to fall back in order to begin another mission, one in which they will be required to wear civilian clothing, as opposed to their Cavalry uniforms. They are ordered to rob a Spanish gold shipment, which is a setup to give the Colonel an excuse to execute the entire 10th Cavalry as deserters. As he meets them with his own cavalry force, his aide Weezie (Charles Lane) causes a distraction, allowing the 10th to shoot the Colonel and his cavalry down.
Wildcats (1986)
, 1h46
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about racism, Sports films, American football films
Actors Goldie Hawn, Jan Hooks, Swoosie Kurtz, Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Robyn Lively
Roles Ben Edwards
Rating60% 3.001313.001313.001313.001313.00131
Molly McGrath is the daughter of a famed football coach who is dying to head her own team. When her wish is finally granted, Molly leaves her job coaching girls' track at an affluent high school (Prescott High School) to take over a football team at an inner-city high school (Central High School)--the kind of place where guard dogs are needed to patrol the campus. At first the new coach’s idealism and optimism are suffocated with racial and gender prejudice, but eventually her overriding spirit begins to whip her unruly team into shape. At the same time, she must also struggle to win a battle for the custody of her two young daughters. The real test for Molly comes when her Central High team faces Prescott in the city championship.
Nemo (1984)
, 1h37
Directed by Arnaud Sélignac
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Jason Connery, Mathilda May, Nipsey Russell, Harvey Keitel, Carole Bouquet, Michel Blanc
Roles Mr. Rip / Benjamin
Rating47% 2.395932.395932.395932.395932.39593
Profitant de l'absence de ses parents, un petit garçon vivant dans un gratte-ciel à Manhattan prend l'ascenseur. Mais l'appareil accélère et ne s'arrête que sur un autre monde, où le soleil ne se lève jamais et où la neige est bleue.
The Wiz
The Wiz (1978)
, 2h14
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Météorologie, Monde imaginaire, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Le pays d'Oz, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films
Actors Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Theresa Merritt
Roles Tinman
Rating54% 2.7028252.7028252.7028252.7028252.702825
A Thanksgiving dinner brings a host of family together in a Harlem apartment, where a shy 24-year-old schoolteacher named Dorothy Gale (Diana Ross) lives with her Aunt Em (Theresa Merritt) and Uncle Henry (Stanley Greene). Extremely introverted, she has, as Aunt Em teases her, never been south of 125th Street, and refuses to move out and on with her life.