5 December 1933|
New York City, New York, USA
|Died||6 March 1986
Los Angeles, California, USA
|Occupation||actor, voice-over artist, theatre director, dancer, choreographer|
Caesar appeared in Norman Jewison's film A Soldier's Story, for which he received a nomination for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" from both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes. He also played the role of "Old Mister" in the Steven Spielberg film, The Color Purple and appeared in Fist of Fear, Touch of Death.
In addition to his film career, Caesar did much voice-over work for television and radio commercials, including theatrical previews and radio commercials for many blaxploitation films such as Cleopatra Jones, Superfly, Truck Turner and The Spook Who Sat by the Door. Caesar also lent his voice to Silverhawks, in which he voiced Hotwing, a magician and skilled illusionist.
Caesar's last completed film was Club Paradise released posthumously. Caesar was working on the Los Angeles set of the 1986 film, Tough Guys (with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas) when he suffered a heart attack and died a short time later. He was interred in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York. Caesar was survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son.
|1980||Fist of Fear, Touch of Death||TV Anchorman|
|1984||A Soldier's Story||Sergeant Waters||NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
|1985||The Color Purple||Old Mister|
|1986||Club Paradise||Solomon Gundy|
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- "Adolph Caesar Biography". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-01.