You are in our hearts forever. Why should I be deprived of seeing a great black actress play Hedda Gabler?”. Earle Hyman, Bill Cosby’s Father on ‘The Cosby Show,’ Dies at 91. Thank you for 40 years of wonderful friendship. “I felt I’d been there before.”. May the lord keep your spirit alive forever. ", "The work Mr. Hyman did brought joy and meaning to many lives, particularly my own. To the family I hope your mourning soon be overshadowed with hope...", "Dear Earle, it is less than two months since you passed away - but not a day goes by without you being remembered. Earle Hyman, a classically trained actor of steady grace, imposing presence and consummate skill, died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ. “Along with the eloquence, dignity and towering emotional force of his characterization, the clarity of Mr. Hyman’s diction has won him admiration.”. You were a truly exceptional man - beautiful inside and...". ", "My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. "I would like to extend my prayers and condolences to Earle Hyman family and friends. “Even speaking Norwegian with an American accent has not diminished Mr. Hyman’s achievement for Norway’s critics and its theatrically sophisticated audiences,” a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor wrote. ". Click to get weekly celebrity death news delivered to your inbox.

Nos partenaires et nous-mêmes stockerons et/ou utiliserons des informations concernant votre appareil, par l’intermédiaire de cookies et de technologies similaires, afin d’afficher des annonces et des contenus personnalisés, de mesurer les audiences et les contenus, d’obtenir des informations sur les audiences et à des fins de développement de produit. Yahoo fait partie de Verizon Media. His first Broadway hit, in 1944, was “Anna Lucasta,” Philip Yordan’s play about a Polish family, turned into a story about blacks, with an American Negro Theater cast that also included Alice Childress, Hilda Simms and Canada Lee. Earle Hyman, best known to TV audiences for his role as Cliff Huxtable’s father Russell on The Cosby Show, has died at the age of 91..

Pour autoriser Verizon Media et nos partenaires à traiter vos données personnelles, sélectionnez 'J'accepte' ou 'Gérer les paramètres' pour obtenir plus d’informations et pour gérer vos choix. But in a stage career that bridged oceans, languages and racial sensibilities, he also played the traditionally white roles of Hamlet, Macbeth and Lear and the black roles of Othello, Eugene O’Neill’s Emperor Jones and the chauffeur in Alfred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy.”.

Captivated by a production of Ibsen’s “Ghosts” that he saw in Brighton Beach, he resolved to be an actor. Hyman…

After 50 consecutive sellouts, he was also drawing international attention. Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died, according to the Associated Press.

I hope the promise at 1 Thess 4:14 can bring comfort.

R.I.P Sir. He appeared in black-cast productions on Broadway and in regional theaters and was a founder of the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Conn., which began in 1955 and often cast black actors in customarily white leading roles. “But just the fact that people still ask that question — should we or shouldn’t we? His death was confirmed by Jordan Strohl, a representative for The Actors Fund.
God Bless", "Always enjoyed Mr. Hyman as an actor. He appeared in a number of made-for-television films and movies, including “Macbeth” (1968), “Julius Caesar” (1979) and “Coriolanus” (1979). Earle Hyman, a classically trained actor of steady grace, imposing presence and consummate skill, died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ.

He won a CableACE Award in 1983 for best actor in a drama for “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”; an Outstanding Pioneer Award in 1980 from the Audience Development Committee, which recognized achievements by black theater artists; and the Medal of St. Olav from the King of Norway in 1988 for his work there. Earle Hyman, who broke racial stereotypes on Broadway and in Scandinavia in works by Shakespeare and Ibsen but was better known to millions of Americans as Bill Cosby’s father on “The Cosby Show,” died on Friday in Englewood, N.J. With young contemporaries like James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and Morgan Freeman, Mr. Hyman was a major influence in developing black theater in America. Finding little work on Broadway in the early 1950s, he moved to London and over several years performed 13 roles in 10 Shakespeare plays, including the lead in a televised “Hamlet.” He played Othello in 1957 with the American Shakespeare Festival in Connecticut, and that year visited Norway for the first time. He was 91. Earle Hyman, center, as Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show. He was 91. The family moved to Brooklyn when he was a boy. Découvrez comment nous utilisons vos informations dans notre Politique relative à la vie privée et notre Politique relative aux cookies. Vous pouvez modifier vos choix à tout moment dans vos paramètres de vie privée. “It used to be that casting black actors in traditionally white roles seemed daring, like marching in the street, and maybe things have gotten better and maybe they haven’t,” Mr. Hyman told The New York Times in 1991. I enjoyed watching your career you were truly a Giant on the big screen and will be greatly missed. — proves that things have not come a long way. Earle Hyman before his induction into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1997. George Earle Hyman was born in Rocky Mount, N.C., on Oct. 11, 1926, one of four children of Zachariah and Maria Plummer Hyman, who were both teachers. Although he was only 11 years older than Mr. Cosby, Mr. Hyman was an authoritative father figure, sometimes reciting Shakespeare at length — in scenes especially tailored to Mr. Hyman’s classical talents — when sage advice was required for his son. Like many actors who love the stage, Mr. Hyman paid the bills with television work — soap operas and police dramas, “Hallmark Hall of Fame” and “The United States Steel Hour,” and made-for-TV movies. After it closed in 1946, Mr. Hyman toured with the company in America and Europe. Skirting racial barriers that had long limited the opportunities for black actors in America, Mr. Hyman lived and worked in England for five years and spent parts of each year in Scandinavia, mostly in Norway, for more than a half century.

He graduated with honors from Franklin K. Lane High School, where he studied French and Latin. Most memorably, he played Russell Huxtable, the father of Dr. Cliff Huxtable, in 40 episodes of Mr. Cosby’s hugely popular NBC situation comedy about an upper-middle-class black family, broadcast from 1984 to 1992. He was enthralled by a nation with an almost colorblind perspective on race. Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died, according to the Associated Press. Hyman…

“Here I am almost 65 years old and I’m still saying that all roles should be available to all actors of talent, regardless of race. click here .
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You are in our hearts forever. Why should I be deprived of seeing a great black actress play Hedda Gabler?”. Earle Hyman, Bill Cosby’s Father on ‘The Cosby Show,’ Dies at 91. Thank you for 40 years of wonderful friendship. “I felt I’d been there before.”. May the lord keep your spirit alive forever. ", "The work Mr. Hyman did brought joy and meaning to many lives, particularly my own. To the family I hope your mourning soon be overshadowed with hope...", "Dear Earle, it is less than two months since you passed away - but not a day goes by without you being remembered. Earle Hyman, a classically trained actor of steady grace, imposing presence and consummate skill, died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ. “Along with the eloquence, dignity and towering emotional force of his characterization, the clarity of Mr. Hyman’s diction has won him admiration.”. You were a truly exceptional man - beautiful inside and...". ", "My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. "I would like to extend my prayers and condolences to Earle Hyman family and friends. “Even speaking Norwegian with an American accent has not diminished Mr. Hyman’s achievement for Norway’s critics and its theatrically sophisticated audiences,” a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor wrote. ". Click to get weekly celebrity death news delivered to your inbox.

Nos partenaires et nous-mêmes stockerons et/ou utiliserons des informations concernant votre appareil, par l’intermédiaire de cookies et de technologies similaires, afin d’afficher des annonces et des contenus personnalisés, de mesurer les audiences et les contenus, d’obtenir des informations sur les audiences et à des fins de développement de produit. Yahoo fait partie de Verizon Media. His first Broadway hit, in 1944, was “Anna Lucasta,” Philip Yordan’s play about a Polish family, turned into a story about blacks, with an American Negro Theater cast that also included Alice Childress, Hilda Simms and Canada Lee. Earle Hyman, best known to TV audiences for his role as Cliff Huxtable’s father Russell on The Cosby Show, has died at the age of 91..

Pour autoriser Verizon Media et nos partenaires à traiter vos données personnelles, sélectionnez 'J'accepte' ou 'Gérer les paramètres' pour obtenir plus d’informations et pour gérer vos choix. But in a stage career that bridged oceans, languages and racial sensibilities, he also played the traditionally white roles of Hamlet, Macbeth and Lear and the black roles of Othello, Eugene O’Neill’s Emperor Jones and the chauffeur in Alfred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy.”.

Captivated by a production of Ibsen’s “Ghosts” that he saw in Brighton Beach, he resolved to be an actor. Hyman…

After 50 consecutive sellouts, he was also drawing international attention. Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died, according to the Associated Press.

I hope the promise at 1 Thess 4:14 can bring comfort.

R.I.P Sir. He appeared in black-cast productions on Broadway and in regional theaters and was a founder of the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Conn., which began in 1955 and often cast black actors in customarily white leading roles. “But just the fact that people still ask that question — should we or shouldn’t we? His death was confirmed by Jordan Strohl, a representative for The Actors Fund.
God Bless", "Always enjoyed Mr. Hyman as an actor. He appeared in a number of made-for-television films and movies, including “Macbeth” (1968), “Julius Caesar” (1979) and “Coriolanus” (1979). Earle Hyman, a classically trained actor of steady grace, imposing presence and consummate skill, died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ.

He won a CableACE Award in 1983 for best actor in a drama for “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”; an Outstanding Pioneer Award in 1980 from the Audience Development Committee, which recognized achievements by black theater artists; and the Medal of St. Olav from the King of Norway in 1988 for his work there. Earle Hyman, who broke racial stereotypes on Broadway and in Scandinavia in works by Shakespeare and Ibsen but was better known to millions of Americans as Bill Cosby’s father on “The Cosby Show,” died on Friday in Englewood, N.J. With young contemporaries like James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and Morgan Freeman, Mr. Hyman was a major influence in developing black theater in America. Finding little work on Broadway in the early 1950s, he moved to London and over several years performed 13 roles in 10 Shakespeare plays, including the lead in a televised “Hamlet.” He played Othello in 1957 with the American Shakespeare Festival in Connecticut, and that year visited Norway for the first time. He was 91. Earle Hyman, center, as Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show. He was 91. The family moved to Brooklyn when he was a boy. Découvrez comment nous utilisons vos informations dans notre Politique relative à la vie privée et notre Politique relative aux cookies. Vous pouvez modifier vos choix à tout moment dans vos paramètres de vie privée. “It used to be that casting black actors in traditionally white roles seemed daring, like marching in the street, and maybe things have gotten better and maybe they haven’t,” Mr. Hyman told The New York Times in 1991. I enjoyed watching your career you were truly a Giant on the big screen and will be greatly missed. — proves that things have not come a long way. Earle Hyman before his induction into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1997. George Earle Hyman was born in Rocky Mount, N.C., on Oct. 11, 1926, one of four children of Zachariah and Maria Plummer Hyman, who were both teachers. Although he was only 11 years older than Mr. Cosby, Mr. Hyman was an authoritative father figure, sometimes reciting Shakespeare at length — in scenes especially tailored to Mr. Hyman’s classical talents — when sage advice was required for his son. Like many actors who love the stage, Mr. Hyman paid the bills with television work — soap operas and police dramas, “Hallmark Hall of Fame” and “The United States Steel Hour,” and made-for-TV movies. After it closed in 1946, Mr. Hyman toured with the company in America and Europe. Skirting racial barriers that had long limited the opportunities for black actors in America, Mr. Hyman lived and worked in England for five years and spent parts of each year in Scandinavia, mostly in Norway, for more than a half century.

He graduated with honors from Franklin K. Lane High School, where he studied French and Latin. Most memorably, he played Russell Huxtable, the father of Dr. Cliff Huxtable, in 40 episodes of Mr. Cosby’s hugely popular NBC situation comedy about an upper-middle-class black family, broadcast from 1984 to 1992. He was enthralled by a nation with an almost colorblind perspective on race. Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died, according to the Associated Press. Hyman…

“Here I am almost 65 years old and I’m still saying that all roles should be available to all actors of talent, regardless of race. click here .
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You are in our hearts forever. Why should I be deprived of seeing a great black actress play Hedda Gabler?”. Earle Hyman, Bill Cosby’s Father on ‘The Cosby Show,’ Dies at 91. Thank you for 40 years of wonderful friendship. “I felt I’d been there before.”. May the lord keep your spirit alive forever. ", "The work Mr. Hyman did brought joy and meaning to many lives, particularly my own. To the family I hope your mourning soon be overshadowed with hope...", "Dear Earle, it is less than two months since you passed away - but not a day goes by without you being remembered. Earle Hyman, a classically trained actor of steady grace, imposing presence and consummate skill, died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ. “Along with the eloquence, dignity and towering emotional force of his characterization, the clarity of Mr. Hyman’s diction has won him admiration.”. You were a truly exceptional man - beautiful inside and...". ", "My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. "I would like to extend my prayers and condolences to Earle Hyman family and friends. “Even speaking Norwegian with an American accent has not diminished Mr. Hyman’s achievement for Norway’s critics and its theatrically sophisticated audiences,” a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor wrote. ". Click to get weekly celebrity death news delivered to your inbox.

Nos partenaires et nous-mêmes stockerons et/ou utiliserons des informations concernant votre appareil, par l’intermédiaire de cookies et de technologies similaires, afin d’afficher des annonces et des contenus personnalisés, de mesurer les audiences et les contenus, d’obtenir des informations sur les audiences et à des fins de développement de produit. Yahoo fait partie de Verizon Media. His first Broadway hit, in 1944, was “Anna Lucasta,” Philip Yordan’s play about a Polish family, turned into a story about blacks, with an American Negro Theater cast that also included Alice Childress, Hilda Simms and Canada Lee. Earle Hyman, best known to TV audiences for his role as Cliff Huxtable’s father Russell on The Cosby Show, has died at the age of 91..

Pour autoriser Verizon Media et nos partenaires à traiter vos données personnelles, sélectionnez 'J'accepte' ou 'Gérer les paramètres' pour obtenir plus d’informations et pour gérer vos choix. But in a stage career that bridged oceans, languages and racial sensibilities, he also played the traditionally white roles of Hamlet, Macbeth and Lear and the black roles of Othello, Eugene O’Neill’s Emperor Jones and the chauffeur in Alfred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy.”.

Captivated by a production of Ibsen’s “Ghosts” that he saw in Brighton Beach, he resolved to be an actor. Hyman…

After 50 consecutive sellouts, he was also drawing international attention. Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died, according to the Associated Press.

I hope the promise at 1 Thess 4:14 can bring comfort.

R.I.P Sir. He appeared in black-cast productions on Broadway and in regional theaters and was a founder of the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Conn., which began in 1955 and often cast black actors in customarily white leading roles. “But just the fact that people still ask that question — should we or shouldn’t we? His death was confirmed by Jordan Strohl, a representative for The Actors Fund.
God Bless", "Always enjoyed Mr. Hyman as an actor. He appeared in a number of made-for-television films and movies, including “Macbeth” (1968), “Julius Caesar” (1979) and “Coriolanus” (1979). Earle Hyman, a classically trained actor of steady grace, imposing presence and consummate skill, died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ.

He won a CableACE Award in 1983 for best actor in a drama for “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”; an Outstanding Pioneer Award in 1980 from the Audience Development Committee, which recognized achievements by black theater artists; and the Medal of St. Olav from the King of Norway in 1988 for his work there. Earle Hyman, who broke racial stereotypes on Broadway and in Scandinavia in works by Shakespeare and Ibsen but was better known to millions of Americans as Bill Cosby’s father on “The Cosby Show,” died on Friday in Englewood, N.J. With young contemporaries like James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and Morgan Freeman, Mr. Hyman was a major influence in developing black theater in America. Finding little work on Broadway in the early 1950s, he moved to London and over several years performed 13 roles in 10 Shakespeare plays, including the lead in a televised “Hamlet.” He played Othello in 1957 with the American Shakespeare Festival in Connecticut, and that year visited Norway for the first time. He was 91. Earle Hyman, center, as Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show. He was 91. The family moved to Brooklyn when he was a boy. Découvrez comment nous utilisons vos informations dans notre Politique relative à la vie privée et notre Politique relative aux cookies. Vous pouvez modifier vos choix à tout moment dans vos paramètres de vie privée. “It used to be that casting black actors in traditionally white roles seemed daring, like marching in the street, and maybe things have gotten better and maybe they haven’t,” Mr. Hyman told The New York Times in 1991. I enjoyed watching your career you were truly a Giant on the big screen and will be greatly missed. — proves that things have not come a long way. Earle Hyman before his induction into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1997. George Earle Hyman was born in Rocky Mount, N.C., on Oct. 11, 1926, one of four children of Zachariah and Maria Plummer Hyman, who were both teachers. Although he was only 11 years older than Mr. Cosby, Mr. Hyman was an authoritative father figure, sometimes reciting Shakespeare at length — in scenes especially tailored to Mr. Hyman’s classical talents — when sage advice was required for his son. Like many actors who love the stage, Mr. Hyman paid the bills with television work — soap operas and police dramas, “Hallmark Hall of Fame” and “The United States Steel Hour,” and made-for-TV movies. After it closed in 1946, Mr. Hyman toured with the company in America and Europe. Skirting racial barriers that had long limited the opportunities for black actors in America, Mr. Hyman lived and worked in England for five years and spent parts of each year in Scandinavia, mostly in Norway, for more than a half century.

He graduated with honors from Franklin K. Lane High School, where he studied French and Latin. Most memorably, he played Russell Huxtable, the father of Dr. Cliff Huxtable, in 40 episodes of Mr. Cosby’s hugely popular NBC situation comedy about an upper-middle-class black family, broadcast from 1984 to 1992. He was enthralled by a nation with an almost colorblind perspective on race. Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died, according to the Associated Press. Hyman…

“Here I am almost 65 years old and I’m still saying that all roles should be available to all actors of talent, regardless of race. click here .
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Hide Caption Earle Hyman (born George Earle Plummer; October 11, 1926 – November 17, 2017) was an American stage, television, and film actor.Hyman is known for his role on ThunderCats as the voice of Panthro and various other characters.

He became fluent in Norwegian and Danish, spoke passable Swedish, and performed in Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm in plays by Shakespeare, Ibsen and O’Neill. If you need help finding the right words, view our. Informations sur votre appareil et sur votre connexion Internet, y compris votre adresse IP, Navigation et recherche lors de l’utilisation des sites Web et applications Verizon Media. He leaves no immediate survivors. The roles he played were simple, causing us to remember who he was and he represented us well. After his debut at the National Theater in Bergen in “Othello” in 1963, Mr. Hyman, the first American to perform for Norwegians in their own language, was hailed by Norwegian critics, inundated with offers to stay on and besieged by fans from across a land of reserved people rarely given to emotional displays. He also provided voices for numerous episodes of the 1980s animated TV series “ThunderCats.”. “The first time I stepped on that soil I fell in love with it,” Mr. Hyman told The Associated Press in 1988. He also appeared on The Cosby Show as Cliff's father, Russell Huxtable He appeared on and off Broadway in a score of productions over six decades, a lifetime of Beckett, O’Neill, Pinter, Albee and lesser lights as well as Shakespeare and Ibsen. Hyman was 91.

Hyman was 91. “In Norway, where I have performed for three decades, I have played a Norwegian archbishop and no one has raised a question,” he added. He was nominated for a Tony for his 1980 Broadway role in Edward Albee’s “The Lady From Dubuque,” and for an Emmy in 1986 for his “Cosby Show” work.


The work on the Cosby show was very important in recognizing and supporting strong male figures.

George Earle Hyman was born in Rocky Mount, N.C., on Oct. 11, 1926, one of four children of Zachariah and Maria Plummer Hyman, who were both … He devoured plays by Ibsen and Shakespeare, memorized parts easily and at 16 performed on Broadway in “Run, Little Chillun.”. He was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in New York in 1997.

Mr. Hyman, who never married, lived at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood. Earle Hyman, a longtime stage and TV actor who was best known for playing Bill Cosby's father on "The Cosby Show," died Friday, November 17. It ran 957 performances and was one of Broadway’s longest-running nonmusical plays at the time. He was 91.

You are in our hearts forever. Why should I be deprived of seeing a great black actress play Hedda Gabler?”. Earle Hyman, Bill Cosby’s Father on ‘The Cosby Show,’ Dies at 91. Thank you for 40 years of wonderful friendship. “I felt I’d been there before.”. May the lord keep your spirit alive forever. ", "The work Mr. Hyman did brought joy and meaning to many lives, particularly my own. To the family I hope your mourning soon be overshadowed with hope...", "Dear Earle, it is less than two months since you passed away - but not a day goes by without you being remembered. Earle Hyman, a classically trained actor of steady grace, imposing presence and consummate skill, died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ. “Along with the eloquence, dignity and towering emotional force of his characterization, the clarity of Mr. Hyman’s diction has won him admiration.”. You were a truly exceptional man - beautiful inside and...". ", "My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. "I would like to extend my prayers and condolences to Earle Hyman family and friends. “Even speaking Norwegian with an American accent has not diminished Mr. Hyman’s achievement for Norway’s critics and its theatrically sophisticated audiences,” a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor wrote. ". Click to get weekly celebrity death news delivered to your inbox.

Nos partenaires et nous-mêmes stockerons et/ou utiliserons des informations concernant votre appareil, par l’intermédiaire de cookies et de technologies similaires, afin d’afficher des annonces et des contenus personnalisés, de mesurer les audiences et les contenus, d’obtenir des informations sur les audiences et à des fins de développement de produit. Yahoo fait partie de Verizon Media. His first Broadway hit, in 1944, was “Anna Lucasta,” Philip Yordan’s play about a Polish family, turned into a story about blacks, with an American Negro Theater cast that also included Alice Childress, Hilda Simms and Canada Lee. Earle Hyman, best known to TV audiences for his role as Cliff Huxtable’s father Russell on The Cosby Show, has died at the age of 91..

Pour autoriser Verizon Media et nos partenaires à traiter vos données personnelles, sélectionnez 'J'accepte' ou 'Gérer les paramètres' pour obtenir plus d’informations et pour gérer vos choix. But in a stage career that bridged oceans, languages and racial sensibilities, he also played the traditionally white roles of Hamlet, Macbeth and Lear and the black roles of Othello, Eugene O’Neill’s Emperor Jones and the chauffeur in Alfred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy.”.

Captivated by a production of Ibsen’s “Ghosts” that he saw in Brighton Beach, he resolved to be an actor. Hyman…

After 50 consecutive sellouts, he was also drawing international attention. Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died, according to the Associated Press.

I hope the promise at 1 Thess 4:14 can bring comfort.

R.I.P Sir. He appeared in black-cast productions on Broadway and in regional theaters and was a founder of the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Conn., which began in 1955 and often cast black actors in customarily white leading roles. “But just the fact that people still ask that question — should we or shouldn’t we? His death was confirmed by Jordan Strohl, a representative for The Actors Fund.
God Bless", "Always enjoyed Mr. Hyman as an actor. He appeared in a number of made-for-television films and movies, including “Macbeth” (1968), “Julius Caesar” (1979) and “Coriolanus” (1979). Earle Hyman, a classically trained actor of steady grace, imposing presence and consummate skill, died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ.

He won a CableACE Award in 1983 for best actor in a drama for “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”; an Outstanding Pioneer Award in 1980 from the Audience Development Committee, which recognized achievements by black theater artists; and the Medal of St. Olav from the King of Norway in 1988 for his work there. Earle Hyman, who broke racial stereotypes on Broadway and in Scandinavia in works by Shakespeare and Ibsen but was better known to millions of Americans as Bill Cosby’s father on “The Cosby Show,” died on Friday in Englewood, N.J. With young contemporaries like James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and Morgan Freeman, Mr. Hyman was a major influence in developing black theater in America. Finding little work on Broadway in the early 1950s, he moved to London and over several years performed 13 roles in 10 Shakespeare plays, including the lead in a televised “Hamlet.” He played Othello in 1957 with the American Shakespeare Festival in Connecticut, and that year visited Norway for the first time. He was 91. Earle Hyman, center, as Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show. He was 91. The family moved to Brooklyn when he was a boy. Découvrez comment nous utilisons vos informations dans notre Politique relative à la vie privée et notre Politique relative aux cookies. Vous pouvez modifier vos choix à tout moment dans vos paramètres de vie privée. “It used to be that casting black actors in traditionally white roles seemed daring, like marching in the street, and maybe things have gotten better and maybe they haven’t,” Mr. Hyman told The New York Times in 1991. I enjoyed watching your career you were truly a Giant on the big screen and will be greatly missed. — proves that things have not come a long way. Earle Hyman before his induction into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1997. George Earle Hyman was born in Rocky Mount, N.C., on Oct. 11, 1926, one of four children of Zachariah and Maria Plummer Hyman, who were both teachers. Although he was only 11 years older than Mr. Cosby, Mr. Hyman was an authoritative father figure, sometimes reciting Shakespeare at length — in scenes especially tailored to Mr. Hyman’s classical talents — when sage advice was required for his son. Like many actors who love the stage, Mr. Hyman paid the bills with television work — soap operas and police dramas, “Hallmark Hall of Fame” and “The United States Steel Hour,” and made-for-TV movies. After it closed in 1946, Mr. Hyman toured with the company in America and Europe. Skirting racial barriers that had long limited the opportunities for black actors in America, Mr. Hyman lived and worked in England for five years and spent parts of each year in Scandinavia, mostly in Norway, for more than a half century.

He graduated with honors from Franklin K. Lane High School, where he studied French and Latin. Most memorably, he played Russell Huxtable, the father of Dr. Cliff Huxtable, in 40 episodes of Mr. Cosby’s hugely popular NBC situation comedy about an upper-middle-class black family, broadcast from 1984 to 1992. He was enthralled by a nation with an almost colorblind perspective on race. Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died, according to the Associated Press. Hyman…

“Here I am almost 65 years old and I’m still saying that all roles should be available to all actors of talent, regardless of race. click here .

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