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Ted Ross

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ted Ross (June 30, 1934 – September 3, 2002) was an American actor who was probably best known for his role as the Lion in The Wiz, an all-African American reinterpretation of The Wizard of Oz. He won a Tony Award for the original 1975 Broadway production, and went on to recreate the role in the 1978 film version which also starred Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Ross went on to appear in the films Arthur and Police Academy, and on the television sitcoms The Jeffersons, Benson, The Cosby Show, and its spin-off A Different World. His final role was in the 1991 film The Fisher King. Ross was born Theodore Ross Roberts in Zanesville, Ohio, but he moved with his family to Dayton at age seven. He died from complications of a stroke he suffered in 1998. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ted Ross, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jun 30, 1934 In Zanesville, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Jeffersons 1975-01-18
Latest Project:
Movie The Fisher King 1991-09-09
Known For
Poster of Police Academy
Poster of The Wiz
Poster of Minstrel Man
Movie The Fisher King Limo Bum 1991-09-09
Movie Arthur 2: On the Rocks Bitterman 1988-07-08
Series A Different World Unknown 1987-09-24
Series MacGruder and Loud 1985-01-20
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Series The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Movie Police Academy Capt. Reed 1984-03-22
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Movie Amityville II: The Possession Mr. Booth 1982-09-24
Movie Arthur Bitterman 1981-07-17
Movie Ragtime Black Lawyer 1981-11-20
Movie The Wiz Lion / Fleetwood Coup de Ville 1978-10-24
Movie Minstrel Man Charlie Bates 1977-03-02
Movie The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Sallison "Sallie" Potter 1976-07-16
Series The Jeffersons Unknown 1975-01-18