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MOSES GUNN BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Moses Gunn was born on October 2nd, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri, born to Mary and George Gunn.  After high school he attended Tennessee State University and later went to graduate school at Kansas University. 

He began his career as a stage actor appearing in such productions as, "The Blacks", "A Hand is on the Gate", "The Poison tree", "First Breeze of Summer", "Twelfth Night", "I Have a Dream" and "Othello".

He also gained quite a name for himself as a film actor appearing in such features as, "the Great White Hope" (1970), "Shaft" (1971), "The Hot Rock" (1972), "The Cowboys" (1974) starring John Wayne, Bruce Dern, "Amazing Grace" (1974), "Remember My Name" (1978), "Ragtime" (1981), "Fire Starter" (1974) and "Dixie Lanes" (1988).

He also appeared as a television actor in the mini-series, "Roots", "A Man Called Hawk", and the television series, "Good Times", "Little House on the Prairie", "Father Murphy", "Wide World Mystery" and "American Playhouse" among many others.

In addition to his acting career, Moses Gunn co-founded the Negro Ensemble Company in the 1960's.  He married only once to Gwendolyn Mumma Landes in 1966 and they had two children together and remained married until he passed away from asthma, on December 16th, 1993 in Guilford, Connecticut.


Filmography

1993         Homicide: Life on the Street
1993         No Room for Opal
1992         Memphis
1991         Perfect Harmony
1991         Brother Future
1990         Gabriel's Fire
1990         Murder Times Seven 
1990         Tales from the Crypt
1990         Equal Justice 
1989         The Cosby Show 
1989         Amen
1989         A Man Called Hawk
1989         The Women of Brewster Place
1989         The Luckiest Man in the World
1988         Dixie Lanes
1987         Leonard Part 6
1987         Bates Motel
1987         Hill Street Blues
1986         Heartbreak Ridge
1986         Hotel 
1985         Highway to Heaven
1985         Certain Fury
1984-1985     American Playhouse
1984         Firestarter
1984         The NeverEnding Story
1984         House of Dies Drear
1981-1983     Father Murphy
1982         Amityville II: The Possession
1981         Ragtime
1977-1981     Little House on the Prairie
1980         The Contender
1980         The Ninth Configuration
1979         Salvage 1
1978         Vega$ 
1978         Remember My Name
1978         Maude 
1977         Quincy, M.E. 
1977         Switch
1977         Good Times 
1977         Roots 
1976         Law of the Land
1976         Great Performances
1975         Aaron Loves Angela
1975         Movin' On
1975         Rollerball
1975         Cornbread, Earl and Me
1975         The Jeffersons 
1974         Amazing Grace
1974         The Cowboys 
1973-1974     Wide World Mystery
1973         The Iceman Cometh
1973         Kung Fu 
1973         Assignment Vienna 
1972         If You Give a Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band
1972         Haunts of the Very Rich
1972         Shaft's Big Score!
1972         The Hot Rock
1972         McCloud 
1972         Eagle in a Cage
1971         Hawaii Five-O
1971         Shaft
1971         Wild Rovers
1971         The Sheriff 
1970         The Great White Hope
1970         WUSA
1970         Carter's Army
1969         The F.B.I.
1968         What's So Bad About Feeling Good?
1968         Of Mice and Men
1964         Nothing But a Man





Matinee Classics - Roots starring LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Ben Vereen, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Edward Asner, Lynda Day George, Robert Reed, Madge Sinclair, Chuck Connors, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, Carolyn Jones, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Sanford Brown
Matinee Classics - Black Brigade starring Stephen Boyd, Robert Hooks, Susan Oliver, Roosevelt Grier, Moses Gunn, Richard Pryor, Glynn Turman, Billy Dee Williams and Paul Stewart
Matinee Classics - Roots starring LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Ben Vereen, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Edward Asner, Lynda Day George, Robert Reed, Madge Sincalir, Chuck Connors, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, Carolyn Jones, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, Brad Davis, Lane Binkley, Tracey Gold, Hilly Hicks, Lynne Moody, Austin Stoker, Ralph Waite, Cicely Tyson, Thalmus  Rasulala, Moses Gunn, Hari Rhodes, Ren Woods, Ernest Lee Thomas, Lorne Greene, Scatman Crothers,
Matinee Classics - The Cowboys starring Moses Gunn, Diana Douglas, Jim Davis, A Martinez, Robert Carradine, Sean Kelly, Kerry MacLane, Clint Howard, Mitch Brown and Clay O'Brien


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