Professor/Poet , African American Studies and American Studies, Yale University. Incoming Chair, Department of African American Studies! Selected to compose and deliver poem at Barack Obama?s Presidential Inauguration @ the U.S. Capitol on 01/20/2009!
Actress: Alias, Mr.3000, The Lazarus Child, The Rosa Parks Story, The Score, What's Love Got To Do With It?, Supernova, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Contact, Waiting to Exhale, Strange Days, Vampire in Brooklyn, Malcolm X, Ryan's Hope
American Singer,Composer and Actor born 1927.'Banana Boat Song','Island in the Sun','Coconut Woman','Hava Naghila','Angelina','Come Back Liza','Cotton Fields like Home','Matilda','Try to Remember', 'Jump In The Line'
Actor: The Thing, Platoon, Missing in Action III, Off Limits, They Live, Road House, Always, Marked for Death, Article 99, The Puppet Masters, The Quick and the Dead, Eye for an Eye, Armageddon, Pitch Black, ER, The Cape, Community
Entertainer/Singer - The Candy Man, What Kind Of Fool Am I?, Something's Gotta Give, I've Gotta Be Me, The Shelter Of Your Arms. Actor - Ocean's 11, Porgy & Bess, Sweet Charity, Robin & The 7 Hoods, Salt & Pepper 1-2, Cannonball Run 1-2. Rat Pack member
Actress: Amen, The Wayan's Bros., The Shield, Method & Red, Rhythm & Blues, Nutty Professor II, Along Came a Spider, Minority Report, Presumed Innocent, One Fine Day, Dear God, Set It Off, Mr. Jones, Class, The Fan, Street Smart
Playwright - Death Of A Salesman, The Crucible, A View From The Bridge, After The Fall. Screenwriter - The Misfits (based on his short story), The Story Of G.I. Joe, The Hook. Married to actress Marilyn Monroe (1956-1961)