Ji-Tu Cumbuka (1940-2017)

Ji-Tu Cumbuka (1940-2017)

Mike Barnes | The Hollywood Reporter Actor Ji-Tu Cumbuka, who appeared on Roots and in such films as Bound for Glory, Brewster’s Millions and Harlem Nights, has died. He was 77. Cumbuka died Tuesday in Atlanta after a long illness, his niece, Amber Holifield, reported...
Harlem Nights (1989)

Harlem Nights (1989)

Director: Eddie Murphy Writer(s): Eddie Murphy Starring: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello, Michael Lerner, Della Reese, Berlinda Tolbert, Stan Shaw, Jasmine Guy, Vic Polizos, Lela Rochon, David Marciano, Arsenio Hall, Thomas Mikal Ford, Uncle Ray...
Flesh & Blood (1979)

Flesh & Blood (1979)

Director: Jud Taylor Writer(s): Eric Bercovici; Pete Hamill (novel) Starring: Tom Berenger, Suzanne Pleshette, Kristin Griffith, Mitchell Ryan, Jack Rader, Luca Bercovici, John Cassavetes, Anthony Charnota, Pat Corley, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Stack Pierce, Bert Remsen, Dolph...
The Jericho Mile (1979)

The Jericho Mile (1979)

Director: Michael Mann Writer(s): Patrick J. Nolan, Michael Mann Starring: Peter Strauss, Richard Lawson, Roger E. Mosley, Brian Dennehy, Geoffrey Lewis, Billy Green Bush, Ed Lauter, Beverly Todd, William Prince, Miguel Pinero, Richard Moll, Edmund Penney, Burton...
Last of the Good Guys (1978)

Last of the Good Guys (1978)

Director: Theodore J. Flicker Writer(s): Theodore J. Flicker, John D. Hess Starring: Robert Culp, Elta Blake, Jonathan Harris, Roger Bowen, Marlyn Mason, Merie Earle, Howard Honig, Ernie Hudson, James Hong, Ernest Anderson, Jamie Daniel, Earl Boen, Matthew Tobin, J.R....
Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)

Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)

Director: William Crain Writer(s): Larry LeBron, Lawrence Woolner (idea) Starring: Bernie Casey, Rosalind Cash, Marie O’Henry, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Milt Kogan, Stu Gilliam, Elizabeth Robinson, Della Thomas, Marc Alaimo, Gwyn Karon, Sam Laws, Virginia Lynne, Judith Angeline,...
Mandingo (1975)

Mandingo (1975)

Director: Richard Fleischer Writer(s): Kyle Onstott, Jack Kirkland Starring: James Mason, Susan George, Perry King, Richard Ward, Brenda Sykes, Ken Norton, Lillian Hayman, Roy Poole, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Paul Benedict, Ben Masters, Ray Spruell, Louis Turenne, Duane Allen,...
Blacula (1972)

Blacula (1972)

Director: William Crain Writer(s): Joan Torres (screenplay), Raymond Koenig (screenplay) Starring: William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala, Gordon Pinsent, Charles Macaulay, Emily Yancy, Lance Taylor Sr., Ted Harris, Rick Metzler, Ji-Tu...
Brian’s Song (1971)

Brian’s Song (1971)

Director: Buzz Kulik Writer(s): William Blinn, Gale Sayers (book), Al Silverman (book) Starring: JJames Caan, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Bernie Casey, Shelley Fabares, David Huddleston, Judy Pace, Abe Gibron, Jack Concannon, Ed O’Bradovich, The Chicago Bears...
Uptight (1968)

Uptight (1968)

Director: Jules Dassin Writer(s): Jules Dassin, Ruby Dee & Julian Mayfield (screenplay), Liam O’Flaherty (novel) Starring: Raymond St. Jacques, Ruby Dee, Frank Silvera, Roscoe Lee Browne, Julian Mayfield, Janet MacLachlan, Max Julien, Juanita Moore, Dick Anthony...

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