Cleavon Little

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Cleavon Little
Birth name Cleavon Jake Little
Born June 1, 1939 in Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA
Died October 22, 1992 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA from colon cancer
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Temperatures Rising Jerry Noland 1972–1974 1 2
Bagdad Cafe Sal 1990–1991 2
True Colors Ron Freeman 1991–1992 2

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Felony Squad Jesse Hawkins 3x06 - Kiss Me, Kill You November 1, 1968
The Felony Squad Jesse Hawkins 3x07 - The Nowhere Man (1) November 8, 1968
All in the Family Coke 2x04 - Edith Writes a Song October 9, 1971
The Mod Squad Bolo 5x01 - The Connection (1) September 14, 1972
The Rockford Files Billy Merrihew 3x13 - Sticks & Stones May Break Your Bones, but Waterbury Will Bury You January 14, 1977
Supertrain Preacher Ross 1x08 - The Green Girl April 28, 1979
Simon & Simon Jared Snyder 2x22 - Red Dog Blues March 24, 1983
The Fall Guy Max Downey 2x22 - The Chase April 13, 1983
227 Abner Neal 4x17 - For Richer, For Poorer March 4, 1989
MacGyver Frank Colton 5x03 - The Black Corsage October 2, 1989
MacGyver Frank Colton 7x05 - The Coltons October 14, 1991

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Blazing Saddles Bart 1974

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The $10,000 Pyramid May 12-16, 1975

Awards and Accolades

Tony Awards

  • Won: Best Leading Actor in a Musical (1970)

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (1989)
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