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Brooks, Avery


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1948-10-02
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Rutgers University
        • Organization: (naf) Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
        • Organization: (naf) American Broadcasting Company
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Evansville (Ind.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

        Producers and directors
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    • Sources

      • found: Sounder, p1992:cassette (Avery Brooks) container (actor, director, musician and teacher)
      • found: Contemp. theatre, film, and television:v. 16 (Brooks, Avery; b. Oct. 2, 1949, Evansville, IN; actor, teacher, director and choreographer)
      • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 21, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Brooks, Avery; actor, radio/television producer/director; born 02 October 1948 in Evansville, Indiana, United States; received Bachelor's degree in arts (1974) and Master's degree in fine arts (1976) from Rutgers University; was a drama teacher and acting coach in the theater department at Rutgers University; plaid at the Public/Anspache Theater in New York (1979); appeared as Paul Robeson in a one-man play in theaters in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. (1982); appeared on PBS's American Playhouse series (1984); appeared in ABC's private eye series Spenser: For Hire (1985); was offered the role of Benjamin Sisko, commander of an interstellar outpost in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; directed an episode of the series, Far beyond the Stars (1998); appeared in American History X and The Big Hit (1998); worked for PBS's Nova series and for Discovery Channel; joined the Shakespeare Theatre Company to play the title role of Othello (2005); collaborated with the Shakespeare Theatre Company for its production of Christopher Marlowe's Tamburlaine (2007))
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      • 1996-04-17: new
      • 2017-04-25: revised
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