Nipsey Russell, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Nipsey Russell

American entertainer

Date of Birth: 15-Sep-1918

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Date of Death: 02-Oct-2005

Profession: poet, stage actor, dancer, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo


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About Nipsey Russell

  • Julius "Nipsey" Russell (September 15, 1918 – October 2, 2005) was an American comedian, poet, and dancer best known for his appearances as a panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s, including Match Game, Password, Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth, and Pyramid.
  • His appearances were often distinguished by short, humorous poems he recited during the broadcast, which led to his nickname "the poet laureate of television".
  • He had one of the leading roles in the film version of The Wiz as the Tin Man.
  • He was a frequent guest on the Dean Martin Celebrity Roast series.

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