Death of Albert Freeman, Jr.

March 21, 1934 - August 9, 2012
Washington, District Of Columbia | Age 78

'Malcolm X' actor dies at 78
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CHRISTY LEMIRE, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Albert Freeman Jr., the veteran actor who played Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's epic film, "Malcolm X," has died. He was 78.

Howard University in Washington, D.C., confirmed his death Friday night but details weren't immediately available. Freeman taught acting there for years and served as chairman and artistic director of its theater arts department.

"He was a brilliant professor, a renowned actor and a...

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