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Rockne Tarkington
Rockne Tarkington
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July 15, 1931
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Rockne Booth Tarkington
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Generally believed to be the first black actor to appear on The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and the first to appear in a recurring role in a television series (Daktari (1966)).
Was the original choice for the part of Williams in Enter the Dragon (1973). The role ended up going to his Melinda (1972) castmate, Jim Kelly.
Currently working on a documentary project on the geographical history of each of the fifty United States.
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