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Raymond St. Jacques

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Also Known As: James Arthur Johnson Died: August 27, 1990
Born: March 1, 1930 Cause of Death: cancer of the lymph glands
Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA Profession: actor, fencing teacher, fight arranger, director, model, houseboy, dishwasher

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Book of Numbers (1972) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 True Story of 'Glory' Continues, The (1991) Frederick Douglas
2.
 Time Bomb (1991)
3.
 Voodoo Dawn (1990)
4.
 They Live (1988)
5.
 Wild Pair, The (1987) Ivory
6.
 Dark Mansions (1986)
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8.
 Cuba Crossing (1979)
9.
 Secrets of Three Hungry Wives (1978) Inspector George Dunbar
10.
 Born Again (1978)
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1973:
Directed, produced and starred in feature film, "Book of Numbers"
1954:
Off-Broadway debut, "High Name Today" (date approximate)
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Began career as actor, assistant director and fencing director for American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford CT
1961:
First major stage role in Jean Genet's "The Blacks" (Off-Broadway)
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Moved to New York where worked as dishwasher, houseboy, model and Bloomingdale's salesman while studying at Actors Studio
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Performed with Shakespeare festivals in San Diego and New York
1964:
Screen acting debut in "Black Like Me"
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Education

Yale University: New Haven, Connecticut -
Yale University: New Haven, Connecticut -
Actors Studio: New York, New York -

Notes

"His characters were in distinctive contrast to the mild-mannered roles that Sidney Poitier had been playing. He represented the ideas of black anger, black tension and black rage."--Donald Bogle ("People" Magazine, September 17, 1990)

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mother:
Vivienne Johnson. Medical technician.

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