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Lincoln Kilpatrick Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Feb 12, 1933
  • Died: May 18, 2004

African-American leading actor Lincoln Kilpatrick was much in demand in the late '60s and early '70s, a time when dynamic black performers were required to make up for the years of [[Performer~P23285~Stepin Fetchit~stepinfetchit]]-style subservience. Making his first film in 1968, Kilpatrick was seen in such sociopolitical time capsules as [[Feature~V87838~Cool Breeze~coolbreeze]] (1972), [[Feature~V107504~Soul Soldier~thebuffalosoldiers]] (1973) and [[Feature~V52001~Uptown Saturday Night~uptownsaturdaynight]] (1974). Looking and acting like a born survivor, Kilpatrick was vital to futuristic films like [[Feature~V36204~The Omega Man~theomegaman]] (1971), [[Feature~V45839~Soylent Green~soylentgreen]] (1973), and [[Feature~V87230~Chosen Survivors~chosensurvivors]] (1974), most of which predicted a post-apocalyptic society comprised of the strongest and swiftest. As busy in TV as in films, Lincoln Kilpatrick was a regular on several series: The Leslie Uggams Show (1968) in the recurring segment "Sugar Hill;" Love of Life, wherein Kilpatrick and Rita Bond were the first black regulars on this long-running soap opera; [[Feature~V127382~Matt Houston~matthouston]] (1982-85) as Lt. Hoyt; and [[Feature~V106183~Frank's Place~aplaceofonesown]] (1988), as Reverend Deal. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi