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Paul Winfield


Paul Winfield is ...


Born 22 May 1939 in Los Angeles
Died 7 March 2004 in Los Angeles
Age 64 years, 10 months
Cause myocardial infarction

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Manner of death natural causes
Occupation stage actor, film actor and television actor
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor
Awards Emmy Award

About Paul Winfield

Paul Winfield was a trailblazing actor who made a name for himself in Hollywood during the 1970s and 1980s. Born on May 22, 1939, in Los Angeles, California, Winfield grew up in a working-class family and attended high school in Watts. He later studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned a degree in theater arts.

Winfield's breakthrough role came in 1972 when he starred in the groundbreaking film "Sounder," which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He went on to appear in a number of other films, including "The Terminator," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," and "The Serpent and the Rainbow."

In addition to his film work, Winfield was also a prolific television actor, appearing in numerous shows throughout his career. He received an Emmy nomination for his role in the miniseries "King" and also appeared in "Roots: The Next Generations," "Touched by an Angel," and "The Simpsons."

Throughout his career, Winfield was known for his powerful performances and his commitment to social justice. He was an advocate for civil rights and LGBT rights and was involved in a number of charitable organizations.

Sadly, Winfield passed away in 2004 at the age of 64. However, his legacy lives on through his groundbreaking work in film and television and his dedication to social justice.


- "Paul Winfield, 64, Actor Known for 'Sounder' and 'Star Trek II,'" The New York Times, March 9, 2004.

- "Paul Winfield," IMDb.

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