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Ted Ross (June 30, 1934 – September 3, 2002) was an American actor who was probably best known for his role as the Lion in The Wiz, an all-African American reinterpretation of The Wizard of Oz. He won a Tony Award for the original 1975 Broadway production, and went on to recreate the role in the 1978 film version which also starred Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Ross went on to appear in the films Arthur and Police Academy, and on the television sitcoms The Jeffersons, Benson, The Cosby Show, and its spin-off A Different World. His final role was in the 1991 film The Fisher King.

Ross was born Theodore Ross Roberts in Zanesville, Ohio, but he moved with his family to Dayton at age seven. He died from complications of a stroke he suffered in 1998. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ted Ross (June 30, 1934 – September 3, 2002) was an American actor who was probably best known for his role as the Lion in The Wiz, an all-African American reinterpretation of The Wizard of Oz. He won a Tony Award for the original 1975 Broadway production, and went on to recreate the role in the 1978 film version which also starred Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Ross went on to appear in the films Arthur and Police Academy, and on the television sitcoms The Jeffersons, Benson, The Cosby Show, and its spin-off A Different World. His final role was in the 1991 film The Fisher King.

Ross was born Theodore Ross Roberts in Zanesville, Ohio, but he moved with his family to Dayton at age seven. He died from complications of a stroke he suffered in 1998. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Ted Ross, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 17

Birthday 1934-06-30

Day of Death 2002-09-03

Place of Birth Zanesville, Ohio, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1991 The Fisher King as Limo Bum
1988 Arthur 2: On the Rocks as Bitterman
1987 A Different World (2 episodes)
1985 The Equalizer (1 episode)
1985 227 (1 episode)
1985 MacGruder and Loud (14 episodes)
1984 The Cosby Show (1 episode)
1984 Police Academy as Capt. Reed
1982 Amityville II: The Possession as Mr. Booth, the Lawyer
1982 Parole as Barney
1981 Ragtime as Black Lawyer
1981 Arthur as Bitterman
1978 The Wiz as Lion / Fleetwood Coup de Ville
1977 Minstrel Man as Charlie Bates
1976 Sirota's Court (13 episodes)
1976 The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings as Sallison "Sallie" Potter
1975 The Jeffersons (1 episode)

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