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Chuck Patterson, Broadway Veteran Who Starred In The Five Heartbeats, Dies

Source: Corky Siemaszko / New York Daily News

Chuck Patterson, who helped pave the way for other talented African-American actors trying to make it on Broadway, died two days before Christmas. He was 68 and lived in Harlem.

Patterson was cast back in 1975 by actor/director George C. Scott in his Tony-nominated production of “Death of a Salesman” as the neighbor’s son Bernard — a role that had been played up till then by white actors

He went on to appear in dozens of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions as well as movied like “The Five Heartbeats” and TV shows like “Law and Order.”

Patterson was a company member of the Negro Ensemble for five season and turned to directing in his later years in and around New York City and at the Cleveland Play House in Ohio.

To read this article in its entirety visit the New York Daily News.

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