Calvin Lockhart: Prominent Bahamian Stage & Film Actor

0 Posted by - June 16, 2018 - LATEST POSTS

Calvin Lockhart was a Bahamian stage and film actor. He was best known for his role as Biggie Smalls, a big-time gangster in the 1975 Warner Bros. film “Let’s Do It Again” alongside Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby and Jimmie Walker.

Lockhart was born in Nassau, Bahamas, and relocated to New York City when he was 18. He attended  Cooper Union School of Engineering for one year and then left to pursue an acting career. While trying to establish a career as an actor, he took work as a taxi driver and operated a carpentry business.

He first caught moviegoers’ attention in  urban films Cotton Comes to Harlem and Halls of Anger before transitioning to”blaxploitation” movies.

Lockhart made his Broadway debut in 1960, playing a gang leader in The Cool World, which was closed after just two performances. Later, he traveled to Italy, where he formed his own theater company in which he both acted and directed before moving to West Germany and then England. His first notable screen role was in Joanna, a 1968 film about interracial romance.

In the 1980s he was a guest star for seven episodes in the prime-time soap opera Dynasty, playing Jonathan Lake, a love interest of the character Dominique Deveraux played by Diahann Carroll. He also starred in Ossie Davis’s Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970) as the Reverend Deke O’Malley, who is under investigation by the movie’s main characters.

His character’s name in the film Let’s Do It Again Biggie Smalls was used by Christopher Wallace before a lawsuit forced Wallace to change it to Notorious B.I.G. Lockhart returned to the Bahamas in the late 1990s and worked as a director on several productions of the Freeport Players Guild. He shot his last film in the Bahamas, Rain, which was released the year of his death.

Lockhart died in the Bahamas from stroke related complications in 2007.

sources:

http://www.biographies.net/people//en/calvin_lockhart

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0516865/

6 Comments

  • gamefly free trial May 29, 2019 - 10:02 am Reply

    As the admin of this website is working, no question very shortly it will be renowned, due to its feature contents.

  • gamefly free trial May 31, 2019 - 4:50 am Reply

    I’m not sure why but this web site is loading very slow
    for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is it a issue on my end?

    I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  • gamefly free trial June 2, 2019 - 4:51 pm Reply

    I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your site.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for
    me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?

    Excellent work!

  • gamefly free trial June 4, 2019 - 9:31 am Reply

    I blog quite often and I truly appreciate your content.
    Your article has really peaked my interest. I am going to book mark your website
    and keep checking for new information about once a week.
    I opted in for your RSS feed too.

  • gamefly free trial June 5, 2019 - 6:56 am Reply

    I pay a visit every day some web pages and blogs to read articles, except this webpage offers quality based content.

  • gamefly free trial June 7, 2019 - 12:47 am Reply

    Hey there! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with Search Engine
    Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords
    but I’m not seeing very good success. If you
    know of any please share. Appreciate it!

  • Leave a reply