Actor and comedian Paul Mooney died on Wednesday (19) at the age of 79. According to information from the US daily newspaper, the artist suffered a heart attack. He died at his home in Oakland, United States. Paramedics tried to revive him, but to no avail.
Paul Mooney was known for the films “A Hora Do Show”, “The Story of Buddy Holly” and “Meet the Blacks”, and also for his work as a writer for comedian Richard Pryor.
Films Paul Mooney: Showtime (2000)
In the film directed by Spike Lee, a black television executive is disappointed to reject his idea for a new program. To get his revenge, he creates a charm starring two black beggars who condemn the stereotypes and prejudices of black people on American television. But, to his surprise, the program was approved and became successful. Paul Mooney plays Junebug.
Films Paul Mooney: The Buddy Holy Story (1978)
The musical film tells the story of Buddy Holly, an artist who went on to become a major success in the 50s with his band The Cricket. The guitarist, unfortunately, tragically ended in a plane crash on February 3, 1959, known as “The Day the Music Dead”. Mooney features as Sam Cook.
Meet the Blacks (2016)
The black family leaves Chicago and moves to Beverly Hills in search of a better life. But, unfortunately for the blacks, they could not choose a worse date to relocate to. They arrived in the city on the day of purification, when all offenses are legal for 12 hours. Paul Mooney has played the role of a Clansman.
Crazy in the Army (1994)
Bones (Paulie Shore) and Jack (Andy Dick) decide to join forces. But, even before finishing basic training, they find themselves facing a battle line in a conflict between two countries in North Africa. In the feature, Paul Mooney plays Lt. Col. Peter Hume.
Written by Paul Mooney, Prior’s Place is an American children’s television series that aired for one season in 1984, starring comedian Richard Prior. Mooney was known for his work with comedians.
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