2009-10-31

Halloween Tribute To Duane Jones





Perhaps most of you are too young to know who Duane Jones is, or maybe you just don't know him because he pretty much just starred in low budget horror films, but Duana Jones is a cult figure. He is significant because he was the first African American cast as a hero in a mainstream horror film, and that film is the classic Night of the Living Dead. He was also noted as the first African American actor to star as a non-ethnic lead in a major motion picture for the same movie.




It should be noted that Duane Jones should be known as Dr. Duane Jones. he taught acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and was a professor of theater at State University of New York at Old Westbury.

Happy Halloween!!!!!!