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Paul Robeson
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    (April 9, 1898-January 23, 1976)
    Birth name is Paul Bustill Robeson
    Starred in films 'Body and Soul (1925),' 'Borderline (1930),' 'The Emperor Jones (1933),' 'Sanders of the river (1935),' 'Show Boat (1936),' 'Song of Freedom (1936),' 'King Solomon's Mines (1937),' 'Jericho (1937),' 'Big Fella (1937),' 'The Proud Valley (1940),' 'Native Land (1942),' and 'Tales of Manhattan (1942)'
    Trademark song is Ol' Man River
    After 'Tales of Manhattan (1942),' he refused to come back to films until blacks were given better roles in movies, but he never returned.
    His middle name was Bustill.
    Many of his films were flops at the box office.
    He is rumored to have cheated on his wife, Eslanda Robeson.
    He was blacklisted.
    He was very well liked in Russia (which is probably why he has a Russian black Tomato named after him).
    The character Joe in 'Show Boat,' was written especially for him.
    The song in 'Show Boat (1936),' 'Ah Still Suits Me' was written especially for him.
    He was the third African American ever to attend Rutgers University.
    He was a graduate of Columbia University of Law.
    He was elected valedictorian of Rutgers University.
    He was named the All-American Football Player for Rutgers in 1917 and 1918.
    He was inducted into the national college football hall of fame He was inducted into the Rutgers Football Hall of Fame.
    He was the first black ever to play football at Rutgers University.
    He has a star on the walk of fame.
    He could speak over twenty different languages.
    He had a deep, powerful, baritone singing voice.
    His trademark song was Ol' Man River.
    He was the first black person to play Othello in an all white cast.
    He is an excellent role model for blacks.
    He said: 'I shall take my voice wherever there are those who want to hear the melody of freedom or the words that might inspire hope and courage in the face of fear. My weapons are peaceful; for it is only by peace, that peace can be attained. The song of freedom must prevail.'

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