Aug 23, 2015 · Paul Winfield is the actor that most of us Old Schoolers are very familiar with. He's best known for his phenomenal work as Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1978 miniseries, King, and also for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper and family man in the 1972 film, Sounder. This is our second in a continuing series about gay and bisexual actors from classic television. Paul Winfield and Will Geer were remarkable actors who - like so many actors of their time - had to be discrete about their personal lives.
Apr 13, 2004 · 0bituaries of the gay and famous are invariably frustrating. When actor Paul Winfield died of a heart attack on Match 7, his performances in The 1972 classic family drama Sounder and the 1978 miniseries King were duly noted by The New York Times. But . Paul Winfield was born on May 22, 1941 and died on March 7, 2004. Paul Winfield would have been 62 years old at the time of death or 74 years old today.
Winfield did not play an active role in the gay rights movement. His good friend actor-producer Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen in Adventures of Superman (1952)) described him as "openly gay in his life if not in the media". Like many actors of his generation he concealed . Paul Edward Winfield (May 22, 1939 – March 7, 2004) was an American television, film, and stage actor. He carved out a diverse career in film, television, theater and voiceovers by taking ground breaking roles at a time when African-American actors were rarely cast.Author: Blacktsunami.
Feb 25, 2010 · St. Jacques and actor Paul Winfield were common fixtures at gay clubs in the Castro district of San Francisco when they were in town in the 70's .