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Paul Robeson Was Born Today... Watch Him Discuss Shakespeare & Othello

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by Tambay A. Obenson
April 9, 2012 8:51 PM
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I almost forgot about this; well, actually I did, and was just reminded of it! Baaah! 

Happy birthday Paul Robeson who would've been 114 years old today if he were still alive!

I'd say a Paul Robeson retrospective of some kind is long overdue, and I intend to recitify that soon enough right here on S&A. 

I'm surprised there isn't a Paul Robeson biopic in development by somebody.

In the meantime, one of my favorite clips of the renaissance man; 1959, talking Shakespeare (he portrayed Othello early in his career - 1943); it's a rare treat to find footage of Paul Robeson as Paul Robeson.

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6 Comments

  • cocoangel | April 12, 2012 4:01 PMReply

    very sexxxy man!

  • HarveyDent | April 12, 2012 11:16 AMReply

    My idol. I call him Superman because it seemed like he could do it all.

  • urbanauteur | April 11, 2012 3:36 PMReply

    Worthy of a bio-pic?, definately!

  • Adam Scott Thompson | April 10, 2012 8:51 PMReply

    A Renaissance man -- for all seasons.

  • JMac | April 10, 2012 2:02 PMReply

    Loooove that picture!!

  • Micah | April 9, 2012 11:22 PMReply

    What a complicated, talented and amazing man. He had his flaws. I don't agree with everything he had to say but he was an intelligent and thoughtful. He was a man of principle and overall his life can be looked at as rich source of inspiration.

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