Harris, Robin (I) Biography

biography of Harris, Robin (I)

Robin Hughes Harris
30 August 1953, Chicago, Illinois, USA
18 March 1990, Chicago, Illinois, USA (heart attack)
Best remembered for his raunchy humor, Robin Harris became famous in supporting roles in movies such as Do The Right Thing as Sweet Dick Willie and House Party. He has left a legacy that fans and actors will truly miss due to his career which was cut by a massive heart attack at the age of 36. Spike Lee dedicated Mo'Better Blues to Harris after his untimely death.

-   'Exetta' (? - 18 March 1990) (his death); 1 child

-   Stand-up comic turned actor.

-   Best known for his recurring comic sketch about Bebe's Kids.

-   Was best friends with Robert Townsend and Spike Lee.

-   The Hudlin Brothers had intended to make a feature film based upon the "Bebe's Kids" sketches, but Harris passed away while the film was in preproduction.

-   Album, "Bé-Bé's Kids," Wing/PolyGram Records 841 960, 1990.

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