Ted Ross

Ted Ross

  • Born on
    • June 30th, 1934
  • Died on
    • September 3rd, 2002
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ted Ross (June 30, 1934 – September 3, 2002) was an American actor who was probably best known for his role as the Lion in The Wiz, an all-African American reinterpretation of The Wizard of Oz. He won a Tony Award for the original 1975 Broadway production, and went on to recreate the role in the 1978 film version which also starred Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Ross went on to appear in the films Arthur and Police Academy, and on the television sitcoms The Jeffersons, Benson, The Cosby Show, and its spin-off A Different World. His final role was in the 1991 film The Fisher King. Ross was born Theodore Ross Roberts in Zanesville, Ohio, but he moved with his family to Dayton at age seven. He died from complications of a stroke he suffered in 1998. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ted Ross, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Acting (8 Credits)

1991The Fisher King as Limo Bum
1988Arthur 2: On the Rocks as Bitterman
1984Police Academy as Capt. Reed
1982Amityville II: The Possession as Mr. Booth
1981Arthur as Bitterman
1981Ragtime as Black Lawyer
1978The Wiz as Lion / Fleetwood Coup de Ville
1976The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings as Sallison "Sallie" Potter


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