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Avon Long, American actor. award Dance Educators American, 1976. Member Actors Equity, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation television and Radio Artists, American Guild Variety Artists, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Holy Name Society Roman Catholic; Club: Knights of Columbus.

Background

Long, Avon was born on June 18, 1910 in Baltimore. Son of Charles and Bertha (Minnes) Long.

Education

Student in public schools.

Career

Broadway appearances include: Very Warm For May, 1938, Porgy and Bess, 1938, Don’t Play Us Cheap, 1972, Bubbling Brown Sugar, 1976. Film appearances include The Sting, 1973, Harry and Tonto, 1974. Named Actor Most Likely to Succeed, Variety Poll, 1942.

Man of Year in Baltimore, by Mayor of Baltimore, 1976. Recipient award Dance Educators American, 1976.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer musical

    • Dear Harriet Tubman, 1977.

Membership

Member Actors Equity, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation television and Radio Artists, American Guild Variety Artists, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Holy Name Society Roman Catholic. Club: Knights of Columbus.

Connections

Married Gretchen Cotton, February 20, 1937. Children: Janice, Gretchen, Ellyn.

father:
Charles Long

mother:
Bertha (Minnes) Long

spouse:
Gretchen Cotton

children:
Janice Long

Gretchen Long

Ellyn Long