Cleavon Jake Little, American actor. Recipient Tony award for best actor in a musical, 1969-1970; New York Critic Poll award, 1970; Drama Desk Award, 1970; F. and M. Schaefer Brewing Company award, 1970; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image award, 1976.
Little, Cleavon Jake was born on June 1, 1939 in Chickasha, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Malchi and de Etta (Jones) Little.
Bachelor of Arts, San Diego College, 1965;
postgraduate, American Academy Dramatic Arts, 1965-1967.