Cleavon Little

About Cleavon Little

Birth Day: June 1, 1939
Birth Place: Chickasha, OK
Died On: Oct 22, 1992 (age 53)
Birth Sign: Gemini

Cleavon Little Net Worth

Cleavon Little was bornon June 1, 1939 in Chickasha, OK. He played the black Sheriff Bart in the classic Mel Brooks film, Blazing Saddles. His other credits include ALF, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and Greased Lightning.
Cleavon Little is a member of Movie Actor

💰 Net worth: 2 million

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About

He played the black Sheriff Bart in the classic Mel Brooks film, Blazing Saddles. His other credits include ALF, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and Greased Lightning.

Before Fame

He was classically trained he studied at Julliard and acted off-Broadway in Purlie, which earned him a Tony Award.

Trivia

Societal racism barred him from making the leap to important roles in Broadway and he had to settle for comedy roles.

Family Life

He was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma. His sister was singer DeEtta Little and he was married to Valerie Wiggins from 1972-1974.

Associated With

Richard Pryor wrote the screenplay for Blazing Saddles, intending to play the sheriff role. But his provocative racial comedy routines made the studio executives hesitant to cast him.