Birthdate: September 18, 1920
Birth Place: Harlem, New York
Date of Death: August 18, 2001 - Complications from a fall

Updated Biography

Ed Cambridge was as founding member of the groundbreaking Negro Ensemble Company as well as the Kilpatrick-Cambridge Theater Arts School.  He also directed productions for the Los Angeles Theater Center and later taught acting to senior citizens at the Oasis Center in Los Angeles.  On Broadway he acted in the plays Inacent Black in 1981 and Two Trains Running in 1992 plus was stage manager for The Amen Corner in 1965 and A Hand is On the Gate in 1966. 

On film, Ed Cambridge appeared in Cool Breeze, Melinda, Trouble Man, Hit Man, Deep Cover, The Gifted, The Beautician and the Beast and Waking the Dead.

His extensive television credits include performances in Love, American Style, Emergency!, Good Times, Kojak, Adam-12, Sanford and Son, Starsky and Hutch, The Jeffersons, Tour of Duty, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Parent 'Hood, Living Single, Sister, Sister and The Bernie Mac Show.  He also directed an episode of the comedy series 227.

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