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Taylor was in the films Trouble Man (1972) and Willie Dynamite (1974). “It was an honor for people to remember him.”, Nathaniel Taylor also played roles on shows such as “The Redd Foxx Show,” ’'Police Story” and “What’s Happening” and blaxploitation films such as “Dynamite” and “Trouble Man.” He reprised his role as Rollo in the 1980s spinoff “Sanford.”. Blake Shelton Smothers Gwen Stefani’s Son Kingston with…, Tyra Banks Takes on ‘DWTS’ Rumors, Plus: Her Response to Criticism, Iggy Azalea Posts First Pic of Son After Breaking Up with Playboi…, Pics! He was 80.  He was married to Loretta until his death. His mentor, Larry Clark, suggested he try out for a part. ‘Love Is Blind’ Star Mark Cuevas & GF Aubrey Rainey Expecting…, LOL! Lee Kun-Hee, who grew Samsung into a world-leading titan, dies after years-long hospitalization. He was also guest starred in episodes of The Bill Cosby Show, Adam 12, and Police Story. Nathaniel Taylor, ‘Sanford and Son’ Actor, Is Dead at 80. Get all the day's most vital news with our Today's Headlines newsletter, sent every weekday morning. Taylor was friends with fellow actor Rocco Karega and Hip-Hop promoter Alonzo Williams. The state prison system is under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. Taylor's death was confirmed by promoter Alonzo Williams, a … (1977 & 1979). After it was restored, in October 2015, they decided to reunite a cast member with the truck they preserved. Nathaniel Taylor, the actor who played Rollo Lawson on the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” died Feb. 27 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after suffering a heart attack. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. As part of the recurring cast on “Sanford and Son,” Taylor appeared in 32 episodes from 1972 through 1977. Mr. Taylor’s character on “Sanford and Son,” the long-running NBC series that starred Redd Foxx as the irascible junk dealer Fred Sanford, was the friend and sidekick of Fred’s son, Lamont, played by Demond Wilson. Nathaniel Taylor, the actor best known as Rollo Lawson, the street-smart best friend of the son on the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” has died. Daniel Menaker, veteran writer and magazine and book editor, dies. As an intern, Barrera shot black-and-white photos of everyday moments in overlooked Latino communities, which his team felt were covered only when crime occurred. He is survived by his wife, six children, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. But his son Kaedi, who works behind the scenes in the television and film industry, said he never tired of people recognizing him as Rollo. St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. Died: He was 80. He received his BA from Cen The owners, Jeff Canter and Tim Franko, loved the idea of restoring the Ford. ‘Roots’ and ‘Purple Rain’ screenwriter William Blinn dies at 83. Taylor had five children from a previous marriage to Bernice Gordon-Taylor  After Taylor stopped acting, he opened a performing arts studio for young actors. Actor Nathaniel Taylor, best known as sharp-dressed, smooth-talking ladies’ man Rollo Lawson on “Sanford and Son,” died of a heart attack at the age of 80. Nathaniel Taylor - Biography. Nathaniel Taylor, the actor best known as Rollo Lawson, the street-smart best friend of the son on the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” has died. He was at least the 54th Mississippi inmate to die since late December. Dr. Fauci, The Weeknd and Megan Thee Stallion are just some of the big names covering the TIME 100 List this year! The series was canceled after 12 episodes due to low ratings. Taylors character on Sanford and was the lovable, funny but questionable friend of Lamont the co-star of the show. Rebellion Chicago Screening Of 'As Above, So Below' w/ Filmmaker Larry Clark, Thursday 6/6", "Nathaniel Taylor Dies: 'Sanford And Son' Sidekick Rollo Was 80", "Spirits of Rebellion: Black Film at UCLA (2011) | DREAM13 Media", "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nathaniel_Taylor_(actor)&oldid=984291584, Pages containing links to subscription-only content, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Loretta Taylor (m. 2000–2019, his death)and his first wife, Bernice Gordon-Taylor, Drama film directed by Larry Clark & co-written by Clark and, Episode: "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You", This page was last edited on 19 October 2020, at 09:14. © 2020 Telepictures Productions Inc. Hip-hop music promoter Alonzo “Lonzo” Williams, one of Taylor’s longtime friends, said the actor was a mentor to many. Nate was born on September 15, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois and was a graduate … He said at the time, “I feel the people. While Taylor himself was not an evangelist, his sympathy for revivalism during a time when revivals were breaking out ensured that he had a major influence upon the core beliefs of revivalists and the churches that were created from them. Nathaniel Taylor, Actor: Sanford and Son. Taylor Nathaniel "Nate" V. Taylor, died June 7, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. July 23, 2020 at 7:19 AM CDT - Updated July 23 at 8:33 AM, Hurricane shelters set to open ahead of Zeta’s arrival, LIST: Schools announce closures, distance learning ahead of Hurricane Zeta, Popp’s Ferry Bridge opening frequently as boats evacuate harbors, Hancock County issues voluntary evacuation of low-lying areas, Miss. James Randi, the magician and skeptic who helped expose Uri Geller, who claimed to bend spoons with his mind, has died at 92. William Blinn established himself as one of TV’s premier writers and loved going to the set. His son Kaedi said he died in a hospital after a heart attack. Foxx told Taylor that he had the role which would become Rollo Lawson. Clark had him read a few lines to him and then sent him down to Redd Foxx's room. Taylor made his TV debut in 1971, and appeared in several movies, most of them action films like "Trouble Man" (1972) and "The Hunter" (1980). “It was an honor for people to remember him.”, Mr. Taylor reprised the role of Rollo in the 1980-81 “Sanford and Son” spinoff “Sanford” and worked with Mr. Foxx again on the short-lived 1986 sitcom “The Redd Fox Show.” He was also seen on television shows including “Police Story,” “What’s Happening!
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