Ivan Dixon - A diverse actor of merit - age 76 died Answered
Ivan Dixon: a short biography
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Longtime friend and colleague Sidney Poitier said Dixon has left his mark on American film, television and theater.
Ivan Dixon was an prolific television and film actor, who starred in Hogan's Heroes, and The Fugitive, in several episodes of The Twilight Zone including "I Am the Nightâ€ Color Me Black", "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", & "The Big Tall Wish", and the film Nothing But a Man; to mention but a few.
The film -- depicted a railroad worker who fell in love with a minister's daughter and fought against racism in their Alabama town -- was his most meaningful role, Dixon said.
"That was me," Dixon said, "I had lived every moment. ... I was reliving my whole life on film."
Dixon died on Sunday in Charlotte, N.C. He was 76.