David Downing was an American stage, film, and television actor.
He was one of the original members of the Negro Ensemble Company in New York City. Downing, a native of Harlem, New York City, attended the High School of Performing Arts. As a child actor, he made his professional debut on Broadway in The Green Pastures.
As part of the Negro Ensemble Company in the 1960s and 70s, Downing appeared in productions including the Obie Award-winning musical The Great MacDaddy, and the successful play Ceremonies in Dark Old Men. Downing later appeared in the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, Miss Evers’ Boys.
Downing died in Los Angeles in November 2017 at the age of 74. –Wikipedia
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