Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Nipsey Russell 1925-2005
Actor/Comedian Nipsey Russell passed away on October 2, 2005 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Russell was a fixture on tv games shows of the 70s and early 80s to such an extent he was named "The Poet Laureate of Television" Perhaps Russell will be remembered most for his co-starring role as the tin man along with Diana Ross and Michael Jackson in "The Wiz" He was a confirmed bachelor who once said "How can I live with someone else when there are times when I find it hard to live with myself?" The actor-poet-comedian died of cancer.