Heyello! 11 Bahamian Celebrities We Love (And Per The Usual, A Few Surprises...)
Calvin Lockhart, was in Let’s Do It Again with Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby, born in the Bahamas, lived there until he was 18, then he moved to New York City to start a career in film. After a long and successful career, returned to the Bahamas in the ’90s and was a director there for the Freeport Players Guild. He died in Nassau, his wife and son created a scholarship fund to help Bahamian students interested in acting and working in film behind the scenes get their feet off the ground.
Moses Gunn (1929-1993) aged 64 Obie Award-winning stage player, he co-founded the Negro Ensemble Company in the 1960s. His 1962 Off-Broadway debut was in Jean Genet's The Blacks," and his Broadway debut was in "A Hand is on the Gate," an evening of African American poetry. He was nominated for a 1976 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for The Poison Tree and played Othello on Broadway in 1970.
Jim Kelly (May 5, 1946 - June 29, 2013) was an American martial artist and actor, best known for his starring role in Enter the Dragon (1973) opposite Bruce Lee. Sporting an afro and sideburns, Kelly made a splash with his one-liners and fight scenes in the martial arts classic. His later films include Three the Hard Way (1974), Black Belt Jones (1974), & Black Samurai (1977). He later left acting and became a professional tennis player.