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Brock Peters, the versatile film and stage actor, singer and producer who first rose to prominence in the 1960's and 70's with his powerful singing voice and poignant screen portrayals of angry, belligerent black men, died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 78. The cause was complications of pancreatic cancer, his companion, Marilyn Darby, told The Associated Press.
Brock Peters was the versatile film and stage actor, singer and producer who rose to prominence in the 1960's and 70's with his powerful singing voice and poignant screen portrayals of angry, belligerent black men.
Roberta Peters, Silvery Soprano, Dies at 86
Ms. Peters, who sang with the Metropolitan Opera for 35 years, was 20 when she was catapulted to stardom as a last-minute substitute in “Don Giovanni.”
In a 1984 book, both widely hailed and criticized, she cited historical documents showing that Arab settlers had flocked to Palestine beginning in the late 1800s; they had not, she wrote, inhabited the land “from time immemorial.”
Mr. Peters won a World Series as general manager of the Baltimore Orioles and helped rejuvenate the Cleveland Indians.
Ms. Peters’s death, like the last years of her life, occurred away from public view.
Mr. St. Peters was the British pop singer best known for “Pied Piper” and “You Were on My Mind.”
Mr. Peters chronicled American race relations during the turbulent years of the mid-20th century.
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