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O. L. Duke

Born: Aug 12, 1953

Death: Sep 10, 2004

Birthplace: Los Angeles

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

O. L. Duke

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1953
Date of Death : Sep 10, 2004
Birth Place : Los Angeles

Orville Lewis Duke was an American stage, television and film actor. He was a member of the renowned Actors Studio and was the interim Artistic Director of the Negro Ensemble Company from 2002 to 2004. In keeping with the tradition of the NEC, Duke helped young Black actors hone their skills by sharing his work experiences and teaching classes using the method acting technique. Duke died in a car crash in New York City, on September 10, 2004. He was on his way home after performing in an off-Broadway play, when a car cut him off on the West Side Highway. His vehicle jumped a divider and struck an oncoming car.


  • Actor

Also known as

  • Orville Lewis Duke


  • Monica Washington
  • Kacy Duke
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