Avery Franklin Brooks (born October 2, 1948 in Evansville, Indiana) is an accomplished stage and television actor and jazz and opera singer. Brooks is best known for his television roles as Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and as Hawk on Spenser: For Hire and its spinoff A Man Called Hawk.
Brooks was born in Evansville, Indiana to Samuel Leon (a tool and die maker and singer) and Eva Lydia Crawford (a pianist, organist, and choir director). At age eight, his family later moved to Gary, Indiana when Samuel Brooks was laid off from International Harvester. Of Gary, Brooks has said "I was born in Evansville ... but it was Gary, Indiana, that made me" (Gary Civic Celebration; Nov. 2006).
The Brooks household was filled with music. His mother, who was among the first African-American women to earn a master's degree in music at Northwestern University, taught music wherever the family lived . His father was in the choir Wings Over Jordan on CBS radio from 1937 to 1947 and...
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John Rambo is an upcoming film, starring Sylvester Stallone as Vietnam War veteran John Rambo. In this fourth chapter of the franchise, Rambo travels to Burma, where the Burmese army is ruthlessly abusing the locals. It is currently scheduled for a February 2008 release. This is the only film in the series that does not feature the character of Rambo's friend and mentor, Colonel Trautman. The actor who portrayed Trautman in the previous Rambo films, Richard Crenna, died of cancer in 2003.
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Reformed jewish neo-Nazi Derek Vinyard is released from prison after serving three years for killing two young black men he caught breaking into his car. Upon being released, he finds that his younger brother, Danny (the narrator), has embraced his old ways in his absence and has become an active white supremacist in the group Derek led before his arrest. The film centers on Derek's decision to sever ties with his racist past whilst trying to keep his brother from following in his footsteps. The film also centers on events that lead him to change his views about other "races". It also...,
Avery Brooks was born in Evansville, Indiana, Vanderburgh County