Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs (born September 4, 1953 in New York City, New York, United States) is an American actor. He has appeared in a number of films and television programs, including Cooley High (1975), Roots (1977), Welcome Back, Kotter (1975), and The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992).
Lawrence was born in New York City, NY on September 4, 1953, the fifth child of nine to West Indian parents Hilton and Clothilda Jacobs. He began his acting career in the summer of 1969 and graduated from the High School of Art and Design in 1971. Afterward, he studied acting with the world famous Negro Ensemble Company and the Al Fann Theatrical Ensemble. In 1975, he won the part of Freddie Boom Boom Washington on the ABC hit comedy series, Welcome Back, Kotter.
In 1983, Lawrence won the NAACP Image Award as best actor for his performance as Frankie in Richard Wesley's The Might Gents. He later gained praise afor his portrayal as Joseph Jackson in ABC-TV's highly-rated mini-seriesThe Jacksons: An...
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Cooley High is a 1975 (see 1975 in film) feature film produced and released by American International Pictures and written by Eric Monte (co-creator of Good Times). The film, set in 1964 Chicago, Illinois, stars Glynn Turman and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, and featuring a soundtrack primarily comprised of 1960s Motown hits. The story explores the adventures and relationships of Leroy "Preach" Jackson and Richard "Cochise" Morris, two black high school students at Edward J. Cooley High School whose carefree lives take a turn for the worse through several twists of fate.The film is considered a classic of black cinema and features a new Motown recording, G.C. Cameron's hit single "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday", on its soundtrack. "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" was covered in 1991 by Motown act Boyz II Men. Boyz II Men's version of "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye" was included on the group's first LP, named Cooleyhighharmony in honor of this film.Cooley High is...,
Claudine is a 1974 film produced by Third World Films and released to theatres by 20th Century Fox. Starring Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, and King Coleman, Claudine was written by Lester Pine and Tina Pine, and directed by John Berry. It is noted for being one of the few mainstream films featuring a predominantly African-American cast that was not a blaxploitation film.
The film tells the story of Claudine Price, a single Black Harlem mother, living on welfare with six children, who finds love with a garbage collector, Rupert Marshall. The pair's relationship becomes complicated because of a number of factors. Among these are that the couple do not want to marry because they would not be able to support the children without welfare, and that the kids themselves, particularly eldest son Charles (Hilton-Jacobs), are apprehensive of Rupert, and believe that he will leave their mother just like her previous husbands and boyfriends.
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