Fann, Al, 1974 January 24
Scope and Contents
Actor Al Fann delivered a lecture on 1/22/1974 (2015-0002/RR158 reel 1) (2015-0002/RR159 reel 2--duplicate of RR158). Fan was an actor who played Swarm on "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends." He was the first to play the role outside the comics and later had a recurring role as handyman Felix Myman on Home Improvement.
RR159 Hale Smith introduces actor, producer and director of the Al Fann Theatrical Emsemble based in Harlem. Mr. Al Fann speaks about his experiences. (Mislabeled as Melvin Edwards; RR158 and RR159 are the same program)
- 1974 January 24
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Biographical / Historical
Actor Al Fann, (Albert Louis Fann) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on 21 February 1925. During Fann's lengthy career he performed in television, film, radio and stage as well as founding the Harlem-based Al Fann Theatrical Ensemble. He notably performed his own play, King Heroin, at the White House, and appeared in 137 productions with the Karamu Theatre. Fan played Swarm on "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends." He was the first to play the role outside the comics and later had a recurring role as handyman Felix Myman on Home Improvement.
Fann died on 14 October 2018.
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2 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recordings ) : RR 158 -159 2 reels (duplicates), 1:04:16; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester.
Language of Materials
From the Series: English
- African American actors Subject Source: Fast
- African American motion picture producers and directors Subject Source: Fast
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