Al Fann lectures at the University of Connecticut
Actor Al Fann delivered a lecture on 1/22/1974 (2015-0002/RR158 reel 1) (2015-0002/RR159 reel 2--duplicate of RR158).
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. [https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0266802/ / http://www.filmreference.com/film/90/Al-Fann.html / https://marvelanimated.fandom.com/wiki/Al_Fann / https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Al-Fann/]
2 Reels (RR 158-159 (duplicates of the same program) 1:04:16; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester.)
Existence and Location of Originals
Original audio recordings reside in the University of Connecticut, Black Experience in the Arts Collection, Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library.
- African American actors Subject Source: Fast
- African Americans Subject Source: Fast
- African Americans in popular culture Subject Source: Fast
- Black Experience in the Arts Course (University of Connecticut) -- Sound recordings Subject Source: Local sources