Russell in 1971
|Birth name||Julius Russell|
|Born||September 15, 1918
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||October 2, 2005
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up comedy, television, movie|
|Influences||Michael Gough, Dean Martin, Pat Hingle, James Brown, Milton Berle, Foster Brooks, Orson Welles, Redd Foxx|
|Influenced||Michael Jackson, Mike Tyson, Nipsey Hussle, Bernie Mac|
He is best known for being a guest panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s. Games he was on include Match Game, Password, Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth and Pyramid. He would tell short, humorous poems. Because of the poems people like Dick Clark, Bill Cullen, Betty White, and others called him "the poet laureate of television."
References[change | edit source]
- Nipsey J. Russell, born 15 September 1918, died 2 October 2005. Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index (Death Master File).
- U.S. Census, 1 January 1920, state of Georgia, county of DeKalb, city of Atlanta, enumeration district 180, page 4-A, family 75, Julius Russell, age 1 year 2 months.
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