Raymond St Jacques
Tall, stage-trained actor with a resonant baritone voice who emerged as one of America's premier black performers of the mid-1960s. St. Jacques, who effectively portrayed heroic characters as well as villains, appeared in "The Pawnbroker" (1965) and "The Comedians" (1967) and starred as the cop Coffin Ed Johnson in the action-comedy "Cotton Comes to Harlem" (1970). He originated the first continuing black character on a TV Western as the cattle driver in the series "Rawhide." St. Jacques directed, produced and starred in the 1973 feature "Book of Numbers," a comic drama about racketeering in a small Arkansas town in the 1930s.