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Born in Beterverwagting, British Guiana [now Guyana]
Died in London, England, UK
Birth NameCyril Ewart Lionel Grant

Mini Bio (1)

Cy Grant was born on November 8, 1919 in Beterverwagting, British Guiana as Cyril Ewart Lionel Grant. He is known for his work on At the Earth's Core (1976), Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967) and Shaft in Africa (1973). He was married to Dorith. He died on February 13, 2010 in London, England.

Spouse (2)

Dorith (1956 - 13 February 2010) ( his death) ( 3 children)
? (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (6)

Guyanese-British singer and guitarist.
Made British television history as the first black person to appear regularly on a British television series, singing topical calypsos.
He served in the RAF during WWII, and qualified as a barrister, before becoming interested in acting.
Sang the original version of the worldwide hit "Feeling Good" (later made even more famous by Michael Buble) in the Anthony Newley-Leslie Bricusse stage play The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd, opening at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, UK, August 3, 1964.
In 1974 founded Drum as Britain's first arts centre to showcasing black actors.
He was the great-grandson of a slave, one of seven children born to a Moravian minister and a music teacher.

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