Gilbert Moses

Active - 1973 - 1988  |   Born - Aug 20, 1942   |   Died - Apr 14, 1995   |   Genres - Drama, Crime

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

When he co-founded the Free Southern Theater company, director Gilbert Moses became an important pioneer of American black theater. Over the course of a career that encompassed work on stage, screen and television, Moses won numerous awards, including the Obie, for directing Imamu Amiri Baraka's Slave Ship (1969), and a 1975 New York Drama Critics Circle for Taking of Miss Janie. Some of Moses' television efforts include episodes of Roots, Benison and Law & Order. Moses only directed two movies: Wilier Dynamite (1974) and The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979).

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