Taurean Blacque, Emmy-selected ‘Slope Street Blues’ entertainer, passes on at 82
LOS ANGELES — Taurean Blacque, an Emmy-selected entertainer who was referred to for his job as a criminal investigator on the 1980s NBC show series “Slope Street Blues,” has kicked the bucket. He was 82.
Blacque’s family reported in a proclamation Thursday that the entertainer passed on in Atlanta following a concise sickness.
The New Jersey-local started his acting profession at the Negro Ensemble Company in New York. His preparation at the establishment assisted him with getting visitor jobs on TV series including “Sanford and Son,” “What’s going on,” “Great Times,” “Taxi” and “The Bob New Hart Show.”
Blacque’s greatest advancement came when he joined the cast of widely praised show “Slope Street Blues,” where he depicted the streetwise investigator Neal Washington during the show’s whole run between 1981-1987. He procured an Emmy selection for best supporting entertainer in a show series in 1981.
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Blacque featured with Vivica A. Fox on the NBC drama “Ages,” which addressed the joining of two families – one Black and another white. He became dynamic with the Atlanta Black Theater Company and the Black Theater Festival in North Carolina.
Stars including Marsha Warfield and Judd Apatow sent their sympathies to the late entertainer via web-based entertainment.
Warfield expressed “Sit back and relax Taurean Blacque,” on Twitter Thursday.
“One of my untouched top picks,” joke artist Apatow composed on Twitter.
Blacque had two natural children and embraced 11 youngsters and was the representative for the region of Los Angeles Adoption Service.
In 1989, Blacque was asked by President George H.W. Hedge to turn into the public representative for reception. He was made due by 12 youngsters, 18 grandkids and two extraordinary incredible grandkids. The specific reason for death was not unveiled by his loved ones.