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Cleavon Little

Cleavon Little
Little in Blazing Saddles (1974)
Personal information
Birth nameCleavon Jake Little
Birth dateJune 1, 1939
Place of birthChickasha, Oklahoma, United States
Date of deathOctober 22, 1992(age 53)
Death placeSherman Oaks, California, United States
SpouseValerie Wiggins (1972 - 1974)

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Cleavon Jake Little (June 1, 1939 - October 22, 1992) was an American film and theatre actor.

Little was widely known for his lead role as Sheriff Bart in the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy Blazing Saddles. He also was the irreverent Dr. Jerry Noland in the early 1970s sitcom Temperatures Rising.

In 1978, he played "The Prince of Darkness" in the radio station comedy FM, previously having played the role of radio personality Super Soul in the 1971 action film Vanishing Point. His later work included the 1984 film Toy Soldiers.

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