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Howard Rollins

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Birth nameHoward Ellsworth Rollins, Jr.
Birth dateOctober 17, 1950
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Date of deathDecember 08, 1996(age 46)
Death placeNew York City, New York, U.S.

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Howard Ellsworth Rollins, Jr. (October 17, 1950 - December 8, 1996) was an American television, film, and stage actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in the film Ragtime, and as Virgil Tibbs on the NBC/CBS television series In the Heat of the Night.

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