(1924- ) a US film actor and director, who was one of the first black actors to appear in films playing serious characters. His films include The Blackboard Jungle (1955), In the Heat of the Night (1967), and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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