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African-American leading actor Lincoln Kilpatrick was much in demand in the late '60s and early '70s, a time when dynamic black performers were required to make up for the years of Stepin Fetchit-style subservience. Making his first film in 1968, Kilpatrick was seen in such sociopolitical time capsules as Cool Breeze (1972), Soul Soldier (1973) and Uptown Saturday Night (1974). Looking and acting like a born survivor, Kilpatrick was vital to futuristic films like The Omega Man (1971), Soylent Green (1973), and Chosen Survivors (1974), most of which predicted a post-apocalyptic society comprised of the strongest and swiftest. As busy in TV as in films, Lincoln Kilpatrick was a regular on several series: The Leslie Uggams Show (1968) in the recurring segment "Sugar Hill;" Love of Life, wherein Kilpatrick and Rita Bond were the first black regulars on this long-running soap opera; Matt Houston (1982-85) as Lt. Hoyt; and Frank's Place (1988), as Reverend Deal.

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