I will always remember him from Hogan's Heroes; younger folks may remember him from the original "Car Wash" with a fabulous ensemble cast including Richard Pryor. My revolutionary brothers and sisters will remember as the director of the screen adaptation of Sam Greenlee's "The Spook Who Sat by the Door". He is Ivan Dixon. Research will speak to perhaps his best known role in the film "Nothing But a Man". I haven't seen the film but I'll try to find it and watch it.
Mr. Dixon transitioned on Sunday in Charlotte, NC as a result of a brain hemorrhage resulting from kidney failure. All praises and thanks for allowing him to share his talents with the Universe. Ashe'.