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Charles M. Huber – actor, politician, Bavarian

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The first black person to win an Academy Award as Best Actor? Sidney Poitier. The movie: Lilies of the Field. That was in 1963. Not long ago, when you think about it. But a fair time before German TV audiences were getting their first taste of a black actor on a primetime TV show. That was Charles M. Huber, who began playing the role of Henry Johnson in the very popular detective series The Old Fox in 1986. The same Charles M. Huber who is my latest guest on Talking Germany. By the way: Sidney Poitier’s role in Lilies of the Field, also won him a Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 1963 Berlin Film Festival.

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May 16, 2014

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