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Name: Richard Roundtree  
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Date of Birth: 9th July 1942
Place of Birth: New Rochelle, New York, USA
Profession: Actor
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Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree (born July 9, 1942 in New York) is an African American actor and hero famous for portraying John Shaft in the movie Shaft (1971) and in its two sequels: Shaft's Big Score in 1972, and Shaft in Africa in 1973.

He was a leading man during the early 1970s in the Blaxploitation films. Prior to becoming an actor, he was a model.

He worked into the 1990s, although most of his later films were not well received. Since 1990, however, he apparently is making a comeback as a cult icon. Roundtree had a part in David Fincher's critically acclaimed 1995 movie Se7en, and guest starred in several episodes of the first season of Desperate Housewives as an amoral private detective.

He was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993 and underwent a mastectomy.

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