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Richard Arnold Roundtree (July 9, 1942 – October 24, 2023) was an American actor and model from New Rochelle, New York.

He was most famous for portraying Private Detective John Shaft in the blaxploitation movie Shaft (1971) and all four of its sequels, Shaft's Big Score (1972), Shaft in Africa (1973), and two by the same name released in 2000 and 2019, both alongside Samuel L. Jackson as his son, John Shaft II.

He died at the age of 81 from pancreatic cancer.


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