Saturday, March 07, 2009

Willie Dynamite | OMG Sesame Street's Gordon is a Pimp


Roscoe Orman (born June 11, 1944, in The Bronx, New York) is an American actor who plays Gordon Robinson on the television program Sesame Street. Orman joined the show in 1973, taking over as the third actor to play Gordon on the show (subsequent to Matt Robinson, 1969-1972, and Hal Miller, 1972-1973). Beyond his role on Sesame Street, Orman is an accomplished stage, film and television actor, children’s book writer, artist, and child advocate.

Orman made his feature film debut in the title role of Universal Studios 1973 drama, Willie Dynamite. Willie Dynamite is a 1974 blaxploitation film which features Roscoe Orman as a pimp who lives the "life".

Orman has also appeared in such films as F/X, Striking Distance, New Jersey Drive, Follow That Bird, Twilight's Last Gleaming, and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. His television credits include work on such shows as All My Children, Kojak, Sanford and Son, Cosby, Sex and the City, "The Wire", and Law & Order.

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Willie Dynamite was a "HIT" ...or... it was just "HIT"


JuliBee430 Posted 12 minutes ago from Web in reply to TCManiacs
JuliBee430

@TCManiacs I was torn between Common and Gordon! This flick is crazy!

AByrd314 Posted 15 minutes ago from Web
AByrd314

Watching Willie Dynamite on TCM. Pimps and Hoes at they finest!

TCManiacs Posted 21 minutes ago from HootSuite
TCManiacs

TCManiacs: Willie Dynamite | OMG Sesame Street's Gordon is a Pimp http://ow.ly/HEh

JuliBee430 Posted 28 minutes ago from Web
JuliBee430

Trying to laugh @ all the fkd up ish in the classic blaxploitation drama Willie Dynamite - Common is his doppelganger, & NYC in '70s - HOT!

SWiTcH_NYC Posted 32 minutes ago from Web
SWiTcH_NYC

Watchin Willie Dynamite "Ain't no one crosses WILLIE "D" Willie Dynamite is Gordon from Sesame Street

Kendra_Holt Posted 44 minutes ago from mobile web
Kendra_Holt

watching Willie Dynamite on Turner Classic Movies.

DryerBuzz Posted 57 minutes ago from TweetDeck
DryerBuzz

TCM about to show Willie Dynomite next

RevKhopzilla Posted at 1:42am from mobile web
RevKhopzilla

"Willie Dynamite" starts on TCM in about 20 minutes.

2NewCats Posted at 1:36am from Web in reply to TCManiacs


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