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Cy Grant: Actor, Singer and Writer - (November 08, 1919 – February 13, 2010)

Cy Grant

Cy was born in Beterverwagting, Guyana. He was an actor, singer and writer who in the 1950's became the First black person to appear regularly on British television.

Following service in the Royal Air Force during World War II, he worked as an actor and singer. He was certified Barrister and then became interested in acting.

He sang the original version of the world wide hit "Feeling Good" (;ater made famous by Michael Buble) in the Anthony Newley-Leslie Bricusse stage play "The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd" opening night at the theater Royal Notthingham, England on August 03, 1964.

He collaborated with John Mapondera to set up the Drum Arts Centre in London in the 1974, which was considered a landmark in the development of black theater.

He was appointed director of Concord Multicultural Festivals in the early 1980s.

His screen, recording and writing credits are too many to mention as his career spanned over 60 years.

He was the great-grandson of a slave and one of seven children born to a Moravian minister and a music teacher.

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