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Born Harold Reynolds, Reynaldo Rey may not have been a household name in every household, but most African-Americans know his face – he was in several movies and TV shows in a career spanning over 30 years. Rey succumbed to complications from a recent stroke, in news first reported by TMZ.

EW.com reports: 

Comedian Reynaldo Rey, who was best known for playing Red’s father in Friday, died Thursday morning due to stroke complications, EW confirmed. He was 75 years old. Rey regularly worked in movies from 1989 (in Harlem Nights) through 2012. He also had roles in White Men Can’t Jump and House Party 3, and made appearances on Everybody Hates Chris and The Bernie Mac Show.

Rey was born in Sequoyah County, Okla., and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Kansas State Teacher’s College. After engaging in experimental theater at Wichita University, he moved to Cleveland, taught, and joined the Karamu House Theatre. He opened for legendary comic Redd Foxx (Sanford and Son) for 18 years, with Foxx managing Rey for 12 years.

(Photo: ReynaldoRey.com)

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9 thoughts on “Actor Reynaldo Rey Dies At 75

  1. Angela D. Taylor on said:

    May you rest in peace, I remember meeting you on the Tom Joyner Cruise Ship back in 2003 you were nice enough to take a picture with me. You will be truly missed…

  2. May you Rest in Peace Reynoldo! A solute to my brother and friend Reynoldo Rey. It was truly a gift and an honor to have you as a friend for over 29 years. I am glad I had one last opportunity to say good bye to you. I will miss you dearly and know that you are always making people smile on the other side. You’re favorite song you always had me perform goes out to you now, “Everything Must Change”…Peace and Love forever Moor!!! Your Friend and Family always, Karla Starr.

  3. Myra Bowie-Harris on said:

    My husband Sonny Harris and I send are deepest condolences to the family.. He was my freckles face twin.. Rest in peace old friend.. You will be missed…

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