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Today we're finding out about actor/comedian Sinbad. So
what has he been up to?

Be Well,



  See if you know if the following celebrities have had a 
  visit from the "Grim Reaper":  

- Madge Sinclair: She appeared in the TV mini-series "Roots" 
  and the TV series "Trapper John, M.D." and many movies

- Sandy Duncan: She played Peter Pan on Broadway and 
  starred in the TV series "The Hogan Family"

- Roxie Roker: Played Helen Willis on the TV show "The 
  Jeffersons" - also Lenny Kravitz's mother.

                 (Answer at the bottom)


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BIRTH DATE: November 10, 1956, Benton Harbor, Michigan

BIRTH NAME: David Adkins 


CLAIM TO FAME: Sinbad became known in the late 1980s and 1990s, 
appearing on several television series, most notably as Coach 
Walter Oakes on 'A Different World'.

Another very recognizable role for Sinbad is that of the mail 
man in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie 'Jingle All the Way'.

FAMILY LIFE: Meredith Fuller (1985 - 1992) (divorced) 2 children 
Meredith Adkins (? - present) 1 child 

INFO: On March 10, 2007, Sinbad's managers began receiving phone 
calls of condolence, after people began hearing unsubstantiated 
rumors of Sinbad's death. Hundreds contacted his managers and 
production studio, including Lionel Richie.

Sinbad joked the situation off, commenting that, "I wish that 
people would've called me back like this when I was alive. I 
gotta die more often. Seriously, my death is gonna be my comeback."

This is apparently the second time Sinbad was the subject of such 
a rumor. He says such situations are harder on family and friends, 
who are led to believe it as truth, than on himself. He believes 
such situations will become more commonplace with increased use of 
the Internet.

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TRIVIA: Finalist in Ed McMahon's "Star Search" (1983) talent 
contest for stand-up comedy. Lost to comedian and Crypt Keeper 
voice, John Kassir in the final round. Sinbad won his round against 
fellow comedian Dennis Miller

Toured with the Air Force Tops in Blue program, which is a program 
of active duty Air Force members who perform shows around the world.

Played college basketball at the University of Denver, but athletic 
career was ended by an injury.

Sinbad served in the US Air Force. He was almost dismissed with 
a dishonorable discharge for various misbehavior including going AWOL.

In 2004 he was named the #78 greatest stand-up comic of all time on 
"Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time".

Actor Mark Curry credits Sinbad and Bill Cosby for helping convince 
him not to commit suicide.

Sinbad was responsible for discovering R&B trio 702; convincing 
their parents to let him take them to a music convention/
competition, under the name "Sweeta than Suga", eventually being 
heard by music producer Michael Bivins (he's the Biv in Bell, 
Biv, Devoe).

WHERE IS HE NOW: Sinbad, has been in the news a great deal in the
last couple of months. This is due to a USO trip he took in 1996 
to Bosnia. This is the 'infamous' trip that Hillary Clinton has 
described as harrowing, where she was under sniper-fire. 

In an interview, Sinbad said the "scariest" part of the trip was 
wondering where he'd eat next. "I think the only 'red-phone' moment 
was: 'Do we eat here or at the next place.'"

Threat of bullets? Sinbad doesn't remember that, either.

"I never felt that I was in a dangerous position. I never felt 
being in a sense of peril, or 'Oh, God, I hope I'm going to be 
OK when I get out of this helicopter or when I get out of his tank.'"

This kind of spurred Sinbad on to become an Obama supporter and 
to defend Obama in the war over foreign policy credentials.

He also just hosted The Golden Trailer Awards, which honors the 
best of those mini-movies that preview coming attractions. The
ceremony will air May 26th on MyNetwork TV

In a bit of bad news for Sinbad, word is he owes $2.1 million 
to the state of California, according to the California 
Franchise Tax Board. 

c/o Scott Simpson
Agency for the Performing Arts
405 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 


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"Slacker Cats" (2007) TV series .... Eddie (unknown episodes)
Stompin' (2007) .... Ryan Jackson Sr. 
Leila (2006) .... Leila's Uncle 
Cuttin Da Mustard (2006) .... Bennie 
Hansel & Gretel (2002) (voice) .... Raven 
"Resurrection Blvd." .... Odell Mason (3 episodes, 2002)
    - Resureccion (2002) TV episode .... Odell Mason
    - Engano (2002) TV episode .... Odell Mason
    - El Gato, El Vato, La Cena Y El Padre (2002) .... Odell Mason
Crazy as Hell (2002) .... Orderly 
Treading Water (2002) .... The Security Guard 
"Moesha" .... Prof. LeCount (1 episode, 2000)
    - The Nutty Moesha (2000) TV episode .... Prof. LeCount
Ready to Run (2000) (TV) .... Voice of 'Hollywood Shuffle' 
Soul Music Festival: Part 5 (1999) (TV) .... Host 
"Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child" (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
    - The Three Little Pigs (1999) TV episode .... Big Bad Wolfgang
    - The Golden Goose (1997) TV episode (voice) .... Simpleton
"Cosby" .... Del (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
    - Afterschool Delight (1999) TV episode .... Del
    - The Awful Truth (1999) TV episode .... Del
    - Now Is the Time, the Walrus Said (1998) TV episode .... Del
Soul Music Festival: Part IV (1998) (TV) .... Host 
Good Burger (1997) .... Mr. Wheat 
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1 episode, 1997)
    - Episode dated 9 May 1997 (1997) TV episode 
The Cherokee Kid (1996) (TV) .... The Cherokee Kid/Isaiah Turner 
Jingle All the Way (1996) .... Myron Larabee 
First Kid (1996) .... Sam Simms 
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) (voice) .... Riley 
Soul Music Festival: Part I (1995) (TV) .... Host 
Houseguest (1995) .... Kevin Franklin 
"The Sinbad Show" .... David Bryan (1 episode, 1994)
    - Can We Talk? (1994) TV episode .... David Bryan
Aliens for Breakfast (1994) (TV) 
"Bill Nye, the Science Guy" (2 episodes, 1994)
    - Blood & Circulation (1994) TV episode 
    - Chemical Reactions (1994) TV episode 
The Meteor Man (1993) .... Malik, Stacy's Boyfriend 
Coneheads (1993) .... Otto 
"Saturday Night Live" .... Host (1 episode, 1992)
    - Sinbad/Sade (1992) TV episode .... Host
"Roc" .... Ruben Stiles (1 episode, 1992)
    - Roc and the Actor (1992) TV episode .... Ruben Stiles
Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS, and You (1992) (V) .... Condom 
Necessary Roughness (1991) .... Andre Krimm 
"A Different World" .... Coach Walter Oakes (45 episodes, 1987-1991)
    - Never Can Say Goodbye (1991) TV episode .... Coach Walter Oakes
    - Monet Is the Root of All Evil (1991) TV episode .... Coach Walter Oakes
    - Sister to Sister, Sister (1991) TV episode .... Coach Walter Oakes
    - It's Showtime at Hillman (1991) TV episode .... Coach Walter Oakes
    - Ms. Understanding (1991) TV episode .... Coach Walter Oakes
      (40 more)
Sinbad: Brain Damaged (1990) (TV) 
That's Adequate (1989) .... Stand-up Comic 
"The Cosby Show" .... Davis Sarrette (1 episode, 1987)
    - Say Hello to a Good Buy (1987) TV episode .... Davis Sarrette
"Keep on Cruisin'" (1987) TV series .... Co-Host 
"The Redd Foxx Show" (1986) TV series .... Byron Lightfoot 

Stompin' (2007) (executive producer) 
Coda (2006) (executive producer) 
Leila (2006) (executive producer) 
Soul Music Festival: Part 5 (1999) (TV) (executive producer) 
Sinbad: Nuthin' But the Funk (1998) (TV) (executive producer) 
Soul Music Festival: Part IV (1998) (TV) (executive producer) 
The Cherokee Kid (1996) (TV) (executive producer) 
First Kid (1996) (executive producer) 
70's Soul Music Festival: Part 2 (1996) (TV) (executive producer) 
Sinbad: Son of a Preacher Man (1996) (TV) (executive producer) 
Soul Music Festival: Part I (1995) (TV) (executive producer) 
Sinbad: Afros and Bellbottoms (1993) (TV) (executive producer) 
Sinbad and Friends: All the Way Live... Almost! (1991) (TV) (producer) 
Sinbad: Brain Damaged (1990) (TV) (executive producer) 

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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE

Madge Sinclair - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 04/28/1938   Died: 12/20/1995

Sandy Duncan - ALIVE
Born: 02/20/1946

Roxie Roker - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 08/28/1929    Died: 12/03/1995


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- John Phillip Law, 70, American actor (Barbarella). 
- Larry McKeon, 63, American politician, first openly-gay 
  member of the Illinois General Assembly, stroke.  
- Ron Stone, 72, American news anchor (KHOU, KPRC in Houston), 
  prostate cancer. 

- Penny Banner, 73, American professional wrestler, cancer. 
- Seamus Casey, 27, New Zealand opera singer, car accident. 
- Oakley Hall, 87, American novelist (Warlock), kidney disease/cancer. 
- Robert Rauschenberg, 82, American pop artist, heart failure. 

- Dottie Rambo, 74, American gospel singer, bus crash. 
- John Rutsey, 55, Canadian drummer (Rush). 
- Heather Stohler, 29, American model for Calvin Klein, fire. 
- Curtis Whitley, 39, American football player (San Diego Chargers, 
  Carolina Panthers, Oakland Raiders).  

- Jessie Jacobs, 17, Australian actor, fell under train. 

- Judy Grable, 82, American female professional wrestler. 
- Ronald A. Parise, 56, American astronaut, brain tumor. 

- Eddy Arnold, 89, American country music singer. 
- Ian Brodie, 72, British foreign correspondent (The 
  Daily Telegraph). 
- Murray Jarvik, 84, American academic and co-inventor of 
  the nicotine patch, heart failure. 
- Larry Levine, 80, American Grammy-winning audio engineer 
  (Wall of Sound), emphysema.  

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