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topic: A Hollywood Survivor: Willard E. Pugh aka "Harpo" From 'The Color Purple' Tells All.
About The Show
Willard E. Pugh is one of the most underrated and underutilized character actors of his generation. You probably recognize his face in some of your favorite actors' favorite movies...Whether he is playing the seemingly emasculated yet likable Harpo in the classic The Color Purple, the nefariously comical and audacious record exec Trustus in CB4 or the bombastic, corrupt and audacious Mayor Kuzak of Detroit in the Robocop movie franchise, Bro. Willard proves time and time again in his invaluable sliver of time shared on the silver screen that it is the quality of the performance and not quantity of lines that wins over an audience and that separates the amateurs from the immortals.
In our nearly marathon conversation conducted on Christmas 2010, W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio discussed his rise from his humble beginnings in Memphis, TN and into the stratosphere with the chance of the lifetime he got when he was picked to act in arguably one of the greatest African American themed films ever created with a tour de force ensemble cast, a cast which also featured a relative newcomer and a popular regional Chicago talk show host at that time, Oprah Winfrey.
Willard E. Pugh leaves no stones unturned and no bridges untorched in discussing the triumphs and disappointments of his career...The highs are really high while the lows are really low...He mercilessly offers with brilliant comedic timing and riveting social commentary, insight that Richard Pryor or a Chris Rock could enjoy, his thoughts on some very touchy and controversial subjects including...
AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
And check out the filmography of this unsung acting legend...He got cred yo...
- 1982 : Divided We Fall .... Runaway Slave
- 1984 : Toy Soldiers .... Ace
- 1985 : Moving Violations .... Jeff Roth
- 1985 : The Hills Have Eyes Part II .... Foster
- 1985 : Stand Alone .... Macombers
- 1985 : The Color Purple .... Harpo
- 1986 : Blue City .... Leroy
- 1986 : Native Son .... Gus
- 1987 : Amazon Women on the Moon .... Speaking Cop (segment "Video Date")
- 1987 : Made in Heaven .... Guy Blanchard / Brian Dalton
- 1988 : Traxx .... Deeter
- 1990 : RoboCop 2 .... Mayor Kuzak
- 1991 : Guyver .... Col. Castle
- 1991 : A Rage in Harlem (A Rage in Harlem) .... Claude X
- 1991 : Ambition .... Freddie
- 1992 : Eddie Presley .... Nick
- 1993 : CB4 .... Trustus
- 1994 : Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter .... Jason
- 1995 : Under the Hula Moon .... Duane
- 1997 : Air Force One .... White House Communications Officer
- 1998 : High Freakquency .... Dale
- 1998 : Progeny (Progeny) .... Eric Davidson
- 1998 : Spoiler .... Bounty #2
- 2000 : Today's Life .... The PR Man
- 2000 : Up Against Amanda .... Officer Wharton
- 2001 : The Big Leaf Tobacco Company .... Mr. Franklin
- 2007 : Mil Mascaras vs. the Aztec Mummy
- 2010 :Kings Of The Evening
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