Phillip Hayes Dean, who was a playwright, director and actor in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and various regional theaters died on Monday, April 14, 2014 from a heart condition, a family spokesperson announced. He was 83.
Phillip Hayes Dean might be best known for his Broadway play Paul Robeson, performed by James Earl Jones in 1978, and in Avery Brooks’ revivals in 1988 and 1995, and now by Ebony Repertory Theatre’s production with Keith David, which Mr. Dean directed. His play continues performances and will close on April 27, 2014.
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