Ben Vereen was born on October 10, 1946, in Laurinburg, North Carolina. Ben Vereen is an American actor, dancer, and singer who has appeared in numerous Broadway theatre shows. Vereen graduated from Manhattan’s High School of Performing Arts. He was nominated for a Tony Award for Jesus Christ Superstar in 1972 and won a Tony for his appearance in Pippin in 1973. Vereen appeared in the Broadway musical, Wicked, as the Wizard of Oz (and was originally considered for the role of the Scarecrow in The Wiz), in 2005. He has also starred in numerous television programs and films. Notable film roles include song-and-dance men in Funny Lady and All That Jazz. He appeared on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episode, “Papa’s Got a Brand New Excuse”, in which he played Will Smith’s biological father. He starred in the television series, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, but is probably best known for his role as “Chicken” George Moore in Roots.


Original Ben Vereen Autograph, signed on a 3 x 5 inch Index Card. Regular Price – $ 75.95 / Sale Price – $ 29.95.

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