Memorial held for actor and New Rochelle native Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree is considered the first Black action hero for his role as John Shaft in the 1971 film Shaft. He died in October at the age of 81.

News 12 Staff

Feb 16, 2024, 11:10 AM

Updated 64 days ago

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Late actor and New Rochelle native Richard Roundtree was honored with a memorial in his hometown Saturday.
Roundtree is considered the first Black action hero for his role as John Shaft in the 1971 film "Shaft."
He graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1961.
Roundtree died in October at the age of 81. He is survived by five children.


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