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Years active  1960-1992
Name  Gilbert Moses

Role  Stage Director
Children  China Moses, Tsia Moses
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Full Name  Gilbert Moses III
Born  August 20, 1942 (1942-08-20) Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation  Stage, screen, and television director
Partner(s)  Eda Godel Hallinan (?-1995) his death
Died  April 15, 1995, New York City, New York, United States
Spouse  Dee Dee Bridgewater (m. 1977–1985), Denise Nicholas (m. 1964–1965), Wilma Butler (m. ?–1971)
Movies  The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, Willie Dynamite, Runaway
Awards  Obie Award for Direction, Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Director
Similar People  China Moses, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala, Roscoe Orman

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Gilbert Moses III (August 20, 1942 – April 15, 1995) was an American stage, screen, and television director.


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Early life and career

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Moses was the co-founder of the Free Southern Theater company, an important pioneer of African-American theatre. His 1971 Broadway debut, Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death, won him a Tony Award nomination and the Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Director. In 1976, he and George Faison teamed to co-direct and choreograph the ill-fated Alan Jay Lerner-Leonard Bernstein musical 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, which closed after seven performances.

Moses' off-Broadway work as a director won him an Obie Award for Amiri Baraka's Slave Ship (1969) and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for The Taking of Miss Janie (1975). Among Moses' television credits are Benson, Ghostwriter, The Paper Chase, Law & Order, several episodes of the mini-series Roots, and a number of television movies. His only feature films were Willie Dynamite (1974) and The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979).

Personal life

Moses was married three times, to actress Denise Nicholas, Wilma Butler, and Dee Dee Bridgewater, and had two daughters, Tsia and China. He died of multiple myeloma in New York City.


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