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  • The original 'Biggie Smalls' Dies



    Ever since Notorious B.I.G. made his way on to the rap scene in the early 90ís he was a man of many names. Among Notorious B.I.G.ís numerous aliases was Biggie Smalls, a name he captured from the 1975 film Letís Do It Again.
    Unfortunately, Calvin Lockhart the actor behind the role of Biggie Smalls passed away on Mar. 29 in Nassau, Bahamas due to complications from a stroke. Letís Do It Again, which starred Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier, included a character by the name of Biggie Smalls who played the gangster in the film.

    Lockhart, who was the first black actor to have a leading role with the Royal Shakespeare Company, also starred in Coming To America, Predator 2, and several other films and television shows.