Hugh Hurd


Actor

About

Died
July 15, 1995
Cause of Death
Hypertension And Kidney Failure

Family & Companions

Merlyn Purdy Hurd
Wife
Former actor, psychologist. Married c. 1961.

Biography

Life Events

1958

Joined Godfrey Cambridge and Maya Angelou in organizing one of the first benefits in New York for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr (date approximate)

1960

Most notable role was as the lead character in John Cassavetes' improvisational film "Shadows"

1962

With Cambridge, founded and led the Committee for the Employment of Negro Performers

Family

Delores Hurd
Sister
Berly Hurd
Sister
Cheryl O'Connor
Daughter
Adrienne Hurd
Daughter
Actor. Mother, Merlyn Purdy Hurd.
Denise Hurd
Daughter
Actor. Mother, Merlyn Purdy Hurd.
Michelle Hurd
Daughter
Actor. Mother, Merlyn Purdy Hurd.

Companions

Merlyn Purdy Hurd
Wife
Former actor, psychologist. Married c. 1961.

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