This name change occurred within an actor’s life.
He was born in Montgomery County, Alabama to a Baptist minister. Inspired by the film Shane, he intended to pursue acting. While everyone except his mother discouraged him, he continued pursuing his goal.
Ji-Tu Cumbuka (?-2017)
He would become known as an actor who starred in movies such as Roots and Harlem Nights. He was most known for his towering height and booming voice.
- “Ji-Tu Cumbuka.” IMDb.