1. Frankie Faison

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2. Ruben Santiago Hudson

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3. Vondie Curtis Hall

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4. Garcelle Beauvais

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5. Louie Anderson

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6. Samuel L. Jackson

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7. Cuba Gooding Jr.

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8. Madge Sinclair died in 1995

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9. John Amos

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10. Shari Headley

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11. Eddie Murphy

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12. Arsenio Hall

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13. James Earl Jones

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14. Eriq La Salle

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15. Vanessa Bell Calloway

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16. Allison Dean (this is unfortunately the only photo we could find of the actress who played Patrice)

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