Robin Harris, 36, a comedian and actor who showed up in the movie \"Do the appropriate Thing,\" \"Harlem Nights,\" \"I\"m Gonna Git friend Sucka\" and also \"House Party,\" was pronounced dead in march 18 in Chicago.

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He was uncovered in his room in the four Seasons Hotel by his mother, that accompanied him to Chicago, and was declared dead in ~ Northwestern Memorial Hospital. An autopsy was scheduled to recognize the reason of death, follow to the cook County clinical examiner\"s office.

Mr. Harris had offered a comedy display Saturday night in ~ the brand-new Regal theatre on Chicago\"s south Side before a sold-out crowd of 2,400.

A Chicago native, he moved to Los Angeles with his household when he was eight. The performed at black nightclubs in the Los Angeles area after ~ graduating from Ottawa university in Kansas.

\"He\"s constantly been a comedian,\" his brother, Mike Harris, said. \"Robin\"s always had his own brand of humor. That made funny of you, and also you came earlier and asked for more. The was what Robin was every about, making human being laugh.\"

He played the duty of Sweet cock Willie, a middle-aged black guy who hung out on a street corner, in Spike Lee\"s 1989 fight film, \"Do the appropriate Thing.\"

\"I couldn\"t compose that character as funny together Robin could,\" Lee stated in one interview v the Los Angeles Times critical summer. \"He has actually a advanced country wit. He to be born in Chicago and raised in L.A., however he reaches means back come Mississippi.\"

His act had put-downs that the audience. Commenting on a patron\"s outfit, he once said, \"Like the suit, brother. It could come back in style.\" He also told crowds of his conversation through a white police officer after ~ being quit one night. After the officer asked, \"You acquired a gun in the car?\" Mr. Harris replied, \"No, it\"s house with the dope.\"

After learning of his death, film housing Reginald Hudlin, that directed Mr. Harris in \"House Party,\" said, \"He to be really just a spring of comic invention. Literally every take it of a scene, he might come up through a different joke, and also each joke would certainly be funnier 보다 the critical one.\"

Mr. Harris had recorded a comedy album and also had recently filmed an HBO comedy unique at Chicago\"s Vic theatre and additionally appears in Lee\"s upcoming film, \"Love Supreme.\"

In enhancement to his mother and also brother, his survivors incorporate his wife, Exetta; a son; his father; and a sister.


VA Registered Nurse

Mary Cutsail Holloway, 64, who had actually been a registered nurse through Washington hospitals since 1947, passed away March 17 in ~ Alexandria Hospital ~ a heart attack.

She started her nursing career at the old Garfield Hospital, then worked at Washington Hospital facility until transferring to the Veterans management Hospital. She had worked there for the past 17 years.

Mrs. Holloway, who lived in Alexandria, to be a indigenous of Washington. A graduate of main High School, she received her nurse\"s training in ~ the Garfield Hospital education school.

She was a member of Del Ray unified Methodist Church in Alexandria.

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Her husband, john Melvin Holloway, passed away in 1981. Her survivors incorporate a son, john M., of Earlysville, Va.; two daughters, Elizabeth major of Chantilly, and also Maggie Odom the Alexandria; her mother, Frankie R. Cutsail the Alexandria; a sister, mrs C. Frere of Fairfax; and five granddaughters.