Thursday, March 19, 2009

Throwback Cinema Spotlight Vol.4...Leon Isaac Kennedy


'70s and early 80's African American leading man Leon Isaac Kennedy has been one of the foremost purveyors of two-fisted action flicks. Kennedy is best known for his performance as "Too Sweet" in 1979's Penitentiary and its sequels. Television work includes a supporting role in the 1980 TV movie Off the Cherokee Strip. While in production he generally wears a multitude of hats, producing and writing as well as acting. Leon Isaac Kennedy was married to actress/TV personality Jayne Kennedy, with whom he co-starred in Body and Soul (1982).

Leon was a very popular DJ in Detroit in the late sixties, known as "Leon The Lover".
He Hosted a TV show called "Teen-Arama" in Washington, D.C. when he was only 18.
By age 17 he had already worked as a disc jockey in three cities.
He is Now a minister and also is a partner of a food company with Smokey Robinson, Smokey Robinson Foods Inc.

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