Shirley Jones & Marty Ingels
Linda Gray
Gloria Loring
Heather Tom
Nicholle Tom
Sonia Satra
Loretta Swit
Antonio Fargas
Ted Lange
Roscoe Orman


Jerry Van Dyke
Will Durst
The Unknown Comic
Rhonda Shear


Celebrity Game Night!
Patrick Duffy & Linda Gray
Joyce DeWitt
Lorenzo Lamas
Charlene Tilton
Eve Plumb
Lauren Tewes
The Amazing Kreskin
Dan Menendez
Johnny Dark
Tim Watters aka Bill Clinton
Dawn Wells


The Association 50th Anniv.
It’s A Motown Christmas!
Susan Anton
Michele Lee
Debbie Gibson
Gloria Loring
Shirley Jones
The Kingston Trio
Thelma Houston
Mason Williams


Love Letters
It’s A Motown Christmas!
Roscoe Orman as Dunbar
Shirley Valentine
Dawn Wells
Johnny Dark's Lincoln
Blonde and Blues
Driving Miss Daisy






Roscoe Orman
starring in
An Evening with Paul Laurence Dunbar

directed by Ted Lange

Paul Laurence Dunbar
A Short Biography

Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in Dayton Ohio on June 27, 1872. His father, Joseph and Mother Mitilda Murphy Dunbar were emancipated slaves. He graduated from Central High school with honors. He also served as editor of the school newspaper and was the class poet. Unable to attend college, he obtained a job as an elevator operator and wrote poetry in his free time.

He published his first book of poetry, Oak and Ivy, at his own expense in 1893. His second book, Majors and Minors, was published two years later. Due to the success of Majors and Minors he was able to publish a third volume of Poetry in 1896, Lyrics of Lowly Life, which was printed by a major publishing company. This was his most popular volume. This book contained poems written in the dialect of Southern Blacks.

The success of this volume enabled Mr. Dunbar the opportunity to travel to England. Upon his return to the United States he was hired as an assistant in the Library of Congress. In 1898, he married Alice Moore, but they separated in 1901.

DunbarDunbar contracted tuberculosis when he was almost thirty. He tried various cures, alcohol being one of them, and he became addicted. Sick and discouraged over the lack of success of Heart of Happy Hollow (1904), he returned to Dayton where he died on February 9, 1906.

Go To:
Show Storyline - Behind The Mask: An Evening with Paul Laurence Dunbar

Roscoe Orman Biography

Director — Ted Lange

For Bookings or Appearances, Please Contact:
J. Cast Productions • 2550 Greenvalley Road • Los Angeles, CA 90046-1438
(323) 822-1999

email: JCast@CastProductions.com

home button

Copyright © 2000 - 2015 J. Cast Productions - All rights reserved.