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Ernie Barnes was born on July 15, 1938 in Durham, North Carolina, USA as Ernest Eugene Barnes Jr. He is known for his work on Good Times (1974), Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige (1981) and Number One (1969). He was married to Bernadine Gradney, Janet Thaleen Norton and Andrea Burnett. He died on April 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, ... Wikipedia

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Birth date: July 15, 1938, Durham, North Carolina, United States
Death date: April 27, 2009, Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth place: Durham, North Carolina, USA
Height:6' 3" (1.91 m)
Profession:Art Department, Actor
Spouse:Bernadine Gradney (m. 1984–2009), Janet Thaleen Norton (m. 1965–1983), Andrea Burnett (m. 1957–1965)
Children:Deidre Barnes, Michael Barnes, Erin Barnes, Paige Barnes, Sean Barnes
Parents:Fannie Mae Geer, Ernest E. Barnes, Sr.

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1His 1996 autobiography "From Pads to Palette" chronicles his childhood in the segregated South, his college and professional football experience to his first exhibition.
2His neo-Mannerist style of art has been admired and collected internationally.
3A traveling exhibition of his art and career titled "Liberating Humanity From Within" is being planned.
4His final public exhibition was in 2007 when the NFL and Time Warner sponsored a tribute to him in New York City. It was hosted by his former teammate, the Hon. Jack Kemp, Susan L. Taylor, Brig Owens and Donna Brazile.
5Appointed Official Sports Artist for the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics and also named "America's Best Painter of Sports" by the American Sports Art Museum.
6Had a bit part on two early episodes of "Good Times".
7His famous "Sugar Shack" dance scene gained international recognition when it appeared on the television series "Good Times" (1974-1979) and on a 1976 Marvin Gaye album. Throughout the television series most of the paintings "created" by the character JJ are works by Ernie Barnes. However, a few images were not painted by Barnes.
8In 1971, along with Mike Henry, created the "Super Comedy Bowl," a CBS television variety special which showcased pro athletes with celebrities such as John Wayne, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Joe Namath, Jack Lemmon, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett and Tony Curtis. A second special aired in 1972.
9Appeared on a 1967 episode of the game show "What's My Line?" The panelists correctly guessed Barnes was the professional football player-turned-artist.
10Was paid his final football season by New York Jets owner Sonny Werblin "to just paint." A year later, Barnes debuted his art in a solo exhibition at a prestigious Manhattan gallery. The show sold out and he subsequently retired from football.
11Played offensive guard for the New York Titans (1960), San Diego Chargers (1961-1962), and Denver Broncos (1963-1964).

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Art Department

Good Times1974-1979TV Series paintings by - 133 episodes



Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige1981TV MovieJosh Gibson
Good Times1975-1976TV SeriesFirst Hood / Hoodlum #1
Doctors' Wives1971Dr. Perfield
Number One1969Deke Coleman



18th Annual Trumpet Awards2010TV Special in memory of



Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene2008DocumentaryHimself
The Artist's Way2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
1961 AFL Championship Game1961TV SpecialHimself - San Diego Chargers Guard

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