Godfrey Cambridge
Date of Birth
Feb 26, 1933
Birth Place:
New York City, NY


Born in New York City to immigrants from British Guiana, Godfrey Cambridge was raised in Nova Scotia. He returned to New York in time for high school, graduating from Flushing High in three years. While attending Hofstra University, Cambridge appeared in a student production of MacBeth; it was also at Hofstra that Cambridge, who was black, first encountered racial prejudice. After completing his...