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This is my beautiful mother. Circa 1987. When I took her with me to Honolulu, Hawaii when I was filming an episode of Magnum, P.I.. Will always love my mama!
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"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matthew 6:21 (KJV) One of the deepest Bible scriptures for me to figure out. It's not "surface". Just when I think I understand it. No! smile emoticon
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Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner and Morgan Brittany were the hosts. Kinda like "Battle of the Network Stars".
Palm Springs, California. Star Games was a television series which ran in weekly syndication from September 7, 1985 to March 1, 1986.
from left: Me, N/A, Mary Jo Catlett, Todd Bridges, Stoney Jackson and Dana Plato.
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Me. Commercial headshot. c.1882 I mean 1982!!
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#mycollection Photo description: A genuine Civil War/Victorian era tintype of a young African-American man. This tintype is in amazing condition for its age...it's over 150 years old! 

Year: c.1855-1869. Original.

Size: 2.5" x 3.75" (approx.)

Photographer/Location: Unknown.
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‪#‎mycollection‬ Photo description: A genuine Civil War/Victorian era tintype of a well-dressed African-American man seated with his legs crossed. This tintype is in amazing condition for its age...it's over 150 years old! ♥
Year: c.1855-1869. Original.
Size: 2.75" x 4" (approx.)
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I must give credit to my mother, Patricia Phillips, for hanging up all those pictures of prominent African-Americans in our little home in Macon, Georgia, when I was just 7 years old. Those pictures were all over the walls! I thought she was crazy! Arthur Ashe...Sidney Poitier...She helped give me a sense of self-worth as an African-American child. When I saw Diff'rent Strokes on television, I said "Ma, I can do that!" I saw myself acting and "PICTURED myself" on TV. ♥ My Mama.
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Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner and Morgan Brittany were the hosts. Kinda like "Battle of the Network Stars".
Palm Springs, California. Star Games was a television series which ran in weekly syndication from September 7, 1985 to March 1, 1986.
from left: Me, N/A, Mary Jo Catlett, Todd Bridges, Stoney Jackson and Dana Plato.
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Me. Commercial headshot. c.1782 Forgive me, I mean 1982!!
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‪#‎mycollection‬ Can this little one pose or what? And look at that attire. This African-American girl is most likely biracial. So precious! So much cuteness! This Carte de visite (CDV) was taken in E. City, North Carolina c.1860-1890s. Love it! ♥
Year: 1860-1899. Thick card stock. Original.
Size: Photo: 2.25" x 3.75" Mount: 3.25" x 5"
Photographer: Unknown. Location: North Carolina, USA.
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#mycollection Photo description: A genuine Civil War/Victorian era tintype of a handsome and well-dressed African-American man. Love his smile. He looks peaceful. This tintype is in amazing condition for its age...it's over 150 years old! ♥

Year: c.1855-1869. Original. Location/photographer: Unknown. 

Size: 2.25" x 3.5" (approx.)
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An art piece I just discovered. A rare marble carving of an older African-American man. I will cherish it! ❤
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Introduction

Shavar Malik Ross (born March 4, 1971) is an American actor, film directorscreenwriterfilm producereditorphotographer, author, and entrepreneur. He is perhaps best known for his recurring television roles as Dudley Ramsey on the NBC sitcomDiff'rent Strokes, and as Weasel on the ABC sitcom Family Matters.

Biography

Ross was born in the South Bronx, New York. His parents separated when he was 6 years old. His mother took Shavar and his sister to Macon, Georgia, while his father went to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

In 1979, while visiting his father in California during his school's Christmas vacation, Shavar was discovered by top children's agent Evelyn Shultz. In 1980, Ross landed his first recurring television role on NBC's Diff'rent Strokes as "Dudley Ramsey", the best friend of Gary Coleman's character, "Arnold Jackson". Two years later, Ross became a voice actor for Hanna-Barbera. Another recurring role was as T.C.'s son on the long lived detective drama Magnum P.I.[1] which many believe to be the finest show ever [2]. He had another recurring role on the hit ABC TV series Family Matters as "Weasel". Ross has appeared in over 100 film and episodic television projects throughout his career, including such films as the fifth installment of the Friday the 13thmovie series Friday the 13th: A New Beginning in 1985 as "Reggie".

Additionally, in 1996, after completing four years of Bible School at The Ministry Training Institute; an auxiliary of Crenshaw Christian Center, Ross founded The Alive Church, a non-denominational Christian church in Los Angeles, and was its pastor for four years.

Shavar is a film director and operates his own film and television production company, Tri-Seven Entertainment.[3] His first short film, Soul to Take (2003), garnered him an Internet distribution deal with Russell Simmons' media company Simmons/Lathan Media Group. His second short film, A Taste of Us (2004), dealt with the civil unrest of the 1960's segregation in the south and was originally made as a pilot presentation for the TV One Network. Lord Help Us[4] (released nationally in May 2007), an inspirational urban romantic comedy starring American Idol‘s Nadia Turner, Oscar nominee Margaret Avery (The Color Purple), Debra Wilson (MADtvScary Movie 4), comedian Joe Clair (BET's Rap CityTake the Cake), Grammy-Award winning singer Al Jarreau and many others marked his feature film directorial debut.

Shavar is also the founder and editor-in-chief of ShavarRoss.com, a new infotainment blog established in July of 2009. The site is both personal and informative, covering a plethora of topics with hopes of inspiring its readers to bring out the best in their own personal lives.

Shavar resides in Los Angeles and has been married since 1992 and has two children named Seven Shavar Ross (born August 24, 1993) and a daughter Chelsea Lynn Ross (born February 26, 2005).

In May 2006, Ross appeared on an E! Child Stars Special, Geeks Freaks, and Sidekicks, where he revealed that during the taping of the very special episode of Diff'rent Strokes in which he was molested, he was going through a similar experience in real life; he was being "touched" by a family friend inappropriately while he was asleep.[5]

In 2008 he played a "prosperity preacher" on David Alan Grier's show Chocolate News on Comedy Central.

In the February 4, 2010 "Verna" episode of NBC's 30 RockTina Fey's character Liz mentions his "Dudley" character to Frank: "..the episode of Diff'rent Strokes about Dudley's dad has proven incontrovertibly that smoking destroys your health and leads to ridicule from Willis."

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