Michael Clarke Duncan

Actor and Chicago native Michael Clarke Duncan plays an arcade racing game during a Basketball Battle of the Sexes event featuring Chicago Sky players and Hollywood stars of the Entertainment League on June 1, 2009 at ESPN Zone in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ex-Coach Remembers Michael Clarke Duncan As ‘Hard Worker’ Determined To Succeed

It’s a true rags to riches story, and Tuesday night, Oscar-nominated actor and Chicago native Michael Clarke Duncan was being remembered as a man who never forgot his roots after making it big-time in Hollywood.

CBS 2–09/04/2012

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Chicago-Born Actor Michael Clarke Duncan Dead At 54

Michael Clarke Duncan, the hulking, prolific character actor whose dozens of films included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in “The Green Mile” and such other box office hits as “Armageddon,” “Planet of the Apes” and “Kung Fu Panda,” is dead at age 54.