The House Of Ideas Remembers Chadwick Boseman
Mavel just put out their own tribute video to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman who very sadly died on Friday and here it is…
Chadwick Aaron Boseman (November 29, 1976 – August 28, 2020) was an American actor. He played several historical figures, such as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014), and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017). His role as the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including Black Panther (2018), made him an international star, winning him an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Born and raised in South Carolina, Boseman attended Howard University in Washington D.C. where he studied fine arts. He began his early career acting, directing, writing, and teaching in New York City. He relocated to Los Angeles where his first leading role in a Hollywood film was Jackie Robinson in 42. Boseman’s film roles toward the end of his life included 21 Bridges (2019), which he also co-produced, and Da 5 Bloods (2020). His final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, will be released posthumously on Netflix.
Boseman died on 28 August 2020, after privately dealing with colon cancer for four years.