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Fred Berry

Fred BerryBorn: 13-Mar-1951
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Died: 21-Oct-2003
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Natural Causes
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rerun on What's Happening!!

Best known for playing lovable heavyweight "Rerun" on What's Happening!; he took 100 pounds off his girth after the series ended. Berry also appeared in a revival of the show, What's Happening Now!, leaving after one year over a contractual dispute. He was married six times, to four different women (according to a CNN report). The actor claimed to have kicked his various addictions in 1985, became a Baptist minister in Madison, Alabama, and legally changed his middle name to "Rerun" in 1988. In later years Berry appeared in a cameo in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. He died in his sleep in 2003 ("natural causes"), though perhaps related to a recent stroke or his diabetes.

    Suicide Attempt
    Stroke
    Risk Factors: Diabetes, Obesity, Alcoholism

    TELEVISION
    What's Happening Now! Rerun
    What's Happening!! Rerun
    Soul Train dancer

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (3-Sep-2003) · Himself
    Big Money Hustlas (18-Jul-2000)
    Vice Squad (22-Jan-1982)


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