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Actor, producer and screen writer Max Julien, who is best known for his role as “Goldie” in the movie ” The Mack,” passed away this past Saturday, due to unknown circumstances. Julian was 88 years of age.

Julien was born on Jan. 1, 1933, in Washington, D.C., and began acting in Off-Broadway productions and Shakespeare in the Park performances. Julien’s first on screen roles were in the films “Psych-Out” and “Getting Straight.” Besides acting, Julien worked as a screenwriter and producer. He starred in the 1974 western “Thomasine & Bushrod,” where he received an NAACP Image Award nomination for best writer of the year for his work on the film. Julien also wrote and produced “Cleopatra Jones,” a 1973 film starring Tamara Dobson that created one of the most enduring blaxploitation characters of all time. Detroit, help us remember the life and legacy of an icon Max Julien.

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