Howard Rollins bio

Birth Name: Howard Ellsworth Rollins Jr

Occupation: TV Actor

Place Of Birth: Baltimore

Date Of Birth: October17, 1950

Date Of Death: December 8, 1996

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Howard Rollins was born on the 17th of October, 1950. He was famous for being a TV Actor. Played the role of Investigator Virgil Tibbs on TV’s In the Heat of the Night and earned an Oscar nomination for his work in Ragtime.

Howard Rollins was born in Baltimore. He became passionate about acting after a friend convinced him to audition for a part in Of Mice and Men. He also appeared on Roots.

Howard Rollins was a Libra and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Howard Rollins was born in 1950s. The 1950s is often viewed as "baby boom" and a period of conformity, when young and old alike followed group norms rather than striking out on their own. The 50s were also the beginning of the Space Race, Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement. Discover what happened on this day.

Howard Ellsworth Rollins Jr is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


Howard’s Howard Ellsworth Rollins Jr attended Townson State College, MD.


Howard Rollins’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Howard Rollins’s parents.

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Like many famous people and celebrities, Howard Rollins kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Howard Rollins was born in the Year of the Tiger.

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REAL NAME:Howard Ellsworth Rollins Jr
NICKNAME:Ho Ro, Howard Rollins, Howard Rollins Jr., Howard E. Rollins, Howard E. Rollins Jr.
AGE GENERATION:Baby Boomers Generation



Zodiac Sign: Howard Rollins was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Howard Rollins was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Howard Rollins had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Howard Rollins’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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