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Actor Robert DoQui dies at 74

Known for role as Sgt. Reed in 'Robocop' films

Stage, screen and TV actor Robert DoQui , who played the gruff Sgt. Warren Reed in three “Robocop” films, died Feb. 9 in Los Angeles. He was 74.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Crystal Cathedral, 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove.

DoQui also appeared in three Robert Altman films, “Nashville,” “Buffalo Bill & The Indians” and “Short Cuts,” for which he was part of the Golden Globe and Venice Film Fest award-winning ensemble cast.

Other notable roles include the pimp King George in blaxploitation classic “Coffy,” “Fortune Cookie” and miniseries “How The West Was Won” and “Centennial.”

Born in Stillwater, Okla., DoQui attended Langston U., was a member of singing group the Langstonaires, and served in the U.S. Air Force before heading to Hollywood.

Over a 50-year career, he appeared in dozens of TV shows including “Gunsmoke,” “Tarzan,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Happy Days,” “The Jeffersons,” “Maude” and “E.R.”

With a distinctive voice, he played Pablo Robertson for animated series “Harlem Globetrotters” and “Scooby-Doo.”

DoQui served for ten years on the Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild, advocating for increased participation of women and minority groups in the media.

He is survived by his life partner Mittie Lawrence; four sons; a daughter; his 96 year old mother and 10 grandchildren.

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