|Born||January 18, 1931|
|Died||December 5, 2011 80) (aged|
Daniel Upshaw Biggers (January 18, 1931 – December 5, 2011) was an American college official and actor best known for his role as Frank "Doc" Robb on the television series In the Heat of the Night .
Biggers was born in Newton County, Georgia in 1931.He was an English instructor at Toccoa High School in the late 1950s. In 1963 he became headmaster of Thornwood (Darlington Lower School) in Rome, Georgia. Beginning in 1967, he was Dean of Students at Berry College. Before that, he was on the staff of the Dean of Men at the University of Georgia and escorted Charlayne Hunter (now a correspondent for PBS) to class when she integrated the University of Georgia in 1960. From 1976 until his retirement in 1996, he was the director of Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum. He was also on the board of directors of the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau for 13 years and helped develop the Northwest Georgia Travel Association. In 1983 he was awarded the Phoenix Award for conservation and preservation by the Society of American Travel Writers.
Biggers' acting career began with the Rome Little Theatre, where he won several acting awards. His first television appearance was in Maid in America in 1962 and his last in Elizabethtown in 2005. His breakout role was in The Slugger's Wife in 1985. He played "Doc" Robb on In the Heat of the Night for eight years.He was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Rome International Film Festival and also by the Georgia Screen Actors Guild.
Biggers died in Rome, Georgia in the morning of December 5, 2011.
Norman Frederick Jewison is a retired Canadian film director, producer, actor, and founder of the Canadian Film Centre. He has directed numerous feature films and has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director three times in three separate decades for In the Heat of the Night (1967), Fiddler on the Roof (1971) and Moonstruck (1987). Other highlights of his directing career include The Cincinnati Kid (1965), The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Rollerball (1975), F.I.S.T. (1978), ...And Justice for All (1979), A Soldier's Story (1984), Agnes of God (1985), Other People's Money (1991), The Hurricane (1999), and The Statement (2003).
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