Does the name Julius Carry ring a bell to anyone else? Me either. Not until I read the story further and found out that it wa Sho Nuff from "The Last Dragon". Now he is with us no more.
Julius passed away Tuesday after succumbing to his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was only 56-years-old.
Enough already! I don't want to hear anymore news about anymore famous brothas and sistas kicking the bucket anytime soon. And when I say I don't want to hear it, I mean that I don't want it to happen. There should be a moratorium on having anymore leave us for a while. These past couple of weeks have just been too much.
Not that I want to wish anything bad on Patrick Swayze, but how is he still alive? In less than a week, we have heard of two brothas that have both passed away from pancreatic cancer. Swayze has the same thing and he seems to be pretty dang healthy now. How come they couldn't get these brothas the same medicine that Swayze apparently had?!
As usual, I'm getting a little sidetracked here. I meant to give more of a shout out to Carry. Carry's role as Sho Nuff in "The Last Dragon" played a huge part in making that flick one of my favorite cheesy movie from the 80s. Sho Nuff was the self-proclaimed Shogun of Harlem who insisted on being the neighborhood bully. The problem was it was difficult for us to take him seriously when he was walking around in football shoulder pads and Converse kicks. But that contributed to the allure of the flick.
Carry did have other roles later in his career as well. I was watching an old episode of "Different World" the other night and didn't even realize until just now that he had a tiny recurring role on there. He was the co-owner of a blues club where Ron's band played. He looked much different with a fade instead of the Sho Nuff wannabe-Shogun weave he sported in "The Last Dragon".
I doubt Carry ever truly knew what an iconic character he created as Sho Nuff. I still quote many of his lines to this day. I will never know if Carry was one of those actors who didn't like to be known for just one role; however, I hope he would have been flattered to know that his portrayal left a memorable imprint that will last for years to come.
Rest in peace, Mr. Nuff.