‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Actor Dies

Nov 17, 2017  •  Post A Comment

An actor who appeared on the 1980s CBS series “The Dukes of Hazzard,” and also was in the first film directed by George Lucas, has died. Don Pedro Colley, who played Sheriff “Big Ed” Little on “Dukes,” died Oct. 11 in his hometown of Klamath Falls, Ore., according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Colley, 79, reportedly died after a long battle with cancer.

“The 6-foot-4 Colley portrayed the mutant Ongaro in ‘Beneath the Planet of the Apes’ (1970), the second of the five original films in the franchise, and was the hologram SRT in Lucas’ maiden directorial effort, ‘THX 1138’ (1971),” THR reports.

THR adds: “Colley also had roles in ‘The World’s Greatest Athlete’ (1973), ‘Herbie Rides Again’ (1974) and ‘Piranha’ (1995) and in blaxpoitation films including ‘The Legend of Nigger Charley’ (1972), ‘Black Caesar’ (1973) and, playing a voodoo lord of the dead, ‘Sugar Hill’ (1974).”

Here’s a clip of Colley as Sheriff Little, trying to keep up with the Duke boys …

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