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Actor Paul Winfield was best known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper in the film Sounder, which earned him an Academy Award nomination.
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With his low, distinctive voice, Winfield also did a lot of voiceover work as well. He contributed to such animated series as The Simpsons and Spider-Man. One of his final parts was a recurring role on the drama Touched by an Angel. Winfield also served the narrator for the documentary series City Confidential until his death. Plagued by such health problems as diabetes in his later years, Winfield died of a heart attack on March 7, 2004. He was 62 years old.
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