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Richard Parnell Habersham, born in Manhattan and raised in Harlem, is an African American actor in theatre and film and a real estate broker in New York City.

Richard Habersham has appeared in theatre productions such as Ron Mark's fantasy farce Panache! and on Broadway in Joe Turner's Come and Gone, the Tony Award nominated drama written by the late Pulitzer Prize winning playwright August Wilson. Habersham played the role of Travis Younger in the Union Square Theatre 25th Anniversary Off Broadway production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun.

In film, Habersham played Eddie in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, Theodore Cotter in The Long Walk Home, the young Jake Branch in the black-and-white independent feature Lou, Pat & Joe D, and Cathy's younger brother in The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez, a "freewheeling musical horror spoof" directed by Peter Sellars.

Habersham earned his B.A. in history from the University of Virginia and his M.S. in real estate development from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture. The history of the American Civil War is one of his particular interests.

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