Before appearing on TV in the 1950s, Nipsey Russell had a successful stand-up comic career and was a popular recording artist releasing many LPs.
Nipsey was a pre-hip hop champion of rapping and rhyming.
Nipsey appeared in Chris Rock's music video for the song "Champagne" in 1997.
Nipsey played The Tin Man in The Wiz (1978).
Nipsey was a trained dancer.
After Nipsey passed away, GSN, dedicated a week of Match Game episodes in his memory.