The Chi-Lites are a Chicago-based smooth soul vocal quartet from the early 1970s. The group formed in the late 1950s when the Chanteurs (Record, Robert "Squirrel" Lester, and Clarence Johnson) teamed up with Marshall Thompson and Creadel "Red" Jones of the Desideros to form the Hi-lites. Noting that the name Hi-lites was already in use, it was changed to "Marshall and the Chi-Lites" in 1964. Johnson left later that year, and their name was subsequently shortened to The Chi-Lites.
Sergeant Rutledge, 1960 -- Woody Strode broke the color line in the NFL in 1946 and played for the LA Rams. His "best, most serious role" was in this John Ford movie, portraying a Buffalo Soldier accused of murder of a white woman.