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Fred "Rerun" Berry (March 13, 1951 - October 21, 2003) was an American actor best known for the role of Fred "Rerun" Stubbs on the popular 1970s television show What's Happening!!. He was often seen wearing the red beret and red suspenders that are part of his "Rerun" character.
He was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Before starring on "What's Happening", he was a member of the Los Angeles based dance troupe "The Lockers". "What's Happening" lasted from 1976 to 1979. After the show ended, Berry had trouble finding work and was permanently identified with the Rerun character. During the 1980s he battled drug addiction and alcoholism. He revived the character of Rerun in the series What's Happening Now!!.
During the 1990s he became a Baptist minister and lost 100 pounds after being diagnosed with diabetes. He made a living during this time mostly through making public appearances as Rerun. He was married six times to four different women.
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