While Bill Duke was memorable as the detective in Menace, he will forever be known as Abdullah from the classic 1976 comedy Car Wash. Although Duke has maintained a notable acting career over the past 35 years, he is equally known for his directing work, helming such films as Hoodlum, Deep Cover and Deacons of Defense. He has since gotten heavily involved in documentaries, working on the 2011 doc Dark Girls, which explored shade discrimination. He followed up with Light Girls in 2015 and is also set to release another titled Are We Famous Yet??? later on in the year.