Moses Hightower is dead! The American football player/actor Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith who played the character of Hightower in all but 1 of the Police Academy series of movies died yesterday of reported natural causes. He was 66 years old.
A college & NFL football player in the 60s & 70s he started acting in small roles on tv in the late 70s and went on to get his fame as the former florist who joins up to be a cop. Hightower was a 6ft 7in man known for his immense strength but also for being the most soft-spoke of the lot in the comedy series.
RIP Charles Aaron “Bubba” Smith