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The Sentry collection. [1978-03-02], Ben Vereen-- his roots

Author: Jerrold H KushnickGary SmithDwight HemionMichael KaganBen VereenAll authors
Publisher: [New York, NY : ABC ; S.l.] : Turtle IV Productions : Smith-Hemion Productions, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : U-matic   Visual material : English
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"The singing, dancing and dramatic talents of Tony award-winning Ben Vereen are showcased in this entertainment special about Ben's own roots--in show business. Vereen won the Tony for his performance in 'Pippin' on Broadway, after receiving acclaim for his singing and dancing in 'Hair' and 'Jesus Christ Superstar.' He rose to television fame for his role as Chicken George in 'Roots.'"--1978 Peabody Awards entry  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Musical variety
Commercials
Television
Named Person: Ben Vereen; Ben Vereen
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jerrold H Kushnick; Gary Smith; Dwight Hemion; Michael Kagan; Ben Vereen; Louis Gossett; Debbie Allen; Cheryl Ladd; Ken Welch; Mitzie Welch; Ronald Field; Turtle IV Productions.; Smith-Hemion Productions.; ABC Television Network.; Sentry Insurance.; Peabody Collection. African-American History and Culture Programs.; Peabody Collection. Women's History and Culture Programs.
OCLC Number: 7532229
Notes: Broadcast date and broadcast network supplied from 1978 Peabody Awards entry form; performer credits supplied from soundtrack.
Entry to the 1978 Peabody Awards, Entertainment category.
Running time: 51:52.
Sponsored by Sentry Insurance, with commercials at beginning and end of program.
Copyright: "c1978 all rights reserved"--end credits.
Credits: Musical material by Ken Welch and Mitzie Welch; music director, Ian Fraser; choreographer, Ron Field; musical arrangements, Billy Byers, Ralph Burns, Ian Fraser; audio, Ed Greene, Wade Williams; videotape editors, Andy Zall, Pam Marshall; cameramen, Larry Heider, Dave Hilmer, Wayne Orr.
Performer(s): [Starring: Ben Vereen; guest starring: Louis Gossett, Jr., Debbie Allen; special guest star: Cheryl Ladd].
Description: 1 videocassette of 1 (U-matic) (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in. arch master.
Other Titles: Ben Vereen-- his roots
Sentry collection presents :
Responsibility: a Turtle IV Productions, Inc. presentation in association with Smith-Hemion Productions ; [ABC] ; executive producer, Turtle IV Productions, Jerrold H. Kushnick ; produced by Gary Smith and Dwight Hemion ; directed by Dwight Hemion ; written by Michael Kagan.

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"The singing, dancing and dramatic talents of Tony award-winning Ben Vereen are showcased in this entertainment special about Ben's own roots--in show business. Vereen won the Tony for his performance in 'Pippin' on Broadway, after receiving acclaim for his singing and dancing in 'Hair' and 'Jesus Christ Superstar.' He rose to television fame for his role as Chicken George in 'Roots.'"--1978 Peabody Awards entry form. The special includes performances by Ben Vereen, Louis Gossett, Jr., Debbie Allen, and Cheryl Ladd. Vereen and Gossett perform a 1940's big band musical number and also recreate their roles as Chicken George and Fiddler from "Roots." Vereen and several children and dancers perform "On the street", a song and dance number in which Vereen recalls his growing up on the street. Vereen and Ladd perform "See you tomorrow in class", a song and dance number. Vereen, Gossett, and Allen perform a ballroom song and dance number from the 1940's. Vereen and several dancers perform "Galactic funk", a futuristic dance number.

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