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Officer Clemmons : a memoir

Author: François Clemmons
Publisher: New York, NY : Catapult, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The intimate debut memoir by the man known to the world as Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 's "Officer Clemmons," a Grammy Award-winning artist who made history as the first African American actor to have a recurring role on a children's television program
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: François Clemmons; Fred Rogers; François Clemmons; Fred Rogers
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: François Clemmons
ISBN: 9781948226707 1948226707
OCLC Number: 1112276589
Description: 277 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Little Buttercup: the younger years --
Youngstown --
Off to college --
There are many ways to say I love you.
Responsibility: Dr. François S. Clemmons.

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The intimate debut memoir by the man known to the world as Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 's "Officer Clemmons," a Grammy Award-winning artist who made history as the first African American actor to have a recurring role on a children's television program

When he created the role of Officer Clemmons on the television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, François Clemmons made history as the first African American actor to have a recurring role on a children's program. The role also required him to make painful personal choices and sacrifices. Here he details a life marked by family trauma and loss. During studies as a music major at Oberlin College, Clemmons began to investigate and embrace his homosexuality. And a chance encounter with Fred Rogers changed the whole course of both men's lives, leading to a deep, spiritual friendship and mentorship spanning nearly forty years. -- adapted from jacket

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