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Sammy Davis, Jr. : I've gotta be me

Author: Sammy Davis, Jr.Sally RosenthalMichael KantorSteven WechslerLaurence MaslonAll authors
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.'s journey to create his own identity, as a black man who embraced Judaism, through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress; a veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions, he strove to stay relevant, even as he found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America. Features new interviews with Billy Crystal, Norman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television series
Biographical television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Sammy Davis, Jr.; Sammy Davis, Jr.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sammy Davis, Jr.; Sally Rosenthal; Michael Kantor; Steven Wechsler; Laurence Maslon; Sam Pollard; Thirteen Productions,; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen,; Association relative à la télévision européenne,; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),; PBS Distribution (Firm),
ISBN: 9781531709082 1531709087
OCLC Number: 1081298280
Language Note: With optional English SDH subtitles and descriptive video.
Notes: Special features: Being black in America; Persona; Sammy's funeral; Star.
Credits: Original music, Christopher Rife.
Cast: Sammy Davis, Jr.
Target Audience: Rating: TV14.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen; 5.1 surround.
Other Titles: I've gotta be me
American masters (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by Sally Rosenthal and Michael Kantor ; edited by Steven Wechsler ; written by Laurence Maslon directed by Sam Pollard ; a production of Thirteen Productions LLC's American masters for WNET; in coproduction with ZDF ; in collaboration with ARTE.

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Examines entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.'s journey to create his own identity, as a black man who embraced Judaism, through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress; a veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions, he strove to stay relevant, even as he found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America. Features new interviews with Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg, Kim Novak, and others, with photographs from Davis's personal collection and performance footage.

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