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American masters. Sammy Davis, Jr . I've gotta be me

American masters. Sammy Davis, Jr . I've gotta be me / produced by Sally Rosenthal and Michael Kantor ; directed by Sam Pollard ; a production of Thirteen Productions LLC's American Masters for WNET in coproduction with ZDF ; in collaboration with ARTE.
Arlington, VA : Public Broadcasting Service, 2017.
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He was "Mr. Entertainment," a show-business meteor who blazed across the twentieth century. Sammy Davis, Jr. had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, so vast and multi-faceted that it was dizzying in its scope and scale. Yet, his life was complex, complicated, and contradictory. Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me explores Davis' 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 A veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions, Davis strove to stay relevant, even as he found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America. Featuring interviews with such luminaries as Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg, and Kim Novak, with never-before-seen photographs from Davis' vast personal collection and footage of his electric performances, this film explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory highlighted the major flashpoints of American society from the Depression through the 1980s.
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November 15, 2019
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6609784 Kanopy
Documentary television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Also listed under
Pollard, Sam, director.
Rosenthal, Sally, producer.
Kantor, Michael, 1961- producer.
Maslon, Laurence, screenwriter.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), film distributor.
Thirteen Productions, production company.

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