The Resource Black and blue, Michael Seth Starr, (ebook)

Black and blue, Michael Seth Starr, (ebook)

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Black and blue
Title
Black and blue
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Michael Seth Starr
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eng
Summary
Black and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story tells the remarkable story of Foxx, a veteran comedian and "overnight sensation" at the age of 49 whose early life was defined by adversity and his post- Sanford and Son years by a blur of women, cocaine, endless lawsuits, financial chaos, and a losing battle with the IRS. Foxx's frank, trailblazing style as the "King of the Party Records" opened the door for a generation of African-American comedians including Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, and Chris Rock. Foxx took the country by storm in January 1972 as crotchety, bow-legged Watts' junk dealer Fred Sanford in Sanford and Son, one of the most beloved sitcoms in television history. Fred's histrionic "heart attacks" ("It's the big one, Elizabeth! I'm comin' to join ya, honey!") and catchphrases ("You big dummy!") turned Fred Sanford into a cultural icon and Redd Foxx into a millionaire. Sanford and Son took Foxx to the pinnacle of television success but would also prove to be his downfall. Interviews with friends, confidantes, and colleagues provide a unique insight into this generous, brash, vulnerable performer a man who Norman Lear described as "inherently, innately funny in every part of his being."
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Starr, Michael Seth
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non fiction
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Entertainment & Performing Arts
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adult
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Black and blue, Michael Seth Starr, (ebook)
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9781557838520
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11504042
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remote
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11504042
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MWT11504042
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Black and blue, Michael Seth Starr, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781557838520
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11504042
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11504042
System control number
MWT11504042
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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