Flip

The Inside Story of TV's First Black Superstar
Product Number: EB00384226
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101606087
Publisher: Plume
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Description

The first biography of the beloved entertainer who broke the prime-time color barrier When The Flip Wilson Show debuted in 1970, black faces were still rare on television and black hosts nonexistent. Then came Flip-to instant acclaim. His show dueled Marcus Welby, M.D. for the top spot in the ratings. His characters and catchphrases fixed themselves in America's consciousness, and he helped launch new talent, including Richard Pryor and George Carlin. But how did Clerow Wilson, a motherless Jersey City grade-school dropout, become the celebrity heralded on the cover of TIME as "TV's First Black Superstar"? Drawing on interviews with family, friends, and celebrities, Kevin Cook offers an inspiring salute to a self-made star who fell from grace, but not before blazing a trail for generations of entertainers to come.

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CD
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Author(s): Kevin Cook
Narrator(s): Mirron Willis
Product Number DD7340
Released: Apr 18, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470881276
eAudio
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Author(s): Kevin Cook
Narrator(s): Mirron Willis
Product Number Z100096898
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481594851

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