Great African Americans in Entertainment (Outstanding African Americans)

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9780865058132: Great African Americans in Entertainment (Outstanding African Americans)

Examines the lives of more than ten African American entertainers, including Josephine Baker, Sammi Davis, Jr., Susan Taylor, and Spike Lee, with the obstacles they each overcame.

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Taken from "Whoopi Goldberg" Whoopi's first big break came when she appeared in her own one-woman show where she played seventeen different roles. Her performance was a great success, and the show toured the country and traveled to Europe. Film director Steven Spielberg noticed her in one of her performances and was so impressed with her acting that he gave her the starring role in his movie The Color Purple. Whoopi played Celie, a victim of abuse. It was an incredible performance, and Whoopi received rave reviews and many awards.

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The "Great African Americans In. . . " series presents a wealth of highly recommendable role models for young readers -- Children's Bookwatch, Sept., 1996

The attention to plenty of photos and simple embellishments will interest youngsters in black achievement -- Children's Bookwatch, Sept. 1996

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