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

Davis, Sammy, Jr., 1925-1990 performer, on-screen participant. (Added Author). Rosenthal, Sally, television producer. (Added Author). Kantor, Michael, 1961- television producer. (Added Author). Wechsler, Steven, editor of moving image work. (Added Author). Maslon, Laurence, screenwriter. (Added Author). Pollard, Sam, television director. (Added Author). Thirteen Productions, production company. (Added Author). Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, production company. (Added Author). Association relative à la télévision européenne, production company. (Added Author). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), publisher. (Added Author). PBS Distribution (Firm), film distributor. (Added Author). Original music, Christopher Rife. (Cast).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library DVD 921 DAV (Text) 33500013009618 Main Available -
Mahnomen Public Library DVD 921 DAV (Text) 33500013009626 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531709082
  • ISBN: 1531709087
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2019]
  • Distributor: [Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution

Content descriptions

General Note: Special features: Being black in America; Persona; Sammy's funeral; Star.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Original music, Christopher Rife.
Summary, etc.: 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man who embraced Judaism, through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress; a veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions, he strove to stay relevant, even as he found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America.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.
Target Audience Note: Rating: TV14.
System Details Note: DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen; 5.1 surround.
Language Note: With optional English SDH subtitles and descriptive video.
Subject: Davis, Sammy, Jr., 1925-1990.
Davis, Sammy, Jr., 1925-1990.
Entertainers > United States > Biography.
United States.
Genre: Biographical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Television series.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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