Flip: the inside story of TV's first Black superstar

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"When The Flip Wilson Show debuted in 1970, black faces were still rare on television, black hosts nonexistent. So how did Clerow "Flip" Wilson go from Jersey City grade-school dropout to national celebrity, heralded on the cover of Time as "TV's First Black Superstar". Flip is a candid, entertaining biography of a consummate comedian who changed the face of American popular culture. Kevin Cook chronicles Flip's meteoric rise through the Chitlin' Circuit of segregated nightclubs to his breakthrough on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show to his hit variety show, on which he created such outrageous and hilarious characters as the sassy Geraldine and flock-fleecing Reverend Leroy. As one of the biggest stars of his time, he performed and partied with Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and other stars of the 1970s. Drawing on interviews with family, friends, and celebrities, Cook delivers the inspiring story of a complex man who broke the prime-time color barrier, blazing a trail for generations of African American performers who followed him"--
Traces the popular entertainer's rise through the segregated nightclub circuit, to his breakthrough on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show, " to his own hit variety show, and describes the creations of his popular characters.
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subject_facet African American comedians -- Biography, African American television personalities -- United States -- Biography, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts, Comedians -- United States -- Biography, Performing Arts / Comedy, Television personalities -- United States -- Biography, Wilson, Flip
title_display Flip : the inside story of tv's first Black superstar
title_full Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar [electronic resource] / Kevin Cook, Flip : the inside story of tv's first Black superstar / Kevin Cook
title_short Flip :
title_sub the inside story of TV's first Black superstar
topic_facet African American comedians, African American television personalities, Comedians, Television personalities, Wilson, Flip