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Author Cook, Kevin, 1956-

Title Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar / Kevin Cook.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Viking, c2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 WILSON,F COO    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    92 WILSON,F COO    Available
Description 242 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [233-234]) and index.
Contents Killer ride -- Rags. Jersey City runaway ; He flippeth! ; Look at the lights ; Circuit rider ; Miami vise ; Flip flops -- Riches. Surprises ; One giant leap ; Thursday night lights ; Top of the world ; Crossroads -- Liberty. Looking for the why ; Flip out ; God's fool ; Naked in the wind -- Back to the beach.
Summary Chronicles Wilson'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 characters as the sassy Geraldine and flock-fleecing Reverend Leroy.
Subject Wilson, Flip.
Comedians -- United States -- Biography.
African American comedians -- Biography.
Television personalities -- United States -- Biography.
African American television personalities -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9780670025701 (hbk.) : $26.95
0670025704 (hbk.)

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