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Officer Clemmons : a memoir / Dr. François S. Clemmons.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 791.4502 CLEMMONS (Text) 518792 Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781948226707
  • Physical Description: 277 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Catapult, [2020]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Little Buttercup: the younger years -- Youngstown -- Off to college -- There are many ways to say I love you.
Summary, etc.:
The intimate debut memoir by the man known to the world as Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 's "Officer Clemmons," a Grammy Award-winning artist who made history as the first African American actor to have a recurring role on a children's television program
When he created the role of Officer Clemmons on the television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, François Clemmons made history as the first African American actor to have a recurring role on a children's program. The role also required him to make painful personal choices and sacrifices. Here he details a life marked by family trauma and loss. During studies as a music major at Oberlin College, Clemmons began to investigate and embrace his homosexuality. And a chance encounter with Fred Rogers changed the whole course of both men's lives, leading to a deep, spiritual friendship and mentorship spanning nearly forty years. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Clemmons, François.
Rogers, Fred > Friends and associates.
Mister Rogers' neighborhood (Television program)
Musicians > Biography.
African American musicians > Biography.
Gay men > Biography.
Clemmons, François.
Rogers, Fred.
Mister Rogers' neighborhood (Television program)
African American musicians.
Friendship.
Musicians.
African American entertainers > Biography.
African American musicians > Biography.
African American gay men > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
Autobiographies.
Autobiographies.

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