Timmie Rogers

Timmie Rogers

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Timmie Rogers (1914-2006) was a popular African-American comedian who appeared on many national TV shows in the 1960s and 1970s. Rogers was one of the first Black comedians allowed to directly address a white audience when he worked. Before Rogers, African-American funny men had to either work in pairs or groups, only conversing with each other, and they had to play a character, while popular white comedians, such as Bob Hope and Jack Benny got to play themselves. Rogers worked by himself, always dressed well, often wearing a tuxedo, and never wore blackface.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Stapress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135634585
  • 9786135634587