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Chris Burke: Actor
     

Chris Burke: Actor

by John F. Callahan, Jerry Lewis (Introduction), Helen M. Geraghty (Joint Author)
 
With the premiere of 'Life Goes On' in 1989, actor Chris Burke became a national celebrity. For Burke, starring in a television series had been a lifelong dream. More important, he has shown millions of people that having a disability should never prevent anyone from having a chance to achieve.

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With the premiere of 'Life Goes On' in 1989, actor Chris Burke became a national celebrity. For Burke, starring in a television series had been a lifelong dream. More important, he has shown millions of people that having a disability should never prevent anyone from having a chance to achieve.

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Mary Harris Veeder
A pair of introductions, one by Jerry Lewis, the second by syndicated cartoonist and quadriplegic John Callahan, lead off this biography in the Great Achievers: Lives of the Physically Challenged series, which begins just before Burke is called to audition for the role of Corky, a Down syndrome teen in the television show "Life Goes On". The book segues backward to review Burke's life from birth, and then takes a look at his postshow activities. The role Burke's family has played in his life and career is constantly in the foreground, with Geraghty also shedding light on the prejudices that individuals with Down syndrome have faced in the past. The black-and-white photos, many of which seem to be family snapshots, are unfortunately of uneven quality. A list of additional resources (largely adult titles) and a chronology are appended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791020944
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Series:
Great Achievers
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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