Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

by Anne Hill
     
 

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A biography of the African American actor who rose to the top of his profession, won an Academy Award, and was named one of the most popular movie stars in 1998.

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A biography of the African American actor who rose to the top of his profession, won an Academy Award, and was named one of the most popular movie stars in 1998.

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School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Hill traces the meteoric rise of this media star through stage and television roles to feature films. In his career, Washington has avoided typecasting; instead, he has exhibited chameleonlike versatility in playing a variety of figures including a doctor (St. Elsewhere), a soldier (Glory, A Soldier's Story, Crimson Tide, Courage Under Fire), a political activist (Cry Freedom, Malcolm X), and a lawyer (The Pelican Brief, Philadelphia), among many others. Stock black-and-white photographs, mostly of the actor in his various roles, appear throughout. This complimentary biography will give young people insight into how Washington has achieved tremendous success in his work and also as a family man and philanthropist.-Janet Woodward, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791046937
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Chelsea House Black Americans of Achievement Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.33(d)
Lexile:
1170L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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