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Jamie Foxx
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Anne M. Todd
  • From the Series: Black Americans of Achievement: Legacy Edition
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604130008
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-000-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 791
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 112

Summary

Though known for his work on television, in music, and in film, Jamie Foxx truly exploded onto the scene in 2004 with his Academy Award-winning portrayal of Ray Charles in the biopic Ray. The highly praised role showed critics and fans alike that Foxx was a force to be reckoned with. Foxx’s earlier work had been a series of hits and misses, with bright spots including his stint on the popular sketch comedy show In Living Color and his platinum album, Unpredictable. Foxx’s life was not always so golden, however. He grew up in the segregated town of Terrell, Texas, and had little contact with his birth parents. Raised by his grandparents, Foxx learned the value of hard work and believing in himself. Jamie Foxx: Entertainer tells the story of this rising star.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Further reading and Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Anne M. Todd has written more than 20 nonfiction children's books. They include biographies of world political leaders, entertainers, and American Indians, as well as several accounts of notable events in American history.

Reviews and Awards

"...go[es] beyond the typical personal information to provide some social history relevant to the subject's time. Captioned photographs and boxed inserts enhance the conversational texts."


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