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Chris Rock
  • 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: 0791092259
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9225-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 792
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 104

Summary

Chris Rock is known for his brutally honest sense of humor, a quality that has propelled him to the forefront of the entertainment industry. Born in South Carolina, Rock moved with his family to the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of New York, where he was the only black student at an all-white school. He subsequently dropped out, but found salvation in doing stand-up comedy in a small local club. These club appearances led to a regular stint on Saturday Night Live, small movie roles, and HBO specials. In addition to performing, Rock has produced the acclaimed autobiographical sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. This biography spotlights the comedian/actor's life, contributions, and influence, and his legacy for new generations of black Americans. Chris Rock: Comedian and Actor is an insightful look at the accomplishments of one of the most successful entertainers of his generation.

Specifications

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

About the Author(s)

Anne M. Todd received B.A. degrees in English and American Indian studies from the University of Minnesota. She is the author of many children’s books, including biographies about American Indians and books about American history. She is also the author of Hamid Karzai from Chelsea House's Major World Leaders series and Mohandas Gandhi from the Spiritual Leaders and Thinkers series. She lives in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

Reviews and Awards

“Th[is] book go[es] beyond the typical personal information to provide some social history relevant to the subject’s time.”
The Horn Book Guide

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