← Back to Search

Holding Details

StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call No791.45092 Clem
TitleOfficer Clemmons : a memoir / Dr. Francois S. Clemmons.
AuthorClemmons, Francois. author.
Total Circ1
Reserve Item


StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293101830805791.45092 Clem6/29/2020 Due on 8/3/2020Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781948226707
International Standard Book Number 1948226707
Personal Name Clemmons, Francois. author.
Title Statement Officer Clemmons : a memoir / Dr. Francois S. Clemmons.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Catapult, 2020.
Physical Description 277 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary, Etc. When he created the role of Officer Clemmons on the award-winning television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, François Clemmons made history as the first African American actor to have a recurring role on a children’s program. A new, wide world opened for Clemmons?but one that also required him to make painful personal choices and sacrifices. Officer Clemmons details Clemmons’s incredible life story, beginning with his early years in Alabama and Ohio, marked by family trauma and loss, through his studies as a music major at Oberlin College, where Clemmons began to investigate and embrace his homosexuality, to a chance encounter with Fred Rogers that changed the whole course of both men’s lives, leading to a deep, spiritual friendship and mentorship spanning nearly forty years. From New York to Russia, Berlin to California, Grammy Award–winner Clemmons has performed for audiences around the world and remains a beloved figure. Evocative and intimate, and buoyed by its author’s own vivacious, inimitable energy, Officer Clemmons chronicles a historical and enlightening life and career of a man who has brought joy to millions of adults and children, across generations and borders.
Subject-Personal Name Clemmons, Francois.
Subject-Personal Name Rogers, Fred Friends and associates.
Subject Mister Rogers' neighborhood (Television program)
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Musicians Biography
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term African American musicians Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Friendship.
Index Term-Genre/Form Autobiographies.

Book Reviews

Create Review