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The Black Godfather (2019)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 7 June 2019 (USA)
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Follows the life of Clarence Avant, the ultimate, uncensored mentor and behind-the-scenes rainmaker in music, film, TV and politics.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clarence Avant ... Himself
Hank Aaron ... Himself
Gwen Adolph ... Herself - Clarence Avant's Biographer
Dina R. Andrews ... Herself
Alex Avant ... Himself - Son of Clarence, Founder of All Star Entertainment
Jacqueline Avant ... Herself - Wife of Clarence
Nicole Avant ... Herself - Daughter of Clarence
Irving Azoff ... Himself - Former Chairman of MCA Records
Danny Bakewell ... Himself - Civil Rights Activist
Candace Bond-McKeever ... Herself - Former Executive at Motown Records
Jim Brown ... Himself - Legendary Pro Football Hall of Famer
Cherrelle ... Herself
Bill Clinton ... Himself - 42nd President of the United States of America
Oscar Cohen ... Himself - President of Associated Booking Corporation
Sean 'Diddy' Combs ... Himself
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Follows the life of Clarence Avant, the ultimate, uncensored mentor and behind-the-scenes rainmaker in music, film, TV and politics.

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7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Ο Νονός της Μαύρης Μουσικής See more »

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Fascinating Bio of a True American Hero
10 June 2019 | by HallowLooyuhSee all my reviews

I prefer people like Clarence Avant. The guy behind the scenes. Or, as David Mamet so humorously wrote in "Things Change," "the guy behind the guy behind the guy." I prefer him much more so than the preening, pompous fools who try to overcompensate for their fatal personal insecurities by putting on facades of arrogance and boisterous self importance; posturing from their bully pulpits.

After watching this incredible documentary, the only criticism I have of Mr. Avant is his more-than-once stated desire to have the kind of money or influence (not sure he said that word specifically) of Warren Buffet or Bill Gates.

The issue I have is that, unlike Clarence Avant, neither Warren Buffet nor Bill Gates would do one damn thing for anybody else or give one damn penny to anyone else if it didn't put money back into their pockets or provide them with acclaim, by direct or indirect means.

Avant is a selfless man. A member of the human family to all. Those SOB's he mentioned in an aspirational regard are, to me, selfish, isolationist, territorial savages.


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