Season 20, Episode 2 The World of Nat King Cole
First Aired: May 17, 2006
“The World of Nat King Cole” (1919-65), including his fight against racism in the entertainment industry. Also: his musical origins as a young Chicago jazz pianist; clips of him singing “Mona Lisa,” “Too Young” and “It's Only a Paper Moon”; the civil-rights movement; his eye for women; his funeral (Cole succumbed to cancer at 45); comments from his widow, daughters and such stars as Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett and Whoopi Goldberg.
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- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal… (more)