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TV Guide

Real family nickname of black actor and director Robert Townsend. He earned the name “TV Guide” because he spent so much time watching television while growing up on the West side of Chicago. 272 more words

Personal Nicknames

Books!: Washington's Spies

I finally cleared out my reading queue and refilled with Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring. What most likely prompted this was the opportunity to meet the author, Alexander Rose, except I hadn’t read his book at the time of the opportunity, so I avoided him in shame. 1,098 more words

Books!: Geo. Washington's Secret Six

One of my recent areas of fascination, in addition to everything else, and inspired almost wholly by AMC’s (fantasmagorical) TURN: Washington’s Spies, has been the story of the… 1,049 more words

Eddie Murphy Raw

Dir: Robert Townsend, 1987


Eddie Murphy’s stand up career, is often forgotten about in light of his recent box office takings. But, there was a time when he was king of the stand up. 548 more words

Hollywood Shuffle 30th Anniversary

30th Anniversary Hollywood Shuffle Celebration with Robert Townsend and  Keenen Ivory Wayans

University of Southern California (USC) School School of Cinematic Arts 1,097 more words

The Two Spies

Title:                      The Two Spies

Author:                 Morton Pennypacker

Pennypacker, Morton (1930). The Two Spies: Nathan Hale and Robert Townsend. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. 67 more words

Revolutionary War