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You Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story (2009)

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The film tells Jack Soo's story through a montage of film and television clips, rare footage, interviews with family members, friends, co-workers, and others who knew him best. From his early appearances on programs such as The Jack Benny Show and Valentines' Day, Soo's life is examined both in the historical context of the times, and the grandeur of an earlier Hollywood where stars like Soo succeeded in a multitude of artistic mediums, reminiscent of vaudevillian times. From Soo's early training as an announcer and stand-up comic, to his singing, acting and dancing career on Broadway, culminating with his signature role as Detective Nick Yemana, Soo's unique talent and dedication to his craft are fully explored and captured through a dazzling kaleidoscope of images, music, montages, interviews and stories. Featured interview subjects include Nancy Kwan who was Soo's co-star in the film version of Broadway Flower Drum Song; Soo's co-stars on Barney Miller, Max Gail and Steve ... Written by Jeff Adachi

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Jack Soo was the first Asian actor to play an American-born Asian character in a regular television series, Valentine's Day (1964). His portrayal of Sgt. Nick Yemana in the popular sitcom of the 70's, Barney Miller (1974), set a new standard of hip, witty, deadpan humor, giving world-wide prominence to the Japanese-American wise-cracking detective. Jack Soo got his first big break when he teamed up with Joey Bishop, playing Bishop's straight man in 1949 for a year and a half, and the duo played Chez Paree in Chicago. See more »

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