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The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1999)

Cast: Hank Greenberg, Hank Greenberg, Sander Levin, more...
Director: Aviva Kempner, Aviva Kempner
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Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Documentary, Biographies, Sports, Sports Documentary
Running Time: 95 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Hank Greenberg was the first great Jewish star in baseball; at a time when the game was still racially segregated, Greenberg became a first-class hitter for the Detroit Tigers (a host city not always known for its tolerance, as the career of Father Charles Coughlin will prove), nearly beating Babe Ruth's home run record and becoming one of the game's best loved figures (he was also a friend and confidant to Jackie Robinson as he was breaking baseball's color barrier). Hank Greenberg became a powerful role model in America's Jewish community, and this documentary follows his life and career up to his death in 1986. Director Aviva Kempner includes extensive interview footage of Greenberg filmed in the year before his passing, as well as newsreel footage of Greenberg in action, reminiscences from his teammates and testimonials from his family, friends and fans, including Alan Dershowitz and Walter Matthau. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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