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Davidson, Tommy

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Davidson's mother was a Black civil rights activist in Mississippi. Unable to raise him herself, she gave him to a white friend, also a civil rights worker, who adopted him. He has suffered racial abuse from both whites and blacks.

His films include Booty Call, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and Strictly Business; his television shows include In Living Color and Later.

References

"From Foster Kid to Funnyman: Tommy Davidson." [Includes portrait]. Available at: http://www.fosterclub.com/funstuff/famous/davidson.html

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African
USA
20th Century
21st Century
Theater, Broadcasting, Cinema
Ethnic or Religious Identity Confused or Concealed, Racism
Formal, American/European-Type Adoption
Unmarried Mother, Single Parent (Mother or Father) Unable to Cope
Family Friends or Acquaintances
Trans-Racial, Trans-Tribal, International or Trans-Cultural Adoption or Fostering
Customary or Traditional Adoption, Informal and Extra-Legal Care
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