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Actor Samuel L. Jackson.

Actor Samuel Jackson. Jackson's won critical raves for his portrayal of a crack addict named Gator in the new Spike Lee film, "Jungle Fever." That role's a breakthrough for Jackson after 20 years of bit parts, commercials, and all types of theater. He also put in two years as Bill Cosby's stand-in on The Cosby Show.

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Other segments from the episode on July 19, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 19, 1991: Interview with Samuel L. Jackson; Interview with Howard Rheingold; Review of Melvin Patrick Ely's book "The Adventures of Amos and Andy."

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