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The Black Godfather (2019)

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118 min | Documentary

Follows the life of Clarence Avant, the ultimate, uncensored mentor and behind-the-scenes rainmaker in music, film, TV and politics.
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Jun 7, 2019 (United States)

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Clarence Avant
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Hank Aaron
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Gwen Adolph
Herself - Clarence Avant's Biographer Herself - Clarence Avant's Biographer   See fewer
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Dina R. Andrews
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Alex Avant
Himself - Son of Clarence, Founder of All Star Entertainment Himself - Son of Clarence, Founder of All Star Entertainment   See fewer
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Jacqueline Avant
Herself - Wife of Clarence Herself - Wife of Clarence   See fewer
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Nicole Avant
Herself - Daughter of Clarence Herself - Daughter of Clarence   See fewer
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Irving Azoff
Himself - Former Chairman of MCA Records Himself - Former Chairman of MCA Records   See fewer
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Danny Bakewell
Himself - Civil Rights Activist Himself - Civil Rights Activist   See fewer
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Candace Bond-McKeever
Herself - Former Executive at Motown Records Herself - Former Executive at Motown Records   See fewer
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Jim Brown
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Cherrelle
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Bill Clinton
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Shakim Compere
Himself - Film Producer, Co-Founder of Flavor Unit Entertainment Himself - Film Producer, Co-Founder of Flavor Unit Entertainment   See fewer
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Tony Cornelius
Himself - Son of Don Cornelius Himself - Son of Don Cornelius   See fewer
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Clive Davis
Himself - Founder of Arista Records Himself - Founder of Arista Records   See fewer
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Suzanne De Passe
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Jeff Dixon
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Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds
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Jesus Garber
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Himself - Business Magnate, Producer, Film Studio Executive and Philanthropist Himself - Business Magnate, Producer, Film Studio Executive and Philanthropist   See fewer
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Nelson George
Himself - Music and Culture Historian Himself - Music and Culture Historian   See fewer
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Ron Gillyard
Himself - Record Executive, Grammy Award Winning Producer Himself - Record Executive, Grammy Award Winning Producer   See fewer
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Berry Gordy
Himself - Founder of Motown Records Himself - Founder of Motown Records   See fewer
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Lucian Grainge
Himself - CEO of Universal Music Group Himself - CEO of Universal Music Group   See fewer
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Andre Harrell
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Kamala Harris
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Julius Hollis
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Zach Horowitz
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Cathy Hughes
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Stan Lathan
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Tracy Maitland
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Jonathan Platt
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L.A. Reid
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Dolores Robinson
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Ted Sarandos
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Lalo Schifrin
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Al Sharpton
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Sid Sheinberg
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Joe Smith
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Snoop Dogg
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Abe Somer
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Ron Sweeney
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Jimmy Thomas
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Mike Traylor
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Cicely Tyson
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Bill Withers
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Tomica Wright
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7.6 / 10 | 515 votes