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    "body": "<div class=\"mw-parser-output\">\n <div class=\"floatright\">\n </div>\n <div class=\"rgonly\">\n  <!--\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\" removed-->\n  <div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n   <p>\n    RGMediaType:films;\nTitle:Reunion:You Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story;\nCreators:;\nInterestLevel:Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Expression through art; Overcoming – fear, weakness, vice;\nGenre:Documentary;\nPoV:Interviews with Nisei and with performing artists;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:Oakland, California; Cleveland, Ohio, New York, New York;\nChronology:1930 to 1970s;\nFacility:Topaz (Central Utah) [1] - Delta, Utah; Tanforan [15] - San Bruno, California;\n   </p>\n  </div>\n </div>\n <div id=\"databox-Films\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  <p>\n   Title:You Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story;\nDate:2009; \nGenre:Documentary;\nReleased:;\nDirector:Jeff Adachi;\nProducer:Jeff Adachi; Alex Yeung;\nWriter:Jeff Adachi;\nScreenplay:;\nStory:;\nBasedOn:;\nNarrator:;\nStarring:Jayne Soo Carelly (interviewee); Sachi Kajiwara (interviewee); Yae Wada (interviewee); Steve Landesberg (interviewee); Bob Utsumi (interviewee); Amy Eto (interviewee); Hayato Orikuchi (interviewee); Mike Morizono (interviewee); George Takei (interviewee); Etta Benjamin (interviewee); Marge Coleman (interviewee); Alvin Ing (interviewee); C. Y. Lee (interviewee); Nancy Kwan (interviewee); Irene Tsu (interviewee); Hal Kanter (interviewee); Lewis Beale (interviewee); Janet Waldo (interviewee); Al Abrams (interviewee); Max Gail (interviewee); Gary Austin (interviewee);\nMusic:Michael Becker;\nCinematography:Josiah Hooper;\nEditing:Alex Yeung;\nStudio:;\nDistributor:;\nRuntime:69 minutes;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nBudget:;\nGross:;\nIMDBLink:\n   <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392271/\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392271/\n   </a>\n   ;\nTrailerLink:;\n  </p>\n </div>\n <p>\n  Feature-length documentary film on singer and actor\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Jack_Soo\" title=\"Jack Soo\">\n   Jack Soo\n  </a>\n  . Based on interviews with friends and colleagues along with many clips from his film and television appearances,\n  <i>\n   You Don't Know Jack\n  </i>\n  also covers his time at\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Tanforan_(detention_facility)\" title=\"Tanforan (detention facility)\">\n   Tanforan\n  </a>\n  and\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Topaz\" title=\"Topaz\">\n   Topaz\n  </a>\n  during World War II.\n </p>\n <p>\n  Born in 1917 to\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Issei\" title=\"Issei\">\n   Issei\n  </a>\n  parents on a ship between the United States and Japan (and thus not an American citizen by birth), his birth name was Goro Suzuki. Childhood friends and Soo/Suzuki's daughter Jayne Soo Carelly describe his sports exploits in high school and his talent as a singer, first as an amateur, then as a professional after graduating from high school. His fledgling career was interrupted by the war. Friends describe his role as a musical performer, MC, and organizer of shows at Tanforan and Topaz.\n </p>\n <p>\n  Leaving Topaz for Cleveland, he worked as a nightclub singer and comedian, taking the name \"Jack Soo\" because of wartime prejudices against Japanese Americans. Fellow performers—most notably Etta Benjamin, who with her husband LeRoy had a popular marionette act known as \"The LeRoy Brothers\"—describe the ups and downs of the nightclub years, including his courtship of his future wife Jan Zdelar, a Croatian American former model. The film goes on to cover his big break in landing a role on Broadway in Rodgers &amp; Hammerstein's\n  <i>\n   Flower Drum Song\n  </i>\n  and in the subsequent Hollywood movie through recollections by co-stars Alvin Ing and Nancy Kwan and\n  <i>\n   Flower Drum Song\n  </i>\n  author C. Y. Lee. Producer Hal Kanter and co-star Janet Waldo recall his pioneering role in the 1964–65 television series\n  <i>\n   Valentine's Day\n  </i>\n  , while former cast members Max Gail and Steve Landesberg recall his role in the popular 1970s TV show\n  <i>\n   Barney Miller\n  </i>\n  . Figures such as actor George Takei and critic Lewis Beale reflect on Soo's significance and influence as an actor. Many clips from the\n  <i>\n   Flower Drum Song\n  </i>\n  movie,\n  <i>\n   Valentine's Day\n  </i>\n  ,\n  <i>\n   Barney Miller\n  </i>\n  , and other movie and TV roles are also featured.\n </p>\n <p>\n  Jeff Adachi wrote, co-produced, and directed\n  <i>\n   You Don't Know Jack\n  </i>\n  . It premiered in March 2009 at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. The DVD of the film includes a 26-minute version of the film, a short interview with Adachi, and five recordings of Soo as a singer.\n </p>\n <div id=\"authorByline\">\n  <b>\n   Authored by\n   <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">\n    Brian Niiya\n   </a>\n   , Densho\n  </b>\n </div>\n <div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  Niiya, Brian\n </div>\n</div>\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key encycmw:pcache:idhash:3671-0!canonical and timestamp 20201114001717 and revision id 28345\n -->\n",
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