The World of Nat King Cole
American Masters Season 20

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"The World of Nat King Cole" (1919-65), including his fight against racism in the entertainment industry. Also: his musical origins as a young Chicago jazz pianist; clips of him singing "Mona Lisa," "Too Young" and "It's Only a Paper Moon"; the civil-rights movement; his eye for women; his funeral (Cole succumbed to cancer at 45); comments from his widow, daughters and such stars as Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett and Whoopi Goldberg.