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After Mandela’s election to the presidency, Danny explained his past commitment to a group of Africans: “Your struggle has been my struggle. ” However, not all Americans felt the same way. When Vice President Cheney was secretary of defense, news reports indicated that he took a stance against freeing Nelson Mandela. Prior to the airing of the HBO film Mandela in 1987, American right-wing conservatives, including the Reverend Jerry Falwell and an organization called Citizens for Reagan, threatened boycotts against the movie and its film company.
That decision also left him and his family living with minimal income in New York City, where Danny’s call to the stage had taken them. Still, there is a saying that every good deed is its own reward. During the run of Blood Knot, playwright Athol Fugard saw Danny Glover’s performance and was so impressed that he offered the actor the starring role of Willie in the premiere of Master Harold . . and the Boys. Before a big premiere on Broadway in New York City, directors often work out the bugs in a play at smaller locations.
59 6 IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT D Danny directs “Override,” an episode of the Showtime series Directed By. As an actor, producer, and director, Danny has demonstrated his diverse talents in front of and behind the camera. URING THE 1990s, Danny Glover fully realized his goal of using show business to inform people in many creative ways. Danny had his hands on a wide range of ventures to spread his special brand of humanity through almost every form of communication. His audiences were not limited by age.