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Scott Joplin

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[[Performer~P76383~Billy Dee Williams~billydeewilliams]] stars as legendary ragtime pianist/composer [[Performer~P181349~Scott Joplin~scottjoplin]] in this 1977 biopic. Despite his brilliance, [[Performer~P181349~Joplin~scottjoplin]] (1868-1917) was confined by the color of his skin to the dregs of show business in the late 19th century. While competing in a musical contest, [[Performer~P181349~Joplin~scottjoplin]] introduces his most famous composition, "The Maple Leaf Rag", thereby commanding the...more

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