My sister does a weekly meme, "Today is Tuesday." We'll it's not actually a meme, because she doesn't know how to do a Mr Linky. But every Tuesday she has a "special guest" from the past. So today I'm joining in her fun to bring you a link to a special movie from the past, "Song of the South." I LOVED this movie, and it's snappy song, "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Da!" It was a favorite of mine, along with the funny tales of Brer Rabbit.
James Baskett, who played the part of Uncle Remus was given an Honorary Academy Award for the part, making him the first male performer of African descent to receive an Oscar.
I always thought Uncle Remus was SO old! I was surprised to read that he died shortly after receiving his Oscar at the age of 44. Yes, only 44 years old!
Enjoy the video clip, and don't be surprised if you start tapping your feet.