Sunday, November 29, 2020

Celebrating a Special Day

It’s the birthday today of the late actor Chadwick Boseman, the first since his untimely passing from colon cancer three months and a day ago. He would have been 44.

I’ve also learnt that today, November 29, has been declared Chadwick Boseman Day by whomever it is that proclaims such things. No complaints about it from me, of course, because as both an actor and a human being, Chadwick should be celebrated, for reasons that I highlight here and here.

So today is special: it’s Chadwick’s birthday and Chadwick Boseman Day. To celebrate, I share a lovely clip of Chadwick on Larry King Now in February 2018. It shows a fun and relaxed Chadwick playing along with King’s “If You Only Knew” segment. It’s revealing in a light-hearted and fun way. (I discovered, for instance, that Chadwick and I both wish for the same superhero power!) It's also a little sad . . . when Chadwick is asked where he hopes to be in ten years. It’s a sadness, though, that for me is elipsed by Chadwick’s brilliant and beautiful smile, one that will forever live on in our hearts.

To view Larry King’s full February 12, 2018 interview with Chadwick Boseman, click here.

NEXT: Boseman on Wilson

Related Off-site Links:
Chadwick Boseman Remembered by Family and Friends on What Would've Been His 44th birthday – Rosy Cordero (Entertainment Weekly, November 29, 2020).
Chadwick Boseman: A Real Life Superhero – Swapnil Dhruv Bose (Far Out Magazine, November 29, 2020).
Happy Birthday Chadwick Boseman: Remembering the Actor with Five of His Best (November 29, 2020).
Happy Birthday to Our “Wakanda King” Chadwick BosemanSakshi Post (November 29, 2020).
Their Light Will Forever Shine: Remembering the Celebrities We Lost So Far in 2020 – Jennifer Ogunsola (Essence, November 19, 2020).
Marvel Entertainment Honors Chadwick Boseman in New Opening Sequence of Black Panther – Rosy Cordero (Entertainment Weekly, November 29, 2020).
Black Panther on Disney+ Updated With Marvel Studios Logo Tribute to Chadwick Boseman – Cameron Bonomolo (, November 29, 2020).
Chadwick Boseman Day – When Is It and How to Observe It in His

UPDATES: Entertainment Weekly Names Chadwick Boseman An Entertainer of the Year for 2020 – Rachel Paige (, December 1, 2020).
Chadwick Boseman: A Hero Remembered – Angie Thomas (Entertainment Weekly, December 1, 2020).
A Tribute Fit for a King: Chadwick Boseman to Receive Posthumous Honor at 2020 Gotham Awards – Shanelle Genai (The Root, December 3, 2020).
Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis Selected for Gotham Award Tributes – Dave McNary (Variety, December 3, 2020).
Chadwick Boseman Will Be a Hero for the Ages at MTV Movie and TV Awards: Greatest of All TimeMTV News (December 4, 2020).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Remembering Chadwick Boseman
Honoring An Icon
Chadwick Boseman’s Timeless Message to Young Voters: “You Can Turn Our Nation Around”
Chadwick Boseman’s Final Film Role: “A Reed Instrument for Every Painful Emotion”
The Important Cultural Moment That Is Black Panther
Celebrating Black Panther – Then and Now
“Avengers Assemble!”
Jason Johnson on Stan Lee’s Revolutionary Legacy
Another First for Black Panther
“Something Special,” Indeed!
Queer Black Panther

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