Local actor plays sports reporter (Video 2:42)

Local actor plays sports reporter (Video 2:42)
Local actor plays sports reporter (Video 2:42)
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Bob Cooke was a sports writer who (like most other reporters of his day) was opposed to bringing black players in the white leagues, as shown in the Jackie Robinson biopic “42”. Local actor Joe Inscoe traveled to Atanta on his own dime for the auditions, but he got the part. Here’s what he told me (hadn’t seen the movie yet). We later found out that his big adlib scene was cut, but it’s still a cool story.

 

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