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Director Lee Daniels call into the Yams to talk about his new groundbreaking movie that will be in theatres today “The Butler”

Based on the real-life account of Eugene Allen, the film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler.

The fictional Cecil Gaines is based on Eugene Allen who worked at the White House during eight presidential terms from 1952 to 1986. He started as a “pantry man,” was promoted to butler, and then Maître d’hôtel.

check out the interview below courtesy of TheYolandaAdamsMorningShow

 

 

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