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Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
leather (overall material)
overall: 3 in x 2 1/4 in; 7.62 cm x 5.715 cm
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 8.89 cm x 6.985 cm x 3.175 cm
Object Name:
Badge, Police
Description (Brief):
Born Goro Suzuki on October 28, 1917, the actor, singer, and comedian better known as Jack Soo performed in the stage and film versions of the groundbreaking musical, Flower Drum Song, and as Nick Yemana - a laid-back and wry detective in the situation comedy, The Barney Miller Show. The sit-com featured a running joke: Soo’s character made horrible coffee for the squad. When Soo passed away during his fifth season with the show, his fellow actors raised their mugs to honor their friend and colleague. Jack Soo died on January 11, 1979, at the age of 61.
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Credit Line:
Steve Landesberg and Jean Soo
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Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History