Great White Hope


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Great White Hope

1910 personification of white peoples’ aspirations for a white heavyweight champion. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
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Skip ahead to the 1970s, and you've got James Earl Jones snagging an actor nom for playing heavyweight champ Jack Jefferson in Martin Ritt's 1970 drama "The Great White Hope." (Jane Alexander received an actress nom as Jefferson's mistress.)
The search for the great white hope is as much a tradition in jazz as it is in boxing.
That's why, as one researcher told Shell, "For one or two months people considered leptin the Great White Hope. But we now know that leptin is not very good at preventing people from eating too much."
If you don't help them, who will?" The Lakotas have welcomed John into their world, playfully calling him The Great White Hope. If you want to help John's cause, any little bit makes a difference.
There is no similar Great White Hope in Iola Leroy; the white doctor - like Iola's white father - saves no one.
UK's Defense Research Agency reports interest in ANDF, the architecture neutral distribution format technology, once the Unix industry's great white hope for creating write-once, run- anywhere applications, has risen dramatically since the Linux bandwagon began gathering momentum in the last few months.
Henry Cole's famous white cup was not the great white hope; the Renaissance was not simply the start of the modern world but 'a major retrenchment; a cultural and economic movement to stabilise an immensely turbulent and uncontrollable state of affairs caused at least in part by the growth in private ownership of furniture, household goods, jewellery and clothes'.
Tony Awards for the 1968-1969 season were presented for the following: best play, The Great White Hope; best musical, 1776; best actor in a drama, James Earl Jones for The Great White Hope; best actress in a drama, Julie Harris for Forty Carats.
TI West was once horror's great white hope following the excellent shock-satire The Cottage and slasher homage The House of the Devil.
If he recovers from injury, Andrew Flintoff could even play for the visitors, but Ben Stokes will almost certainly be making his first home appearance since becoming the Great White Hope of English cricket.
FRANKEL had been racing's great white hope before his only Classic appearance at Newmarket in the Spring of last year.