This is Preferred Company with Joel and Fran! Today’s guest is Hank Garrett, former actor and author of his newest memoir ‘From Harlem Hoodlum to Hollywood Heavy’. Hank’s story is truly one of redemption; from the poor Harlem kid to a career that has spanned 6 decades and has survived and thrived because of the fight inside the man. You probably remember TV shows like Columbo and Car 54 Where Are You? or his brutual fight scene with Robert Redford in “Three Days of the Condor”, which is still considered one of the best fight scenes of all time. His best noted achievements include opening for Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Dinah Washington and becoming the first white comedian to appear at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem. Hank continues to give back, helping troubled youth as a guardian angel to at-risk kids, just as Sammy Davis Dr. was to him.