Controversial 'Green Book' wins Best Picture at the Oscars, sending shock waves through industry and internet

“Don Shirley himself told me to not speak to anyone,” Vallelonga said backstage. “He told me the story that he wanted to tell and he protected his private life and all the other things about him. Miraculous things about him. He was an amazing man. He told me, if you’re going to tell the story, you tell it from your father, me, and no one else. Don’t speak to anyone else. That’s how you have to make it. And also, don’t make it till after I pass away. I kept my word to that man.”

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