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If you grew up in the 1980s - or even if you didn't - you're probably familiar with the TV sitcom 'Webster' - one of the biggest pop culture touchstones of the decade. 'Webster' dealt with adoption and race, while showcasing the talents of its young star, Emmanuel Lewis.
Based on 'Webster's' success, Emmanuel became a pop culture icon in his own right. He had famous friends, like Michael Jackson, and he rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
Emmanuel learned from a young age, fame gives you a platform to help others, and he made the most of it, appearing in PSAs and doing meaningful charitable work. But, after 'Webster', Emmanuel learned something else: an iconic character can be difficult to escape.
These days, he's still helping people, working with the Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation to support young people on the Six Nations First Nation near Brantford, Ontario.