Jamie Lee Curtis and Ryan Murphy Team Up on Netflix Limited Series About LA Dodger Glenn Burke Who Made the First High Five


EXCLUSIVE: Jamie Lee Curtis revealed to us on today’s Hero Nation that while she isn’t expecting a third season of Queens of cries, She is teaming up with series co-creator Ryan Murphy on a new Netflix limited series tentatively titled Voltigeur. (According to sources familiar with the matter, there is no deal for the project which has yet to progress beyond an early conversation stage.)

“Ryan is producing a project that I’ve been trying to do as a producer for over ten years. I had the rights to a project in the life of the man who invented the High Five ”, the Halloween The six-movie franchise actress tells us about Hero Nation.

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Jamie Lee Curtis at the premiere of & # x002018; Halloween Kills & # x002019;  dressed as Janet Leigh.  - Credit: AP

Jamie Lee Curtis at the ‘Halloween Kills’ premiere dressed as Janet Leigh. – Credit: AP


That man being 19-year-old Los Angeles Dodger Glenn Burke, who on October 2, 1977 delivered the first recorded high five. It was then that Dusty Baker hit his 30th home run in the final game of the regular season, finding himself in a group of three other Dodgers who had also made 30 home runs. The event was also documented in the ESPN 30 for 30, short document The High Five directed by Michael Jacobs.

Ryan Murphy - Credit: Mega

Ryan Murphy – Credit: Mega


Burke, who played for the Dodgers and Oakland Athletics from 1976 to 1979, was the first MLB player to be gay to his teammates and team owners during his professional career and the first to recognize him publicly. Burke said The New York Times that “Prejudice kicked me out of baseball sooner than I should have. But I didn’t change ”. He also wrote in his autobiography that “prejudice won out”. Burke competed in the 1982 Gay Olympics in track and field and in 1986 in basketball. He died of AIDS in 1995 and was among the first class of inductees into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame.

Voltigeur is being written and would be directed by Robert O’Hara who was recently Tony nominated for Best Directing in a Play for Slave game. If deals are made, Murphy would produce through his company Ryan Murphy Television for Netflix with Curtis also producing.

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