Robert Townsend Recalls Audition That Inspired ‘Hollywood Shuffle’

Actor/director Robert Townsend arrives at the “Jubilee” show’s grand re-opening at Bally’s Las Vegas on March 29, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic) *Robert Townsend made his directorial debut with “Hollywood Shuffle” in 1987 and the comedy satire about Black stereotypes in movies instantly became a classic.   Townsend and comedian Keenan Ivory