Celebrated as one of the most influential musicians of his generation, Nat King Cole blazed a trail for other black entertainers - even as he waged his own personal, sometimes controversial battle against the specter of racism. A minister's son who found his vocation not in the pulpit but at the keyboard, Nat King Cole quickly became the foremost jazz pianist of the 1940's. But it was his smooth as velvet voice that launched him to worldwide fame, at a time when being black and famous was a dangerous mixed blessing. Now, rare footage from inside the studio, on stage and at home illuminates the personality behind such timeless classics as 'Mona Lisa' and 'Pretend', while interviews with daughter Natalie Cole, guitar great Les Paul, singer Eartha Kitt and others offer revealing details about the man they loved and admired. A truly 'Unforgettable' biography that takes a fascinating look at the musical genius who captivated the world with his warmth and soul.