LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chadwick Boseman (left) who portrays Jackie Robinson and Harrison Ford who stars as Brooklyn Dodgers manager, Branch Rickey, along with actress Calista Flockhart, were among the many celebrities at the Hollywood premiere of the film "42." The film portrays the life of baseball legend, Jackie Robinson, who became an American hero when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, forever breaking Major League Baseball's color line.
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Also attending the premiere were Marriott Rewards sweepstakes winners, Marriott customers, owners and executives. "We want '42' to be a hit because we believe Jackie Robinson is a powerful role model and inspiration to people everywhere who aspire for greater opportunities," says Ed French, senior vice president, Marriott Rewards. "42 is also a new and unique way for us to engage the 42 million members of our award-winning loyalty program and offer a special opportunity for them to experience the premiere and release of this important film."
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