The Jackie Robinson Story is a 1950 biographical film starring baseball legend Jackie Robinson as himself. Even during its release in the era of racial segregation, the film did remarkably at the box office. Robinson became the first African American Major League Baseball player of the modern era in 1947. On April 19, 2005, 20th Century Fox and Legend Films released a colorized version of the film, donating a portion of the proceeds to the Jackie Robinson Foundation, a charity which benefits education for gifted students. An "official" version remains in release by MGM Home Entertainment (whose sister company, United Artists, produced this film).