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Also Known As: Died: October 4, 2019
Born: July 17, 1935 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

3.
Sing Your Song (2011)
Harry Belafonte rose to fame as a singer, despite trying tours across a segregated country and his crossover into mainstream Hollywood. Belafonte's groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement, while impacting many other developments in social justice. The documentary reveals
4.
Patricia Cornwell's The Front (2010)
An ambitious DA decides to re-open an unsolved homicide case that took place in a small community known as "The Front," where local police departments have banned together to fight crime.
5.
Patricia Cornwell's At Risk (2010)
Adaptation of the novel of the same name in which an ambitious DA uses a state investigator to solve a 20-year-old "cold case" to propel her political career.
6.
Courage to Love, The (2000)
Television movie based on the life of Henriette Delille, a free woman of color in pre-Civil War New Orleans. Delille was expected to attend the frequent Quadroon Balls sponsored by wealthy white landowners for the purpose of selecting mistresses. While these arrangements often gave mistresses the be
7.
Livin' For Love: The Natalie Cole Story (2000)
Biopic of singer Natalie Cole, from her childhood to her Grammy sweep in 1991 for "Unforgettable, With Love," in which she performed virtually with her father, the late Nat King Cole. After a complex childhood as the daughter of the famed singer, Cole was rocked by his death when she was a teenager.
8.
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999)
Television movie based on the memoirs of African-American centenarians Sarah L. Delany and her sister Dr. Annie Elizabeth Delany. Chronicles a century of American life as seen through the eyes of the Delany sisters, woven into a tale of family, love, courage and tenacity.
9.
Jackie's Back! (1999)
A mock documentary ("mockumentary") that comically chronicles the bizarre life and career of an outrageous pop diva, named Jackie Washington, on the eve of her attempted musical comeback.
10.
Sweetest Gift, The (1998) as Mrs Wilson
In rural Florida, the Wilson and Martin families overcome racial prejudice to support and nurture one another when times are tough.
11.
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Eve is the youngest daughter of one of Louisiana's most sophisticated and prosperous families. Her father Louis, is the town's highly respected doctor, a man known for his ability to "fix" things--everything except his own family problems and philandering lifestlye. Her mother Roz is a stunning sout
12.
Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle, A (1994)
A former associate of Perry Mason returns to handle the defense of a world-class chess player accused of murdering a prominent TV personality.
13.
Color Adjustment (1991)
An examination of the relationship between prime-time television and America's racial consciousness.
14.
Five Heartbeats, The (1991)
Five young friends are drawn together by music during the Motown era of the Sixties. Their dream of success takes them from amateur nights in ghetto clubs to the pinnacle of show business success and personal tragedy.
15.
Murder in Black & White (1990)
A television movie sequel to the CBS miniseries "Doubletake" and "Internal Affairs." Richard Crenna reprises his role as Lieutenant Frank Janek, the skilled New York City detective who leads an investigation into the death of a recently-appointed black Police Commissioner and another similar murder
16.
Sister, Sister (1982)
Diahann Carroll, Rosalind Cash and Irene Cara are three sisters whose reunion when the family home is put up for sale reopens old wounds. This original drama, somewhat akin to Arthur Miller's play, "The Price", was filmed in 1979 in Montgomery, Alabama, and has Carroll as the straight-laced spinster
17.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sing (1979) as Vivian
Maya Angelou's eloquent reminiscences of her days as a gifted youngster growing up in the South during the Depression years where she and her older brother were raised by their grandmother after the divorce of their parents.
18.
Death Scream (1975)
An all-star suspense drama about a young woman whose murder was witnessed by fifteen of her neighbors who did nothing to help and refused to cooperate with the police. Based on an actual event, this was filmed under the title "Homicide" and in its repeat showing was called "The Woman Who Cried Murde
19.
Claudine (1974)
A single mother falls for a garbage collector who''''s not sure he''''s ready to raise six children.
20.
The Split (1968) as Ellie
A gang of thieves plots to rob the Los Angeles Coliseum box office during a Rams game.
21.
Hurry Sundown (1967) as Vivian Thurlow
An unscrupulous Southern landowner takes advantage of racial tensions to extend his holdings.
22.
Goodbye Again (1961) as Singer
A 40-year-old woman swaps her sophisticated lover for a young law student.
23.
Paris Blues (1961) as Connie Lampson
Two jazz musicians deal with romantic problems in Paris.
24.
Porgy and Bess (1959) as Clara
In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish lover Crown after he becomes wanted for murder. The only person willing to overlook her past and offer her shelter is the crippled Porgy. Their relationship is threatened by the disapproval of the townspeople, the presence of her old drug supplier Sportin' Life - and the threatened return of Crown.
25.
Carmen Jones (1955) as Myrt
A sultry factory worker seduces a young soldier then dumps him for another man.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

27.
Sing Your Song (2011)
Harry Belafonte rose to fame as a singer, despite trying tours across a segregated country and his crossover into mainstream Hollywood. Belafonte's groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement, while impacting many other developments in social justice. The documentary reveals
28.
Color Adjustment (1991)
An examination of the relationship between prime-time television and America's racial consciousness.

Cast (special)

29.
34th NAACP Image Awards, The (2003)
The NAACP Image Awards honor projects and individuals from television, movies, recording and literature that have helped promote images of people of color.
30.
TV's Most Memorable Weddings (2003)
A showcase of some of the most memorable weddings to air onscreen including clips from popular television shows such as Friends and Will & Grace to the real-life nuptuals of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
31.
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2003)
Award show which honors the legendary and most beloved programs in television history.
32.
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television (2002) as Interviewee
A look at African Americans in television, in front of and behind the camera. The three parts are devoted to variety programming, drama and comedy.
33.
NBC 75th Anniversary Special (2002)
A live celebration of NBC's 75th anniversary from Studio 8-H in New York City.
34.
Trumpet Awards, The (2001)
Telecast of the 2001 Trumpet Awards ceremony, saluting African-American contributions to the fields of education, journalism, social activism, sports and entertainment.
35.
Sammy Davis Jr.: The E! True Hollywood Story (2001) as Interviewee
As part of Hollywood's infamous "Rat Pack," which included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis, Jr. became one of the world's most renowned and controversial entertainers. He became a household name in the 1950s through his hit recordings on the Decca label and was
36.
Dynasty: The E! True Hollywood Story (2001) as Interviewee
Profile of prime-time television serial "Dynasty," which was telecast from 1981 through 1989.
37.
Intimate Portrait: Holly Robinson Peete (2000)
Documentary on the life and career of actor Holly Robinson Peete.
38.
Stars Over Mississippi, With Prince Edward (1999)
Concert to benefit a youth scholarship foundation in Amory, Mississippi, founded in memory of Amory native Mary Kilpatrick Haskell. The special was taped at the Amory High School football stadium on October 3, 1998.
39.
Dorothy Dandridge: Little Girl Lost (1999)
Biography of Dorothy Dandridge, the first African-American dramatic female movie star.
40.
29th NAACP Image Awards, The (1998)
Annual broadcast of the NAACP Image Awards, which honors positive portrayals of African-Americans in the areas of television, film and music.
41.
Porgy and Bess: An American Voice (1998)
Documentary exploring the history of the controversial American opera, "Porgy and Bess," written by George and Ira Gershwin. Includes footage of rehearsals and early performances of the opera, dramatizations, and interviews with singers, actors, scholars and critics.
42.
All Star Party for Aaron Spelling, An (1998)
A tribute to successful television producer Aaron Spelling, featuring clips and cast reunions to commemorate over three decades of primetime series.
43.
Motown 40: The Music Is Forever (1998)
Retrospective of the Motown record company, founded by Berry Gordy in 1958, which produced numerous pop records and initiated the careers of acts such as the Supremes, the Jackson Five, and Stevie Wonder. Includes clips, interviews, celebrity appearances and performances.
44.
Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood (1998)
Documentary spotlighting African-American actors at 20th Century Fox, following their careers through stereotyping, their stuggle for work and ultimate success. Features interviews with actors about their experiences breaking into motion pictures as well as footage from classic and contemporary film
45.
Intimate Portrait: Diahann Carroll (1998) as Interviewee
Documentary profile of actress and singer Diahann Carroll.
46.
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary (1997)
Documentary celebrating 50 years of television history. Featuring a large collection of television clips introduced by legendary and current television stars. The documentary, also shown at a Hollywood gala, launches the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences new Archive of American Television.
47.
50th Annual Tony Awards, The (1996)
Live presentation of the 50th Annual Tony Awards, honoring excellence in the Broadway theater. The special includes a salute to Tony's Golden Anniversary spotlighting historic moments from previous Tony broadcasts.
48.
All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade, The (1995) as Special Appearance (Toronto)
Thanksgiving Day parade coverage from New York, Hawaii, Toronto and Disneyland. Includes an ice skating segment from Wollman Rink in New York's Central Park.
49.
50th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1993)
A live telecast of the 50th annual Golden Globe Awards honoring the best in movies and television during 1992.
50.
47th Annual Tony Awards, The (1993)
A live presentation of the Tony Awards honoring excellence in the theater.
51.
19th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame (1992)
The 19th annual tribute honoring blacks in the entertainment industry.
52.
Celebrate the Soul of American Music (1991)
A special with contemporary artists honoring famous black music performers.
53.
Sunday in Paris (1991)
A pilot for an unsold NBC series. A single woman with three children realizes that her family has lost sight of their values and gives up her career as a daytime-drama actress in New York to move back with her extended family on their Texas farm.
54.
Gladys Knight's Holiday Family Reunion Concert (1991)
A Thanksgiving special hosted by Gladys Knight. The concert was taped at a tribute to the Black Family Reunion Celebration, a nationallly held annual festival dedicated to fostering positive images of the African-American family.
55.
CAPITOL FOURTH -- 1991, A (1991)
A live broadcast of the 12th annual Fourth of July concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. This year's celebration also commemorates singer Tony Bennett's 40th year in show business.
56.
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (1990)
A special commemorating Frank Sinatra's 75th birthday. The musical tribute includes footage from a Society of Singers performance in Los Angeles and Sinatra's birthday concert from the Meadowlands' Brendan Byrne Arena in New Jersey.
57.
Sammy Davis Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration (1990)
A tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr., as the entertainer celebrates his sixtieth anniversary in show business. Taped before a live audience at the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood. Includes clips of some of Davis's past appearances on television and film.
58.
Christmas in Washington 1989 (1989)
A television special celebrating Christmas in Washington, D.C. Traditionally, the nation's first family attends the gala along with a host of celebrities. The eighth annual event features popular and classical music performers and nationally known choruses performing traditional carols and songs.
59.
America's Tribute to Bob Hope (1988)
A star-studded salute to American comedian Bob Hope. The special was taped January 2, 1988 at the opening of the Bob Hope Cultural Center in Palm Desert, California. At the close of the special, Ronald Reagan presented Hope with the first "America's Hope Award." The award is slated to be given annua
60.
39th Annual Emmy Awards, The (1987)
A live telecast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California, of the Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring achievment in television. For the first time in Emmy history, the telecast does not air on one of the three major networks and this is the first of three consecutive annual telecast of the Emmy A
61.
Golden Globe Awards (1987)
The 44th annual "Golden Globe Awards" presentation by the Foreign Press Association for top achievements in film and television. The telecast also includes presentation of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement to Anthony Quinn.
62.
Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne (1987)
A tribute to composer Jule Styne taped in New York City at the St. James Theatre on January 26-28, 1987. The program features renditions of Styne standards, clips of Gene Autry, Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra performing his songs, and the composer talking with various personalities.
63.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1987)
The tenth annual special celebrating the performing arts and honoring some of the world's most distinguised artists for lifetime achievement: singer Perry Como, actress Bette Davis, singer and entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., musician Nathan Milstein, and choreographer Alwin Nikolais. The program was ta
64.
Bob Hope's All-Star Super Bowl Party (1986)
Bob Hope and his guest stars salute Super Bowl XX in song and comedy sketches. Several players from the competing teams are scheduled to appear.
65.
George Burns' 90th Birthday Special (1986)
A variety special celebrating comedian George Burns' ninetieth birthday. The event includes appearances by many celebrities in person and on pre-taped sequences.
66.
Walt Disney World's 15th Birthday Celebration (1986)
A two-hour variety show celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of Walt Disney World. The program features a potpourri of music, comedy and dance. Also included in the special is vintage footage of Walt Disney, Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and a view of the all-new Birthday Parade down Main Stree
67.
37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, The (1985)
The thirty-seventh annual presentation by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) of the Emmy Awards for prime time television. Telecast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California.
68.
Bob Hope's Comedy Salute To the Soaps (1985)
Bob Hope and his guest stars offer spoofs of both afternoon and prime-time soap operas.
69.
Night of 100 Stars II, The (1985)
A star-studded sequel to "The Night of 100 Stars." A celebrity benefit for the Actors Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dances and comedy. Three hundred and eight stars participated in a seven-hour marathon that was edited to three hours for television.
70.
George Burns' How to Live to Be 100 (1984)
An hour of music and comedy with George Burns.
71.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Women I Love - Beautiful but Funny (1982)
A salute to the women Bob Hope has worked with for 32 years on television.
72.
Christmas in Washington 1982 (1982) as Guest
A holiday special taped at the National Building Museum, the White House, and other sites in Washington, D.C.
73.
Bob Hope Special: Hope, Women and Song (1980)
Bob Hope recalls the songs he made famous in a career that spans vaudeville, Broadway, radio, and motion pictures.
74.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's All-Star Birthday Party (1979)
A celebration of Hope's seventy-sixth birthday.
75.
Telly... Who Loves Ya, Baby? (1976)
Unlikely sex symbol Telly Savalas hosts this comedy/music special.
76.
Flip Wilson Special, The (1974)
An hour of music and comedy with Flip Wilson and friends.
77.
Jack Lemmon -- Get Happy (1973)
A tribute to composer Harold Arlen.
78.
20th Century Follies (1972)
The pilot for a prospective weekly series of music and comedy sketches.
79.
Diahann Carroll Show, The (1971) as Host
An hour of music with Diahann Carroll and friends.
80.
Anthony Newley Show, The (1971)
An hour of popular songs with singer/songwriter Anthony Newley.
81.
Man in the Moon, The (1960)
A music and comedy special in which the Man in the Moon (as portrayed by singer Andy Williams) comes down to Earth to tour America.
82.
Crescendo (1957) as Guest
A kaleidoscope of American music as seen through the eyes of Mr. Sir, a visiting Englishman whose skepticism about American culture is changed when he is introduced to a wide variety of American music styles.

Music (special)

83.
Sammy Davis Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration (1990)
A tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr., as the entertainer celebrates his sixtieth anniversary in show business. Taped before a live audience at the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood. Includes clips of some of Davis's past appearances on television and film.
84.
Christmas in Washington 1989 (1989)
A television special celebrating Christmas in Washington, D.C. Traditionally, the nation's first family attends the gala along with a host of celebrities. The eighth annual event features popular and classical music performers and nationally known choruses performing traditional carols and songs.
85.
Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne (1987) as Song Performer ("I Fall In Love Too Easily" "Just In Time" "Time After Time")
A tribute to composer Jule Styne taped in New York City at the St. James Theatre on January 26-28, 1987. The program features renditions of Styne standards, clips of Gene Autry, Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra performing his songs, and the composer talking with various personalities.
86.
Walt Disney World's 15th Birthday Celebration (1986) as Song Performer ("I Can'T Get Started")
A two-hour variety show celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of Walt Disney World. The program features a potpourri of music, comedy and dance. Also included in the special is vintage footage of Walt Disney, Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and a view of the all-new Birthday Parade down Main Stree

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

87.
From the Dead of Night (1989)
A two-part miniseries in which fashion designer Joanna Darby narrowly escapes accidental death only to be terrorized by strangers who seem bent on her destruction, but who end up dying themselves. In each case, the official death records list two different causes and times of death. Seeking help, Jo
88.
Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
The unparalleled success of "Roots" in 1977 prompted this continuation of Alex Haley's saga, beginning with the events where its predecessor ended in 1882 and bringing the story to the present with James Earl Jones playing Haley and Marlon Brando as American Nazi leader George Lincoln Rockwell, who

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

89.
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000)
Miniseries that tells the story of the 38-year relationship between Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, and his slave mistress Sally Hemings. Set against the backdrop of pivotal events in our nation's early history, the drama explores not only the love story between Hemings a

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

90.
Jirimpimbira: An African Folk Tale (1995) as Narration
An animated version of an African folk tale about a drought-plagued Africa in an ancient time when animals could talk. Extols the virtues of loyalty and friendship as a means to conquering adversity.

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