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Cast (feature film)

Rockford Files: Murder and Misdemeanors, The (1997) as Lettie
Jim Rockford becomes entangled in a case incriminating two veteran police officers on vice charges and finds himself harassed by the entire Los Angeles Police Department. As he delves deeper into the case, Rockford finds himself battered and threatened by criminals with long murderous records.
In the Heat of the Night: Grow Old Along With Me (1995) as Harriet Delong
Fourth in a series of telefilms based on the series "In the Heat of the Night." Sheriff Gillespie and Chief Forbes investigate a fatal car accident which looks more like murder.
Ritual (1995) as Sylvia Becker
Leron Baker is a wealthy lawyer focused on his relentless pursuit of the American Dream. In the process, he becomes completely unaware that is family is falling apart at the seams.
In the Heat of the Night: By Duty Bound (1995) as Harriet Delong
A movie in a series of telefilms based on the series "In the Heat of the Night." Sheriff Gillespie and Chief Forbes track down the murderer of a young woman and her unborn child, but they face political complications when their prime suspect turns out to be an employee of the local businessman compe
In the Heat of the Night: Who Was Geli Bendl? (1994) as Harriet Delong
Second in a series of television movies based on the series "In the Heat of the Night." A famed international actress comes to Sparta, Georgia, sparking intrigue and murder.
In the Heat of the Night: A Matter of Justice (1994) as Harriet Delong
Television movie based on the CBS dramatic series of the same name. A serial killer is on the loose in Sparta, Georgia, and Gillespie and Forbes must track him down while easing the pain of the young victims' families.
Ghost Dad (1990) as Joan
A father''s encounter with the supernatural teaches him a valuable lesson about keeping in touch with his children.
Plates (1990) as Darlene
Detective B.L. Stryker becomes involved with a beautiful model who ocassionally denies who she really is. Meanwhile, he encounters bike-riding UFOs, a crooked car-towing service and a corrupt DEA agent. A presentation of "The ABC Saturday Mystery."
On Thin Ice: The Tai Babalonia Story (1990) as Cleo Babilonia
A television movie based on the true story of Tai Babilonia, the figure skater. Her dreams of an Olympic gold medal were dashed when her partner, Randy Gardner, suffered an injury and was unable to complete the 1984 Winter Olympics competition. Devastated, she turned to drugs until she decided to pu
Ring of Passion (1978) as Marva Trotter Louis
A fact-based drama about the two Louis-Schmeling heavyweight fights and the way both boxers became unwilling symbols of political ideologies just prior to World War II.
Capricorn One (1978) as Betty Walker
The government fakes a Mars landing then sets out to kill the astronauts involved.
Piece Of The Action, A (1977) as Lila French
Manny and Dave are Chicago con artists who specialize in cheating people who take advantage of the poor. When they are blackmailed by a retired policeman into giving something back to the community, they start volunteering as career counselors for a group of uncooperative teens at the community center. Manny is beginning to enjoy helping the students when his work there in interrupted by the arrival of his girlfriend''s overbearing parents and a mobster who has discovered that he cheated him.
Let's Do It Again (1975) as Beth Foster
Two blue-collar workers try to con a powerful gangster.
Mr. Ricco (1975) as Irene Mapes
A defense lawyer faces down racist killers to prove his black client innocent.
Soul of Nigger Charley, The (1973) as Elena
A Southern colonel from the Civil War raids locations in the North to find runaway slaves and sell them to a colony of Southern aristocrats who live in Mexico. An escaped slave named Charley and his friend Toby make it their business to free all of the 71 people that the colonel has captured.
Five Desperate Women (1971) as Joy
Five college pals, meeting on a private island for a reunion, find themselves stalked by a mental institution escapee.

Cast (special)

19th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame (1992)
The 19th annual tribute honoring blacks in the entertainment industry.
Heart and Soul (1989) as Jean Kincaid
A pilot for a comedy series about a rich black girl who skips college to take up a singing career.
And the Children Shall Lead (1985)
A young black girl is greatly moved by the coming of the civil rights movement to her sleepy Mississippi town.
Big Stuffed Dog, The (1980) as Nurse Reilly
A series of humorous vignettes about ways that people's lives are affected by contact with a five-foot-high stuffed Snoopy dog.
Battle of the Network Stars IV (1978) as Cbs Team Member
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Mother's Day (1989) as Elizabeth Sturgis
Sophisticated Gents, The (1981) as Pat Henderson
Twenty-five-year reunion of members of a Black athletic-social club, based on the book "The Junior Bachelor Society", brings together nine of its members for the first time to honor their old coach but is marred by a murder investigation involving one of the gents (Melvin Van Peebles, who had writte

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Valley Of The Dolls (1981) as Connie
This contemporary updating of Jacqueline Susann's 1960s best-seller (plus, apparently, material omitted from the published novel) offers Catherine Hicks, Lisa Hartman and Veronica Hamel in the roles played in the 1967 film by Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke and Sharon Tate. Jean Simmons has the part tha

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