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Born: May 27, 1936 Cause of Death:
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Director (feature film)

1.
Love Songs (1999) as Director ("A Love Song For Champ")
A trilogy of stories that depict ordinary people overcoming extraordinary problems with the strength of their love for each other. In "A Love Song For a Champ," an up-and-coming boxer breaks the rules in order to earn much-needed money for his family. Though his money-making scheme does not go as pl

Cast (feature film)

2.
Fighting Man, A (2014)
Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.
3.
Firstling, The (2012)
A pregnant woman is afraid she'll lose her unborn child if she doesn't avenge a supernatural entity.
4.
Smitty (2012)
5.
Grace Card, The (2011)
A police officer who lost his son in an accident, and has been consumed with years of bitterness and pain, is given the opportunity to rebuild his relationships and heal deep wounds.
6.
Perfect Game, The (2010)
Living amidst the gritty poverty of 1957 Monterrey, Mexico, a rag-tag group of boys from the wrong side of the tracks discovers the joy of sandlot baseball under the guidance of Cesar, an aspiring Major League Coach thwarted by discrimination. Armed with the dream of playing a real Little League game, the young players defy a total lack of resources, disapproving parents, and widespread prejudice to score their first Little League victory and find themselves at the beginning of a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Relying on their faith, a warm-hearted priest and their love of the game, the nine players and their coach embark on an incredible, record-breaking winning streak that leads them across the border to America, and all the way to the 1957 Little League World Series where a miracle will cement their place in history and change their lives forever.
7.
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
Gathered together in the Bahamas for their annual one-week reunion, four close couples eagerly reconnect, sharing news about their lives and relationships. But their intimate week in paradise is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Sheila's ex-husband, Mike, who hopes to break up her new marriage with Troy and win her back. The others soon realize they too are not immune to the challenges of commitment and fidelity. Angela doesn't believe her husband, Marcus, can be faithful now that he's a celebrity television newscaster. Dianne and Terry's relationship is feeling the strain of raising children. And Patricia, a successful self-help psychologist, must finally reveal the deep flaws in her seemingly perfect marriage to Gavin. With their relationships hanging in the balance when they return home, each couple must choose between blame and forgiveness, doubt and faith, with life-altering consequences.
8.
Least Among You, The (2009)
A black man named Richard Kelly who, after graduating from college and becoming successful in the corporate world, is falsely arrested in the 1965 Watts riots. Kelly faces racial prejudice from professors and students after his agreement to a plea bargain that involves spending two semesters at a s
9.
Black List: Volume One, The (2008)
Presents miniportraits of 20 influential African Americans, ranging from artists to politicians to CEOs. Each share their individual experiences and viewpoints in regards to societal, familial and personal identity.
10.
Cover (2008)
When Valerie Maas and her husband Dutch, decide to relocate their family to Philadelphia for his career, everything seems perfect. While Valerie must leave her job in Atlanta as a commercial photographer, she is able to work as a portraitist for her friend Zahara Milton and the family quickly settle
11.
Manufacturing Dissent (2007)
In the realm of documentary filmmaking there is no greater icon than Michael Moore, perhaps the most controversial filmmaker of our time; many, even those on the left, argue he's more propagandist than documentarian, asking at what point does the manipulation of fact become a work of fiction?
12.
Buttermilk Sky (2007)
Loner ex-rodeo performer befriends a displaced orphan girl and learns to love again.
13.
Daddy's Little Girls (2007)
A single father, Monty, is a garage mechanic who lives in a poor neighborhood and struggles to make ends meet as he raises his three young daughters on his own. But when the courts award custody of his daughters to his corrupt, drug-dealing ex-wife, Monty desperately tries to win them back, enlisting the help of Julia, a beautiful--and hard-nosed--attorney he meets during his short stint as a chauffeur. While Monty and the Ivy-League-educated Julia couldn't be less alike, an unexpected romance blossoms--and it soon begins to feel like true love. But in order for their relationship to survive, the couple must reconcile their two very different worlds--and overcome the forces that threaten to tear Monty's family apart.
14.
15.
All In (2006)
Six medical students with unique talents pool their resources to win the World Series of Poker.
16.
Left Behind: World at War (2005)
It's a week after the rapture and the millions of people who disappeared into thin air are still missing. Chaos rules the world as panic and grief stricken survivors continue to search for their lost loved-ones. Suicide rates are sky-rocketing, businesses and homes are being looted, and martial law
17.
Lackawanna Blues (2005) as Cast
Based on the Obie award winning play written by and starring Ruben Santiago-Hudson, a tale that recounts his childhood growing up in a boarding house in Lackawanna, New York that was run by an incredible woman.
18.
Momentum (2003) as Raymond Addison
A man with telekinetic abilities crosses paths with a group with similar powers who are running from a secret branch of the US government, that wants them for their own dark reasons.
19.
Jasper, Texas (2003) as Mayor R.C. Horn
Based on the true story of a violent racially motivated murder that took place in Jasper, Texas in June of 1998. A black man, James Byrd, Jr., was chained to the back of apick-up truck and dragged to his death by three white men. Almost overnight, the small town was thrust into the blinding glare
20.
For Love of Olivia (2001) as Daniel Stewart
In the mid-south in 1966, small town lawyer Daniel Stewart is facing the opportunity of a lifetime -- to be the first black congressman from his district. The challenge of Daniel's campaign is heightened when the wife of incumbent Horton Roundtree is found murdered in her bed. The suspect is poor bl
21.
Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence (2000) as Frank Hughes
A sequel to the 1998 Showtime movie "Inspectors," the story of two postal inspectors. Ed Furston's nightmare begins when he discovers an unidentified deceased man has completely stolen his identity by using a discarded, pre-approved credit card application, and that the false account was also used t
22.
Color of Love: Jacey's Story, The (2000) as Lou Hastings
Television movie about a white grandmother and a black grandfather, not married to each other, who must overcome their differences to raise their suddenly orphaned granddaughter. Georgia Porter's life is changed when her estranged daughter and her daughter's husband die in an automobile accident on
23.
Highwayman, The (2000)
A psychotic thief who embarks on a deadly road trip with a carload of cash, his accomplice and the beautiful girl who tipped them off to the Big Score. With their help, she's on a mission to find her long-lost father, who wants to settle a score with a former boss and has the cops hot on his trial.
24.
Strange Justice (1999) as Vernon Jordan
An adaptation of Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson's book "Strange Justice," based on Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment and impropriety against Clarence Thomas during Thomas' Senate confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court in October 1991.
25.
Terminal Countdown (1999) as Morgan
A tough-as-nails CIA officer, a young Y2K computer genius and the burnt-out, sarcastic designer of a top-secret missile silo in the Colombian jungles are flown in to the site of the U.S. nuclear facility -- established in the 1960s -- as part of a team to destabilize its computer because it thinks i
26.
Love Songs (1999) as Reuben Tate ("A Love Song For Dad") ("A Love Song For Jean And Ellis")
A trilogy of stories that depict ordinary people overcoming extraordinary problems with the strength of their love for each other. In "A Love Song For a Champ," an up-and-coming boxer breaks the rules in order to earn much-needed money for his family. Though his money-making scheme does not go as pl
27.
Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy (1998) as Corbeck
When her tomb is opened, the ancient mummy of an Egyptian queen comes alive and travels through time to modern San Francisco in order to destroy her enemies.
28.
Inspectors, The (1998) as Frank Hughes
When a mail bomb explodes in a suburban Baltimore home, a man is left dead and his wife is seriously injured. The victim's troubled son, Drew Carrigan, is suspected until evidence suggests that he was the intended target. A veteran United States Postal Inspector teams up with a bright, Harvard-educa
29.
To Dance With Olivia (1997) as Daniel Stewart
A couple's marriage falls apart after the accidental death of their young son. The father, a succesful lawyer, has moved on with his life, but his wife, Olivia, still spends all of her days in mourning. They reexamine their relationship when they become involved in the murder case of the young son o
30.
Managua (1997)
An undercover U.S. operative is sent to Nicaragua to kill an old friend and colleague who has gone native while infiltrating a group of former contra rebels trafficking cocaine.
31.
In His Father's Shoes (1997) as Frank Crosby; Richard Crosby
Young Clay Crosby is bereft when his father Frank succumbs to a fatal illness. When he puts on a pair of magical wing-tipped shoes that Frank bought in a mysterious shop, Clay is transferred back to 1962 and relives his father's life, experiencing firsthand such personal details as Frank's formative
32.
Inside (1996) as Questioner
Exposing the excesses of the South African police state under apartheid, a political drama which unfolds when Marty Strydom, an idealistic university professor from a prominent white South African family, is accused of conspiring to subvert the racist regime after attending an Amnesty International
33.
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996) as James Mink
Drama based on the life of James Mink, the son of a freed slave who became a respected millionaire businessman in Toronto in the 1850's. Mink and his Irish-immigrant wife find out that their son-in-law, a white American, is a slave trader and has sold their daughter as a slave to a Southern Plantati
34.
Run For the Dream: The Gail Devers Story (1996) as Bob Kersee
Drama based on the true story of 1992 Olympic Gold medalist Gail Devers, who overcame Graves Disease to become the "fastest woman in the world."
35.
Father For Charlie, A (1995) as Walter Osgood
A black farmer in an Ozark Mountain town during the Depression finds himself compelled to care for a hostile 10-year-old boy who has been abandoned by his drunken, racist sharecropper father.
36.
Zooman (1995) as Reuben Tate
One man, together with his estranged family, must cope with the senseless murder of his daughter and the apathy of an entire community unwilling to bring the killer to justice.
37.
Curse of the Starving Class (1995) as Ellis
Set on a rundown farm in modern-day America, a family struggles to live the American dream in a country that is being sold off by opportunist developers. Based on Sam Shepard's play "Curse of the Starving Class."
38.
Ray Alexander: A Menu For Murder (1995) as Ray Alexander
Television movie about a semi-retired San Francisco private detective, Ray Alexander, who works out of his down-home cafe. When a judge's mistress is accused of killing her lover, Alexander sets out to clear her name -- uncovering a conspiracy that threatens an entire Third World country.
39.
Iron Eagle IV (1995) as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
Retired Air Force General "Chappy" Sinclair opens a flight school for teenagers in trouble with the law, and enlists the aid of a former pilot to help teach them. While in training, the kids and their instructor stumble upon a plot by extremists from within the military to use chemical warfare on Cu
40.
Ray Alexander: A Taste For Justice (1994) as Ray Alexander
The first in a series of television movies about a semi-retired San Francisco private investigator, Ray Alexander, who works for a famed criminal attorney from out of his restaurant. Alexander tracks down the hit-and-run killer of a prominent psychiatrist.
41.
Flashfire (1994) as Ben Durand
A prostitute witnesses a cop's murder and helps his partner find the killers, uncovering a conspiracy involving police corruption.
42.
Good Man in Africa, A (1994) as Adekunle
A comedy about sexual intrigue and political corruption in an emerging African country.
43.
Monolith (1993) as Capt Mccandless
An ancient, all-consuming power beyond imagination sleeps in the shadows beneath a top secret government installation... and waits.
44.
Keeper of the City (1992) as James Dela
Story of a Chicago homicide cop who is unpopular with the public because he is in pursuit of a vigilante killer of mobsters.
45.
Diggstown (1992) as "Honey" Roy Palmer
"Rocky" meets "The Sting," in this story about a boxer and a con artist.
46.
Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992) as Colonel Charles "Chappy" Sinclair
"Chappy" Sinclair takes to the unfriendly skies once again, this time to battle a German drug lord in South America.
47.
On The Streets Of L.a. [1992] (1992) as Leonard Clay
A father and son who meet for the first time in prison are paroled into one another's custody.
48.
Toy Soldiers (1991) as Dean Parker
An exclusive prep school housing boys known for their discipline problems is taken over by Colombian terrorists. Some of the students courageously rebel, allowing for a successful military rescue.
49.
Cover-Up (1991) as Jackson
An Iraqi terrorist group is blamed for an attack on a U.S.naval outpost near Tel Aviv. An American journalist sets out to understand what really happened and prevent a world war.
50.
Josephine Baker Story, The (1991) as Sidney Williams
A television movie on the life of the black American expatriate entertainer Josephine Baker, who lived primarily in Paris from the 1920s.
51.
Punisher, The (1991) as Jake Berkowitz
Based on the Marvel Comics character, action-adventure about a vigilante who kills as many evil-doers as he's able to get his hands on.
52.
Carolina Skeletons (1991) as Major James Bragg
In 1967, a Marine Corps officer returns from the Vietnam War to his home in rural South Carolina determined to clear his dead brother's name of the murders of two young girls in 1934.
53.
Sudie & Simpson (1990) as Simpson
A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
54.
El Diablo (1990) as Thomas Van Leek
The tranquility of a small Texas town is shattered when a legendary outlaw, rides in with his band of armed men, robs a bank and kidnaps a young girl. A shy schoolteacher joins forces with a gunslinger to track down El Diablo and his band of outlaws.
55.
Tongs (1989) as Gideon Oliver
A television movie, broadcast as part of "The ABC Mystery Movie," in which Gideon Oliver fights to keep his most brilliant student from slipping back into the tradition-bound world of his family, where the young man's father is the Chinatown equivalent of "The Godfather." One killing leads to anothe
56.
Sleep Well, Professor Oliver (1989) as Gideon Oliver
The first of six telefilms starring Louis Gossett Jr. as Gideon Oliver, an anthropology professor who encounters adventure and solves baffling mysteries as he travels around the world. In this movie, the apparently pointless murder of a woman Gideon once loved puts him into contact with a tough New
57.
Last Plane From Coramaya, The (1989) as Gideon Oliver
A movie in the "Gideon Oliver" series of telefilms, in which the anthropology professor faces a new challenge when he finds himself irresistibly drawn to a breathtakingly beautiful museum curator who is described as "the smartest -- and the most dangerous -- woman in Coramaya." Gideon has come to Co
58.
Kennonite (1989) as Gideon Oliver
Anthropology professor Gideon Oliver fights a lynch mob's blind bigotry when a friend in a peaceful religious community is blamed for a shocking double murder. When Gideon learns more about the schemes created by a corporte farming complex that is after the Kennonite land, he becomes the next target
59.
Roots: The Gift (1988) as Fiddler
Continuing the stories of Kunta Kinte and Fiddler from the 1977 miniseries "Roots," the two slaves visit a nearby plantation with their master where the slaves are planning an escape on Christmas Eve.
60.
Iron Eagle II (1988) as Brigadier General Charles "Chappy" Sinclair
Military adventure about an American-Soviet cooperative effort to destroy an atomic reactor in an Arab country.
61.
Gathering of Old Men, A (1987) as Mathu
A group of acquiescent old black men find sudden courage when faced with the need to defend a beloved fellow black in danger of being lynched for the murder of a white racist tenant farmer.
62.
Father Clements Story, The (1987) as Father George Clements
A movie based on a true story about an African-American priest who adopts a street kid from his parish against the wishes of the Chicago Archdiocese.
63.
Principal, The (1987) as Jake Phillips
High school teacher Rick Latimer is getting divorced. After having a few drinks one night, he sees his estranged wife out with her lawyer and goes ballistic, taking a baseball bat to the man's Porsche. This results in a reprimand from the school board, but Rick is not fired. Instead, he is assigned the job of principal at Brandel High, a school that is filled with drugs and violence. With the help of security guard Jake Philips, Rick sets out to clean up the school, laying down the law and tutoring some of the students. Unwilling to give up his turf, the ring leader of the trouble-makers, a student named Victor, challenges Rick's authority and causes the violence to escalate, eventually putting Rick and flinty history teacher Hilary Orozco in personal danger. But Victor has underestimated Rick's determination...and temper.
64.
Firewalker (1986) as Leo Porter
An adventurer goes in search of lost treasure in a Guatemalan gold mine.
65.
Iron Eagle (1986) as Chappy
Doug is the teenage son of a U.S. Air Force pilot who was shot down over a Middle Eastern country and is being held hostage. Frustrated by the government's inability to secure his father's release, Doug gets some of his school friends to help him with his personal plan to save his father. The boys
66.
Enemy Mine (1985) as Jeriba Shiban--The Drac
Two mortal space enemies find themselves stranded on a deserted planet and then form a friendship in order to survive.
67.
Finders Keepers (1984) as Century
68.
Guardian, The (1984) as John Mack
A film about a group of apartment-dwellers who, in the aftermath of a murder within their apartment building, hire a security guard -- a no-nonsense ex-military man. Everyone is pleased with Mack except Charlie Hyatt, a liberal who feels that the guard too often takes the law into his own hands, unt
69.
Benny's Place (1982) as Benny Moore
The fifth winner of the annual ABC Theater Award for new plays, this drama tells of a proud man who feels that time and younger men threaten his existence after he is forced to take on a young assistant in the factory repair shop that he has run by himself for so long. Louis Gossett, Jr., is the fie
70.
An Officer And A Gentleman (1982) as Sergeant Foley
A naval officer in training shares a tumultuous romance with a local girl.
71.
Jaws III (1982) as Calvin Bouchard
A biologist and workers at an ocean amusement park attempt to hunt down a murderous great white shark who apparently blames them for the death of her progeny.
72.
Don't Look Back: Story of Lero (1981) as Satchel Paige
The story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige, the legendary pitcher, from his barnstorming days in the '20s, hoping to break into organized Negro baseball, to his emergence at age 43 in the major leagues with the Cleveland Indians the year after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier. Paige, who died
73.
This Man Stands Alone (1979) as Tom Haywood
This dramatization of the true story of a black civil rights activist who, following Martin Luther King's assassination, goes home to a small southern town and runs for sheriff against a popular segregationist was "inspired" by events in the life of Sheriff Thomas E. Gilmore but was emasculated by s
74.
Little Ladies of the Night (1977) as Russ Garfield
A one-time pimp turned big-city cop takes an interest in a teenage runaway who has been drawn into the hard world of prostitution after being shunned by her parents. Originally this was to have premiered in September 1976.
75.
Choirboys, The (1977) as Calvin Potts
The careers and personal lives of a group of bigoted and hard-drinking Los Angeles policemen are examined. Although the officers provide emotional support for each other, they are lacking in sensitivity and judgement on the job. And when one of them accidentally shoots a teenage homosexual in a city
76.
The Deep (1977) as Henri Cloche
A vacationing couple runs afoul of modern pirates.
77.
J.D.'s Revenge (1976) as Reverend Bliss
A long-dead mobster possesses a peaceful New Orleans law student.
78.
River Niger, The (1975) as Dr Dudley Stanton
An African-American poet who earns a living as a house painter struggles to support his seriously ill wife and survive the indignities of living in the ghetto.
79.
Delancey Street: The Crisis Within (1975) as Otis James
A drama based on the work of John Maher, founder of the Delancey Street Foundation, a self-help rehabilitation center dedicated to recycling ex-junkies, ex-convicts and others. This was an unsuccessful pilot for a proposed weekly series with Walter McGinn.
80.
White Dawn, The (1974) as Portagee
Three whalers disrupt the culture of an Eskimo village in 1896.
81.
Sidekicks (1974) as Jason
Based on the 1971 comedy western "Skin Game," this lark, a pilot to a prospective series that never materialized, had a couple of hapless post-Civil War con men, one black, one white, on the sagebrush trail trying to collect a $15,000 bounty on an outlaw's head. Lou Gossett recreated the role he pla
82.
It's Good to Be Alive (1974) as Sam Brockington
This movie details the struggles of former Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella to adapt to life in a wheelchair following his crippling automobile accident in 1959. Cinematographer Ted Voigtlander was Emmy-nominated.
83.
Laughing Policeman, The (1973) as Larrimore
A policeman is among the victims when the passengers of a late-night bus are machine-gunned. With only one semi- conscious survivor and no other witnesses, the detectives try to learn from the identities of the dead why this happened and who the killer could be. Climax includes excellent chase.

Producer (feature film)

84.
For Love of Olivia (2001) as Executive Producer
In the mid-south in 1966, small town lawyer Daniel Stewart is facing the opportunity of a lifetime -- to be the first black congressman from his district. The challenge of Daniel's campaign is heightened when the wife of incumbent Horton Roundtree is found murdered in her bed. The suspect is poor bl
85.
Color of Love: Jacey's Story, The (2000) as Executive Producer
Television movie about a white grandmother and a black grandfather, not married to each other, who must overcome their differences to raise their suddenly orphaned granddaughter. Georgia Porter's life is changed when her estranged daughter and her daughter's husband die in an automobile accident on
86.
Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence (2000) as Executive Producer
A sequel to the 1998 Showtime movie "Inspectors," the story of two postal inspectors. Ed Furston's nightmare begins when he discovers an unidentified deceased man has completely stolen his identity by using a discarded, pre-approved credit card application, and that the false account was also used t
87.
Inspectors, The (1998) as Executive Producer
When a mail bomb explodes in a suburban Baltimore home, a man is left dead and his wife is seriously injured. The victim's troubled son, Drew Carrigan, is suspected until evidence suggests that he was the intended target. A veteran United States Postal Inspector teams up with a bright, Harvard-educa
88.
Managua (1997) as Co-Producer
An undercover U.S. operative is sent to Nicaragua to kill an old friend and colleague who has gone native while infiltrating a group of former contra rebels trafficking cocaine.
89.
To Dance With Olivia (1997) as Executive Producer
A couple's marriage falls apart after the accidental death of their young son. The father, a succesful lawyer, has moved on with his life, but his wife, Olivia, still spends all of her days in mourning. They reexamine their relationship when they become involved in the murder case of the young son o
90.
In His Father's Shoes (1997) as Executive Producer
Young Clay Crosby is bereft when his father Frank succumbs to a fatal illness. When he puts on a pair of magical wing-tipped shoes that Frank bought in a mysterious shop, Clay is transferred back to 1962 and relives his father's life, experiencing firsthand such personal details as Frank's formative
91.
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)
Drama based on the life of James Mink, the son of a freed slave who became a respected millionaire businessman in Toronto in the 1850's. Mink and his Irish-immigrant wife find out that their son-in-law, a white American, is a slave trader and has sold their daughter as a slave to a Southern Plantati
92.
Run For the Dream: The Gail Devers Story (1996) as Executive Producer
Drama based on the true story of 1992 Olympic Gold medalist Gail Devers, who overcame Graves Disease to become the "fastest woman in the world."
93.
Inside (1996) as Executive Producer
Exposing the excesses of the South African police state under apartheid, a political drama which unfolds when Marty Strydom, an idealistic university professor from a prominent white South African family, is accused of conspiring to subvert the racist regime after attending an Amnesty International
94.
Ray Alexander: A Menu For Murder (1995) as Co-Executive Producer
Television movie about a semi-retired San Francisco private detective, Ray Alexander, who works out of his down-home cafe. When a judge's mistress is accused of killing her lover, Alexander sets out to clear her name -- uncovering a conspiracy that threatens an entire Third World country.
95.
Father For Charlie, A (1995) as Executive Producer
A black farmer in an Ozark Mountain town during the Depression finds himself compelled to care for a hostile 10-year-old boy who has been abandoned by his drunken, racist sharecropper father.
96.
Ray Alexander: A Taste For Justice (1994) as Co-Executive Producer
The first in a series of television movies about a semi-retired San Francisco private investigator, Ray Alexander, who works for a famed criminal attorney from out of his restaurant. Alexander tracks down the hit-and-run killer of a prominent psychiatrist.
97.
On The Streets Of L.a. [1992] (1992) as Co-Executive Producer
A father and son who meet for the first time in prison are paroled into one another's custody.

Music (feature film)

98.
Taking Woodstock (2009)
In 1969 Elliot Tiber, inadvertently played a role in making the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the famed happening it was. Working as an interior designer in Greenwich Village during culturally and politically exciting times, Mr. Tiber felt empowered by the gay rights movement. But he was al

Cast (special)

99.
Moving Image Salutes Richard Gere (2004) as Special Appearance
Each year, the Museum honors a personality whose career has propelled the medium of the moving image and has had a profound effect on industry and audience.
100.
Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Educational Excellence, An (2000)
Annual variety gala to benefit the United Negro College Fund and salute the importance of higher education.
101.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1999)
Presentation of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) 14th Annual Hall of Fame ceremony from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood, California. The inductees are Carl Reiner, Fred Rogers, Lorne Michaels, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, Fred Silverman, Ethel Winant and the lat
102.
Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood (1998) as Narration
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
103.
Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Educational Excellence Benefiting The United Negro College Fund, An (1998) as Host
Telethon to benefit the United Negro College Fund. Features extended concert performances and celebrity appearances.
104.
70th Annual Academy Awards, The (1998)
Live presentation of the 70th annual Academy Awards.
105.
True Stories From Touched By an Angel (1998)
A behind-the-scenes look at the series "Touched By an Angel." Features interviews with celebrities who have guest starred on the series and have stories to tell about their experiences on the set. Also includes stories of viewers whose lives have been touched by the series.
106.
When Animals Attack 4 (1997) as Host
Special featuring actual video footage of confrontations between animals and humans.
107.
1997 Trumpet Awards (1997) as Honoree
Awards ceremony, created by Turner Broadcasting System, honoring African-American achievers in fields as diverse as law, medicine, politics and entertainment.
108.
I Survived a Disaster (1997) as Host
Special looks at natural and unnatural disasters, featuring stories from survivors, home video footage and news reports.
109.
Ultimate Athlete: Pushing the Limit, The (1996) as Narration
Documentary examining what it takes to make the ultimate athlete, focusing on the individual achievements of different athletes, their training regimens, ambitions, insights and philosophies. Coaches also comment on how they learn to recognize talent and influence athletes.
110.
1996 Emmy Awards (1996) as Presenter
Live telecast of the 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
111.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1995)
Presentation of the 18th annual Kennedy Center Honors. The 1995 honorees are dancer Jacques D'Amboise, singer Marilyn Horne, guitarist B B King, actor Sidney Poitier, and playwright Neil Simon.
112.
Opening Ceremonies of the 1995 Special Olympics World Games, The (1995)
Presentation of the Opening Ceremonies of the 1995 Special Olympics World Summer Games in New Haven, Connecticut.
113.
21st Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1995) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 21st Annual People's Choice Awards, honoring entertainers in the fields of television, motion pictures and music, as determined by a special Gallup Poll.
114.
52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, The (1995) as Presenter
Broadcast of the 52nd annual Golden Globe Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press for achievement in film and television.
115.
First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies, The (1995)
A retrospective of filmmaking over the past 100 years. Included are interviews with actors, directors and screenwriters, along with film clips and archival footage from current and past Hollywood productions.
116.
26th Annual NAACP Image Awards, The (1994)
An awards special presented by the National Association of Colored People honoring African-Americans and other minorities who have presented positive images to the public through their work in film, music, television and sports.
117.
Golden Globe's 50th Anniversary Celebration, The (1994)
A special celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards. Features interviews with past winners and current celebrities, live performances and highlights from past ceremonies.
118.
Troubadours of Folk Music (1994)
Selected performances from a 1993 folk festival at UCLA.
119.
51st Annual Golden Globe Awards (1994) as Presenter
Live presentation of the Golden Globe Awards for achievement in television and film by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
120.
Jackson Family Honors, The (1994)
Members of the singing Jackson family gather to honor individuals known for their charitable work. This year's recepients of Lifetime Achievement Awards are Elizabeth Taylor and Berry Gordy.
121.
Story of a People: A Dream Deferred (1993) as Host
A special focusing on problems faced by African-Americans in three U.S. cities: Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Atlanta.
122.
50th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1993) as Host
A live telecast of the 50th annual Golden Globe Awards honoring the best in movies and television during 1992.
123.
Great Television Moments: What We Watched (1993) as Host
A special presenting a compilation of comedy, drama and news clips from television's last four decades. Presented under the aegis of the Museum of Television & Radio.
124.
Great Ones: The National Sports Awards, The (1993)
A special saluting outstanding American athletes. Also, the late tennis champion, Arthur Ashe, is honored by a presentation to his wife, Jeanne Ashe, in his memory.
125.
45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1993) as Presenter
Live broadcast of the "45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards," honoring excellence in television.
126.
Caribbean Cool (1993) as Host
A documentary profiling the efforts undertaken in four of the Windward Islands of the Caribbean to protect their endemic parrot populations and the fragile environments these birds call home.
127.
Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom (1992) as Voice Of Frederick Douglass
Through readings of Abraham Lincoln's work and the use of still photographs, tells the story of the President's struggles and provides a picture of his times.
128.
Liberators -- Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II (1992) as Narration
Documentary about African-American battalions that helped defeat the Nazis in World War II and liberate the concentration camps at Buchenwald, Dachau and Lambach while battling discrimination in a segregated army.
129.
7th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, The (1992)
A broadcast of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards ceremony, taped at Royce Hall in the UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, California.
130.
13th Annual ACE Awards, The (1992)
Live broadcast of the thirteenth annual Ace Awards ceremony honoring excellence in cable television.
131.
18th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1992) as Presenter
A live presentation of the "18th Annual People's Choice Awards" honoring America's favorite entertainers, in which the public determines the winners by special Gallup Poll.
132.
44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, The (1992) as Presenter
A live presentation of the 44th annual prime-time Emmy Awards honoring the best in television.
133.
AFI Salute to Sidney Poitier (1992)
A broadcast in which the American Film Institute (AFI) presents its twentieth annual Life Achievement Award to Sidney Poitier.
134.
20th International Emmy Awards, The (1992) as Host
Broadcast of Emmy Awards for excellence in programming produced and originally telecast outside the United States.
135.
What About Me? I'm Only 3! (1992)
A variety special in which celebrities address environmental concerns by using questions posed by young children.
136.
Day in the Life of Hollywood, A (1992)
A documentary shot over a 24-hour period on May 20, 1992 as filmmakers chronicle a typical day in Hollywood.
137.
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.
138.
Party For Richard Pryor, A (1991)
A special honoring comedian Richard Pryor. Includes scenes from Pryor's motion picture, television and stage performances and tributes from dozens of entertainers.
139.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1991)
A broadcast of the fourteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1991 Kennedy Center Honors. This year's recipients are country music singer Roy Acuff, the musical comedy writer-performers Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the acrobatic tap dancers Fayard and Har
140.
22nd Annual NAACP Image Awards, The (1990)
Broadcast of the twenty-second annual NAACP Image Awards honoring the those who have contributed positively to the image of African-Americans.
141.
Starathon '90 (1990)
A live, two-day broadcast of the annual telethon to benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Association.
142.
Zora Is My Name! (1990)
A television drama, broadcast as part of the PBS "American Playhouse" series, about the African-American writer, oral historian and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. Combines passages from the author's writings, anecdotes, folk tales told by actors, and sketches from the Hurston's life.
143.
There Really Is a Santa Claus (1989)
A light-hearted documentary in which the views of "experts" and "eyewitnesses" on the subject of Santa's existence are gathered from across the United States.
144.
3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards, The (1989)
Live coverage of the third annual Soul Train Music Awards, honoring the top recordings in all forms of black music, including pop, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel and rap. Special awards are given to the best new artist of the year and the best music video.
145.
From the Heart... The First International Very Special Arts Festival (1989)
A variety special taped at the Kennedy Center in Washington, at the closing gala for the First International Very Special Arts Festival, celebrating the achievements of physically and mentally handicapped artists.
146.
14th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1988)
Live telecast of the People's Choice Awards from the Twentieth Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony honors America's favorite performers in the fields of television, motion pictures and music, as determined by a special Gallup Poll.
147.
Liza Minnelli in Sam Found Out: A Triple Play (1988) as Sam (Part 2)
A special featuring Liza Minnelli in three one-act plays--a drama (Part 1), a comedy (Part 2), and a musical (Part 3). The phrase "Sam Found Out" acts as the basis for the action of each play. Part one deals with a prostitute who helps the plice get the goods on her sadistic pimp. The second segment
148.
Straight Up (1988) as Cosmo
A special that tells the story of Ben, an insecure adolescent who wants to be accepted by a group of his peers, but who wishes to remain drug-free. He is befriended by the magical and mysterious Cosmo, the operator of a "fate" elevator," which leads Ben into eye-opening adventures about what happens
149.
Crimes of Violence (1988) as Host/Narration
A documentary focusing on criminals and the motivations for their crimes.
150.
20th Annual NAACP Image Awards, The (1988)
Broadcast of the 20th annual event honoring the contribution of blacks in the entertainment industry. Also included are comedy sketches, musical performances, and the presentation of the Entertainer of the Year award to Lionel Richie.
151.
19th Annual NAACP Image Awards, The (1987)
The Awards Ceremony, taped on December 14, 1986, at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, honors individuals and companies who contribute positively to the images of black people.
152.
National AIDS Awareness Test: What Do You Know About Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome?, The (1987)
A special featuring a "test format" that allows viewers to answer 50 questions on AIDS, after which answers, based on the latest medical research, are given. The program, presented without commercial interruption, features discussions on AIDS origin, transmission, prevention, and treatment, as well
153.
Welcome Home (1987)
A live concert in Washington, D.C. held on July 4th, in tribute to Vietnam vets and organized by "Welcome Home," an organization that aids and supports Vietnam vets.
154.
Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (1987)
A gala celebration, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in honor of the centennial of the founding of the town of Hollywood.
155.
Blessings of Liberty, The (1987) as Frederick Douglass
A special tracing the evolution of the Constitution during its 200 years as the foundation of the laws and liberties in the United States. The program is telecast from the National Archives in Washington, and utilizes dramatic interpretation of Constitutional debates, arguments, letters, and pleadi
156.
58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1986) as Presenter
Live coverage of the fifty-eighth annual Academy Awards ceremony.
157.
Circus of the Stars (1983) as Ringmaster
Another installment of an irregular series of specials in which show business personalities perform circus acts.
158.
Ben Vereen: His Roots (1978)
Ben Vereen performs his "basic themes" with a couple of friends.
159.
Fuzz Brothers, The (1973) as Detective Francis Buchanan
The comical adventures of Luther Prince and Francis Buchanan, a Los Angeles police department detective team. In the pilot episode, Luther and Francis attempt to apprehend a master thief who plans a ten-million dollar jewel heist.
160.
Living End, The (1972) as Doug Newman
The misadventures of Doug Newman, a veteran defensive end for the Chicago Cherokees, a professional football team.

Music (special)

161.
Troubadours of Folk Music (1994) as Song Performer ("Handsome Johnny")
Selected performances from a 1993 folk festival at UCLA.
162.
Troubadours of Folk Music (1994) as Song ("Handsome Johnny")
Selected performances from a 1993 folk festival at UCLA.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

163.
Return to Lonesome Dove (1993) as Isom Pickett
Three-part sequel to the "Lonesome Dove" miniseries that aired on CBS in 1989. With the death of his friend Gus, ex-Texas ranger Woodrow F. Call immerses himself in ranching on a grand scale.
164.
Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (1988) as Big John Creed
165.
Backstairs at the White House (1979) as Levi Mercer
A lovingly filmed version of the book by Lillian Rogers Parks, the crippled seamstress-maid who, along with her mother, served for fifty-two years as a White House domestic during eight presidential administrations. A mixture of pop history of the Twentieth Century and the private lives of the vario

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

166.
Sadat (1983) as Anwar Sadat
167.
To Kill a Cop (1978) as Everett Walker
A police action drama dealing with a maverick chief of detectives with two cop killings and a rash of bank robberies on his hands who is forced to wage war against a back-stabbing police commissioner with political ambitions and a black revolutionary leader plotting a police massacre. Emmy Award nom
168.
Critical List, The (1978) as Lem Harper
Two two-hour pilot films are strung together here in which a hospital director in line for a federal cabinet post first finds that his private life may jeopardize the opportunity and then discovers himself in the middle of a scandal involving stolen federal health funds.
169.
Roots (1977) as Fiddler
The dramatization of Alex Haley's chronicle of his family history from his ancestors' life in tribal Africa of the eighteenth century to their emancipation in the post-Civil War South became an overnight phenomenon the subject of educational programs as well as newspaper editorials that attracted, a

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