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Avery, Margaret

Overview
Works: 69 works in 256 publications in 7 languages and 9,255 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Historical films  History  Genealogy  Television adaptations  Short films  Made-for-TV movies  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: PS3573.A425, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Margaret Avery
 
Most widely held works by Margaret Avery
The color purple by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

93 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart-wrenching story of a young black girl in the early 20th century who's forced into a brutal marriage and separated from her sister
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns by Tyler Perry( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brenda grew up with some incredible hardships. She had a prostitute for a mother and a pimp for a "father." Now, Brenda is a single mom struggling to raise her family in Chicago. When she receives a letter inviting her to attend her father's funeral in Georgia, she's not sure how to feel. Growing up, Brenda never knew the man and hadn't interacted with that part of her family. But when she loses her job, she decides that now's the time to shake things up. Besides, there is always the chance that her father left her a little money
Welcome home Roscoe Jenkins by Malcolm D Lee( Visual )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R.J. Stevens is a successful television talk show host who sets aside his perfect life with his sweet son and celebrity girlfriend to attend his parents' golden wedding anniversary back home in Georgia. From the moment he arrives, all the reasons R.J. left to reinvent himself on the West Coast become clear. His siblings and cousins quickly put him in his place, reminding him that his name is actually Roscoe Jenkins. His sweet mother watches impassively while R.J.'s dad does nothing to mask his disapproval. R.J. would be content to wait out the anniversary events and go home. The arrival of an old girlfriend he once loved but couldn't keep during his adolescence changes everything, bringing out the competitive survivor within
Dark Passages( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employes a mixture of interviews, slave narratives, and dramatization. Tells the story of the impact of the Atlantic slave trade. Takes the viewer from the House of Slaves on Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, to the village of Juffere on the Gambia River
Ernest J. Gaines' The sky is gray( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the short story by Ernest J. Gaines. In rural Louisiana in the 1940's, a young black boy accompanies his mother into town and absorbs valuable lessons of pride, charity and dignity
The lathe of heaven( Visual )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Orr is haunted by dreams that become reality. In a world where pollution has destroyed the ice caps and plagues rage unchecked, a psychiatrist sees Orr's power as a way for humanity to escape its bleak fate. But as each attempt to direct Orr's dreaming ends in failure, the doctor's obsession with playing God grows stronger."--Container
White man's burden by Desmond Nakano( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a time where color roles have been reversed, Louis Pinnock (John Travolta), a poor man of the ghetto, struggles to support his family. When he loses his job at the whim of the factory's owner (Harry Belafonte), Louis decides to take on the system by taking on his former boss
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sudden impact: Responding to cries of police brutality, Harry Callahan's bosses send him on an out-of-town assignment, tracking a traumatized rape victim who coldly guns down her bygone attackers
Which way is up?( Visual )

2 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Pryor plays three roles - a beleaguered, sex-starved farm worker named Leroy Jones; the farm worker's randy old father Rufus; and the hypocritical town preacher Reverend Lenox Thomas - and Pryor has never been so outrageously funny. The lives of these three men cross and crisscross as Leroy tries to get his life back on track. The fun kicks into high gear when Leroy moves from labor to management. He tries to juggle his wife and his girlfriend, but the only peace he can find is in the arms of the Reverend's wife! It's a case of too many women and too little time. No wonder he doesn't know Which Way Is Up
The Richard Pryor 4-movie collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Which way is up? (R): The story of an orange picker who accidentally becomes a union hero and leaves his wife and family at home while he seeks work in Los Angeles where he finds a new woman and starts a second family. Brewster's millions (PG): Montgomery Brewster is a down-and-out baseball player who discovers that he is the only living relative of an eccentric multimillionaire. Monty stands to inherit $300 million, but only if he can spend $30 million in a single month without acquiring any assets. If he fails, it's back to zero again. Car Wash (PG): An irreverent but affectionate look at a typical day in a Los Angeles car wash. Bustin' loose (R): A misanthropic ex-con helps the director of a bankrupt school for emotionally disturbed children transport 8 of the students from Philadelphia to Oregon, despite the law, the Ku Klux Klan and each other
Lord help us( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kayla and her best buddy, Jewels, help a recently widowed Baptist minister regain his flock and his life as they battle a scandalous rumor
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brenda grew up with some incredible hardships. She had a prostitute for a mother and a pimp for a 'father.' Now, Brenda is a single mom struggling to raise her family in Chicago. When she receives a letter inviting her to attend her father's funeral in Georgia, she's not sure how to feel. Growing up, Brenda never knew the man and hadn't interacted with that part of her family. But when she loses her job, she decides that now's the time to shake things up. Besides, there is always the chance that her father left her a little money
Cotton comes to Harlem ; Hell up in Harlem( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains two feature films including "Cotton Comes to Harlem," about a couple of detectives who investigate a minister's charity campaign; and "Hell Up in Harlem," about a man who is hunted by the mob after he discovers a ledger with the names of every crooked police officer and public official on the mob's payroll
For us, the living : the Medgar Evers story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medgar Evers was a former insurance salesman turned field secretary for the NAACP, and who was instrumental in organizing boycotts against discriminating southern white merchants and the desegregation of the University of Mississippi
The fish that saved Pittsburgh : catch the fish! have a ball!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basketball's Dr. J, Julius Erving, operates on the competition in this hoop-it-up disco-era fantasy about a team on a winning streak when it signs up motley players born under the zodiac's fish sign of Pisces. Will the Dr. in the house, trademark cloud-walking, net-shredding slam dunks are plentiful. More hoops excitement follows as the Harlem Globetrotters' Meadowlark Lemon handles the rock as if he had more arms than an octopus and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shows his winning style as well
Scott Joplin by Amelia Anderson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Billy Dee Williams stars with Art Carney and Clifton Davis in Scott Joplin, the fascinating story about the life of the ragtime great. Best known for his song, 'The Entertainer', Joplin began his career touring as a piano player in bordellos around the country. When he is discovered during a piano competition by the famous music publisher John Stark (Carney), Joplin turns into an instant success, composing songs so popular that he becomes the first black composer to be allowed to play at the World's Fair"--Container
The return of Superfly( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Priest leaves his new life in Paris to return to Harlem and becomes trapped in a war between DEA and New York's drug czars
Hell up in Harlem( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to Black Caesar, Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson), after recovering from an assassination attempt, begins campaigning to recover his position as lord of the Harlem underworld
Six great scientists by Margaret Avery( Book )

3 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jacksons : an American dream by Jacksons (Musical group)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the inspiring true story of the first family of music, The Jacksons: an American dream spans five decades--from the family's beginnings in a midwestern steel town to the premier stages of the world
 
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Margaret Avery actrice américaine

Margaret Avery actriz estadounidense

Margaret Avery Amerikaans actrice

Margaret Avery amerikansk skådespelare

Margaret Avery amerikansk skodespelar

Margaret Avery amerikansk skuespiller

Margaret Avery attrice statunitense

Margaret Avery US-amerikanische Sängerin und Schauspielerin

Μάργκαρετ Έιβερι

Маргарет Эйвери

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מרגרט אייברי

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مارگارت اوری بازیگر آمریکایی

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