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Devine, Loretta

Works: 114 works in 238 publications in 4 languages and 16,810 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Christmas films  Juvenile works  Motion picture music  Rhythm and blues music  Soul music  Fairy tales  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Loretta Devine
Waiting to exhale by Forest Whitaker ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of four African-American women who journey through a modern labyrinth of husbands and lovers, jobs and makeovers. Savannah Jackson moves from Denver to Phoenix, the home of her best friend, Bernadine, intent on becoming a successful TV producer and snagging Mr. Right. Bernadine learns that her husband is leaving her for his younger, white bookkeeper. Their highly successful, sexually adventurous friend, Robin Stokes, cannot stay away from attractive men who lie and cheat. Gloria Johnson does not seek solace in men but finds it in food, her trendy hair salon and her precocious but difficult son, Tarik. Tarik is growing up and Gloria is about to set out into the world again. In one year, they weather these challenges under an umbrella of friendship
For colored girls ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A vibrant world where friends and strangers dream, fear, cry, love, and laugh out loud in an attempt to find their true selves. Adapted by writer/director Tyler Perry from Ntozake Shange's acclaimed choreopoem, this gripping film paints an unforgettable portrait of what it means to be a woman of color in the modern world"--Container
Beverly Hills chihuahua 2 by Alex Zamm ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puppy mayhem turns the lives of newlywed Chihuahua parents Papi and Chloe upside down when their rambunctious, mischievous puppies present one challenge after another. But when their human owners end up in trouble, the tiny pups will stop at nothing to save them, because in good times and hard times, the family always sticks together
Jumping the broom ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a weekend wedding in Martha's Vineyard, two African-American families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds clash during their first meeting before the big event. Special feautres include commentary, behind the scenes, and more
Death at a funeral by Matthew Macfadyen ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Aaron's father dies, he must organize the funeral and give the eulogy, but chaos erupts when the undertaker makes a terrible mistake
Tyler Perry's Madea's big happy family ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madea, everyone's favorite wise-cracking, take-no-prisoners grandma, jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family. It's up to Madea, with the help of the equally rambunctious Aunt Bam, to gather the clan together and make things right the only way she knows how: with a lot of tough love, laughter, and the revelation of a long-buried family secret
This Christmas ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the first time in years, the entire Whitfield clan comes home to celebrate Christmas and learn through the drama and emotional baggage how to be a family once again
Lottery ticket ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After winning a lottery worth $370 million, Kevin Carson, a young man living in the projects, suddenly has the sexy girl who wouldn't give him the time of day wanting to hook up, a local gang boss willing to take him under his wing, and a surly thug just looking to pummel him and take the ticket
The preacher's wife by Whitney Houston ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Troubled Newark minister Henry Biggs prays for heavenly help that comes in the form of an 'angelic' friend named Dudley. Dudley helps the minister see the true spirit of Christmas and beauty in his wife
First Sunday ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Best friends and criminals Durell Washington and LeeJohn are two thieves who haven't got a prayer. Sentenced to 5,000 hours of community service, Durell's life quickly goes from bad to worse. Realizing that the Lord helps those who help themselves, he eventually decides to help himself to the neighborhood church's building fund. Accompanied by LeeJohn, the two down-on-their-luck men are dismayed to discover the cash has already been stolen, so they hold the congregation hostage in a Hail Mary attempt to learn who amongst the righteous has already run away with their loot
Down in the Delta ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A troubled single mother from a tough Chicago neighborhood is sent to spend a summer at her family's home in rural Mississippi
Woman thou art loosed ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Michelle Jordan, a young woman raised in an environment of abuse and molestation at the hands of her mother's boyfriend Reggie, which her mother Cassie unwittingly condons. While incarcerated, Michelle sends Bishop Jakes a letter requesting a visit. Jakes agrees to meet Michelle and soon uncovers the painful history that led to her personal demise
Doc McStuffins ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dottie 'Doc' McStuffins is a six-year-old girl who has a special secret. She is able to talk to toys and stuffed animals. Doc also likes to help others. She heals and tends to the toys and stuffed animals that need help, and she fixes all their 'boo-boos.' Whatever the problem, the Doc is always in
Kingdom come ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The father of an eccentric family passes away. As the family gathers to mourn, there are a few revelations that effect all members of the family. Bickering and sibling rivalry abounds until the true meaning of love is revealed
Freedom song ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stirring account of the civil rights struggle in the early 1960s, based on first-hand recollections of veteran activists, burning with realism, commitment, and the urgency of the lives in crisis
Dreamgirls original Broadway cast album by Henry Krieger ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A backstage musical set in the pop record world, Dreamgirls is the gritty story of a trio of female singers and their rise to fame
Dreamgirls music from the motion picture by Henry Krieger ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"*** Out of five."--Rolling Stone
Happily ever after fairy tales for every child ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mother Goose: Merriment takes place in Mother Gooseberg Land, where Old King Cole reigns over the likes of Little Miss Muffet, Georgie Porgie, and the rest of the gang. Pinocchio: "George" and he puppet "Pinoak" play with their insect friend, a termite named "Woody, ". The pied piper: Seductive music is played to woo the children of Hamelin. The selfish King of Hamelin loves to count his money. The golden goose: A simple chore of chopping trees turns into a life lesson for a trio of peasant brothers
In the hive ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old Xtra Keys lives by a few simple rules, all rooted in a world of brazen retaliatory violence. Only his infant son is excluded from his hard-shell persona. Xtra hopes to raise his son better than his boozy, razor-edged mother raised him and his younger siblings and he just might get his wish when he's thrust into the world of the HIVE, an unorthodox alternative school full of other discarded boys
Dirty laundry ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Magazine writer Patrick is everything a family could hope for-- he's handsome, polite and a big success in the Big Apple. But when he returns home to his traditional, rural Southern family, two worlds collide with a sudden jolt. As one shocking truth after another is revealed, Patrick and his eccentric family struggle to respect one another
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