WorldCat Identities

Vance, Courtney B.

Works: 187 works in 426 publications in 4 languages and 19,803 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Made-for-TV movies  Legal films  History  Biography  Musical films  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Courtney B Vance
The Tuskegee airmen by Robert Markowitz( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1943 and the Germans are winning the Second World War as the U.S. suffers huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers are not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, through the brutal demands of their training, to the perils of flying over nations at war, the men they call "The Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest mission of their lives--to prove to America that courage knows no color. Their success could earn them respect, save lives and help win a terrible war. Their failure could destroy more hopes and dreams than their own
The adventures of Huck Finn by Stephen Sommers( Visual )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unforgettable saga of a mischievous youngster and a runaway slave on a wild expedition to freedom. As the pair take the ride of their lives down the treacherous Mississippi River, they run into an entertaining assortment of off-beat characters and face one challenging adventure after another
Joyful noise( Visual )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The discord between its two leading ladies threatens to tear them apart. Their newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, stubbornly wants to stick with their tried-and-true traditional style, G.G. Sparrow thinks tried-and-true translates to tired-and-old
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country as part of the Federal Writers' Project to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record
The preacher's wife by Whitney Houston( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dudley is an angel who is sent to earth to help a young minister and his beautiful wife revive their marriage. But things take a twist when Dudley accidentally falls in love with the "Preacher's wife."
Hamburger Hill by John Irvin( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For ten days, the American soldiers of Bravo Company fight in Vietnam to take over Hill 937, also known as Hamburger Hill
The piano lesson by Charles S Dutton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of a family caught between their heritage and a dream for the future. The Charles family clashes over the fate of a magnificent, carved piano that carries their family's story from their days as slaves. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano to buy a farm - the same fields their family worked as slaves. But his sister, Berniece, refuses to part with it. For her, the piano is their very soul, a legacy of pride and struggle that symbolizes their survival as a family. To resolve the conflict they must first deal with the past
Nothing but the truth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volatile story about a Washington, D.C. political reporter who writes an explosive story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent. Unexpectedly finding herself behind bars, she struggles to maintain her principles and relationship with her family when she refuses to divulge her source. Inspired by true events
Dangerous minds by John N Smith( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an ex-Marine becomes a high school teacher, she is assigned to a tough class of inner-city teenagers
Friends : a love story by Angela Bassett( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if you met your future soul mate, but were too busy living in the here and now to realize you'd found "the one?" That's what happened when Courtney B. Vance met Angela Bassett. They ran for years as friends in the same small circles. They had some hits, but mostly misses with other partners, and they shared one spectacularly dreadful first date together. And then, Courtney and Angela connected. Experience the up-close-and-personal, real-life love story of this inspirational African-American celebrity couple. Learn how they navigate the fickle tides of fame, while keeping their relationship fresh and true. See how they've carved a meaningful life together in spite of humble beginnings, family tragedy and the ups and downs of stardom with love, faith and determination.--From publisher description
The fight( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary captures the anticipation that the bout between African American heavyweight Joe Louis and his German opponent Max Schmeling generated, the events leading up to it, the impact Louis's victory had on Blacks and its significance for Jews
Partners of the heart( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story Vivien Thomas, an African American determined to make something of himself during the time of segregation, and his relationship with Alfred Blalock, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Thomas, initially hired as a janitor, was soon promoted by Blalock to learn the complexities of surgery, eventually becoming a trainer of novice surgeons and a major force in the advancement of African Americans in medicine
War letters stories of courage, longing and sacrifice( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In every American conflict from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf War, American military men and women have captured the horror, pathos and intensity of battle by writing letters home. Collecting 50,000 war letters, using the most compelling and enlightening of the missives and newly discovered home movies, this tells the story of American wars from the viewpoint of the men and women on the frontlines and those who waited at home
Law & order, criminal intent( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This companion series from the Law & order franchise features detectives from the NYPD's Major Case Squad, bent on getting inside the minds of the city's worst criminals in order to bring them to justice
Hurricane season( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of basketball coach and mentor Al Collins, who led his team to victory after Hurricane Katrina ravaged their homes and destroyed their spirits. Collins attempts to create a winning basketball team using players from five of the hardest-hit high schools in the area. Takes a look at the disaster and shows how heroes can rise from the most devastating of circumstances
Final destination 5( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there's no way you can cheat Death
Cookie's fortune by Robert Altman( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and German and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the small southern town of Holly Springs, Jewel Mae, known as Cookie, has died mysteriously. Who is the murderer? Where is the murderer? Has there even been a murder? A small town comedy rich in hidden secrets and buried scandals
Race to freedom the underground railroad( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the dramatic story of four slaves who escape from a cotton plantation in the South and travel along a clandestine network of escape routes, known as "the underground railroad", to freedom in Canada
12 angry men by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douze jurés ont à se prononcer sur la culpabilité ou l'innocence d'un adolescent accusé du meurtre de son père. Selon le juge, un doute raisonnable devrait les amener à rendre le verdict de non-culpabilité. Un seul de ces hommes opte pour ce jugement. Cependant, le parti pris et l'arrogance de deux des jurés qui se refusent à considérer les points litigieux de l'argumentation contre l'accusé ont pour effet de rallier les autres à la cause du jeune homme
The divide( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As nuclear warheads rain down on Manhattan, nine strangers barricade themselves in their apartment building's bunker-like basement controlled by the unhinged superintendent. But within days, supplies dwindle, tempers flare, and the trapped survivors will be overcome by treachery, madness, sexual torment, and savage violence. What follows is intense. It is raw. And it is all brutally, horrifyingly real
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Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives
Alternative Names
Courtney B. Vance acteur amricain

Courtney B. Vance Amerikaans acteur

Courtney B. Vance amerikansk skdespelare

Courtney B. Vance amerikansk skodespelar

Courtney B. Vance amerikansk skuespiller

Courtney B. Vance attore statunitense

Courtney B. Vance US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Courtney B. Vance yhdysvaltalainen nyttelij

Vance, Courtney 1960-

Vance, Courtney Bernard 1960-

Кортни Б. Вэнс

کورتنی بی.ونس بازیگر آمریکایی

코트니 B. 밴스


English (173)

German (1)

Italian (1)

French (1)

Unchained memories readings from the slave narrativesNothing but the truthFriends : a love storyPartners of the heartWar letters stories of courage, longing and sacrificeContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community