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Whoopi Goldberg on stage and screen

Author: Lisa Pertillar Brevard
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina ; London : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"All at once, and without apology or shame, the name Whoopi Goldberg conjures images of laughter, sex, surprise, versatility, African heritage, and Jewish identity, to name a few. This book provides an overview of some of Goldberg's most important efforts on Broadway and in major motion pictures, television, and the world of social activism"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Whoopi Goldberg
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Pertillar Brevard
ISBN: 9780786468874 0786468874
OCLC Number: 794708232
Description: vii, 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Made in America --
The influence of Jackie "moms" Mabley and George Carlin --
An American artist in Hollywood --
Black and blue(s): Celie as blueswoman in the Color purple --
The impact of Richard Pryor and Bert Williams --
Sister Rhythm and blues: sister act success --
A shoulder to cry on/a woman to stand strong --
Crossing the lines: acting and activism --
Playing the part: the actor as sidekick and supporter --
Returning to her roots: back to Broadway and beyond.
Responsibility: Lisa Pertillar Brevard.

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"All at once, and without apology or shame, the name Whoopi Goldberg conjures images of laughter, sex, surprise, versatility, African heritage, and Jewish identity, to name a few. This book provides an overview of some of Goldberg's most important efforts on Broadway and in major motion pictures, television, and the world of social activism"--Provided by publisher.

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