WorldCat Identities

Vance, Courtney B.

Works: 127 works in 451 publications in 7 languages and 19,947 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery television programs  Comedy films  Television cop shows  Television programs  History  Television crime shows  Legal films  Biography 
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 )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,852 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 Mark Twain( Visual )

46 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,603 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 by Sun Ra( Visual )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the church choir to lift their spirits by winning the national Joyful Noise Competition. But the discord between its two leading ladies threatens to tear everything apart
Law & order, Special Victims Unit by Christopher Meloni( Visual )

38 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,322 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
The preacher's wife by Whitney Houston( Visual )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,312 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
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,291 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 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
Hamburger Hill by John Irvin( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,131 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 )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning 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 834 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 )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this entertaining feel-good movie, a former Marine-turned English teacher, LouAnne Johnson gets a job teaching a group of tough inner-city teenagers who have come to accept failure as a way of life. Determined to earn their trust and make a difference, LouAnne pushes them and herself and both learn lessons
Friends : a love story by Angela Bassett( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 583 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 by Joey Morgan( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 473 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
Flashforward the complete series by Eva Meyer( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of nowhere, a mysterious flash causes nearly everyone in the world to lose consciousness and gain a glimpse of his or her life six months into the future. As one elite FBI unit attempts to solve the mystery, the rest of the world's population soon discovers that, when it comes to destiny, nothing is set in stone. Includes 22 episodes, featurettes, commentary, interviews, blooper reel, and deleted scenes
Partners of the heart( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 410 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 356 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
Hurricane season( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Academy Award® winner* Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) delivers a superstar performance in this powerful story based on real events. Amid the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina, one coach attempts the impossible: create a winning basketball team using players from five of the hardest-hit high schools in the area. Featuring Isaiah Washington (TV's Grey's Anatomy), Academy Award® nominee** Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Shad Moss aka Bow Wow (The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift), rap megastar Lil' Wayne, and Bonnie Hunt (Cheaper by the Dozen films), Hurricane Season takes an honest look at disaster and shows how heroes can rise from the most devastating of circumstances."--Container
Race to freedom the underground railroad by Xenon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 328 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
Final destination 5 by Shi ti fu kun er( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse find they can't escape Death
12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man stands accused of fatally stabbing his father, his fate now lies in the hands of his 'peers' 12 men from all walks of life, each with his own agenda, fears and personal demonds. Furtunately, this is an open-and-shut case. Or is it? As the evidence painstakingly scrutinized, tensions mount, tempers rise ... and the 12 jurors are forced to confront their secret frailities and bitter prejudices in an unrelenting strggle for the truth
Cookie's fortune by Robert Altman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and German and held by 286 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
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Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives
Alternative Names
Courtney B. Vance acteur américain

Courtney B. Vance ameerika näitleja

Courtney B. Vance Amerikaans acteur

Courtney B. Vance amerikansk skådespelare

Courtney B. Vance amerikansk skodespelar

Courtney B. Vance amerikansk skuespiller

Courtney B. Vance amerikāņu aktieris

Courtney B. Vance attore statunitense

Courtney B. Vance US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Courtney B. Vance yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Vance, Courtney 1960-

Vance, Courtney Bernard 1960-

Кортни Б. Ванс

Кортни Б. Вэнс

کورتنی بی.ونس بازیگر آمریکایی

코트니 B. 밴스




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