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Dreamgirls (15-Dec-2006)

Director: Bill Condon

Writer: Bill Condon

From a play: Dreamgirls by Tom Eyen

Keywords: Drama, Roman Clef

Film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name follows the exploits of a group of African-American soul singers-turned-pop starlets.

ABSTRACT
Curvy diva Effie White, easy-on-the-eyes Deena Jones, and Lorell Robinson form a trio of young 1960s-era African-American soul singers called The Dreamettes, receiving an unexpected big break when ambitious car salesman Curtis Taylor, Jr. enters the music industry and arranges them a gig backing up R&B sensation James "Thunder" Early. Seeing dollar signs when Early's star begins to fade, Curtis transforms The Dreamettes into the headlining Dreams, creating interpersonal tension in a cutthroat business as he promotes Deena's looks over Effie's larger-than-life persona.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hinton Battle
Singer
29-Nov-1956   Dancer, singer, and choreographer
Yvette Nicole Brown
Actor
12-Aug-1971   Shirley Bennett on Community
Loretta Devine
Actor
21-Aug-1949   Marla Hendricks on Boston Public
Jamie Foxx
Comic
13-Dec-1967   Ray
Danny Glover
Actor
22-Jul-1946   Lethal Weapon
Jennifer Hudson
Actor
12-Sep-1981   Dreamgirls
Beyonce Knowles
Singer
4-Sep-1981   Former Destiny's Child frontwoman
John Krasinski
Actor
20-Oct-1979   Jim Halpert on The Office
Sharon Leal
Actor
17-Oct-1972   Marilyn Sudor on Boston Public
Dawnn Lewis
Actor
13-Aug-1961   A Different World
John Lithgow
Actor
19-Oct-1945   Third Rock From The Sun
Eddie Mekka
Actor
14-Jun-1952   Carmine Ragusa on Laverne & Shirley
Eddie Murphy
Comic
3-Apr-1961   Beverly Hills Cop
Jaleel White
Actor
27-Nov-1976   Urkel

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