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The Color Purple (18-Dec-1985)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Menno Meyjes

From novel: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Music: Quincy Jones

Producers: Steven Spielberg; Kathleen Kennedy; Frank Marshall; Quincy Jones

Keywords: Drama

Set in the Deep South in the first half of the 20th Century, an African-American woman endures incest at home and a forced marriage to an abusive widower, before taking active control of her life. Whoopi Goldberg's film debut. Received eleven Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress, two for Best Supporting Actress, Best Adaptation, Best Cinematography, and Best Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Carl Anderson
27-Feb-1945 23-Feb-2004 Jesus Christ, Superstar
Margaret Avery
20-Jan-1944   The Color Purple
Adolph Caesar
5-Dec-1933 6-Mar-1986 A Soldier's Story
Rae Dawn Chong
28-Feb-1961   Quest for Fire
Laurence Fishburne
30-Jul-1961   The Matrix
Danny Glover
22-Jul-1946   Lethal Weapon
Whoopi Goldberg
13-Nov-1955   Sister Act
Dana Ivey
12-Aug-1942   Eleanor Standard on Easy Street
Leon Rippy
30-Oct-1949   Earl on Saving Grace
Oprah Winfrey
Talk Show Host
29-Jan-1954   The Oprah Winfrey Show


Danny Glover   ...   Albert
Adolph Caesar   ...   Old Mister
Margaret Avery   ...   Shug Avery
Rae Dawn Chong   ...   Squeak
Oprah Winfrey   ...   Sofia
Akosua Busia   ...   Nettie
Willard Pugh   ...   Harpo
And Introducing
Whoopi Goldberg   ...   Celie
Desreta Jackson   ...   Young Celie
Dana Ivey   ...   Miss Millie
Laurence Fishburne   ...   Swain
Carl Anderson   ...   Rev. Samuel
John Patton, Jr.   ...   Preacher
Leonard Jackson   ...   Pa
Bennet Guillory   ...   Grady
Susan Beaubian   ...   Corrine
James Tillis   ...   Buster
Phillip Strong   ...   Mayor
Peto Kinsaka   ...   Adam
Lelo Masamba   ...   Olivia
Margaret Freeman   ...   Odessa
Howard Starr   ...   Young Harpo
Daphaine Oliver   ...   Young Olivia
Jadili Johnson   ...   Young Adam
Lillian Njoki Distefano   ...   Young Tashi
Donna Buie   ...   Daisy
Leon Rippy   ...   Store Clerk
John R. Hart   ...   Mailman
David Thomas   ...   Road Gang Leader
Carrie Murray   ...   Loretta
Juliet Poe   ...   Church Sister
Katie Simon   ...   Church Sister
Ethel Taylor   ...   Church Sister
Marcus Covington   ...   Boy
Marcus Liles   ...   Boo
April Myers   ...   Emma
Maurice Moore   ...   Child #1
Lechanda Latharp   ...   Child #2
Drew Bundini Brown   ...   Jook Joint Patron
Arnold Turner   ...   Jook Joint Patron
Jeris Lee Poindexter   ...   Jook Joint Patron
James Hawthorne   ...   Jook Joint Patron
Sonny Sonny Terry   ...   Jook Joint Musician
Greg Phillinganes   ...   Jook Joint Musician
Roy Gaines   ...   Jook Joint Musician
Paulinho Da Costa   ...   African Musician
Nana Yaw Asiedu   ...   African Musician
Clarence Avant   ...   African Musician
Bayo Martin   ...   African Musician
Ndugu Chancler   ...   African Musician
Jeffrey Kwashi   ...   African Musician
Pete Munzhi   ...   African Musician
Aniijia Rae Schockley   ...   African Musician


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