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McNeil, Claudia

Overview
Works: 60 works in 179 publications in 2 languages and 7,109 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Domestic drama  History  Fiction  Television adaptations  Biographical television programs  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  Television melodramas 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator
Classifications: PS3515.A515, 812.54
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Most widely held works about Claudia McNeil
 
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A Raisin in the Sun by Daniel Petrie( Visual )

40 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations
Roots, the next generations( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about a black family's struggle to buy a house in a white neighborhood, and their attempt to maintain dignity, self-respect, and a sense of humanity
Roll of thunder, hear my cry by Mildred D Taylor( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mississippi, during the Great Depression of the 1930's the Logans are one of the few Black families who own their own land. Nine-year-old Cassie Logan doesn't understand why her parents attach so much importance to this, any more than she understands the Night Riders-white men who terrorize her people
Great American women's speeches by Sharon Donovan( Recording )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great speeches from the late 18th century to the early 20th century concerning the rights and role of women
Lorraine Hansberry : the Black experience in the creation of drama( Visual )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the artistic growth and vision of the black playwright Lorraine Hansberry, largely in her own words and in her own voice. Describes the author's childhood in Chicago, student days at the University of Wisconsin, work as a journalist in Harlem, life as a housewife in Greenwich Village, and success on Broadway
To be young, gifted, and black by Robert Nemiroff( Recording )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty episodes in Lorraine Hansberry's life are represented by short vignettes, mood pieces and internal monologues, often supported by gospel singing and related black vocal or instrumental music
Great black speeches : 1833-1893 by Frances Maria Stewart( Recording )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four speeches first written and delivered in the 19th century by famous black Americans
There was a crooked man-- by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arizona Territorial Prison inmate Paris Pittman is a schemer, a charmer and quite popular among his fellow convicts. Especially with $500,000 in stolen loot hidden away and a plan to escape and recover it. New warden Woodward Lopeman has other ideas about Pittman. Each man will have the tables turned on him in a twisting, turning Wild West tale of brawls, chases, shootouts and wry wit
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J Gaines( Recording )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fictitious life story of a woman who was born into slavery and lived to be about 110 years old ... The selection recorded here comprises the first 9 chapters, uncut, depicting Miss Jane's life as a girl of around 11 just before and after the Emancipation"--Container
Roots, the next generations( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots
Black fairy tales by Terry Berger( Recording )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young and female by Pat Ross( Recording )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the author's book of the same title, includes accounts by Margaret Sanger, Emily Hahn, Shirley Chisholm, Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothy Day, Shirley MacLaine
Simply heavenly by David Martin( Recording )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roots, the next generations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots
Simply heavenly : original Broadway cast by David Martin( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Black speeches, v.1( Recording )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A raisin in the sun : a drama in three acts by Lorraine Hansberry( Book )

6 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in English and Multiple languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Theatre, Louis A. Lotito, managing director, Philip Rose and David J. Cogan present Claudia McNeil in the New York Drama Critics' Circle award-winning play "A Raisin in the Sun," by Lorraine Hansberry, with Douglas Turner, Diana Sands, Frances Foster, Nathan Caldwell Jr., Edward Hall, Bobby D. Hooks, Howland Chamberlain, Tyrone Cooper, Walter Mason, Robert Jackson, directed by Lloyd Richards, designed and lighted by Ralph Alswang, costumes by Virginia Volland
Great black speeches, 1833-1893 : from Frances Maria W. Stewart to Booker T. Washington( Recording )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black girl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mama Rosie works as a school janitor to support her daughters, teenager Billie Jean and older half-sisters Norma and Ruth Ann. The family lives in a disheveled rental house, which they share with Mama Rosie's mother, Mu' Dear and Mu' Dear's boyfriend Herbert. Although both the pregnant Ruth Ann and Norma have several children, neither is married or plans to leave the house. Billie Jean, who believes that a career as a professional dancer will lead her out of poverty and prevent her from suffering her sisters' fate, practices daily despite their resentment and constant taunting. When Mama Rosie one day learns that Billie Jean has quit high school to be a waitress and dance at the Groovy Bar and Grill, she laments that Netta, one of several neighborhood girls Mama Rosie has fostered over the years, is the only child to go to college. After ridiculing her real daughters for failing to live up to Netta's example, Mama Rosie calls Netta at her university to ask her to come home for Mother's Day, and fantasizes that Netta will soon teach at the school where she works, providing her with some recognition and a sense of accomplishment. One day, Norma and Ruth Ann's long-absent father Earl shows up unexpectedly from Detroit, where he works as a shoe salesman. Easily impressing Ruth Ann and Norma with his new El Dorado Cadillac car and cash handouts, Earl hopes to win back Mama Rosie's affection. When a skeptical Mu' Dear admonishes him for refusing to give money to Billie Jean, who was born out of wedlock and fathered by another man, Earl reasons that she is not his child and insinuates that Billie Jean's dancing aspirations will only lead to working as a stripper. Instead of defending Billie Jean, Mama Rosie brags about Netta and the other girls she has fostered, claiming that her real children do not appreciate her as the others do. In a moment alone with Mama Rosie, Earl asks her if she would consider a reconciliation. When she refuses, Earl offers her one thousand dollars and tells her to call him when she finds what she is looking for in a man, but Mama Rosie is reluctant to accept his empty promises of devotion and is not shocked when Earl takes back the money. After Earl departs, Mama Rosie vehemently ridicules her mother for living with Herbert 'in sin, ' but wise Mu' Dear advises Mama Rosie to let go of her old resentments before they destroy the family. As Mama Rosie anxiously awaits Netta's letter regarding a Mother's Day visit, Norma and Ruth Ann conspire to turn Billie Jean against their mother and Netta, whom they fear will encourage Billie Jean's blossoming independence. Alone with Billie Jean, the two tell her that Mama Rosie secretly wishes Billie Jean would marry and leave the house, adding that Mama Rosie will give Billie Jean's room to Netta when she returns to teach at Mama Rosie's school. Fearing that the foster daughter will claim what little affection her mother has for her, Billie Jean agrees to hide any letters from Netta. On Mother's Day, Mama Rosie, unaware that Netta has written to arrange a visit, is at work when her foster daughter arrives at the house. Ruth Ann and Norma mock the properly dressed college student. Surmising that Norma and Ruth Ann have hardened against her since her departure, Netta tries to reestablish her relationship with Billie Jean and asks if she has considered applying to the dance competition about which she had written to Billie Jean. The teenager then realizes that her half-sisters have been keeping Netta's letters from her and eagerly considers Netta's offer to live with her while Billie Jean finishes high school and goes to college. Wanting to discourage Billie Jean's dreams, Norma and Ruth Ann retort that Netta's sole motivation for attending college is to sleep with white boys. When Netta announces that she is a virgin, the sisters mercilessly badger her for being a prude. Insulted, Netta leaves the house but, before going, tells Billie Jean that her dancing is very special. That Sunday, Mama Rosie and her daughters attend church, where Netta has taken her biological mother, a woman wheel-chair bound and catatonic from mental illness. Spotting Netta in the back of the church, Mama Rosie rushes to her foster daughter with great pride, but Netta explains that her first duty is to her real mother now. Later, back at home, when Mama Rosie questions Billie Jean about her future, Billie Jean discloses Netta's proposal for her to finish school. Willing to do anything to thwart Billie Jean's ambitions, Ruth Ann and Norma insist that a truancy officer should be called to handle their half-sister's misbehavior and wrestle her to the ground, forcing Herbert to call for Mu' Dear to resolve the situation. The matriarch admonishes her daughter about caring for strangers' children more than her own and tells her to let Billie Jean live her life, saying 'She can't do no worse with hers, than what you done with yours.' Days later, Billie Jean has packed her bags and leaves for school after embracing Mama Rosie, who tells Mu' Dear that she had never meant to hurt Billie Jean, only to ensure she and the other girls did not end up 'just like me'"--AFI catalog, as viewed on May 4, 2009
 
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Alternative Names
Claudia McNeil actrice américaine

Claudia McNeil Amerikaans actrice (1917-1993)

Claudia McNeil amerikansk bibliotekar og skodespelar

Claudia McNeil amerikansk bibliotekar og skuespiller

Claudia McNeil amerikansk bibliotekarie och skådespelare

Claudia McNeil amerykańska aktorka filmowa i telewizyjna

Claudia McNeil attrice statunitense

Claudia McNeil US-amerikanische Bühnenschauspielerin

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Roots, the next generationsA raisin in the sunGreat American women's speechesTo be young, gifted, and blackGreat black speeches : 1833-1893Roots, the next generationsRoots, the next generations