WorldCat Identities

Allen, Debbie 1950-

Works: 102 works in 266 publications in 6 languages and 12,258 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Interviews  Biography  Film adaptations  Musical films  Historical films  Biographical television programs  Documentary television programs  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Actor, Director, Performer, Producer, Narrator, Singer, Dancer, Choreographer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Debbie Allen
Fame by Alan Parker( Visual )

37 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passions will be tested and young hearts will be broken. Ultimately, talent, dedication and hard work will triumph. Centers around a group of dancers, singers, musicians and actors at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, and their spirited drive to live out their dreams of stardom. In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, each student must shine amidst the tumult of school work, deep friendships, budding romance, and self-discovery
Amistad by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

45 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, the movie chronicles the incredible journey of a group of enslaved Africans who overtake their captor's ship and attempt to return to their beloved homeland. When the ship, La Amistad, is seized, these captives are brought to the United States where they are charged with murder and await their fate in prison. A battle ensues that captures the attention of the entire nation, confronting the very foundation of the American justice system. But for the men and women on trial, it is simply a fight for the basic right of all mankind... freedom
Dancing in the wings by Debbie Allen( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sassy tries out for a summer dance festival in Washington, D.C., despite the other girls' taunts that she is much too tall
Brothers of the knight by Debbie Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this contemporary retelling of the fairy tale "Twelve Dancing Princesses," an African-American reverend in Harlem endeavors to discover why the shoes of his twelve sons are worn to pieces every morning
Roots, the next generations( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 726 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
Rhapsodies in black music and words from the Harlem Renaissance( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The only collection in existence documenting the music, art and literature of the new negro of the Harlem Renaissance featuring digitally restored original recordings as well as new readings of renaissance literature plus a book containing rare previously unpublished photos, artwork and writings."
Broadway's lost treasures III the best of the Tony Awards( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of Broadway song & dance numbers from The Tony Awards, as performed by the original cast members between 1968 and 2002
Fame by Gene Anthony Ray( Visual )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and French and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fame follows students at New York's School of the Arts as they pursue their dreams in the performing arts
That's so Raven( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don't miss a hilarious minute of the madness in volume 4 as Raven makes over her career when she charms her way into a dream internship. But her glamorous boss is more than she bargained for, and Raven's future is at risk
Quantum leap( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Sam Beckett leaps from one exciting identity and time to another, still chasing his dream to return to the present, and desperately hoping that time is on his side. Sam's a Navy Seal, a beauty pageant contestant, a bounty hunter, and a rock star. He even voyages to his 16-year-old self, exploring his family's history and striving to change their tragic past
The old settler( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two middle-aged sisters, Elizabeth and Quilly (played by real-life siblings Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen), who share an apartment in Harlem in 1943. The sisters quarrel amiably, but they share a wounded history that becomes revealed as the tale unfolds
Quantum leap( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a presidential assassin to his own great grandfather to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, it's up to Sam to change history for the better and get one step closer to his final mission
Amistad : "give us free" : a celebration of the film by Steven Spielberg by Steven Spielberg( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents photographs, quotes, and essays from the film
The films of Spike Lee by Robert J Emery( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steven Spielberg talks about his films and the making of them, provides a brief autobiographical introduction of how he got started in his career, and follows with film reminiscences giving insights about the production, the casting process, studios, the industry and experiences with collaborators
Alice at the palace( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Carroll's Alice with all of the beloved characters --from the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat to the Queen of Hearts-- given a unique twist by the witty and charming performances of an accomplished theatrical ensemble
Heart and soul the story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An simple introduction to African-American history, from Revolutionary-era slavery up to the election of President Obama
The life of Fannie Lou Hamer never turn back( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of Civil Rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer
All about you( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicole Taylor (Renée Elise Goldsberry) postpones law school to be with Robbie (Adam Lazarre-White), the love of her life. Ambitious, successful and irresistible, he is everything she wants. until she realizes his future plans don't include her. Deciding to move on Nicole relocates to San Francisco and moves in with her best friend Lisa (LisaRaye). Nicole is caught by surprise when Lisa sublets her room to Brian (Terron Brooks), Robbie's estranged brother. Forced to share living and work spaces with Brian, Nicole discovers they have a lot in common. As their attraction for each other grows, they are forced to deal with their painful pasts and open themselves to another chance at love
Ships of slaves the middle passage( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the trials and tribulations of the slaves on their voyage from Africa to the Americas on slave ships. This transatlantic slave trade which lasted 300 years was known in history as the black holocaust
Gwen Verdon as Sweet Charity by Cy Coleman( Recording )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Allen Deborah 1950-....

Allen, Deborrah Kaye 1950-

Allen Debra 1950-....

Debbie Allen actrice américaine

Debbie Allen Amerikaans acteur

Debbie Allen Amerikaans actrice

Debbie Allen amerykańska reżyserka, aktorka i producentka filmowa

Debbie Allen attrice, coreografa e regista statunitense

Debbie Allen US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Дебби Аллен

דבי אלן

دبی آلن تهیه‌کننده، طراح رقص، بازیگر، رقاص، و کارگردان آمریکایی

ديبي ألن

ڈیبی ایلن

데비 앨런

AmistadDancing in the wingsBrothers of the knightRoots, the next generationsBroadway's lost treasures III the best of the Tony AwardsFameThe old settlerQuantum leapAmistad : "give us free" : a celebration of the film by Steven Spielberg