WorldCat Identities

Rolle, Esther

Overview
Works: 113 works in 238 publications in 5 languages and 10,598 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Television adaptations  Fiction  Caricatures and cartoons  Miscellanea  Comedy films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Commentator, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Esther Rolle
Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry( Visual )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 2,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1948, Miss Daisy Werthan, an elderly, cranky ex-school teacher from Atlanta, crashes her new Packard through a retaining wall into her neighbor's yard. Her concerned son Boolie reasons she no longer is able to drive herself, and over her strenuous objections hires the gentle, tactful, and wily black widower Hoke Colburn to be her chauffeur. As a Jew, Miss Daisy is also the victim of prejudice, and she gradually overcomes her subconscious bigotry to see Hoke as a true friend. Beginning in frostiness, their slow changing relationship mirrors the changing racial climate in the south through the burgeoning of civil rights movement
Ethnic notions by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing the evolution of the deeply rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice"--Container
I know why the caged bird sings ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young Maya leads a precarious existence in racist, Depression-era Arkansas, where she is shunted between her grandmother's house and mother's--where she is raped-- and withdraws into total silence. She endures to share her realization in her valedictory address: "In order to lift your voice, you have to lift your head."
Color adjustment by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study of prejudice and perception traces over forty years of race relations in America through the lens of prime time TV entertainment. Revisiting such popular hits as Amos and Andy, Beulah, The Nat King Cole Show, Julia, I Spy, Good Times and Roots, viewers see how bitter racial conflict was absorbed into the non-controversial formats of the prime time series
Rosewood ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1923 a black town in Florida was burned to the ground, its people murdered because of a lie. Some escaped and survived because of the courage and compassion of a few extraordinary people
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based in a Chicago ghetto in the mid-1950's, A Raisin in the Sun is the story of the Younger family. The just-widowed mother, her son and his wife, and the sister live together and cope with bigotry and hatred, as well as the strains of everyday living
Down in the Delta ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A troubled single mother from a tough Chicago neighborhood is sent to spend a summer at her family's home in rural Mississippi
Good times the complete first season ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A poor family makes the best out of life in the Chicago projects
Maude ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maude was first introduced as Edith Bunker's outspoken, liberal cousin on "All in the family." Her series spinoff, set in Tuckahoe, New York, centers around Maude's daily adventures at home with fourth husband Walter, divorced daughter Carol, and Carol's son Phillip. Joining in on the fun is housekeeper Florida and conservative next-door neighbor Arthur
Good times ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A poor family makes the best out of life in the Chicago housing projects
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )
6 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tragic story of young love thwarted by a family feud
Good times ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This three-disc collection contains all 24 classic episodes from the third season. Good Times tackled themes from venereal disease to U.S. Bicentennial and J.J.'s engagement, Thelma's man trouble, Michael's school problems and James buying a gun for protection. This was the last season for John Amos
Good times ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When family patriarch James is killed in an auto accident, Florida is left to support herself and her three children on her own. Times are tough, but laughter is the best medicine, and soon it seems like the good times are back again
Nobody's girls five women of the West ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true story of five extraordinary women who were pioneers in the American West, blending journal entries and dramatization with rare archival footage and vintage photographs to redefine the era of the American frontier and adding new understanding of the legendary women of the West
Good times ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the final season, Florida returns from Arizona for the wedding between Thelma and football player Keith Anderson
Scarlett the sequel to Gone with the wind, the greatest love story ever told by John Erman( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in German and English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A television mini-series sequel to Gone with the wind. Scarlett voyages to her ancestral home of Ireland and sets up an estate, where local intrigues lead to murder charges against her
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tragic and eternal story of young love thwarted by a family feud
Age old friends ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A widower must choose between remaining in a retirement home and helping his age old friend or moving in with his married daughter and grandson
Good times ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an African American family living in a Chicago housing project
The African-American family ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Study of the tradition of family and its importance to the Black community. The film features candid interviews with entertainers, social experts, public officials and families across America who share their experiences and observations of family
 
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Languages
English (135)
German (1)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)
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