WorldCat Identities

Rolle, Esther

Overview
Works: 140 works in 263 publications in 5 languages and 11,216 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Television comedies  Historical films  Television adaptations  Television series 
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 )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 2,406 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
Rosewood( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the 1923 razing of a black town in Florida, many of its people murdered over a lie. But some escaped and survived because of the courage and compassion of a few extraordinary people
Ethnic Notions by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering more than one hundred years of United States history, traces the evolution of Black American caricatures and stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice. Loyal Toms, carefree Sambos, faithful Mammies, grinning Coons, savage Brutes and wide-eyed Pickaninnies roll across the screen in cartoons, feature films, popular songs, advertisements, household artifacts, even children's rhymes. These caricatures permeated popular culture from the 1820s to the Civil Rights era and implanted themselves within the American psyche
I know why the caged bird sings by Fielder Cook( Visual )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Maya leads a precarious existence in racist, Depression-era Arkansas, where she is shuttled between her grandmother's and mother's house. 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 )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 858 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. Black actors Esther Rolle, Diahann Carroll, Denise Nicholas, and Tim Reid and Hollywood producers Norman Lear, Steve Bochco and David Wolper reveal the behind-the-scenes story of how prime time was "integrated." 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
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 615 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 611 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 )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor family makes the best out of life in the Chicago projects
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic and eternal story of young love thwarted by a family feud
Maude( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 235 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
Ethnic notions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Emmy Award-winning documentary reveals the origins of the dehumanizing African-American stereotypes found in popular culture, from the Antebellum period to the era of the civil rights movement. Loyal Uncle Toms, carefree Sambos, faithful Mammies, grinning fools, savage brutes, and wide-eyed "pickaninnies" roll across the screen in cartoons, feature films, popular songs, minstrel shows, advertisements, folklore, household artifacts, even children's rhymes. Narrated by Esther Rolle and with scholarly commentary throughout, the film is a direct challenge to those who say, "It's just a joke."--Website
Good times( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor family makes the best out of life in the Chicago housing projects
A Raisin in the Sun by Daniel Petrie( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 183 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
Good times( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 180 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 )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 146 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 )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 109 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 )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 107 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 102 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
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, directed by William Woodman
Age old friends( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 92 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
 
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Alternative Names
Esther Rolle actrice américaine

Esther Rolle Amerikaans actrice (1920-1998)

Esther Rolle amerikansk skådespelare

Esther Rolle amerikansk skodespelar

Esther Rolle amerikansk skuespiller

Esther Rolle attrice statunitense

Esther Rolle US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

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Down in the DeltaGood times : the complete first seasonMaudeGood timesGood timesGood timesGood timesScarlett : the sequel to Gone with the wind, the greatest love story ever told