WorldCat Identities

Cooper, Ralph 1908-1992

Overview
Works: 29 works in 57 publications in 1 language and 1,030 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Romance films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Filmed interviews  Sports films  Race films  Gangster films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Actor, Interviewee, Performer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ralph Cooper
 
Most widely held works by Ralph Cooper
Amateur night at the Apollo : Ralph Cooper presents five decades of great entertainment by Ralph Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paints a picture of fifty years of American music, set against a Harlem backdrop. From swing and bebop to R & B and rock and roll, soul, disco, funk, and rap ..."--Jacket
The Duke is tops( Visual )

24 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lena Horn, in her film debut, plays Ethel Andrews a star of a traveling musical revue who is billed as The Bronze Venus. Promoter Duke Davis, believing that he is holding back her career prospects, tricks Ethel into leaving him so that she can be free to pursue stardom in New York. Meanwhile Duke falls on hard times, but eventually has some success after linking up with a con man selling a universal medical elixir in small towns. When Ethel fails in the big time, Duke returns to her in New York. The two decide to develop a new show using specialty acts to showcase Ethel's singing
There was a time by UNICEF( Visual )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 1989 episode of Tony Brown's Journal, Ralph Cooper talks about his life in film making
Hi-de-ho ; The devil's daughter ; Beware ; Reet, petite & gone by Cab Calloway( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hi de ho: Big band sensation Cab Calloway (as himself) becomes the interest of two women's desires: his steady girlfriend, Minnie, and his manager, Nettie. Jealous of Nettie's maneuvers, Minnie approaches gangster Boss Mason for help in persuading Cab to perform at Mason's rival nightclub. Violence results when Cab refuses
History & heritage film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of classic movies featuring some of the biggest and brightest African-American stars to ever grace the silver screen
Musicals from Hollywood's golden age( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen fabulous feature-length musicals from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s
The black king( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The glove]: A one-time cop and ex-ballplayer schemes to earn a $20,000 reward for the capture of a maniacal killer who beat a prison guard to death with a "riot glove."
Underworld( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underworld: "Paul Bronson lusts after the decadent world of nightclubs and casinos. His strongest desires are reserved for the dangerously voluptuous Dinah Jackson, but this beautiful temptress is really the 'property' of mob boss LeRoy Giles. When jealous LeRoy gets wind of Dinah's cheating, he cuts off her money and kicks her out. An angry Dinah has LeRoy shot, and suspicion falls on Paul. Dinah is Paul's only alibi-- and his only hope of avoiding a long walk down death row"--Packaging
Treasures of black cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up in the air. "A none-too-popular (nor good) radio singer, Rita Wilson, is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio. Radio page boy, Frankie Ryan, and his janitor pal, Jeff, solve the mystery for the none-too-sharp police."--Imdb.com
Gang war ; Broken strings( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gang war: Two rival gangs fight for control of the jukeboxes of Harlem
Lena Horne in The duke is tops ; A.B. Comatherie in The black king ; Joe Louis in Spirit of youth ; Rosey Grier in The glove( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirit of youth: World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis stars in Spirit of Youth. Often mistakenly referred to as a biography of Louis, the film is actually the fictional story of aspiring boxer Joe Thomas, who hopes to make millions in the ring. He does, but as a consequence he falls into the hands of a predatory nightclub singer. Only after the femme fatale stomps on Joe's heart does he return to his virginal childhood sweetheart. Initially aimed at the "all-colored" theaters of the era, The Spirit of Youth proved popular enough to receive bookings in white movie houses
The golden age of musicals( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Golden Age of Musicals features 17 fabulous musicals from the genre's pivotal 20 years between 1937-1957. The collection contains over 25 hours of song, dance, and comedy that will dazzle and entertain you with everything from slapstick to romance and over-the-top opulence. It will joyously take you back to the biggest musical films and stars of the era
Paradise in Harlem( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The duke is tops: Ethel Andrews is a star of a traveling musical revue who is billed as The Bronze Venus. Promoter Duke Davis, believing that he is holding back her career prospects, tricks Ethel into leaving him so that she can be free to pursue stardom in New York. When Ethel fails in the big time, Duke returns to her in New York. The two decide to develop a new show using specialty acts to showcase Ethel's singing
Tall, tan & terrific : the Duke is tops( Visual )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tall, tan & terrific: Club owne, 'Handsome Harry' has lost a wad of cash to a crooked gambler. A battle ensues as to who will come into possession of the nightclub; The Duke is tops: Ethel Andrews is the Bronze Nightingale, a featured singer of a musical revue. Her promoter 'Duke' feels he is thwarting her career and encourages her to leave for New York to pursue stardom
Black entertainment in film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hi de ho: Big band sensation Cab Calloway becomes the object of two women's desires: his steady girlfriend and his manager ; Swing: Ted Gregory is trying to become the first black producer to mount a show on Broadway but his star singer is getting in the way ; The duke is tops: A successful performer comes close to losing her man because of his lesser success at being a producer ; Beware: The Band is stranded at Louis' Alma Mater, and finds fiscal chicanery when the college dean feuds withthe pretty gym teacher
History & heritage film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of movies featuring African-American stars
Gang war plus broken strings( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gang war: Two rival gangs fight for control of the jukeboxes of Harlem
Gang war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic battle between 2 gangs for control of the juke box machines in Harlem
Stormy weather by Andrew L Stone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing great Bill Williamson takes a look back on the beginnings of his career and his romance with fellow rising star Selina. Their romance is brief because Selina does not want to settle down
Classic musicals( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Duke is tops (1938). A young, talented singer is offered work on a Broadway show, leaving her songwriter/producer boyfriend behind, but finds that without his support, things take a turn for the worse and her show threatens to be a disaster
 
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Alternative Names
Ralph Cooper actor

Ralph Cooper Amerikaans acteur (1908-1992)

Ральф Купер

Languages
English (47)