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Hooks, Robert 1937-

Overview
Works: 81 works in 150 publications in 1 language and 3,492 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Romantic comedy films  Fantasy films  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Made-for-TV movies  War films 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Performer, Singer, Speaker, Author, Narrator, Other, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Hooks
A woman called Moses( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Harriet Ross Tubman, founder of the Underground Railroad, who led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the North before the Civil War
Words by heart( Visual )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about the prejudice that confronts a young girl and her family when they move to an all-white Missouri town and become targets of violence and tragedy
Hallelujah, baby : original Broadway cast by Jule Styne( Recording )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backstairs at the White House( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate look at life in the White House through eight administrations as remembered by a mother and daughter who, between them, served as White House maids for 52 years
17 again by Jason Filardi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When 17-year-old Sydney's divorced grandparents visit simultaneously, it seems there will be no end to the bickering. Then little brother's science experiment goes awry and instead of preserving roses, he sends both grandparents back to their youth
Black theater : interviews( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of black theatre is discussed by accomplished playwrights, directors, producers and performers
Hurry sundown by Otto Preminger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About racial prejudice and emotional unrest in 1940s Georgia. Henry Warren is an unscrupulous and racist landowner obsessed with buying up all available land in a Georgia farming town. Blocking his path are sharecroppers Rod McDowell and Reeve Scott, one white and one black
Black theatre : the making of a movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recaptures the birth of a new theatre from the Civil Rights activism of the 1950's, '60s, and '70s. Presents an encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events. Clips from historic productions include the first all-black production of Genet's The Blacks, along with A Raisin in the sun, Black girl, Dutchman, and For Colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf
Black brigade by Black Brigade( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a redneck officer is put in charge of a squad of poorly trained black troops tasked with taking an important hydrodam from the Germans, his men rise to the occasion
Trouble man( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cold as ice, hard as steel, and dressed to thrill, a private investigator known oly as "Mr. T" (Robert Hooks) is hired by two thugs to fing out who's stealing from their gambling operation. Armed with dealy martial arts mastery and an arsenal of weapons, T battles his way through a dangerous maze of violence, turf wars and even murder--while still finding time for the ladies"--Container
Sweet love, bitter by Mal Waldron( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this thinly disguised account of the last years of Charlie "Bird" Parker, comedian Dick Gregory stars as Richie "Eagle" Coles, a jazz saxophonist with a genius for friendship and self-destruction
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Robert Hooks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actor and theatre company founder Robert Hooks was born Bobby Dean Hooks on April 18, 1937 in Washington D.C. Hooks performed in his first play, The Pirates of Penzance, at the age of nine. Hooks attended and graduated from Francis Junior High School. He moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended his first integrated school at West Philadelphia High. Hooks soon joined the drama club and began acting in plays by playwrights including William Shakespeare and Samuel Beckett. Hooks moved to New York in 1959 to become an actor. His television career began in 1963 on the television series East Side/West Side. Some of his other television credits include The White Shadow, A Different World, and Seinfeld. Hooks’ film credits include movies by his son, Kevin Hooks’, Passenger 57 (1992) and Fled (1996). Along with Douglas Turner Ward, Hooks founded The Negro Ensemble Company, credited with launching the careers of many major black artists
Black theatre : the making of a movement( Visual )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement documents the birth of a new theatre out of the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, '60s and '70s. It is a veritable video encyclopedia of the leading figures, institutions and events of a movement that transformed the American stage. Amiri Baraka, Ossie Davis, James Earl Jones and Ntozake Shange describe their aspirations for a theatre serving the Black community. Excerpts of A Raisin in the Sun, Black Girl, Dutchman and For Colored Girls... reveal how these actors and playwrights laid the basis for the Black theater of the present. "An extraordinary documentary...A must for every contemporary theatre course." - Margaret Wilkerson, former Director, Center for Theatre Arts, U.C. Berkeley "Brilliantly captures the essence, soul and spirit of the Movement...Required viewing." - Larry Hamlin, National Black Theatre Festival
Free of Eden( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful Manhattan businessman who has escaped the ghetto is bonded to an 18-year old drop-out after a tragic murder
Last of the mobile hotshots by Tennessee Williams( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brutes and faded belles. Mint juleps and chicory coffee. Sexual propriety and kinky behavior. Old eras shoved aside kicking and flailing by the inevitable new."--Container
War classics : Casablanca express ; Cold war killers ; A yank in Libya ; Waterfront ; Commandos ; Eagles attack at dawn ; Hitler's SS: portrait of evil ; Go for broke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 2. Black brigade: "Set at the time of World War II, the film revolves around Army Captain Beau Carter who, although he is not racist, holds no particular affection for African-Americans. As fate would have it, Carter is assigned an all-black unit of soldiers and must share his directive with an African-American lieutenant, causing racial tensions to flare. But the men must learn to work together and look beyond their outward differences if they hope to destroy the enemy and not each other"--Container. Half-shot at sunrise: A military comedy about two mischief-making soldiers who have gone AWOL. But the misbehaving boys are unconcerned about being court-martialed. Instead they are far more interested in tomfoolery and parading about camp, posing as officers to impress some lovely ladies. Thier monkey business results in a very close call with the firing squad"--Container. They raid by night: "It is the height of World War II, and the conflict between the warring factions has reached a frenzied pitch. Three men band together, forming a British commando unit that is to be dispatched to Norway to execute a raid on a Nazi concentration camp. The goal is to recoup allied officer General Heden, who has been captured and is being held by the hostile Nazis"--Container. Five for hell: "Five of the most capable and courageous soldiers of a squadron are chosen by their commander, Lieutenant Glenn Hoffmann to infiltrate a Nazi camp and retrieve the plans containing the Germans' battle strategy. The men go into the operation knowing that they may fail and that some of them may not come back. The five G.I.s discover the deadly danger behind enemy lines, and learn just how quickly a night can become a terrifying hell on earth"--Container
Betrayal ; Black brigade( Visual )

in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrayal: A lonely widow hires a young woman to be her companion but unknown to her employer she and her boyfriend are planning a deadly extortion scheme
World War II movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minesweeper. A disgraced Navy officer redeems himself (1943) with Richard Arlen
Words by heart : And the children shall lead( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words by heart: A drama about the prejudice that confronts a young girl and her family when they move to an all-white Missouri town and become targets of violence and tragedy
The Negro ensemble company( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary explores the history of the Negro Ensemble Company through interviews with the co-founders and some of the actors of the African American theater company. Also includes scenes from some the troupe's original productions
 
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