WorldCat Identities

Hooks, Robert 1937-

Works: 79 works in 143 publications in 1 language and 3,500 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Romantic comedy films  Fantasy films  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  History  Made-for-TV movies  War films  Biographical television programs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Performer, Speaker, Singer, Other, Commentator, Narrator, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Hooks
A woman called Moses( Visual )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 740 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 562 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 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backstairs at the White House( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 423 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 Burr Steers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would you do if you got a second shot at life? Mike's glory days are decidedly behind him. His marriage has fallen apart, he's been passed over for a promotion, and his kids think he's a loser. But Mike is given another chance when he is miraculously transformed back to the age of 17 and he's suddenly back at Hayden High Schol where he becomes the star of the basketball team, a total hottie and a classmate to his own teenage kids
Black theater : interviews( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 171 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 168 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. These plays marched onto the world stage and into American playhouses during the heyday of the Civil Rights ad Black Power movements. Out of the revolutionary demands for equality and self-determination came a cultural revolution that shook the theatre establishment with new aesthetics and narratives reflecting the exigent cry for racial justice. This film documents the birth of this new theatre and highlights the leading figures and events 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, and reveal how these actors and playwrights laid the basis for the Black theatre of the present
Black brigade by The Black Brigade( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rednecked officer is put in charge of a squad of Black troops charged with taking an important bridge from the Nazis
Trouble man( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 72 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 59 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
Black Theater: Interviews, vol. 3( Visual )

in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free of Eden( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 37 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
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Robert Hooks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 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
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 1. North Star: "Kolya, Kurin, Damian, and Marina are Ukraine farmers whose whole way of life is turned upside down when Germany, in disregard of former treaties, takes over the land in an iron-fisted occupation. Many of the enraged farmers take up arms in opposition of the Nazi, heading to the countryside to fight, while the people left behind destroy their crops rather than relinquish them to the German regime"--Container. Submarine base: "It is World War II and the Nazis have just sunk an American ship. The ship's engineer Jim Taggart survives and is rescued by a local fisherman off the coast of South America. Taggart recognizes the fisherman as Joe Morgan, a former New York gangster. Morgan has been living on the island, lying low and staying at a halfway house that also serves as a bar for the island's farmers and traders. Soon Taggart discovers that Morgan has been selling torpedoes to the Nazis but he doesn't know that Morgan has designed the missiles to explode when the German boats go to sea, thus sinking them. Confusion and mayhem result when the Allies and the Nazis question just whom Morgan is working for"--Container. Gung ho!: "A true-life epic that revolves around an exclusive division of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, made up of only the strongest, fittest, most talented men nicknamed "Carlson's Raiders". They make their raid on Makin Island, resulting in a volatile confrontation that will go down in history"--Container. The sell out: "An action-drama centered on a former CIA operative who grudgingly rejoins the spy-game due to the machinations of his one-time student, a screw up who goes to work for the Soviets. As his job drags him deeper into a dangerous and under-handed world, the student wants out of the agency and out of the U.S.S.R. But the man's choices have made him a target and now both the United States and Russia want him dead, sending their most able hit men to do it"--Container
World War II movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black brigade. Inexperienced all-black commando squad takes on a suicide mission (1969) with Richard Pryor, Robert Hooks and Stephen Boyd
Betrayal by John T Lescroart( Visual )

in English and held by 26 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
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

And the children shall lead: In 1964, segregation is a reality in Catesville, Mississippi, but 12-year-old Rachel who is black and her friend Jenny who is white, don't notice until a group of civil rights activists comes to town to register black voters. As the rension between black and white citizens grows, it's up to Rachel and Jenny to persuade the adults to overcome the racial barriers that divide them
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Alternative Names
Hooks, Bobby

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Robert Hooks acteur américain

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English (69)