WorldCat Identities

Hooks, Robert 1937-

Works: 82 works in 152 publications in 2 languages and 3,473 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Romantic comedy films  Fantasy films  History  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Documentary films  Biographical television programs  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Performer, Singer, Speaker, Narrator, Commentator, Other, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Hooks
A woman called Moses( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 723 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 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Lena Sills and her family become the targets of violent prejudice after moving to an all-white Missouri community in 1910
Backstairs at the White House( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 417 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
Hallelujah, baby : original Broadway cast by Jule Styne( )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black theater : interviews( Visual )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of black theatre is discussed by accomplished playwrights, directors, producers and performers
17 again by Jason Filardi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 218 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
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 138 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
Hallelujah, baby! : [a new musical] by Jule Styne( Recording )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and German and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hallelujah, baby : a new musical by Jule Styne( Recording )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trouble man( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 75 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
Sweet love, bitter( 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
Last of the mobile hotshots by Tennessee Williams( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 34 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
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
War classics : North star ; Submarine base ; Gung ho ; Sell out ; Black brigade ; Half-shot at sunrise ; They raid by night ; Five for hell( 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
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

Black brigade. Inexperienced all-black commando squad takes on a suicide mission (1969) with Richard Pryor, Robert Hooks and Stephen Boyd
Words by heart : And the children shall lead( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 19 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
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Alternative Names
Hooks, Bobby

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English (81)

German (1)