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Coleman, Dabney 1932-

Works: 370 works in 838 publications in 6 languages and 27,713 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Gangster television programs  Romance films  Television adaptations  Television crime shows  Television series  Television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dabney Coleman
Tootsie by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

47 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Dorsey is an out-of-work actor who makes himself up as a woman to get a job. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as "Dorothy Michaels" and lands the part. All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie, and Julie's father, Les, falls for "Dorothy."
You've got mail by Nora Ephron( Visual )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romance in which superstore book chain magnate Hanks and cozy children's bookshop owner Ryan are anonymous e-mail cyberpals who fall head-over-laptops in love, unaware that they are combative business rivals
Boardwalk empire by Steve Buscemi( Visual )

34 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavish period drama set in Atlantic City, following the life and times of Nucky Thompson, the undisputed political and criminal mastermind whose grip on power and control of the city's liquor supply is under constant threat
On Golden Pond by Mark Rydell( Visual )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 2,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the conflicts between three generations as the Thayers, a crotchety old professor and his wife, spend their summer together on a lake in New England. The couple agrees to mind their estranged daughter's boyfriend's child, while daughter and boyfriend go on a trip. The boy bonds with the old man in a way his daughter never did. Shows the terrors and graces of aging
9 to 5 by Colin Higgins( Visual )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three secretaries live every female worker's dream after discovering they share the same resentment towards their sexist boss
WarGames by Matthew Broderick( Visual )

75 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young electronics wizard David Lightman unwittingly hooks into America's supersecret wargames computer and the world is suddenly threatened with nuclear annihilation
Where the red fern grows by Wilson Rawls( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of a boy and his best friends: two remarkable hunting dogs who teach him about life, loyaty and trust against a wild woodland backdrip where adventure waits just around the bend
Inspector Gadget by Walt Disney( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He may look like a mild-mannered detective, but Inspector Gadget is somewhere between a man and a machine, and he's out to clean up the city if he can keep all his many parts under control
Rules don't apply( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey, under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes, who is engaged to be married to his seventh grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction puts their religious convictions to the test, and also defies Hughes' number one rule: No employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress
Midway( Visual )

2 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the way it was--the story of the battle that was the turning point of the war in the Pacific, told wherever possible with actual film shot during combat. It exemplifies the combination of planning, courage, error and pure chance by which great events are often decided."--Title screens. In June of 1942, quite possibly the most important naval encounter of WWII took place in the middle of the Pacific, at Midway Island. While fictional, the film uses a great deal of documentary footage of the actual battle, featuring hundreds of ships of all sizes, from patrol boats to battleships and multiple carriers with hundreds of aircraft. US forces get wind of an imminent Japanese action and tries to sort fact from fiction, while the Japanese plan and execute their own attack plans. An epic on a grand scale that incorporates a huge cast, the film emphasizes the sheer scale of battles fought in the Pacific theater, which even when victorious, cost hundreds of lives
The towering inferno by John Guillermin( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opening night gala at the world's tallest building, located in San Francisco, turns deadly for guests who become trapped on the 129th floor when a fire breaks out on the lower levels due to faulty wiring
Downhill racer by Robert Redford( Visual )

7 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A skier desperate to win gold in the Olympics joins an American team only to find that his new coach doesn't agree with how he goes about getting it
The Beverly hillbillies by Penelope Spheeris( Visual )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instant oil baron Jed Clampett moves Granny and his kin from the Ozark hills to Beverly Hills, where the unsophisticated, decent, hard-working, trusting family are perfect marks for the swindlers, social climbers and gold diggers who can't wait to welcome them
The man with one red shoe( Visual )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why does Richard Drew, eccentric violinist and American bachelor, step off a plane in Washington, DC wearing one red shoe? The CIA wants to know, and their investigation is just the beginning of this rollicking undercover comedy
Amos & Andrew by E. Max Frye( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a successful African-American author buys a house on an exclusive New England resort island, local law enforcement mistakes him for a thief and nearly kills him in a hilariously bungled attempt to protect the estate. But things go from loony to just plain wacky when the town's Police Chief attempts to cover up the embarrassing details of the event by planting a convicted criminal in the house to take the rap!
Melvin and Howard by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a supposedly true story, hard-luck milkman Melvin Dummar picks up a bum in the Nevada desert. The old man claims to be Howard Hughes and eight years later, Dummar finds himself a beneficiary in the Hughes will. Dummar becomes an instant celebrity while trying to cash in on the fortune
Dragnet by Tom Mankiewicz( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy that pays homage to the famed original police drama of the '50s and '60s
This property is condemned by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

4 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman in a small Mississippi town in the 1930s falls in love with a railroad worker who was sent to their town to lay off the men working on the railroad
The Muppets take Manhattan by H. B Gilmour( Visual )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Muppets take their musical show to Broadway, but discover the road there is not as straight as they had hoped
Cloak & dagger( Visual )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11-year-old Davey has retreated into a world of video games and an imaginary hero-friend. When an FBI agent about to be murdered slips him a video cartridge containing top-secret data, Davey is plunged into the intrigue and danger of real-life espionage
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Coleman, Dabney Wharton 1932-

Dabney Coleman acteur américain

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Dabney Coleman actor estadounidense

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Dabney Coleman pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Dabney Coleman US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

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Dabney Coleman yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Ντάμπνεϊ Κόλμαν

Дебні Коулмен

Дэбни Коулмен американский актёр

דבני קולמן

דבני קולמן שחקן אמריקאי

دابني كولمان ممثل أمريكي

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