WorldCat Identities

Pierce, Wendell

Overview
Works: 197 works in 411 publications in 2 languages and 19,774 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Musical films  Television programs  Detective and mystery television programs  Television cop shows  Comedy films  Television programs  Television cop shows  Television crime shows 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Speaker, Author, Narrator, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wendell Pierce
The wire( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime drama set in Baltimore and focused on the drug culture of the inner-city from the point of view of both the criminals and the police
The Fighting Temptations by Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darren is a New York ad executive who travels to a small town in the deep south after receiving word that his aunt has left him a sizable inheritance. Darren is informed that he will only receive the money if he successfully leads a local gospel choir to victory at an upcoming competition. Darren takes on the task of finding the best singers in town and forming the group. There, he meets Lilly, a single mother who not only possesses an incredible voice but also the ability to warm Darren's cold heart
The wire( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a single sprawling drug investigation in Baltimore, against the backdrop of the mayor's reelection campaign. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn
Ray by Taylor Hackford( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flashing back intermittently to dream-like scenes from his hardscrabble rural childhood, "Ray" chronicles Ray Charles' remarkable rise from sideman and Chitlin Circuit fixture to innovator, icon, and international superstar. Yet even as Charles ascends to the heights of the musical and cultural elite, he remains hobbled by heroin addiction and compulsive womanizing, a prisoner to his own insatiable needs. Through it all, Ray Charles possessed a rock-solid confidence in his music, a statement of faith in the inclusiveness of American culture. Ray Charles made a place for himself in the America of the '40s and '50s, and promptly transcended the barriers that defined what that place was. He incorporated and encompassed R & B, soul, rock and roll, blues, jazz, country, pop, gospel--all American music--giving us the lush sounds he had always heard in his head, unifying America's disparate musical bits into a cohesive whole
Ray Donovan( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even Ray Donovan's actions have consequences and he soon learns that clean slates are a dirty business. Ray has taken some hits that would leave lesser men down for the count, but what doesn't kill a Donovan only makes him stronger. One thing's for sure, whether you're with him or against him, it may be a new day, but it's the same Ray
Life support( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana is an HIV-positive woman and recovering junkie, taking care of a 9-year-old daughter and a husband who is also HIV-positive. While making the most of a local social services program in order to regain stability in her life, she also attempts to reunite with her estranged teenage daughter, living with Ana's mother
Night catches us( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1976, complex political and emotional forces are set in motion when a young man returns to the race-torn Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age during the Black Power movement
The runner by Austin Stark( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the after math of the 2010 BP oil spill, an idealistic but flawed politician is forced to confront his dysfunctional life after his career is destroyed in a sex scandal
Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride( Recording )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by a historical incident in Tuscany ... and by the famed Buffalo Soldiers in Italy during World War II ... it is the story of four American soldiers, the villagers among whom they took refuge, a band of partisans, and an Italian boy, all of whom encounter a miracle ..."--Back cover
The wind in the reeds : a storm, a play, and the city that would not be broken by Wendell Pierce( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina barreled into New Orleans, devastating many of the city's neighborhoods. Pierce and his family were able to ride out the storm at a relative's house miles away; when they were finally allowed to return, they found their family home in tatters, their neighborhood decimated. Heartbroken but resilient, Pierce vowed to help rebuild, and not just his family's home, but all of Pontchartrain Park. His narrative brings together the stories of his family, his city, and his history; why they are all worth saving; and the critical importance art played in reuniting and revitalizing this unique American city
The wind in the reeds a storm, a play, and the city that would not be broken by Wendell Pierce( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina barreled into New Orleans, devastating many of the city's neighborhoods, including Pontchartrain Park, the home of Wendell Pierce's family and the first African American middle-class subdivision in New Orleans. The hurricane breached many of the city's levees, and the resulting flooding submerged Pontchartrain Park under as much as 20 feet of water. Katrina left New Orleans later that day, but for the next three days the water kept relentlessly gushing into the city, plunging eighty percent of New Orleans under water. Nearly 1,500 people were killed. Half the houses in the city had four feet of water in them-or more. There was no electricity or clean water in the city; looting and the breakdown of civil order soon followed. Tens of thousands of New Orleanians were stranded in the city, with no way out; many more evacuees were displaced, with no way back in. Pierce and his family were some of the lucky ones: They survived and were able to ride out the storm at a relative's house 70 miles away. When they were finally allowed to return, they found their family home in tatters, their neighborhood decimated. Heartbroken but resilient, Pierce vowed to help rebuild, and not just his family's home, but all of Pontchartrain Park
Treme( Visual )

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

Amid the ruins of an American city, ordinary people--musicians, chefs, residents--find themselves clinging to a unique culture and wondering if the city that gave birth to that culture still has a future. From the creators of The Wire comes a new series about adversity and the human spirit, set in New Orleans in the aftermath of the greatest man-made disaster in American history
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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Alternative Names
Wendell Pierce acteur américain

Wendell Pierce aktor amerykański

Wendell Pierce Amerikaans filmacteur

Wendell Pierce attore statunitense

Wendell Pierce US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Wendell Pierce yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Уенделл Пирс

וונדל פירס

وندل پیرس بازیگر و تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

웬델 피어스

ウェンデル・ピアース

温德·皮尔斯

溫德爾·皮爾斯

Languages
English (72)

French (1)

Covers
RayMiracle at St. Anna