WorldCat Identities

Childress, Alvin -1986

Overview
Works: 164 works in 333 publications in 1 language and 667 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television comedies  Television series  Television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Situation comedies (Television programs)  Animated films  Radio comedies  Fiction radio programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Actor
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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Most widely held works about Alvin Childress
 
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Most widely held works by Alvin Childress
The Amos 'n' Andy show( Visual )

39 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the comic adventures of Amos Jones and Andrew H. Brown, two Harlem black men trying to make it in Harlem. Their lives are complicated by the schemes of the Kingfish
The Amos 'n Andy show( Visual )

71 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Amos 'n Andy show achieved notoriety in the 1950's as a hilarious comedy. While stylized, as comedy often is, it was this very style along with superb acting that characterized each episode. It chronicles the comic adventures of Amos Jones and Andrew H. Brown, two Harlem black men trying to make it in Harlem
Amos 'n' Andy( Visual )

30 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories mostly centered on The Kingfish's schemes to get rich, often by duping his brothers in the Mystic Knights of the Sea Lodge. Andy was particularly dupable. Amos mostly narrated
Amos 'n Andy anatomy of a controversy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Kirby takes a fond look at the controversial radio and television show and examines the events that led to the show's expulsiuon from the airwaves in 1966. Highlighted with rare clips of radio show creators Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, and hilarious clips from the Amos n' Andy TV series. Offers comments by Reverend Jesse Jackson, Redd Foxx, Marla Gibbs and others
Amos 'n Andy anatomy of a controversy( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a fond look at the controversial radio and television show and attempts to determine if the series was a positive first step for Blacks into the world of entertainment or not and examines the events that led to the show's expulsion from the airwaves in 1966 after complaints from civil rights activists. Highlighted with rare clips of radio show creators Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, and hilarious clips from the Amos n' Andy TV series. Commentary by Alvin Childress, Ernestine Wade, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Redd Foxx, Marla Gibbs, and Henry Lee Moon
Amos & Andy( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two episodes from the comedy series: in the first, Sapphire rents the spare room to an aspiring vocalist and the Kingfish conspires with his pals to regain a quiet household by driving the singer away. In the second, the Kingfish lets his wife and friends believe he only has three weeks to live in order be waited on and avoid taking a job
The Amos Andy collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles "the comic adventures of Amos Jones and Andrew H. Brown, two Harlem black men trying to make it in the big city. Includes all 75 episodes of the Amos n' Andy show
Amos 'n Andy. Getting momma married( Visual )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sapphire's insistance that her Momma live with her and the Kingfish sets the Kingfish into action
Amos & Andy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antique shop: Kingfish becomes an agent to get the commission from the sale of an antique shop. Kingfish teaches Andy to fly: Kingfish talks Andy into flying lessons so he can impress the ladies
Amos 'n Andy. Andy buys a house [and] The Happy Stevens( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Andy buys a house) Once again, the Kingfish proves he is a genius at conning Andy as he sells him a house on condemned property. (The Happy Stevens) When it comes to picking out a morning radio show it's strictly a battle zone in the Stevens' house. Who will win ... the Kingfish or Sapphire ...?
Superfine brushes ; and, Ballet tickets( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Robbery ; and, Sapphire's turkeys( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The Robbery," Kingfish and Andy are taking pictures in front of a jewelry store when it's held up. Thinking they have the robber's photo on their film, the Kingfish tries to cheat Andy out of his share of the $1,000 reward -- In "Sapphire's turkeys, " Sapphire's Woman's Club decides to hold a turkey dinner and the Kingfish is sure he can get the turkeys cheaper
Amos 'n Andy. Vol. 4 the Winslow woman [and] The Broken clock( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(The Winslow woman) Kingfish gets Andy in trouble as he connects him with a wealthy widow. Object ... matrimony. (The Broken clock) The FBI is after Andy and the Kingfish who have been accidentally given a super-secret altimeter as a replacement for a faulty clock that they had returned to the factory
Amos 'n Andy. Leroy lends a hand [and] Call Lehigh 4-9900( Visual )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Leroy lends a hand) While the Kingfish may be the consumate car salesman, Leroy, his brother-in-law, sells a customer's car by mistake. (Call Lehigh 4-9900) The Kingfish is the victim? Sapphire thinks the worst after she finds her man involved with a club for lonely hearts
Amos 'n Andy. Ready made family [and] The Convention( Visual )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Ready made family) When rich Uncle Clarence visits the Kingfish's "child", whom he gifted $500, the Kingfish has to become father with child. (The Convention) At the "Mystic Knights of the Sea" convention the Kingfish is swindled out of his money, and he tries to duck out of his hotel bill
Amos 'n Andy. Arabia [and] Andy plays Santa Claus( Visual )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Arabia) Back rent forces the Kingfish to shanghai his friend Andy for a finder's fee. The finder finds however how just life can be. (Andy plays Santa Claus) In a warm portrayal Andy employs as a Santa and earns the extra money to buy his godchild a special gift
Amos 'n Andy. Kingfish's secretary [and] The Society party( Visual )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Kingfish's secretary) Sapphire is in no mood to accept the beautiful new secretary that the Kingfish has hired using Lodge Hall money. (The Society party) Desperate for money to buy Sapphire a new dress so she can attend a swank party, the Kingfish sells Andy her fur coat. Sapphire plans to wear both the dress and the coat to the society affair
Amos 'n Andy. the Birthday card [and] Relatives( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(The Birthday card) Among the Kingfish's birthday cards is one laced with great affections. Sapphire, however, knows nothing about it. (Relatives) Momma is involving herself between the Kingfish and Sapphire again; can a court order stop this woman?
Getting Momma married( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amos 'n Andy. the Boarder [and] Viva La France( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(The Boarder) Eating and singing endlessly are enough to drive any man from his home. And the Kingfish fights back. (Viva La France) Confusion develops when Andy falls in love with a French girl and asks her to marry him. The girl's mother, however, hears this proposal differently ... for her
 
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.20 for Amos 'n An ... to 0.83 for Hilda Simm ...)

Alternative Names
Alvin Childress acteur américain

Alvin Childress Amerikaans acteur (1907-1986)

Alvin Childress US-amerikanischer Bühnenschauspieler

Childress, Alvin, d. 1986

Элвин Чайлдресс

Languages
English (187)