WorldCat Identities

Childress, Alvin -1986

Overview
Works: 275 works in 334 publications in 1 language and 657 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television comedies  Television series  Television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Situation comedies (Television programs)  Animated films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Christmas television programs 
Roles: Actor
Classifications: PN1991.8.A35, 791.44
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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 )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 31 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 )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Amos Jones, Andy Brown and a loveable con man called The Kingfish
The Amos 'n Andy show( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 23 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
The Amos 'n Andy show( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amos 'n Andy Christmas special: Arbadella, Andy's goddaughter, is especially thrilled by a large doll she sees in the department store. Andy, determined to buy it for her, gets a job as one of Santa's helpers. Instead of taking money for his work, he accepts the doll, which becomes his special gift for Arbadella -- The turkey dinner: Kingfish attempts to make some money on Sapphire's annual club dinner, and all sorts of surprises develop
The Amos 'n Andy show( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 17 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"--Container
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
The Amos n' Andy show( Visual )

15 editions published between 1953 and 1982 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sapphire disappears: Kingfish suspects foul play when Sapphire and Momma disappear. Young girl's mother: Andy plans to marry a girl much younger than himself until he meets her mother
The Amos 'n Andy show( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected episodes from the 1950s television situation comedy which relate the comic adventures of Amos Jones and Andrew H. Brown (Amos 'n Andy), two black men trying to make it in Harlem whose lives are complicated by the schemes of the Kingfish
Amos 'n Andy : anatomy of a controversy( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 11 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
The Amos 'n Andy show( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Amos Jones, Andy Brown and a loveable con man called The Kingfish
The Amos 'n Andy show( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 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. 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 '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
The Amos 'n Andy show( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1950s television situation comedy which relate the comic adventures of Amos Jones and Andrew H. Brown (Amos 'n Andy), two black men trying to make it in Harlem whose lives are complicated by the schemes of the Kingfish
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
The Amos 'n Andy show( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected episodes from the 1950's television sitcom which relates the comic adventures of Amos Jones and Andrew H. Brown (Amos n' Andy), two black men trying to make it in Harlem whose lives are complicated by the schemes of George "Kingfish" Stevens
The Amos Andy collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 7 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. 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. 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
The Amos 'n Andy show( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 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
 
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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 (64)