WorldCat Identities

Childress, Alvin -1986

Overview
Works: 244 works in 342 publications in 1 language and 664 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television comedies  Television series  Television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Situation comedies (Television programs)  Radio comedies  Animated films  Fiction radio programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Actor
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Alvin Childress
 
Most widely held works by Alvin Childress
The Amos 'n' Andy show( Visual )

31 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and held by 93 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 'n Andy show( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 53 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 )

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
Getting Momma married( Visual )

16 editions published between 1953 and 1991 in English and held by 21 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
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 )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 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 )

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
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
The Amos Andy collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 8 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. 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
Superfine brushes ; and, Ballet tickets( Visual )

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

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
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
The Amos 'n Andy show( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 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 characterized each episode. As we watch the timeless antics of the Kingfish. Andy, Sapphire, Momma, Amos, Algonquin J Calhoun, and Lightning, we see a full measure of ourselves and laugh heartily. You are cordially invited to enter this very special world of comedy and message as only this cast could create it
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 Gun [and] The Turkey dinner( Visual )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(The Gun) The Kingfish decides to sell the gun he finds in a purse he bought for Sapphire. Unfortunately, the pawn shop owner sees the Kingfish as a thug. (The Turkey dinner) When the Kingfish persuades Sapphire to allow him to buy the Thanksgiving turkey, all sorts of surprises develop
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
 
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Alternative Names
Alvin Childress acteur américain

Alvin Childress actor estadounidense

Alvin Childress Amerikaans acteur (1907-1986)

Alvin Childress US-amerikanischer Bühnenschauspieler

Childress, Alvin, d. 1986

Элвин Чайлдресс

Languages
English (91)