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Knight, Shirley 1937-

Works: 138 works in 322 publications in 4 languages and 15,416 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Television programs  Comedy films  Audio adaptations  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Recipient, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Shirley Knight
As good as it gets by James L Brooks ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melvin Udall is an obsessive-compulsive novelist with Manhattan's meanest mouth. But when his neighbor Simon is hospitalized, Melvin is forced to babysit Simon's dog. And that unexpected act of kindness--along with waitress Carol Connelly--helps put Melvin back in the human race
Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Callie Khouri ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like mother, like daughter. Neither a hard-as-nails New York playwright nor her flaky Louisiana mother will take the necessary steps to mend their long-time rift. No, this is a job for the Sisterhood, sworn life-long friends who stage an outlandish "intervention" to bring daughter and mother back together again
Paul Blart mall cop ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul Blart is a mild-mannered, dutiful family man who works as a security guard in a New Jersey mall. He has applied to become a cop for years, but he always fails the physical exam because he is overweight and has hyperglycemia. One day a gang of organized criminals put the mall under siege and takes hostages. Blart becomes trapped inside and because he feels it is duty as a security guard, he refuses to leave. He becomes the police department's eyes on the inside and attempts to stop the criminals on his own
My Louisiana sky ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Growing up in Saitter, Louisiana, in the 1950s, twelve-year-old Tiger Ann struggles with her feelings about her stern, but loving grandmother, her mentally slow parents, and her good friend and neighbor, Jesse
Sweet bird of youth by Richard Brooks ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chance Wayne, an ambitious man craving fame, returns to his southern home with an alcoholic movie star in tow, Alexandra Del Lago. Hoping to capitalize on Del Lago's fame and checkbook, Chance seeks to reunite with his former girlfriend. He finds he is still regarded by others as an unsavory and unwelcome hustler, especially by the father of his ex-girlfriend, a local political boss
The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatization of John Steinbeck's novel about the plight of American farmers who were forced off their farms by drought and foreclosure during the Great Depression
The private lives of Pippa Lee by Rebecca Miller ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After nearly two decades under the wing of an aging, avuncular husband, dutiful mother and housewife Pippa Lee undergoes a midlife breakthrough. Unearthing the sexually curious wild child of her teens, middle-aged Pippa sparks a relationship with a divorcee loner. Pippa Lee is a resilient woman, refusing to let life pass her by
If these walls could talk ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A trilogy of stories set in the same house--with different occupants and spanning over 40 years--examines three women, the common crisis of an unexpected pregnancy, and the wrenching decision to have an abortion. In 1952, abortion is illegal. A widowed nurse deals with her unexpected pregnancy by taking drastic measures to obtain one. In 1974, a happily married woman, the mother of four children, discovers that she is pregnant again. Now she must choose between losing her lifelong dream and terminating her pregnancy. In 1996, a Catholic college student finds herself pregnant as the result of an affair with a professor. She decides on an abortion, but does not realize what it means to go through with one, while society rends itself asunder with violent protest
Dutchman ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An emotionally unstable white woman entices, humiliates and finally knifes a black man while they ride the subway train in New York City
Playing for time ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fania Fenelon is a Jewish cabaret singer in Paris during the Nazi invasion. Fania and thousands of other Jewish and political prisoners are sent to the Auschwitz death camp. She and a group of other classical musicians are spared from death in exchange for performing music for their captors. They are also ordered to play for the thousands being herded to the gas chambers, a 'humane' means of easing the condemned into the next world
Grandma's boy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By day, 35-year-old Alex is the world's oldest video game tester, but at night he is privately developing the next big game for the X-Box generation. When one of his roommates spends all the rent money on Filipino hookers, Alex gets kicked out of his apartment. He finds himself forced to live with his grandmother and her friends Grace and Bea. To save face with his friends and co-workers, he brags about the three hot babes living with him
Petulia ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unhappily married socialite woman is trying to get through to a recently divorced doctor, who in his own words just wants to feel something
Angel eyes by Warner Bros. Pictures España ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mysterious man is drawn to a feisty female police officer and a unusual relationship ensues, as not everything is as it seems
Blithe spirit by Noel Coward ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This classic comedy is set in the charming country home of Charles Condomine, a remarried widower. A witty and convivial evening party is transformed when a seance conjures the ghost of Elvira, Charles' first wife and she delights in wreaking havoc among the living."--Container
Open window ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living a happy life in Los Angeles, Izzy's life is forever changed when a brutal crime shatters her world. As izzy battles the nightmares left behind, she finds an inner strength that transforms her and experiences the amazing power of love and forgiveness in surviving the unimaginable
Tennessee Williams' Sweet bird of youth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A charming, ambitious young man returns to his hometown after a prolonged stay in Hollywood with a faded movie queen and some plans for capitalizing on her past fame. But an interest in a former flame, and the wrath of her powerful father alter his plans
Mrs. Warren's profession by Bernard Shaw ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern parallels abound in the plight of Cambridge-educated mathematics wiz Vivie Warren, who discovers that her comfortable upbringing was financed in unspeakable ways. Shaw pits a clever heroine against a memorable gallery of rogues in this superbly intelligent - and still shocking - comedy, banned for eight years from the English stage
The young man from Atlanta by Horton Foote ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An affluent couple's life is turned upside down after their son suddenly dies and the father loses his job of 40 years
The rain people by Francis Ford Coppola ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and French and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natalie has hit the road. Unsure of herself, she is two months pregnant and feeling trapped. She leaves her sleeping husband a note and drives away from her Long Island home one rainy morning to find herself. While on her search, she meets a lonely man who brings tenderness and tragedy her way
Stuart saves his family ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stuart deals with the cancellation of his television show, the death of his favorite aunt, his co-dependent mother, alcoholic dad, pot-smoking brother, and overeating sister
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Hopkins, Shirley Knight 1936-
Hopkins, Shirley Knight, 1937-
Knight, Shirley Enola 1936-
Knight, Shirley Enola, 1937-
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