WorldCat Identities

Vance, Courtney B.

Overview
Works: 166 works in 490 publications in 3 languages and 22,370 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Biography  Documentary films  Made-for-TV movies  Television crime shows  War films  Musical films  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Courtney B Vance
The Tuskegee airmen by Robert Markowitz( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1943 and the Germans are winning the Second World War as the U.S. suffers huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when Black flyers are not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, through the brutal demands of their training, to the perils of flying over nations at war, the men they call "The Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest mission of their lives--to prove to America that courage knows no color. Their success could earn them respect, save lives and help win a terrible war. Their failure could destroy more hopes and dreams than their own
The adventures of Huck Finn by Stephen Sommers( Visual )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unforgettable saga of a mischievous youngster and a runaway slave on a wild expedition to freedom. As the pair take the ride of their lives down the treacherous Mississippi River, they run into an entertaining assortment of off-beat characters and face one challenging adventure after another
Joyful noise( Visual )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The discord between its two leading ladies threatens to tear them apart. Their newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, stubbornly wants to stick with their tried-and-true traditional style, G.G. Sparrow thinks tried-and-true translates to tired-and-old
The preacher's wife by Whitney Houston( Visual )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dudley is an angel who is sent to earth to help a young minister and his beautiful wife revive their marriage. But things take a twist when Dudley accidentally falls in love with the preacher's wife
Unchained memories : readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record
Hamburger Hill by John Irvin( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For ten days, the American soldiers of Bravo Company fight in Vietnam to take over Hill 937, also known as Hamburger Hill
The piano lesson by Charles S Dutton( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of a family caught between their heritage and a dream for the future. The Charles family clashes over the fate of a magnificent, carved piano that carries their family's story from their days as slaves. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano to buy a farm--the same fields their family worked as slaves. But his sister, Berniece, refuses to part with it. For her, the piano is their very soul, a legacy of pride and struggle that symbolizes their survival as a family. To resolve the conflict they must first deal with the past
American crime story( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told from the perspective of the lawyers, it explores the chaotic dealings behind closed doors and how prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness and shocking courtroom twists led to one of the most earth-shattering verdicts of all time
Dangerous minds by John N Smith( Visual )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and German and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this entertaining feel-good movie, a former Marine-turned English teacher, LouAnne Johnson gets a job teaching a group of tough inner-city teenagers who have come to accept failure as a way of life. Determined to earn their trust and make a difference, LouAnne pushes them and herself and both learn lessons
Nothing but the truth by John Kani( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volatile story about a Washington, D.C. political reporter who writes an explosive story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent. Unexpectedly finding herself behind bars, she struggles to maintain her principles and relationship with her family when she refuses to divulge her source. Inspired by true events
Office Christmas party( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs
Law & Order, Criminal Intent( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This companion series from the Law & order franchise features detectives from the NYPD's Major Case Squad, bent on getting inside the minds of the city's worst criminals in order to bring them to justice
Friends : a love story by Angela Bassett( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if you met your future soul mate, but were too busy living in the here and now to realize you'd found "the one?" That's what happened when Courtney B. Vance met Angela Bassett. They ran for years as friends in the same small circles. They had some hits, but mostly misses with other partners, and they shared one spectacularly dreadful first date together. And then, Courtney and Angela connected. Experience the up-close-and-personal, real-life love story of this inspirational African-American celebrity couple. Learn how they navigate the fickle tides of fame, while keeping their relationship fresh and true. See how they've carved a meaningful life together in spite of humble beginnings, family tragedy and the ups and downs of stardom with love, faith and determination.--From publisher description
Forgotten genius( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Percy Julian's scientific breakthroughs and a biography of his life with period reenactments based on newly opened family archives and interviews with dozens of colleagues and relatives
The fight by John Morgan( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary captures the anticipation that the bout between African American heavyweight Joe Louis and his German opponent Max Schmeling generated, the events leading up to it, the impact Louis's victory had on Blacks and its significance for Jews
Partners of the heart( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story Vivien Thomas, an African American determined to make something of himself during the time of segregation, and his relationship with Alfred Blalock, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Thomas, initially hired as a janitor, was soon promoted by Blalock to learn the complexities of surgery, eventually becoming a trainer of novice surgeons and a major force in the advancement of African Americans in medicine
Race to freedom : the underground railroad( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the dramatic story of four slaves who escape from a cotton plantation in the South and travel along a clandestine network of escape routes, known as "the underground railroad", to freedom in Canada
Hurricane season by Raymond Brothers( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of basketball coach and mentor Al Collins, who led his team to victory after Hurricane Katrina ravaged their homes and destroyed their spirits. Collins attempts to create a winning basketball team using players from five of the hardest-hit high schools in the area. Takes a look at the disaster and shows how heroes can rise from the most devastating of circumstances
War letters : stories of courage, longing and sacrifice( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A variety of letters written by American servicemen which include accounts of combat, complaints about conditions, philosophical musings, love letters, and final thoughts
Law & order : criminal intent( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This spinoff focuses on the criminals as much as the investigators, allowing the viewer to see the execution of a crime as the investigative team try to crack the case
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Unchained memories : readings from the slave narratives
Alternative Names
Courtney B. Vance acteur américain

Courtney B. Vance actor estadounidense

Courtney B. Vance actor estatunidenc

Courtney B. Vance ameerika näitleja

Courtney B. Vance Amerikaans acteur

Courtney B. Vance amerikansk skådespelare

Courtney B. Vance amerikansk skodespelar

Courtney B. Vance amerikansk skuespiller

Courtney B. Vance amerikāņu aktieris

Courtney B. Vance attore statunitense

Courtney B. Vance US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Courtney B. Vance yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Vance, Courtney 1960-

Vance, Courtney Bernard 1960-

Кортни Б. Ванс

Кортни Б. Вэнс

کورتنی بی.ونس بازیگر آمریکایی

코트니 B. 밴스

コートニー・B・ヴァンス

考特尼·B·萬斯

考特尼·萬斯

Languages
English (201)

German (7)

French (2)

Covers
Unchained memories : readings from the slave narrativesNothing but the truthFriends : a love storyPartners of the heartWar letters : stories of courage, longing and sacrificeContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community