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Vance, Courtney B.

Overview
Works: 209 works in 620 publications in 3 languages and 26,472 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Action and adventure films  History  Biography  Documentary films  War films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Other, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Courtney B Vance
The Tuskegee airmen by Robert Markowitz( Visual )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,919 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 )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,546 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 )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,500 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 )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,290 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."
Office Christmas party( Visual )

13 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,261 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
Unchained memories : readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents narratives by more than forty former slaves, collected by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930's, and includes sixty photos
The mummy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thought safely entombed deep beneath the desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day. Her malevolence has grown over millennia and with it come terrors that defy human comprehension
Hamburger Hill by John Irvin( Visual )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,214 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 immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot( Visual )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used without her consent to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search, along with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever."--Container
The piano lesson by Charles S Dutton( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,015 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 )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 995 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 )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 873 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 825 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
Friends : a love story by Angela Bassett( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 592 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
Forgotten genius( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 556 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 mummy by Alex Kurtzman( Visual )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day. Her malevolence, grown over millennia, unleashes terrors that defy human comprehension
The fight by John Morgan( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 445 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 385 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 )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 377 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 )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 360 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
 
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Unchained memories : readings from the slave narratives
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Unchained memories : readings from the slave narrativesNothing but the truthFriends : a love storyPartners of the heartContemporary Black biography, Profiles from the international Black community
Alternative Names
Courtney B. Vance acteur américain

Courtney B. Vance actor american

Courtney B. Vance actor estadounidense

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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

كورتني بي. فانس ممثل أمريكي

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 (227)

German (6)

French (2)