WorldCat Identities

Read, James 1952-

Overview
Works: 103 works in 231 publications in 3 languages and 6,639 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Musical films  Television mini-series  Sports films  Historical television programs  Historical films  Dance films  Detective and mystery television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Read
Beaches by Garry Marshall( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two childhood friends are reunited in their middle age and one learns she is dying of a fatal disease
Fame by Alan Parker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passions will be tested and young hearts will be broken. Ultimately, talent, dedication and hard work will triumph. Centers around a group of dancers, singers, musicians and actors at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, and their spirited drive to live out their dreams of stardom. In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, each student must shine amidst the tumult of school work, deep friendships, budding romance and self-discovery
North and South( Visual )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two families, the Hazards and the Mains, are geographically and ideologically separated by the U.S. Civil War. The hatred, prejudice, and greed that tear at the fabric of a nation also threaten to destroy the threads that have woven the lives of these two families together
North and South by John Jakes( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This saga follows two families - the Hazards, from the North, and the Mains, from the South - through their changing fortunes at home and the harsh realities of the battlefields. When the South surrenders at the end of the Civil War, the families are reunited once again in friendship. In the final installment, the two families continue through Post-Civil War Reconstruction into pioneer Indian territories
North and South( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Episode 2, Orry and George complete their West Point education then fight side by side in the Mexican-American War. Orry is seriously wounded but the intervention of a savvy surgeon saves Orry's leg from amputation. The surgeon also intervenes in Geoge's life, introducing the young soldier to his future bride
North and South( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This explosive tale of the next generations of Mains and Hazards boasts an all-star cast and lavish production values depicting a time when westward expansion offered opportunity and triggered dangers to rival those of the conflict just ended. Undercurrents of racism and romantic passion persist on the homefront as well as the frontier
Remington Steele( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator Laura Holt grudgingly accepts a new partner when a mystery man assumes the identity of her fictitious boss, Remington Steele. Together, they battle crime and their feelings for each other
Walking Thunder( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming-of-age story of young Jacob McKay, who becomes stranded with his family in the Rocky Mountains, where they are befriended by human and animal helpers, including the grizzly known as Walking Thunder
North and South( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One is from a Northern industrial family, one from a Southern plantation family. They're West Point graduates whose tried-and-true loyalty helps them survive the Mexican-American War. But their bond faces sterner tests. The issues dividing North and South can also set friend against friend
Remington Steele( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Laura and Remington continue to fight crime, and their growing attraction to each other, Laura catches tantalizing glimpses into her partner's mysterious and very private past. Despite the secrets, the twosome know they need to trust each other
Columbo mystery movie collection 1990( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc two: Columbo's case is personally and deadly serious when the wife of a man he helped put in prison is on a quest for revenge. Columbo gets to the root of the problem when he investigates a jealous dentist, his wealthy wife and her movie-star lover
Huckleberry Finn : [&] The proud rebel [&] Walking Thunder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HUCKLEBERRY FINN: After being kidnapped by his drunken father, Huck heads down the Mississippi with his buddy Jim and have many adventures. THE PROUD REBEL: After John Chandler's son goes mute following a tregedy, John searches for a doctor who can help him. Before he finds one, he and his family must work off a debt using their talented sheepdog, Lance. When a doctor is found, John has no money to pay for help for his son and must decide whether to sell Lance, which will devastate his son, or get the boy help. WALKING THUNDER: Fourteen year old Jacob and his family are stuck in the Rockies when a bear destroys their wagon on their way west. They meet a medicine man and a mountain man who teaches Jacob survival skills that he must use with the giant bear called Walking Thunder on the prowl
Poor little rich girl by Trevor Nels Aune( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gorgeous, lonely, and rich beyond imagining, Barbara Hutton inherited the vast Woolworth fortune when she was only a child. A sweeping historical epic that follows the heiress around the world in her desperate and tragic search for love
Eight Men Out by Sanford/Pillsbury( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization about the infamous 1919 "Black Sox Scandal," in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox conspired with gamblers to throw the World Series in return for cash
Columbo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uneasy lies the crown: "It's time to get to the root of the problem when Columbo investigates a jealous dentist, his wealthy wife, and her movie-star lover"--Container
6 family movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking thunder: The coming-of-age saga of young Jacob McKay, who becomes stranded with his family in the Rocky Mountains, where they are befriended by human and animal inhabitants
North and South( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing saga of North and South about a friendship tested by the turbulent events of the Civil War
North and South( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing saga of North and South about a friendship tested by the turbulent events of the Civil War
North and South by Patrick Swayze( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in Spanish and English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic tale of two families, one from the North and the other from the South, and the lives of two young men, one from each family. They meet as cadets at West Point and become fast friends, but the Civil War intervenes, and becomes a stern test of their friendship
Remington Steele( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before he was Bond ... he was Remington Steele ... Private eye Laura Holt grudgingly accepts a new partner when a mystery man assumes the identity of her fictitious boss, Remington Steele. Together, they battle crime and their feelings for each other
 
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Beaches
Languages
English (104)

Spanish (8)

French (1)

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Eight Men Out