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Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series 1979) Poster

(1979 TV Mini-Series)

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Marlon Brando's appearance as George Lincoln Rockwell, the founder of the American Nazi Party, was filmed in one day.
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Glynn Turman was offered a role but negotiations fell through.
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Georg Stanford Brown (Tom Harvey) and Lynne Moody (Irene Harvey) are the only actors to reprise their roles from Roots (1977).
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This was James Daly's final acting role before his death on July 3, 1978. It was not broadcast until more than seven months after he died.
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Ruby Dee (Queen Haley) and Ossie Davis (Dad Jones) were married in real life from December 9, 1948 until his death on February 4, 2005.
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At the time that the miniseries was produced, James Daly (RSM Boyce) was the father-in-law of Georg Stanford Brown (Tom Harvey), as he was married to Daly's daughter Tyne Daly from 1966 to 1990.
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Although Dorian Harewood (Simon Haley) plays the father of Damon Evans (Alex Haley) and James Earl Jones (Alex Haley), he is ten months and nineteen years their junior in real life.
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Debbi Morgan (Elizabeth "Liz" Harvey) appears in six of the series' seven episodes, more than anyone else.
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The series takes place from 1882 to 1967.
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Marc Singer originally auditioned for the role of Jim Warner.
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