The White Shadow: Season 2, Episode 23

Coolidge Goes Hollywood (18 Mar. 1980)

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Coolidge is offered a role on a television series about life on an inner-city high school campus. His character becomes a hit and soon all the adulation goes to his head and causes him to forget where he came from.



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Episode credited cast:
Joan Pringle ...
Sybil Buchanan
Ed Bernard ...
Jim Willis
James Hayward
Morris Thorpe
Nathan Cook ...
Milton Reese
Erik Kilpatrick ...
Curtis Jackson (credit only)
Byron Stewart ...
Ken Michelman ...
Abner Goldstein
Ira Angustain ...
Russell Phillip Robinson ...
Manager Phil Jefferson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Assael ...
Party Guest
Martin Azarow ...
Party Guest


Coolige gets bitten by the acting bug when he is offered the role of Stanley Kowalski in Carver's production of "A Streetcar Named Desire". However, he is also offered a role in a television series which in which the main character is a white principal at a predominantly black high school (sound familiar). Unfortunately, Warren's sudden success goes to his head and he alienates his fellow teammates, who think he is fast becoming a sellout, or worse an Oreo cookie. However, Warren soon comes back to earth when he reads a script he finds demeaning. Now he must make amends to the guys before its too late. Written by Brian Washington <>

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