American Playhouse (1981– )
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A celebration of the life of Zora Neale Hurston, who was born at the turn of the 20th Century and grew to be an important voice with her written portrayals of Black American life in the ... See full summary »

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Neema Barnette
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Episode credited cast:
Louis Gossett Jr.
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oscar Brown Jr. Oscar Brown Jr.
Guy Davis Guy Davis
Ruby Dee ... Zora Neale Hurston
Leontine Guilliard Leontine Guilliard
Paula Kelly
Roger E. Mosley
Beah Richards
Eartha Robinson Eartha Robinson
Otis Sallid Otis Sallid
Count Stovall
Lynn Whitfield
Flip Wilson
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A celebration of the life of Zora Neale Hurston, who was born at the turn of the 20th Century and grew to be an important voice with her written portrayals of Black American life in the rural south of the 1930's and 40's, and the stories, songs and folklore that were her heritage and inspiration.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1990 (USA) See more »

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Color
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everyone needs to see this film....
12 December 2004 | by mariposarosa2See all my reviews

This teleplay version of the beautiful play by Ruby Dee is just wonderful. Ruby Dee stars as Zora Neale Hurston, the magnificent playwright from the Harlem Renaissance. This play is really a collection of all of the stories Zora Neale Hurston compiled in Eatonville, Florida straight from the mouths of the predominantly African-American community there. This film has humor, folklore and intelligent insight. It truly gives a glimpse into the vision of an intelligent, eloquent woman with a vision. This will definitely make you want to go out and read "Of Mules and Men" and "Their Eyes Were Watching God." (Truly great books!!!)


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