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Words by Heart (1985)

The only black family living in a small midwestern town at the turn of the century confront prejudice, as seen through the eyes of the young daughter.

Director:

Robert C. Thompson (as Robert Thompson)

Writers:

Frank Dandridge (teleplay), Ouida Sebestyen (book)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Hooks ... Ben Sills
Charlotte Rae ... Mary Tom Chism
Alfre Woodard ... Claudie Sills
Fran Robinson Fran Robinson ... Lena Sills
Ed Call Ed Call ... Henry Haney
Leo Geter ... Tater Haney
Rance Howard
Robert Jayne ... (as Bobby Jacoby)
Bill Zuckert
Michael Byers Michael Byers
Gino De Mauro
Elyse Donalson Elyse Donalson
Dennis Robertson Dennis Robertson
Cory Tyler Cory Tyler
Scott Cameron Scott Cameron
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The only black family living in a small midwestern town at the turn of the century confront prejudice, as seen through the eyes of the young daughter.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Wonderworks: Words by Heart See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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