The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.
The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show ... See full summary »
Holly Robinson Peete
Born poor in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic, erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success ... See full summary »
Meet Tanner, the brawny farm hand who's been cultivating passion in every woman who steps onto the property. In a place where the long, hard day begins at sunrise, he leads a hard-working crew who have come together to save a family farm.
This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies, including becoming the first black actress to win a Best... See full summary »
Klaus Maria Brandauer
The true story of The Temptations, the Soul vocal group of the 1960s, as seen from the viewpoint of the last surviving member, Otis Williams. Beginning from their humble origins in the late 50s and continuing through the 90s and the deaths of the other 4 members.Written by
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The film begins during Otis' time with his group "Otis Williams & The Siberians." In the film, Richard Street & Elbridge "Al" Bryant were original members and each joined him and newcomer Melvin Franklin in forming "The Distants." In actuality, Williams changed the name of the Siberians to "The El Domingos" and Richard Street wasn't a part of either group. Besides Otis, the only member of either lineup to stay in the group to join The Distants and remain until the the formation of The Temptations, was Al Bryant. Richard Steet did not join the group until they became "The Distants." After the group disbanded, Richard Street took over the name and reformed "The Distants." For a time they had some local success but eventually called it quits. As for Melvin, the film's account of his entering into the group is mostly accurate. See more »
During the scene at The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony in 1989, the actor playing Glenn Leonard was seated at the table with the current lineup of The Temptations, at that time. By then, however, Ron Tyson filled the role of first tenor/falsetto vocalist in the group and not Glenn Leonard. Tyson replaced Glenn Leonard in 1983. See more »
This movie was great.I love entertainment history,and this was full of history,and the music was fantastic.My Girl,Ain't Too Proud To Beg,Cloud 9,Just My Imagination,Pshyadelic Shack,Can't Get Next To You!!!And "THE VOICES"-David Ruffin,Eddie Kendricks,& Dennis Edwards were amazing.David Ruffin did a lot to dispell the notion that you can't wear glasses and be hip & cool-because he was as hip & as cool they came.I loved the reunion tour scenes when David,Eddie,& Dennis shared the stage-the harmony was great.
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