American Actress

Lynn Whitfield

  • May 06, 1953 (age 67)
  • 5' 5" (1.65 m)
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2018
Solace
MovieSep 23, 2018

Solace

Following the death of her father, a 17-year-old girl is sent to live …
Following the death of her father, a 17-year-old girl is sent to live with her estranged family and finds comfort in a questionable friendship with a self-destructive neighbor, leading both on a startling path to self discovery.
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Nappily Ever After
MovieSep 21, 2018

Nappily Ever After

Violet Jones (Lathan) doesn't realize it at first but she's …
Violet Jones (Lathan) doesn't realize it at first but she's dismayed by her superficial, "perfect" life. She has everything she thought she'd need - a successful career, friends and a boyfriend who is a handsome doctor (Whittle). When her fairy tale begins to unravel, so does she. This movie shows what a beautiful, smart, successful woman can do when she starts to look inward instead of outward!
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The Resident
TV ShowJan 21, 2018

The Resident

The Resident is an American medical drama television …
The Resident is an American medical drama television series that premiered on January 21, 2018, on the Fox Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement in the 2017–18 television season. The premier was a lead-out to the Vikings-Eagles NFC Championship Game. The fictional series focuses on the lives and duties of staff members at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital, while delving into the bureaucratic practices of the hospital industry.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nomination2018

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Dra…

Nominated for "Greenleaf".
NAACP Image Award
2017
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nomination2017

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Dra…

Nominated for "Greenleaf".
NAACP Image Award
2016
Greenleaf
TV ShowJun 21, 2016

Greenleaf

Greenleaf is an American television drama series, created by …
Greenleaf is an American television drama series, created by Craig Wright, and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate Television. Clement Virgo also serves as an executive producer and director. It stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, and Merle Dandridge. Greenleaf premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network on June 21, 2016.
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The North Star
MovieMar 1, 2016

The North Star

The North Star is the story of Benjamin "Big Ben" Jones …
The North Star is the story of Benjamin "Big Ben" Jones and Moses Hopkins, two slaves who escaped from a Virginia plantation and made their way to freedom in Buckingham, Pennsylvania in 1849. Big Ben's 6 foot 10 inch size and a record bounty for his safe return make him the focus of every slave hunter on the east coast. Their journey exposes them to danger and cruelty; however it also exposes them to the unexpected kindness of the people involved in the Underground Railroad. These experiences will change Ben and Moses forever. Upon reaching the relative safety of Mt. Gilead Church on Buckingham Mountain, Ben and Moses get to experience life as free men and cross paths with historical figures such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Joshua and Jonathan Fell. Their freedom also allows them to experience heroism, romance and treachery.
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2014
Lap Dance
MovieDec 5, 2014

Lap Dance

An aspiring actress makes a pact with her fiancé to take a job …
An aspiring actress makes a pact with her fiancé to take a job as an exotic dancer to care for her cancer stricken father. Once the pact the couple made is broken, their lives are changed forever. Based on the true story of director Greg Carter and his girlfriend prior to their moving to Los Angeles in 2005.
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30 Days in Atlanta
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MovieOct 30, 2014

30 Days in Atlanta

Akpos wins a 30-day holiday for two to Atlanta, Georgia. He …
Akpos wins a 30-day holiday for two to Atlanta, Georgia. He takes his cousin (Richard), an IT specialist on the all-expense paid trip. Akpos flings his unique personality, showing-off his smartness and foolishness in an exciting mix of rhetoric and witty humor.
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How to Get Away with Murder
TV ShowSep 25, 2014

How to Get Away with Murder

How to Get Away with …
How to Get Away with Murder is an American legal thriller television series that premiered on ABC on September 25, 2014. The series was created by Peter Nowalk, and produced by Shonda Rhimes and ABC Studios. The series airs on ABC as part of a night of programming, all under Rhimes's Shondaland production company.
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My Other Mother
MovieSep 21, 2014

My Other Mother

When gruff and independent Candy meets her angry and …
When gruff and independent Candy meets her angry and stubborn birth mother, can the two open their hearts to each other?
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2013
The Last Letter
MovieSep 20, 2013

The Last Letter

Sharon Leal and Omari Hardwick head an all-star cast in this …
Sharon Leal and Omari Hardwick head an all-star cast in this twisted, psychological thriller as newlyweds Catherine and Michael. The couple's marriage is threatened by Michael's disapproving mother (Lynn Whitfield) and Catherine's own terrifying secret: a crippling sleep disorder that blurs nightmare and reality. When a terrifying incident from her past returns to haunt her, she turns to her foster brother and closest confidant, George (Gary Dourdan), who vows they will stick together...no matter what! Richard T. Jones, Tatyana Ali and Bill Cobbs costar in this suspenseful shocker from award-winning writer-director Paul D. Hannah.
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And Then There Was You
MovieSep 19, 2013

And Then There Was You

Natalie resorts to picking up …
Natalie resorts to picking up the pieces of her life after her husband leaves her for the family he has outside. she falls in love with Darrell, but he has secrets of his own. Can Natalie handle any more secrets?
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Act Like You Love Me
MovieAug 6, 2013

Act Like You Love Me

Kelly Lofton is a young, successful dentist who has all the …
Kelly Lofton is a young, successful dentist who has all the material things a woman could ask for. However, Kelly has struggled to find time for love in her busy schedule, so when her ...
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Mistresses
TV ShowJun 3, 2013

Mistresses

Mistresses is an American mystery drama and soap opera …
Mistresses is an American mystery drama and soap opera television series based on the 2008–10 U.K. series of the same name, about the lives of four female friends and their involvement in an array of illicit and complex relationships. This adaptation was developed by K. J. Steinberg, and stars Alyssa Milano, Rochelle Aytes, Yunjin Kim, Jes Macallan, Jennifer Esposito and Tabrett Bethell in the lead roles. The series was originally set to premiere on May 27, 2013. However, ABC announced that Mistresses would premiere on June 3, 2013.
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Hit the Floor
TV ShowMay 27, 2013

Hit the Floor

Hit the Floor, originally titled Bounce, is an American …
Hit the Floor, originally titled Bounce, is an American sports drama television series that debuted on VH1 on May 27, 2013. Created by James LaRosa, the series chronicles the off-the-court drama surrounding the Los Angeles Devils, a fictional professional basketball team. On April 27, 2017, the series was renewed for an eight-episode fourth season that premiered on BET on July 10, 2018. The network canceled the series on December 7, 2018.
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King's Faith
MovieApr 26, 2013

King's Faith

While incarcerated for multiple crimes, juvenile offender …
While incarcerated for multiple crimes, juvenile offender Brendan King turned Christian. Now entering into his eighteenth foster family and a new high school, he hopes his newfound faith will hold, but a significantly disreputable past threatens to drag him back. At the fore, the intimidating local sheriff won't overlook his long rap sheet, and the high school football hero threatens to get nasty over losing his prom queen girlfriend to the likes of him, but serious menace arrives when Brendan's former gang mates, seeking a large stash of heroin hidden by Brendan's former best bud (now dead), hound him and his new close ties for it, bringing Brendan to a crucible of faith that he could lose.
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24 Hour Love
MovieMar 19, 2013

24 Hour Love

The greatest feeling in the world is when you learn to love! …
The greatest feeling in the world is when you learn to love! Follow the stories of seven everyday people as they experience laughter, life and matters of the heart. The all-star cast will ...
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Lonely Boy
MovieMar 2, 2013

Lonely Boy

The romantic misadventures of a schizophrenic bachelor.
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2012
Somebody's Child
MovieAug 11, 2012

Somebody's Child

SOMEBODY'S CHILD is a story about a son losing hope, a …
SOMEBODY'S CHILD is a story about a son losing hope, a mother gaining faith, and God's divine and perfect plan.
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Family Time
TV ShowJun 18, 2012

Family Time

Family Time is an American sitcom that was created by Bentley …
Family Time is an American sitcom that was created by Bentley Kyle Evans, and debuted on Bounce TV on June 18, 2012. It stars Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell as Anthony and Lisa Stallworth, a working-class family bumped to the middle class by a winning lottery ticket. It was the first original series for Bounce TV.
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Battlefield America
MovieJun 1, 2012

Battlefield America

A young businessman who lands a community service sentence …
A young businessman who lands a community service sentence falls in with a group of misfit kids who need mentoring. With the help of a pro instructor, he works to get the kids ready for a big underground dance competition.
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2011
All Things Fall Apart
MovieMar 5, 2011

All Things Fall Apart

A drama centered around a …
A drama centered around a promising football running back during his senior year in college.
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Mama, I Want to Sing!
MovieJan 19, 2011

Mama, I Want to Sing!

A preacher's daughter, …
A preacher's daughter, Amara, sings in the church choir before being discovered by a well-established musician. Soon she rises to international fame as a pop singer.
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2009
The Rebound
MovieSep 16, 2009

The Rebound

In New York City, a single mom captivates her new neighbor, …
In New York City, a single mom captivates her new neighbor, a much younger man.
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2008
The Women
MovieSep 4, 2008

The Women

A group of close friends who try to figure out how to help their …
A group of close friends who try to figure out how to help their friend when she finds out that the husband she has always loved is involved with a gold-digging shop girl. Her friends are all dealing with issues of their own regarding love and family. Although Mary at first thinks she is alone in this experience, she finds out that many of her friends and family have confronted difficult situations in their own love lives. She works her way through this rough patch with the support of her friends and family by finding out what she really wants out of life, instead of just living out the life she feels was assigned to her.
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2006
The Cheetah Girls 2
MovieAug 25, 2006

The Cheetah Girls 2

The girl group return for more adventures, this time …
The girl group return for more adventures, this time traveling to Spain to take part in a music festival.
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Outstanding Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
Nomination2006

Outstanding Performance By An Actress …

Nominated for "Madea's Family Reunion".
Black Movie Award
2005
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Award2005

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Won award for "Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Nomination2005

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Nominated for "Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story".
NAACP Image Award
2004
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story
MovieJan 21, 2004

Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams S…

Redemption tells the story of …
Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's ...
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Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special
Nomination2004

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Chil…

Nominated for "The Cheetah Girls".
NAACP Image Award
2003
The Cheetah Girls
MovieAug 15, 2003

The Cheetah Girls

Four teens aim to take the world by storm with their music.
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Head of State
MovieMar 28, 2003

Head of State

Mays Gilliam, a Washington D.C. neighborhood Alderman, is …
Mays Gilliam, a Washington D.C. neighborhood Alderman, is about to be red-lined out of his job. But after the untimely death of the party frontrunner, Gilliam is plucked from obscurity, and thrust into the limelight as his party's nominee--for President of the United States. The players in Gilliam's life include: Mitch Gilliam, his unsophisticated older brother who becomes his running mate; Kim, his ex-girlfriend who had once dumped him, but who now has a sudden change of heart as she sees a chance at becoming First Lady; Martin Geller, his campaign manager; Lisa Clark, the woman who truly believes in Gilliam; and Debra Lassiter, the woman who doesn't have faith in his candidacy, and is serving as his reluctant advisor.
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2002
Madea's Family Reunion
MovieJan 1, 2002

Madea's Family Reunion

Just as Madea buries her …
Just as Madea buries her sister, she must get ready for her granddaughter, Lisa, coming to get married at the house. As Madea must endure the craziness of her neighbor, Leroy Brown, and the...
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2000
Award2000

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Chil…

Won award for "The Planet of Junior Brown".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2000

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Chil…

Nominated for "The Planet of Junior Brown".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Nomination2000

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Nominated for "Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story".
NAACP Image Award
1999
Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story
MovieApr 12, 1999

Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson …

Fact-based story of Lori …
Fact-based story of Lori Jackson, a civil rights activist who gained national attention for forcing the courts to re-look at the conviction of a black marine she felt was wrongly accused of rape.
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Deep in My Heart
MovieFeb 14, 1999

Deep in My Heart

A white woman who was raped by a black man gives the baby …
A white woman who was raped by a black man gives the baby up for adoption. The film follows the life of the child as she grows up and has children of her own.
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Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Nomination1999

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Nominated for "The Wedding".
NAACP Image Award
1998
Stepmom
MovieDec 15, 1998

Stepmom

A terminally-ill woman must deal with her ex-husband's new …
A terminally-ill woman must deal with her ex-husband's new lover, who will be their children's stepmother.
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The Color of Courage
MovieOct 1, 1998

The Color of Courage

Based on the landmark civil rights case Sipes vs. McGhee, The …
Based on the landmark civil rights case Sipes vs. McGhee, The Color of Courage chronicles the friendship between a white woman and a black woman whose family, the McGhees, has moved into a ...
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The Wedding
MovieFeb 22, 1998

The Wedding

In 1950s Massachusetts, a wealthy black woman engaged to a …
In 1950s Massachusetts, a wealthy black woman engaged to a poor white beatnik learns about her family history. The stories revolve around the racial and class complexities of interracial and class-based marriages.
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Award1998

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Dra…

Won award for "Touched by an Angel".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination1998

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Eve's Bayou".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination1998

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Dra…

Nominated for "Touched by an Angel".
NAACP Image Award
1997
Eve's Bayou
MovieSep 7, 1997

Eve's Bayou

After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she …
After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.
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Gone Fishin'
MovieMay 30, 1997

Gone Fishin'

Two working-class buddies, Joe and Gus, win a contest and …
Two working-class buddies, Joe and Gus, win a contest and get a free fishing trip. When they arrive, everything goes wrong - hurricanes, stolen car, blow-ups and other catastrophes follow them.
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1996
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
MovieApr 3, 1996

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

An observable, fast-talking …
An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this 'Fatal Attraction'-esque comic thriller.
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1994
In the Army Now
MovieAug 12, 1994

In the Army Now

Two misguided youths join the reserves to make some …
Two misguided youths join the reserves to make some money for their entrepreneurial dreams. No sooner than they finish basic training are they called up to do their part to save the free world.
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The Cosby Mysteries
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TV ShowJan 31, 1994

The Cosby Mysteries

The Cosby Mysteries is an American mystery drama …
The Cosby Mysteries is an American mystery drama television series that starred Bill Cosby that aired on NBC from January 31, 1994 to April 12, 1995. It is the first television series to star Cosby since The Cosby Show (which ended in the spring of 1992) and lasted one season (1994–1995). Actor/rapper Mos Def appeared in several episodes (credited as Dante Bezé).
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1992
Martin
TV ShowAug 27, 1992

Martin

Martin is an American television sitcom that aired for five …
Martin is an American television sitcom that aired for five seasons on Fox from August 27, 1992, to May 1, 1997. It starred Martin Lawrence as Martin Payne, Tisha Campbell as his girlfriend and eventual wife Gina, Thomas Mikal Ford as Tommy, Carl Anthony Payne II as Cole, and Tichina Arnold as Pam. Lawrence also played several other characters.
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Stompin' at the Savoy
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MovieApr 12, 1992

Stompin' at the Savoy

Four young black women are …
Four young black women are trying to achieve their dreams of success in the 1930s Harlem.
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Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
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Nomination1992

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Nominated for "The Josephine Baker Story".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
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Award1992

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Won award for "The Josephine Baker Story".
NAACP Image Award
1991
Grace Gibson
ChildAugust 1991

Grace Gibson

Grace Gibson born.
The Josephine Baker Story
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MovieMar 6, 1991

The Josephine Baker Story

Born poor in St. Louis, …
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 ...
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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
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Nomination1991

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Nominated for "The Josephine Baker Story".
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
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Award1991

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Won award for "The Josephine Baker Story".
Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
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Nomination1991

Best Actress – Miniseries or Television F…

Nominated for "The Josephine Baker Story".
Golden Globe Award
1990
Brian Gibson
MarriageJuly 1990

Brian Gibson

Brian Gibson (22 September 1944 – 4 January 2004) was an …
Brian Gibson (22 September 1944 – 4 January 2004) was an English film director.
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Brian Gibson
Relationship1990

Brian Gibson

Brian Gibson (22 September 1944 – 4 January 2004) was an …
Brian Gibson (22 September 1944 – 4 January 2004) was an English film director.
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1988
Nomination1988

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Nominated for "HeartBeat".
NAACP Image Award
1987
Jaws: The Revenge
MovieJul 17, 1987

Jaws: The Revenge

Ellen Brody still lives in the island resort town of Amity, and her …
Ellen Brody still lives in the island resort town of Amity, and her sons Sean and Michael don't work at Sea World anymore, and some time ago, Ellen's husband Martin Brody died of a heart attack that happened because he was afraid of sharks. Sean is now a Deputy in Amity. One night, during the Christmas season, Sean is called to untangle a log from a buoy, and when Sean goes to the buoy, he's killed by a Great White shark. After hearing about this, Michael, who is studying to be a marine biologist, visits Amity with his wife Carla and his five-year-old daughter Thea. Wanting to get away from Amity and spend Christmas with Michael, Carla, and Thea, Ellen goes with them to their house in the Bahamas on an airplane whose pilot is Hoagie Newcombe, and Hoagie starts falling for Ellen. Michael's friend Jake, who is also studying to be a marine biologist, lives next door to Michael. Later, while Michael and Jake are out at sea, their boat is attacked by the shark that killed Sean. Michael and Jake try to tag the shark so they can keep track of it. Later, while Thea and some of her friends are on a banana boat, a yellow boat shaped like a banana, the shark attacks the banana boat and kills a woman, leaving Thea in shock, but it looks like Thea will be okay. Carla is mad at Michael for not telling her that the shark is in the waters of the Bahamas. Michael and Jake didn't mention the shark, because they didn't want to upset Ellen and mess up her visit. Ellen believes that the shark is after her family and that it was trying to kill Thea instead of the woman it killed, so Ellen takes Michael's boat out to sea on a single-minded mission to find the shark and kill it while Michael, Hoagie, and Jake try to find Ellen because they're afraid the shark will kill Ellen before Ellen can kill the shark.
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1986
The George McKenna Story
MovieNov 11, 1986

The George McKenna Story

He risked it all to make the …
He risked it all to make the grade.
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1985
Silverado
MovieJul 8, 1985

Silverado

In 1880, four men travel together to the city of Silverado. They …
In 1880, four men travel together to the city of Silverado. They come across many dangers before they finally engage the "bad guys" and bring peace and equality back to the city.
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1983
Doctor Detroit
MovieMay 6, 1983

Doctor Detroit

A timid college professor, conned into posing as a flamboyant …
A timid college professor, conned into posing as a flamboyant pimp, finds himself enjoying his new occupation on the streets.
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1981
Hill Street Blues
TV ShowJan 15, 1981

Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama television …
Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama television series that aired on NBC in prime-time from January 15, 1981, to May 12, 1987, for 146 episodes. The show chronicles the lives of the staff of a single police station located on Hill Street in an unnamed large city. The "blues" are the police officers in their blue uniforms. The show received critical acclaim and its production innovations influenced many subsequent dramatic television series produced in the United States and Canada. In its debut season, the series won eight Emmy Awards, a debut season record later surpassed only by The West Wing. The show received 98 Emmy nominations during its run.
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1974
Vantile Whitfield
Marriage1974

Vantile Whitfield

Vantile Emmanuel Whitfield (September 8, 1930 – …
Vantile Emmanuel Whitfield (September 8, 1930 – January 9, 2005) was a highly influential arts administrator who helped found several performing arts institutions in the United States.
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1970
Kweisi Mfume
Relationship1970

Kweisi Mfume

Kweisi Mfume (born Frizzell Gerald Gray; October 24, 1948) is …
Kweisi Mfume (born Frizzell Gerald Gray; October 24, 1948) is an American politician and the former President/CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as a five-term Democratic Congressman from Maryland's 7th congressional district, serving in the 100th through 104th Congress. On September 12, 2006, he lost a primary campaign for the United States Senate seat that was being vacated by Maryland U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes.
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1953
Lynn Whitfield
BirthMay 1953

Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield was born.
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