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Debbie Allen
Born January 16, 1950 (age 69)
Deborrah Kaye "Debbie" Allen (born January 16, 1950) is an American actress, dancer, choreographer, television director, television producer, and a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. She is perhaps best known for her work on the 1982 musical-drama television series Fame, where she portrayed dance teacher Lydia Grant, and served as the series' principal choreographer. She... full bio
Documentary | Documentary
A retrospective on the life of the King of Pop from the Jackson 5 to his final days, including never-before-seen video and interviews.
Fame
[1982]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Music, Musical | 1h
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The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards
[2001]
 
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TV Special | Family
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1h 37min
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After severely burning himself in a drug incident, a comedian has a near death experience in which he reviews his life.
Documentary | Comedy, Documentary | 1h 12min
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A look at the work and influence of African-American stand-up comedienne, Moms Mabley.
The 71st Annual Academy Awards
[1999]
 
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TV Special | Family
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TV Movie | Comedy | 1h 26min
The venomous, no-holds-barred style of standup comedy legend Paul Mooney is on full display in this concert special that finds the vitriolic funnyman sparing no politician or pop culture icon from his scathing wit, including Sarah Palin, Mel Gibson and even golf pro Tiger Woods. Defiant, socially relevant, and always hilarious, it's a legendary Mooney performance.
C-Bear and Jamal
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Family, Fantasy | 1h 3min
Jamal passes through his 10th birthday, and in the process of 'becoming a man', which is what this milestone means, he tries to give up childhood things, including C Bear, his teddy bear. C Bear and Jamal talk to each other, and C Bear can create imaginary scenarios for Jamal - he shows Jamal what adulthood can mean, and how passing 10 does not mean that all of childhood must be abandoned.
Tournament of Dreams
[2007]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sport | 1h 28min
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A dramatic feature about an inner city girl's high school basketball team who, with the help of a dedicated coach struggle though personal issues to save their basketball program.
The 66th Annual Academy Awards
[1994]
 
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TV Special | Family
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It's the most prestigious award ceremony for movies & it's usually just a bunch of white ppl voting for a bunch of all white movies although every now & then they let minorities join in on the fun.
All About You
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 40min
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Two people run from the pain of their broken past. When they discover each other, they find themselves at a crossroad where the only thing that stands between them and a second chance is each other.
TV Movie | Biography, Drama, Sport
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It starts as a little kid and shows the man behind the legend grow up to the nba
The Compass
[2009]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 30min
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Biology governs 20 percent of our lives; the remaining 80 percent is up to us. With this in mind, wellness expert John Spencer Ellis set out to create a life guide to help people realize their potential and achieve success. The Compass is the result. Tracing the journey of a character called the Traveler, the film provides the motivational messages and tools you need to lead an outstanding and fulfilling... see more
Everything's Jake
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 32min
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A homeless man takes a newly homeless man under his wing and teaches him how to survive on the streets.
Documentary | Documentary, Music | 3h
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The top 100 songs of the past 100 years chosen by the American Film Institute are presented by host-actor John Travolta.
The Old Settler
[2001]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Alice at the Palace
[1982]
 
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TV Movie | Family, Fantasy, Musical | 1h 12min
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Young Alice falls down a rabbit hole and meets a variety of fantastic creatures.
It's Black Entertainment
[2002]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music
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The 57th Annual Academy Awards
[1985]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 2h 40min
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The 54th Annual Academy Awards
[1982]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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BET Awards 2006
[2006]
 
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TV Special
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TV Special | Comedy, Music | 2h 30min
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This is a special show that celebrates Sammy Davis Jr 's 60th anniversary in show business,including musical,comic and dancing performers.
Women of San Quentin
[1983]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 40min
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A young female prison guard finds out that her first assignment is to San Quentin, one of the toughest prisons in the country.
33rd NAACP Image Awards
[2002]
 
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TV Special | Family
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Documentary | Documentary, Family | 2h
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A look-back into the first 30 years of Disneyland's history! Featuring old news footage of Opening Day back in 1955, with Walt Disney himself, giving a speech. There is also a celebration, in different sections of the park with some very special musical guests, including Roy Clark, David Hasselhoff, Marie Osmand, and Donna Summer and many others. Also some guest appearances by stars of NBC programming... see more
A Star for Rose
[2013]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 38min
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Small town girl Marcy (Tara Walker) comes to the LA with stars in her eyes, thinking she can make it big on "Search For A Star." Instead, with little money and no friends, she finds herself sleeping in her car. Things dramatically change when she meets Rose (Debbie Allen), living in a cardboard box, and Mort (John Savage), a wheelchair-bound Gulf War veteran. After first fighting over territory, these... see more
Night of 100 Stars II
[1985]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy, Family, Music | 3h
Documentary | Documentary, Music | 2h
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TV Movie | Drama, Sport | 1h 40min
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Just before a championship basketball tournament, a teenage athlete learns that he has leukemia.
The 58th Annual Tony Awards
[2004]
 
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TV Special | Music | 2h 10min
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Legends Ball
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Drama
Oprah Winfrey honored Black women who paved the way for the next generations to come in arts and entertainment. It was a three day celebration merging of the past and present.
Bring Back... Fame
[2008]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 15min
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Justin Lee Collins attempts to track down the cast of Fame, both the film and the TV series.
Documentary | Documentary | 2h 24min
A three-part documentary that covers the trials and tribulations of African Americans in the history of television.
Mississippi Rising
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
A concert/telethon benefiting Mississippi and Louisiana hurricane recovery funds.
Motown Returns to the Apollo
[1985]
 
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TV Special | Music | 2h
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50 Years of Funny Females
[1995]
 
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Documentary | Comedy, Documentary
An ABC prime-time special clip show, celebrating 50 years of top comediennes from film and television.
Documentary | Documentary | 2h
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The Making of 'Amistad'
[1999]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 27min
Mona Must Die
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | 1h 31min
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Disillusioned, Eddie is a long-suffering husband who finds passion and happiness with his neighbour, Rachel, a struggling estate agent. Only one thing stands in their way - Mona, Eddie's tyrannical wife who helped Eddie when he was still a recent immigrant, then trapped him in a loveless marriage. As the relationship deepens, the two lovers devise a plan where Rachel is brought into the house as Mona's... see more
Liberty Weekend
[1986]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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A four-night spectacular celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.
TV Special | Family, Game-Show, Sport
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Soul Train's 25th Anniversary
[1995]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music
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Documentary | Documentary | 3h
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A cavalcade of NBC stars gather to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the network, culminating in the unveiling of the new (and current) network logo, the six-feathered peacock.
Soul Train Comedy Awards
[1993]
 
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TV Special | Comedy
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TV Special | Music
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Grey's Anatomy
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Romance | 41min
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A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.
Everybody Hates Chris
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 22min
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A young African American teen attempts to survive with his dysfunctional family and his all white school in the 1980s.
Fame
[2009]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 1h 47min
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An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.
The Cosby Show
[1984]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family, Romance | 30min
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African-American family.
Next Day Air
[2009]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Crime | 1h 24min
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Two inept criminals are mistakenly delivered a package of cocaine and think they've hit the jackpot, triggering a series of events that changes ten people's lives forever.
Quantum Leap
[1989]
 
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TV Series | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h
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Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in the past, "leaping" into the bodies of different people on a regular basis.
So You Think You Can Dance
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV | 1h
Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best. Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous routines in order to survive the auditions and be invited to Hollywood. Producers traveled to Chicago, New York and Los Angeles in search of dancers who represent the soul and rhythm of America. Some dancers wow... see more
Dance Moms
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Reality-TV | 42min
Set in Pittsburgh's renowned Abby Lee Dance Company, owned and operated by notoriously demanding and passionate instructor Abby Lee Miller, the series follows children's early steps on the road to stardom, and their doting mothers who are there for every rehearsal, performance and bow...all under the discerning eye of Miller. Seeing the highs and lows surrounding competition season delivers an intriguing... see more
Blank Check
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Family | 1h 33min
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By accident, the 12-year-old Preston is given a blank check and when he fills in $1,000,000 - he is able to get it! He is having fun spending the money, but the gangsters who owned it want it back...
Fame
[1980]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music, Musical | 2h 14min
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A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.
Ragtime
[1981]
 
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Movie | Drama | 2h 35min
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A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
The Love Boat
[1977]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h
The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.
A Different World
[1987]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 1h
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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.
The Real
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Music, Talk-Show | 42min
"The Real" is an American talk show, which is hosted by Loni Love, Adrienne Houghton, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley.
Good Times
[1974]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
A poor African-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.
Cosby
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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Hilton Lucas was forced by his employer to retire. His wife has trouble with him always being at home and so does he.
All of Us
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
The estranged wife of a television reporter returns to invade his new life.
Let's Stay Together
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Comedy
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Couples navigate the highs and lows of modern relationships in this romantic-comedy series.
Roots: The Next Generations
[1979]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, History, War | 4h
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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
TV Movie | Biography, Drama, Music | 1h 28min
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Fantasia Barrino overcomes sexual abuse, illiteracy, and other setbacks and becomes the winner of "American Idol" in 2004.
Confessions of an Action Star
[2005]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Musical | 1h 23min
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In the spring of 1986, no one had heard of Frank Sledge. One year later, Bloodfight 2 was #1 at the box office... And a star was born.
The Queen Latifah Show
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 1h
Queen Latifah hosts a daytime daily talk-show featuring music performances and celebrity guests.
In the House
[1995]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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Once famous football player must rent part of his house in order to support himself. A single mother and her two kids are the latest tenants. He also owns a sports clinic that he barely manages to run with a little help from his friends.
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
[1979]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Sport | 1h 42min
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The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners.
The Arsenio Hall Show
[1989]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family, Music | 1h
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Arsenio Hall hosts this hip, late-night talk show.
The Division
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h
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Five female cops in San Francisco struggle with their personal and professional lives.
TV Series | Adventure, Animation, Fantasy | 30min
Multicultural versions of many of your favorite fairy tales. Such as "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Three Little Pigs".
The Painting
[2001]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance | 1h 35min
A black man is opposed to his sister's falling in love with a white man.
FabLife
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
A talk-show that focuses on lifestyle topics.
The Sinbad Show
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family | 30min
David (Sinbad) is a foster father for Zana and LJ, and he's very new to the game. He learns as much from the children as they learn from him.
Square One TV
[1987]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family, Music | 30min
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A kids anthology show that humorously illustrates various elements of mathematics.
The Mo'Nique Show
[2009]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show
Unsung Hollywood
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary, History
A series that profiles talented, influential black celebrities from Hollywood movies, television, comedy, and sports.
Oprah: Where Are They Now?
[2012]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
The Directors
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary | 1h
A documentary series focusing on some of cinema's greatest film directors.
Stompin' at the Savoy
[1992]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 35min
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Four young black women are trying to achieve their dreams of success in the 1930s Harlem.
Star Search
[1983]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Family, Game-Show | 1h
Contestants compete in a talent show featuring music and comedy categories.
Out-of-Sync
[1995]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 45min
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A deejay and ex-con is forced to work with the police in an undercover drug sting targeting his boss.
Intimate Portrait
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary | 1h
Find out more about the women you love and admire who have made their mark in movies, music, politics, sports and more in these "Intimate Portraits."
Celebrity
[1984]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 5h 13min
Follows the life of three friends, T.J., Mack and Kleber. When they were young something happened that would haunt them for the rest of their lives. And they would each achieve notoriety in their own way. Kleber would become a journalist. Mack would get by on his looks and would become a movie star. And T.J. who has a dark side would run all sorts of scams and would somehow become an evangelist.
Good Day L.A.
[1993]
 
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TV Series | News, Talk-Show | 3h
The Pat Sajak Show
[1989]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 1h
After Pat's other show, "Wheel of Fortune" (1975) enjoyed a surge of popularity in the late 80's, he decided to try his hand at hosting a late-night talk show. The format was similar to "The Tonight Show" (1962), consisting of comedy monologues, celebrity guests and musical numbers. Although many well-known celebrities appeared on his show, in the end, Sajak was unable to compete with Johnny Carson... see more
Documentary | Documentary, History, Musical
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Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age is the sequel to the feature film documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, which documented American theater in the 30s, 40s and 50s. This second installment of director Rick McKay's Broadway film trilogy continues the story from the legendary Broadway season of 1959 (Gypsy, Raisin in the Sun, Once Upon a Mattress, etc.) through the tumultuous 60s (Hair, Oh, Calcutta, etc.)... see more
The Best of Everything
[1983]
 
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TV Movie | 2h
A celebration of America's winners-their drive, their confidence, and their winning style. Segments include victors in the competition for the Oscars, the Tonys, and the Grammys, the Kentucky Derby, other sports and Miss Universe.
Last of the Showmen
[2018]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music
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Filmmaker Paul Becker examines the life and legacy of Broadway showman Ben Vereen in the new documentary "Last of the Showmen." Featuring interviews with Usher, Liza Minnelli, David Copperfield, Dr. Cornel West, and others, the film explores Ben's history while documenting his efforts to return to Broadway one last time.
TV Special | Family, Game-Show, Sport
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Black to the Future
[2009]
 
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TV Series | Comedy
TV Special | Animation, Comedy, Family | 2h
Cartoon Network holds an award show awarding cartoon excellence.
Fake It Til You Make It
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Comedy
Three Hollywood bottom-feeders meet a former child star who makes it look easy.
TV Land Confidential
[2005]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Documentary | 30min
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Untold stories of your favorite TV shows as told by the people who were there.
Later with Bob Costas
[1988]
 
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TV Series | Talk-Show | 30min
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"Later with Bob Costas" has a plot the same way "The Tonight Show" has a plot. Special guests are interviewed by ________. In the case of "Later ...", the guests were being interviewed by - Bob Costas. With all of the "Talk Show" formats on the air, DVD, etc., the best thing about this program was that the guests were being interviewed by the preeminent interviewer alive today.
Hollywood Women
[1993]
 
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Mini Series | Documentary | 1h
Programmes giving the British people an insight into the workings of all aspects of the female side of Hollywood.
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