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The Color Purple


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Steven Spielberg 's Oscar-nominated interpretation of the novel by Alice Walker , starring Whoopi Goldberg Danny Glover Oprah Winfrey
Georgia 1909: Celie, a teenage mother parted from her children, is married off to a brutal widower,
Albert Johnson. So begins a life of . servitude and maltreatment, but Celie's indomitable will sees her through and leads her to a brighter future.
(1985) Subtitled
The making of Whoopi
SEE FEATURE page 18 SEE FILMS pages 24-28


Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Novel By: Alice Walker
Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: Danny Glover
Unknown: Oprah Winfrey
Unknown: Albert Johnson.
Celie: Whoopi Goldberg
Albert Johnson: Danny Glover
Sofia: Oprah Winfrey
Shug Avery: Margaret Avery
Harpo: Willard Pugh
Nettie: Akosua Busia
Young Celie: Desreta Jackson
Old Mr: Adolph Caesar
Squeak: Rae Dawn Chong
Miss Millie: Dana Ivey
Pa: Leonard Jackson

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