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Virginia Capers

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Birth name Eliza Virginia Capers
Nationality USA
Birth 22 september 1925 at Sumter (USA)
Death 6 may 2004 (at 78 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Eliza Virginia Capers (September 22, 1925 – May 6, 2004) was an American actress She won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical in 1974 for her performance as Lena Younger in Raisin, a musical version of Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun.

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Filmography of Virginia Capers (24 films)

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Raven Hawk
Raven Hawk (1996)
, 1h28
Directed by Albert Pyun
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors John Enos III, Nicholas Guest, Vincent Klyn, Ed Lauter, Thom Mathews, Matt Clark
Roles Dr. Helen Harris
Rating62% 3.1496253.1496253.1496253.1496253.149625
A Native American woman (Rachel McLish) is framed for the murder of her parents and forced to flee her reservation. Years later, she returns to exact revenge on the real killers.
Truman (1995)
, 2h15
Directed by Frank Pierson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Political films
Actors Gary Sinise, Diana Scarwid, Tony Goldwyn, Richard A. Dysart, Colm Feore, James Gammon
Roles Elizabeth Moore
Rating71% 3.597123.597123.597123.597123.59712
Beethoven's 2nd, 1h26
Directed by Rod Daniel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Nicholle Tom, Christopher Castile, Sarah Rose Karr, Debi Mazar
Roles Linda Anderson
Rating49% 2.453292.453292.453292.453292.45329
The film begins in the home of the Newton family, where George, Alice, their three children, and Beethoven are all well adjusted to living together. Beethoven sneaks out and meets Missy, a female St. Bernard whose owners are attempting to settle a divorce. Regina, who is seeking $50,000 in the settlement, has retained full custody of Missy and only plans to transfer her to Brillo, her soon-to-be ex-husband, once the divorce is finalized.
What's Love Got to Do with It, 1h58
Directed by Brian Gibson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about domestic violence, Musical films
Actors Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Khandi Alexander, Jenifer Lewis, Virginia Capers, Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly
Roles Choir Mistress
Rating72% 3.6482653.6482653.6482653.6482653.648265
Born and raised in a small Tennessee town, Nutbush, Anna Mae Bullock (Tina's original name) grows up in an unhappy family, with her parents later leaving and abandoning her and only taking her sister. Following her grandmother's death, she relocates to St. Louis, reuniting with her mother and close sister Alline. Anna Mae pursues a chance to be a professional singer after seeing charismatic bandleader Ike Turner perform one night. Later she wins her spot in Turner's band after singing onstage and he begins mentoring her. In time, an unexpected romance develops between the two after she moves into Ike's home. Shortly afterwards, they marry and begin having musical success together as Ike and Tina Turner.
Pacific Palisades, 1h32
Directed by Bernard Schmitt
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Sophie Marceau, Adam Coleman Howard, Virginia Capers, Toni Basil, Caroline Grimm, Maaike Jansen
Roles Shirley
Rating35% 1.7637051.7637051.7637051.7637051.763705
A woman from Paris, Bernadette, comes to the United States after being promised a job. When she arrives, however, she learns that she is the victim of a hoax. Unable to return to France, Bernadette looks for work while staying with her close friend Shirley (Anne Curry), an actress looking for her big break. Their friendship is challenged when Bernadette finds herself falling in love with Shirley's boyfriend.
Backfire (1988)
, 1h30
Directed by Gilbert Cates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Karen Allen, Keith Carradine, Jeff Fahey, Dean Paul Martin, Bernie Casey, Virginia Capers
Roles Maxine
Rating55% 2.760782.760782.760782.760782.76078
Mara is married to Vietnam veteran Donny, who has horrible visions and nightmares of his combat experiences. Mara is having an affair with Jake, and the lives of all are disrupted when she meets a mysterious stranger, Reed.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 1h42
Directed by John Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about films, Films about education, Transport films, Road movies
Actors Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Charlie Sheen, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey
Roles Florence Sparrow
Rating77% 3.899093.899093.899093.899093.89909
High school senior Ferris Bueller skips school by fooling his parents into thinking he is sick. He then persuades his depressive best friend Cameron Frye to join him. Ferris coaxes Cameron into taking his father's prized 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder out for a spin. Sympathy spreads throughout his school and the community for Ferris' faked illness, inspiring a campaign to "Save Ferris." His absence is called into question by his sister Jeannie and the school's dean of students, Edward Rooney, who believes Ferris is truant, which Rooney believes jeopardizes his own ability to effectively govern the student body.
Howard the Duck, 1h51
Directed by Willard Huyck
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about birds, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Mise en scène d'un canard, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Lea Thompson, Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, Chip Zien, Ed Gale, David Paymer
Roles Cora Mae, Secretary
Rating46% 2.303692.303692.303692.303692.30369
Twenty-seven-year-old Howard the Duck (Chip Zien) lives on Duckworld, a planet similar to Earth but inhabited by anthropomorphic ducks and orbited by twin moons. As he is reading the latest issue of Playduck magazine, his armchair begins to quake violently and propels him out of his apartment building and into outer space; Howard eventually lands on Earth, in Cleveland, Ohio. Upon arriving, Howard encounters a woman being attacked by thugs. He defeats them using a unique style of martial arts. After the thugs flee, the woman introduces herself as Beverly Switzler (Lea Thompson), and decides to take Howard to her apartment and let him spend the night. The following day, Beverly takes Howard to Phil Blumbertt (Tim Robbins), a scientist who Beverly hopes can help Howard return to his world. After Phil is revealed to be only a janitor, Howard resigns himself to life on Earth and rejects Beverly's aid. He soon applies for a job as a janitor at a local romance spa. Because of unfair treatment by his boss, Howard resigns and rejoins Beverly, who plays in a band called Cherry Bomb. At the club at which Cherry Bomb is performing, Howard comes across their manager (Tommy Swerdlow), and confronts him when he insults the band. A fight breaks out, in which Howard is victorious.
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, 1h37
Directed by Richard Pryor
Genres Drama
Actors Debbie Allen, Michael Ironside, Richard Pryor, Art Evans, Carmen McRae, Barbara Williams
Roles Emma Ray
Rating63% 3.1508953.1508953.1508953.1508953.150895
Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself while freebasing cocaine. The film came out after Pryor had set himself on fire in an attempted suicide.
Teachers (1984)
, 1h47
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about education
Actors Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Ralph Macchio, Judd Hirsch, Richard Mulligan, Morgan Freeman
Roles landlady
Rating60% 3.0002753.0002753.0002753.0002753.000275
The film opens with a typical Monday morning at John F. Kennedy High School; "typical" events including a fight between teachers, a student with a stab wound and talk of an upcoming lawsuit. We meet haggard Vice Principal Roger Rubell (Judd Hirsch) and clueless Principal Eugene Horn (William Schallert), as well as stuffy lawyer and JFK alumna Lisa Hammond (JoBeth Williams), who is in charge of taking depositions for the Calvin case, in which a recent graduate is suing the school for granting him a diploma despite his illiteracy.
The Toy
The Toy (1982)
, 1h42
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about children, Jeu, Films about toys, Buddy films
Actors Jackie Gleason, Richard Pryor, Ned Beatty, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Scott Schwartz, Teresa Ganzel
Roles Ruby Simpson
Rating57% 2.8999952.8999952.8999952.8999952.899995
Jack Brown (Pryor) is an unemployed newspaper reporter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in danger of losing his house to the bank. After numerous unsuccessful attempts to get a job working for the local paper, the Bugle, he becomes so desperate that he ends up taking a job as a "cleaning lady" for wealthy U.S. Bates (Gleason), who owns the paper and many other businesses. Brown is humiliated as he clumsily attempts to serve food at a luncheon. He is fired, but lands a part-time job in a department store owned by Bates.
Bayou Romance, 1h35
Directed by Alan Myerson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Annie Potts, Michael Ansara, Michael Durrell, Eugene Jackson, Virginia Capers, Louis Jourdan
Roles la mama
Rating69% 3.487373.487373.487373.487373.48737
Aux États-Unis, Lily, trentenaire et dessinatrice publicitaire, quitte la ville pour se rendre en Louisiane où elle vient d'hériter d'une plantation. Elle découvre que son domaine est squatté par des bohémiens. Le docteur créole qui convoite la plantation cherche à gagner ses faveurs sous le prétexte de l'aider. Mais Lily s'éprend du séduisant gitan Stefan sur lequel Rena, une fille de son clan, a des vues malgré la désapprobation de son père Zanko. Romances et luttes d'intérêts s'interfèrent et engendrent des affrontements qui se muent en drames.
The North Avenue Irregulars, 1h40
Directed by Bruce Bilson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Children's films
Actors Edward Herrmann, Barbara Harris, Susan Clark, Karen Valentine, Michael Constantine, Cloris Leachman
Roles Cleo Jackson
Rating67% 3.3941553.3941553.3941553.3941553.394155
Reverend Michael Hill (Edward Herrmann) and his two children arrive in New Rochelle, New York as the new minister at North Avenue Presbyterian Church. The secretary/music director for the church, Anne (Susan Clark), is wary of the changes Hill intends to implement. Hill wants to get people involved, and asks Mrs. Rose Rafferty (Patsy Kelly, in her final movie role) to handle the church's sinking fund.
Five on the Black Hand Side, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Clarice Taylor, Leonard Jackson, Godfrey Cambridge, Virginia Capers, Glynn Turman, D'Urville Martin
Roles Ruby
Rating63% 3.1975553.1975553.1975553.1975553.197555
During the weekend of her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Gladys Ann Brooks, a meek wife (played by Clarice Taylor) and her three children; Gideon Brooks (Glynn Turman), Booker T. Washington-Brooks (D'Urville Martin), and Gail Brooks (Bonnie Banfield) finally decides to stand up to their overbearing husband and father Mr. John Henry Brooks Jr. (Leonard Jackson) who displays retrogressive behavior.