Ernestine Jackson Theater Actor

Ernestine Jackson is an African American actress and singer. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, Jackson made her Broadway debut in 1967 as Irene Molloy in the all-black cast of Hello, Dolly! starring Pearl Bailey. In 1973, she originated the role of Ruth Younger in Raisin, her performance winning her the Theatre World Award and a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. Additional Broadway credits include Applause, The Bacchae, and the 1976 all-black revival of Guys and Dolls, for which she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. She also appeared in the 1966 revival of Show Boat at the New York State Theatre and the 1967 revival of Finian's Rainbow at New York City Center. Jackson portrayed Alberta Hunter in Cookin' at the Cookery: The Music and Times of Alberta Hunter, a revue that originated at the Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville, Florida in 1997 and then toured the country. She portrayed Billie Holiday in the 2005 Long Wharf Theatre production of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 18th, 1942
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
African American

Family

Spouse

Movie performances

1. Steam (2007)

Drama
played Alice
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0
Kyle Schickner
15 Show list $2.2M

Steam is a 2007 film written and directed by Kyle Schickner and produced by FenceSitter Films. It stars Ruby Dee, Ally Sheedy and Kate Siegel.

Awards

Top cast

Diane
Laurie
William
Doris
Elizabeth
Susan
Frank
Reverend Patterson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. Freedomland (2006)

Crime, Drama, Mystery
played Nurse #1
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
112.0
21 Show list $37.7M

Freedomland is a 2006 American crime drama-mystery film directed by Joe Roth and starring Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore. Richard Price adapted his novel of the same name, which touches on themes of covert racism.

Awards

Top cast

Lorenzo Council
Brenda Martin
Billy Williams
Dr. Anil Chatterjee
Danny Martin
Priest
Leo Sullivan
Lt. Gold
Felicia
Jason Council
Reverend Longway
Male Patient
Karen Collucci
Brenda's Attorney
County Sheriff
Riot Cop #1
Rookie Cop #2
Hospital Cop #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Anastas N. Michos
Freedomland
English
United States of America

3. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

Comedy, Drama
played Media Jackal #7
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
126.0
,
Christopher Francis Woods
42 Show list $47M

The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1990 American comedy-drama film adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Tom Wolfe, originally serialized in Rolling Stone. A critical and commercial flop, the movie was directed by Brian De Palma, and stars Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy, Bruce Willis as Peter Fallow, Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin, and Kim Cattrall as Judy McCoy, Sherman's wife. The screenplay was written by Michael Cristofer, and the original music score was composed by Dave Grusin. The film was marketed with the tagline "An outrageous story of greed, lust and vanity in America.

Awards

Top cast

Judge Leonard White
Peter Fallow
Campbell McCoy
Tom Killian
Abe Weiss
Pollard Browning
Rawlie Thorpe
Crying midget
Judy McCoy
French Restaurant Patron #3
Television Producer
P.R. Woman
Well Wisher #1
Albert Fox
Annie Lamb
Media Jackal #9
Poe Picketer #1
Mr. McCoy
Arthur Ruskin
Ed Rifkin
Maria Ruskin
Ray Andruitti
Newspaper Reporter
Roland Auburn
Mrs. McCoy
Sir Gerald Moore
Woman in Restaurant
Aubrey Buffing
Robert Corso
Bondsman #5
Reverend Bacon
Leon Bavardage
Sally Rawthrote
Party Guest Listening to Aubrey Buffing
Diplomat's Wife
Evelyn Moore
Henry Lamb
Gene Lopwitz
Fox's Assistant
Media Jackal #3
Gospel Singer #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. Aaron Loves Angela (1975)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
played Cleo
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
,
Morton J. Mitosky
Gerald Sanford
6 Show list

Aaron Loves Angela is a 1975 American Soul Cinema Classic film written by Gerald Sanford and directed by Gordon Parks, Jr. This film stars Moses Gunn, Kevin Hooks and Irene Cara. Both Cara and Hooks made early film appearances in this piece. This is the final film that Gordon Parks, Jr. directed before his death on April 3, 1979.

Awards

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Janna Merlyn Feliciano
Celia Bryant
English
United States of America

Wikipedia

Check Ernestine Jackson on wikipedia.

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