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Sam O'Steen

Released on April 07 of 1976 in the USA, "Sparkle" is a Drama/Musical film directed by Sam O'Steen , starring Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith, Mary Alice and Dorian Harewood.

Who is the director of "Sparkle":

Sparkle was directed by Sam O'Steen, an American director.

What was the release date of "Sparkle":

Sparkle was initally released in the United States on Wednesday, April 07, 1976.. This was forty-three (43) years ago.

Who is at the casting of "Sparkle":

At the casting of Sparkle we find Philip Michael Thomas, previously seen in Coonskin (1975) and Mr. Ricco (1975); Irene Cara (Aaron Loves Angela (1975)); Lonette McKee (Cuba (1979), The Cotton Club (1984)) [ more... ]

  • Norma Miller and Lonette McKee, Mary Alice, Beatrice Winde also worked together in Malcolm X, released in 1992.
  • John Hawker and Mary Alice also worked together in To Sleep with Anger, released in 1990.

What is the Storyline of "Sparkle":

Harlem, New York, 1958. The Williams sisters - Sister (Lonette McKee), Dolores (Dwan Smith), and Sparkle (Irene Cara) - are singers in their local church's teenagers' choir along with their friends Stix (Philip Michael Thomas) and Levi (Dorian Harewood). The girls' mother Effie (Mary Alice), works hard as a maid for the Gerber family in Long Island, and struggles to keep her girls, especially the "high-spirited" Sister, safe. Stix, a buddling songwriter is in love with Sparkle, wants to start a group, and [...]

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