Esther Rolle was an American actress, best known for her role as ‘Florida Evans’ in the TV show ‘Maude.’ She reprised the role in ‘Good Times,’ from 1974 to 1977, and then from 1978 to 1979. She earned a ‘Golden Globe’ nomination for the role in 1976, and won an ‘Emmy Award’ for her performance in the TV film ‘Summer of My German Soldier,’ in 1979. She started as a stage artist, and made her screen debut in the drama film ‘Nothing But a Man’ (1964). Her popular films include ‘Cleopatra Jones’ (1973), ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ (1989), ‘House of Cards’ (1993), ‘Rosewood’ (1997), and ‘Down in the Delta’ (1998). Apart from several successful films, some of her unsuccessful films are ‘The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet’ (1982), ‘P.K and the Kid’ (1987), and ‘Train Ride’ (2000). Some of her popular TV performances came on series, such as ‘The Incredible Hulk’ (1979), ‘Flamingo Road’ (1982), ‘Murder, She Wrote’ (1985), and ‘Singer & Sons (1990).
Adapted by Alfred Uhry from his own play, this movie begins when Miss Daisy’s son decides that his old mother needs to hire a chauffeur. Despite protests from her, he employs an African-American driver Hoke Colburn. After initial resistance, she eventually allows him to drive her. Over the next 25 years, as they learn more about life and each other, gradually a bond develops between them.
Max Cady, who served 14 years in jail for raping and brutalizing a young woman, believes that his defense attorney Sam Bowden deliberately withheld crucial evidence that would have lightened his sentence. He studied law and sculpted his body while in jail, and is now hell-bent on taking revenge by terrorizing the Bowden family.
Kramer and Douglas are two former US Presidents who are well-known for their rivalry. However, when they uncover a conspiracy against them by the current corrupt president, they join forces to expose him and clear their names.
Esther Rolle Awards
|Summer of My German Soldier||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special||1979|