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- Original title:Having Our Say: The Delany Sistersu0027 First 100 Years
- Category:Movie / Drama
- Director:Lynne Littman
- Actors:Diahann Carroll,Ruby Dee,Amy Madigan
- Writer:Sarah L. Delany,A. Elizabeth Delany
- Duration:1h 40min
- Video type:Movie
- Rating 7.2
- Votes 722
Tells the story of Sadie and Bessie Delany, two African-American (they preferred "colored") sisters who both lived past the age of 100. They grew up on a North Carolina college campus, the ... See full summary
Tells the story of Sadie and Bessie Delany, two African-American (they preferred "colored") sisters who both lived past the age of 100. They grew up on a North Carolina college campus, the daughters of the first African-American Episcopal bishop, who was born a slave, and a woman with an inter-racial background. With the support of each other and their family, they survived encounters with racism and sexism in their own different ways. Sadie quietly and sweetly broke barriers to become the first African-American home-ec teacher in New York City, while Bessie, with her own brand of outspokenness, became the second African-American dentist in New York City. At the ages of 103 and 101, they told their story to Amy Hill Hearth, a white New York Times reporter who published an article about them. The overwhelming response launched a bestselling book, a Broadway play, and this film.
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While this movie is based on the first book the Delany sisters did together, certain parts of it - Sadie tricking her way into teaching at a school, and the sisters seeing themselves on Broadway - weren't revealed until Sadie published her own book "On My Own at 107" four years later.
The original Broadway production of "Having Our Say" by Emily Mann opened at the Booth Theater in New York on April 6, 1995, ran for 317 performances and was nominated for the 1995 Tony Award for the Best Play. Emily Mann also wrote the teleplay for this filmed production.
Diahann Carroll, who plays Sadie Delany the elder sister is actually nine years younger than 'Ruby Dee', who plays Bessie Delany, the younger sister.
|Diahann Carroll||-||Sadie Delany|
|Ruby Dee||-||Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany|
|Amy Madigan||-||Amy Hill Hearth|
|Lisa Arrindell||-||Sadie in her 20s (as Lisa Arrindell Anderson)|
|Audra McDonald||-||Bessie in her 20s|
|Mykelti Williamson||-||Papa Delany|
|Lonette McKee||-||Mama Delany|
|Richard Roundtree||-||Booker T. Washington|
|Della Reese||-||Martha Logan|
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Sharlease Collier||-||Church goer|
|Brandon Crawford||-||Bag Boy|