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Porgy and Bess (1959)

Porgy and Bess
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Sammy Davis Jr. Sammy Davis Jr.
Sportin' Life
Pearl Bailey Pearl Bailey
Brock Peters Brock Peters
Leslie Scott Leslie Scott
Ruth Attaway Ruth Attaway
Serena Robbins

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Dorothy Heyward Dorothy Heyward
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Description: A stellar line-up of African-American actors and musical stars helped to bring DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin's classic operetta to this screen in this lavishly-produced adaptation. Porgy (Sidney Poitier) is a crippled man living in the shantytown of Catfish Row who has fallen in love with Bess (Dorothy Dandridge), a beautiful but troubled woman addicted to drugs. Bess is already being courted by several men, including Crown (Brock Peters), a muscular laborer, and Sportin' Life (Sammy Davis, Jr.), a sharp-suited hipster who deals narcotics. Crown gets in a fist fight with Robbins (Joel Fluellen) and ends up killing him; Crown g ... (more)
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