Glynn Turman (born January 31, 1946 in New York, New York) is a stage, television, and film actor. He was married to Aretha Franklin (1978 - 1984) and now is married to Jo-An with whom he has a daughter.
Glynn Turman had his first prominent acting role at the age of 12 as Travis Younger in the Broadway play of Lorraine Hansberry's classic A Raisin in the Sun, opposite Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil and Diana Sands. While he did not play the role when it transferred to film in 1961, he intensified his studies at Manhattan's School of Performing Arts. Upon graduation he apprenticed in regional and repertory companies throughout the country including Tyrone Guthrie's Repertory Theatre in which he performed in late 60s productions of "Good Boys," "Harper's Ferry," "The Visit" and "The House of Atreus." He made his Los Angeles stage debut in Vinnette Carroll's "Slow Dance on the Killing Ground." An impressive 1974 performance in "The Wine Sellers" earned him a Los Angeles...
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Sahara is a 2005 action/adventure film, directed by Breck Eisner, based on the best-selling book of the same name by Clive Cussler.
Though it opened at #1, grossing $18 million on its first weekend, Sahara is considered one of the biggest financial flops in Hollywood history. From the financial perspective, Sahara was unusual because it performed reasonably well, generating $122 million in gross box-office sales. However, the movie was beset by high costs, including a $160-million production and $81.1 million in distribution expenses. The film lost approximately $105 million according to a financial executive assigned to the movie; however Hollywood accounting methods assign losses at $78.3 million, taking into account projected revenue. According to Hollywood accounting, the film drew in revenue of $202.9 million against expenses of $281.2 million.The Los Angeles Times presented an extensive special report on April 15, 2007 dissecting the budget of Sahara as an example of how...,
The Inkwell is a 1994 romantic comedy/drama, directed by Matty Rich. This movie stars Larenz Tate, Joe Morton, Suzzanne Douglass, Glynn Turman, and Vanessa Bell Calloway. The Inkwell is about a 16-year-old boy coming of age on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 1976.
Set in the summer of 1976, the movie follows the adventures of Drew Tate (Larenz Tate), a shy 16-year-old from upstate New York, when he and his family spend two weeks with affluent relatives on Martha's Vineyard. Drew's parents, Kenny (Joe Morton) and Brenda (Suzzanne Douglass), worry that their son is emotionally disturbed. His favorite companion is a doll with which he engages in animated conversations. They also fear that a fire he accidentally set in the family garage foreshadows a future as an arsonist.
On Martha's Vineyard, Drew is thrown into an affluent, party-loving black society that congregates on a beach known as the Inkwell. The visit is also the occasion of some bitter family strife. Drew's Aunt Francis (...,
Out of Bounds is a 1986 feature film directed by Richard Tuggle and starring Anthony Michael Hall.
Hall portrays Daryl Cage, an Iowa farmboy whose parents send him to live in Los Angeles with his brother. At the airport, Daryl's suitcase full of checkered flannel shirts is switched with one containing a drug kingpin's heroin. The drug kingpin has Cage's brother murdered, but the police suspect Daryl himself of the crime. Cage seeks vengeance against the kingpin while attempting to clear his own name.
Hall had recently achieved fame as the star of a number of "teen" movies, such as Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Weird Science (1985). Hall was eager to avoid being typecast into those roles, and opted to star in Out of Bounds as a way to contrast his previous work.
The film soundtrack featured songs by Stewart Copeland & Adam Ant, Robert Berry, Night Ranger, Belinda Carlisle, The Smiths, The Cult, Sammy Hagar, and Siouxsie & The Banshees.
At least two...,
J.D.'s Revenge is a blaxploitation horror film released in 1976. It starred Glynn Turman and Lou Gossett. He becomes an unwilling host for the restless spirt of J.D. Walker, a hustler killed 20 years earlier
The story centers around a Isaac (portraited by Turman), a young college student studying law in New Orleans. During a hypnosis act, he becomes an unwilling host for the restless spirit of J.D. Walker, a hustler killed during the 40s. J.D. Walker ran numbers during World War II and was murdered by Theotis Bliss, who also murdered his sister, Betty Jo, because of the secret she held about her baby daughter. After being discovered with Betty Jo's lifeless body, Elija Bliss (Gossett Jr.), the thought to be father of Betty Jo's child and brother of Theotis, accused J.D. of being the killer and was gunned down by the real killer. J.D. returns 20 years to reveal the truth to Elija and to kill the murderer.
Joan Pringle went on to star in the defunct NBC serial Generations; Glynn Turman...,
Cooley High is a 1975 (see 1975 in film) feature film produced and released by American International Pictures and written by Eric Monte (co-creator of Good Times). The film, set in 1964 Chicago, Illinois, stars Glynn Turman and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, and featuring a soundtrack primarily comprised of 1960s Motown hits. The story explores the adventures and relationships of Leroy "Preach" Jackson and Richard "Cochise" Morris, two black high school students at Edward J. Cooley High School whose carefree lives take a turn for the worse through several twists of fate.The film is considered a classic of black cinema and features a new Motown recording, G.C. Cameron's hit single "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday", on its soundtrack. "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" was covered in 1991 by Motown act Boyz II Men. Boyz II Men's version of "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye" was included on the group's first LP, named Cooleyhighharmony in honor of this film.Cooley High is...,
Black Brigade is the DVD release title of the television movie Carter's Army, which aired on January 27, 1970. The movie is a war drama. It starred a host of prominent African-American film actors.Plot: A redneck officer (Stephen Boyd) is put in charge of a squad of all black troops charged with the mission of taking an important bridge from the Nazis....
Glynn Turman was born in New York, New York, United States