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TV Diary: Remembering the cast of 'The Color Purple'

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 12:01 am

You'll have to stay up longer to catch tonight's best bet for TV watching. “The Color Purple” begins at 9:40 p.m. on Encore.

This 1985 Steven Spielberg film, based on Alice Walker's novel, focused on the life of woman (Whoopi Goldberg) in the rural South. Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Adolph Caesar and Margaret Avery also star.

What do your remember about the stars of this film?

1. He was nominated for a Best Actor in a Supporting Role Academy Award in 1985.

2. Which actor guest-starred as Charlie Pratt Sr. on “ER?”

3. Which actress starred as Ruby Dome on “Harry O” 1974-1976?

4. Which actor won the Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar in 1991?

5. Who played Mattie Michael on the TV series “Brewster Place?”

6. These actors were nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for “The Color Purple,” but didn't win.

7. Goldberg starred as Mavis Rae on which 2003-04 TV series?

8. Glover starred as gang leader Jesse John Hudson on which 1980s police drama?

9. This actor's first role was on the TV series “The Wild Wild West.”

10. How many Academy Awards has Spielberg received?

Answers: 1. Caesar for “A Soldier's Story.” 2. Glover. 3. Avery. 4. Goldberg (“Ghost”). 5. Winfrey. 6. Avery and Winfrey. 7. “Whoopi.” 8. “Hill Street Blues.” 9. Caesar. 10. Three.