The Color Purple :- Then and Now, the cast of ‘The Color Purple’ after 38 years

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The Color Purple 1. **Cinematic Milestone:** In 1985, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Alice Walker’s literary gem, “The Color Purple,” graced theaters, featuring a stellar cast headlined by Whoopi Goldberg as the protagonist. The film’s remarkable storytelling earned it 11 Academy Award nominations, cementing its place as a cinematic milestone.

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Enduring Legacy The Color Purple

Beyond its initial success, “The Color Purpl” has left an indelible mark on the entertainment landscape. Walker’s novel inspired a successful Broadway production in the 2000s, followed by a Tony-winning revival, affirming its enduring resonance and cultural impact.

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‘Purple’ Journeys 

As time has passed, the cast members have pursued diverse paths. Notably, Whoopi Goldberg, who portrayed Celie Harris Johnson, has achieved remarkable heights in her career, securing the prestigious EGOT status—an accomplishment signifying winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award. Their collective journeys post-“The Color Purpl” have showcased resilience, talent, and continued contributions to the entertainment industry.

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Broadway Beginnings and Grammy Success

Prior to her iconic role in “The Color Purple,” Whoopi Goldberg’s one-woman Broadway show propelled her into the limelight, earning her a Grammy for Best Comedy Album in 1986. This marked the start of her ascendancy in entertainment.

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Versatile Acting Portfolio The Color Purple 

Goldberg’s illustrious career spans over a hundred films and TV shows, showcasing her remarkable versatility. Her Oscar-winning performance in “Ghost,” alongside notable roles in “Girl, Interrupted,” the popular “Sister Act” series, and voice work in animated classics like “The Lion King” and “Toy Story 3,” solidified her status as a versatile and beloved actress.

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Awards Triumph and Talk Show Tenure

Goldberg’s Tony Award for producing the Broadway play “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and her 2002 EGOT achievement (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) mark significant milestones. Her Emmy wins for productions like “Beyond Tara” and as a host on “The View” since 2007 underscore her multifaceted talent and enduring presence in both theatre and television. Meanwhile, Akosua Busia, known for her role as Nettie Harris in “The Color Purple,” also made notable appearances on Broadway, continuing her artistic contributions beyond the film.

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Diverse Acting Portfolio

Post-‘Color Purple,’ Akosua Busia showcased her acting prowess across various TV series and films, featuring in shows like “St. Elsewhere,” “The Twilight Zone,” and “ER.” Her versatility in roles underscored her multifaceted talent, captivating audiences across different genres.

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Multifaceted Artistry

Beyond her acting endeavors, Busia’s creative spectrum expanded into writing and music. Her debut novel, “The Seasons of Beento Blackbird,” unveiled her storytelling finesse in 1996. Notably, she co-wrote the screenplay for the impactful 1998 drama “Beloved,” featuring fellow ‘Color Purple’ stars Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. Her collaboration extended to music, co-writing the Stevie Wonder track, “Moon Blue,” on his 2005 album “A Time to Love.”

Theatrical Journey and Philanthropic Ventures

Busia’s stage ventures included her Broadway debut in 1991’s “Mule Bone” as Daisy and a triumphant return in 2016’s “Eclipsed” by Danai Gurira. Beyond her artistic pursuits, she co-founded the Busia Foundation International (BFI) alongside her sister, Abena Busia, fostering charitable initiatives.

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Her global roots, born in Ghana, reflect in her life, splitting time between her home country and the US, while her commitment to family remains evident through her daughter, Hadar Busia-Singleton, from her previous marriage to director John Singleton.

Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey’s role as the formidable Sofia in “The Color Purple” propelled her to become an iconic figure in the world of talk-show television.

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