Roots: The Next Generations (1979)

Diahann Carroll played the part of Zeona - Mrs. Simon Haley, in the sequel to Alex Haley's world famous book/TV series "Roots". This series continues the story of Alex's family line from the Post American Civil War era to his search to discover his roots. It was filmed in Savannah, Georgia, USA and premiered February 18, 1979. The series was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1980 for Best TV-Series - Drama.

CAST & CREDITS

Cast:
Georg Stanford Brown ... Tom Harvey
Olivia de Havilland ... Mrs. Warner
Henry Fonda ... Colonel Frederick Warner
Paul Koslo ... Earl Crowther
Avon Long ... Chicken George Moore
Lynne Moody ... Irene Harvey
Greg Morris ... Beeman Jones
Marc Singer ... Andy Warner
Richard Thomas ... Jim Warner
Fay Hauser ... Carrie Barden
Brian Stokes Mitchell ... John Dolan
Debbi Morgan ... Elizabeth Harvey
Kathleen Doyle ... Lucy Damson
Ja'net DuBois ... Sally Harvey
Slim Gaillard ... Sam Wesley
Harry Morgan ... Bob Campbell
Roger E. Mosley ... Lee Garnet
Stan Shaw ... Will Palmer
Irene Cara ... Bertha Palmer Haley
James Daly ... RSM Boyce
Ossie Davis ... Dad Jones
Ruby Dee ... Queen Haley
Dorian Harewood ... Simon Haley
Kene Holliday ... Detroit
George Voskovec ... Mr. Goldstein
Hal Williams ... Aleck Haley
Bever-Leigh Banfield ... Cynthia Palmer (early years)
E. Lamont Johnson ... Frank
Bernie Casey ... Bubba Haywood
Pam Grier ... Francey
Roosevelt Grier ... Big Slew Johnson
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Captain Bowker
Percy Rodrigues ... Boyd Moffatt
John Rubinstein ... Lieutenant Hamilton Ten Eyck
Diana Douglas ... Mrs. Andy Warner
Jason Wingreen ... Judge Quartermain
Maidie Norman ... Sister Scrap Scott
Bruce French ... Calloway
Robert Culp ... Lyle Pettijohn
Dina Merrill ... Mrs. Hickinger
Brock Peters ... Ab Decker
Beah Richards ... Cynthia Palmer
Paul Winfield ... Dr. Horace Huguley
Lynn Hamilton ... Cousin Georgia
Kristoff St. John ... Alex Haley as a boy
Logan Ramsey ... D.L. Lewis
Dennis Fimple ... Sheriff Duffy
Debbie Allen ... Nan Branch Haley
Damon Evans ... Alex Haley, ages 17-25
Andy Griffith ... Commander Robert Munroe
Diahann Carroll ... Zenitha Haley
Rafer Johnson ... Nelson
Carmen McRae ... Lila
John Hancock ... Scotty
Telma Hopkins ... Daisy
Milt Kogan ... Mel Klein
Barbara Barrie ... Dodie Brattle
Marlon Brando ... George Lincoln Rockwell
James Broderick ... Dr. Lewis
Lee Chamberlin ... Odile Richards
Michael Constantine ... Dr. Vansina
Norman Fell ... Bernie Raymond
Al Freeman Jr. ... Malcolm X
James Earl Jones ... Alex Haley
Claudia McNeil ... Sister Will Ada
Linda Hopkins ... Singer
Bobby Short ... Pianist
Jane Rose ... Mrs. Bulfinch
Howard E. Rollins Jr. ... George Haley
Johnny Sekka ... Ebou Manga

Directed by
Georg Stanford Brown (part 5)
Charles S. Dubin (part 2)
John Erman (parts 1, 3, 4 and 7)
Lloyd Richards (part 6)
Written by
Sydney A. Glass
Ernest Kinoy
John McGreevey
Thad Mumford
Dan Wilcox
Based on Alex Haley's book "Roots and Search"

DVD RELEASE

Released on DVD by Warner Bros. in 2007.

EXTERNAL LINKS (Opens in new window)

Roots The Next Generations on IMDB.com
Roots The Next Generations on Wikipedia



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