BET brings you your favorite films with “Star Cinema.” Celebrating African-American achievement in film, “Star Cinema” showcases popular Black films for your enjoyment. Tune in for the biggest names in Black entertainment and get your dose of comedy, drama and action-packed thrills. Sit back, relax and don’t forget the popcorn!
In the 1976 version, the Williams sisters' mother is Effie, while in the remake her name is Emma. Originally portrayed by Mary Alice (left), the remake stars the late-great Whitney Houston (right) in this pivotal role.
(Photos from left: Jemal Countess/WireImage, Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup)