The Five Heartbeats was written and directed by Robert Townsend, who also starred in the movie. The movie told the story of a Temptations-like group and their struggles with success, racism, drugs and women. (Photo: 20th Century Fox Pictures)
The actor and comedian, who branched out into directing with Eddie Murphy: Raw, turns 56.
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In the Hive was directed by Robert Townsend and stars Michael Clarke Duncan and Vivica A. Fox as teachers dedicated to helping their students turn their lives around while working at an alternative school. (Photo: V Studio)
Directed by Robert Townsend, Berry flexed her comedic acting muscle and donned blond wigs and a gold tooth as Nisi, a tacky but fab homegirl who sets out to scam a millionaire but who instead learns to be a Black American in the urban comedy class...
A school transforms a troubled young man's future.
Deceased, giant actor among the cast of Robert Townsend-produced drama.