Alex Haley’s Queen (CBS 1993, Halle Berry, Ann-Margret)

Queen was a mini-series based on novel by Alex Haley who based the story on the life of his paternal grandmother.

After having an affair with her white plantation owner boss a black slave girl gives birth to a half caste daughter, Queen, she finds herself a servant to her pampered half sister but determined to break free and make something of her life.

Halle Berry as Queen
Ann-Margret as Sally Jackson
Patricia Clarkson as Lizzie
Tim Daly as Col. James Jackson Jr.
Ossie Davis as Parson Dick
Danny Glover as Alec Haley
Jasmine Guy as Easter
Martin Sheen as James Jackson Sr.
Madge Sinclair as Dora
Paul Winfield as Cap’n Jack
George Grizzard as Mr. Cherry
Raven-Symoné as Young Queen
Dennis Haysbert as Davis
Leo Burmester as Henderson
Frances Conroy as Mrs. Benson
Linda Hart as Mrs. Henderson
Richard Jenkins as Mr. Benson
Jane Krakowski as Jane
Patrick Malone as Simon
Peter Maloney as Perkins
Jussie Smollett as Simon
Charlotte Moore as Mrs. Perkins
Christopher Allport as Union Officer
Samuel E. Wright as Alfred
Tim Guinee as Wesley
Christine Jones as Sarah Jackson
Tom Nowicki as Kirkman
Ed Grady as Doctor
Martin G. James as Young Confederate Soldier

crew details
Writer: David Stevens
Novel: Alex Haley
Design: Rodger Maus
Camera: Tony Imi BSC
Executive Producers: David L. Wolper, Bernard Sofronski
Director: John Erman

production details
Country: USA
Studio: CBS – Elliot Friedgen & Co – The Wolper Organisation
Duration: 3×120 minute episodes
Aired From: 14 February 1993

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