Helen Dorothy Martin was an American actress of stage and television. She is best known for her roles as Wanda on the CBS sitcom Good Times and as Pearl Shay on the NBC sitcom 227. Martin was born in St. Louis, the daughter of William Martin, a minister, Amanda Frankie, she attended public schools. Martin moved to New York to pursue a career in acting, she was a Broadway character actress for many decades, debuting in Orson Welles' production of Native Son in 1941. She appeared in at least a dozen Broadway shows, including Jean Genet's The Blacks, the musical Raisin from 1973 to 1975, Ossie Davis' Purlie Victorious, The Amen Corner and Tennessee Williams' Period of Adjustment, she was an original member of the American Negro Theater. Martin became known in life due to her roles in popular television series, which brought her a large audience, she had a recurring role as Wanda on the television series Good Times, as the neighbor Pearl Shay on the television sitcom 227, which lasted from 1985 until 1990.
She played on the short-lived sitcoms Baby, I'm Back and That's My Mama. She played a variety of grandmothers in films: Hollywood Shuffle, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, I Got the Hook Up, House Party 2, Mama Doll in Bulworth. Helen Martin passed away at the age of 90 from a heart attack on March 25, 2000 in Monterey, California. 1937: Orchids Preferred.... Evy 1941: Native Son.... Vera Thomas 1945: Deep Are the Roots.... Honey Turner 1953: Take a Giant Step.... Poppy 1960: The Long Dream.... Maude Carter 1960: Period of Adjustment.... Susie 1961: Purlie Victorious.... Missy Judson 1963: My Mother, My Father and Me.... Hannah 1965: The Amen Corner.... Sister Douglas 1967: Something Different.... Sarah Goldfine 1970: Purlie.... Idelia 1973: Raisin.... Mrs. Johnson Helen Martin on IMDb Helen Martin at Find a Grave
Coming to America
Coming to America is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Landis and based on a story created by Eddie Murphy, who starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos; the film was released in the United States on June 29, 1988. Eddie Murphy plays Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who travels to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry. In 1989, a pilot for a planned spin-off TV show was made, although this was never picked up for a series. In the fictional wealthy African nation of Zamunda, crown prince Akeem Joffer grows weary of his pampered lifestyle on his 21st birthday and wishes to do more for himself; when his parents, King Jaffe and Queen Aeoleon, present him with an arranged bride-to-be, Akeem takes action. Seeking an independent woman who loves him for himself and not his social status and his best friend/personal aide, travel to the New York City borough of Queens and rent a squalid tenement in the neighborhood of Long Island City under the guise of poor foreign students.
Beginning their search for Akeem's bride, they end up invited by some locals to a rally, raising money for the inner city. During the rally, Akeem encounters Lisa McDowell, who possesses all the qualities he is looking for, upon his insistence he and Semmi get entry-level jobs working at the local fast food restaurant called McDowell's—a McDonald's ripoff—owned by widower Cleo McDowell, Lisa's father. Akeem's attempts to win Lisa's love are complicated by Lisa's lazy and obnoxious boyfriend, Darryl Jenks, whose father owns Soul Glo. After Darryl announces their engagement—without Lisa's consent—to their families, she starts dating Akeem, who claims that he comes from a family of poor goat herders. Meanwhile, although Akeem thrives on hard work and learning how commoners live, Semmi is not comfortable with living in such meager conditions. After a dinner date with Lisa is thwarted when Semmi furnishes their apartment with a jacuzzi and other luxuries, Akeem confiscates his money and donates it to two homeless men.
Semmi wires a telegraph to King Jaffe for more money, prompting the Joffers to travel to Queens and expose his identity as a prince. Cleo disapproving of Akeem as he did not want to see his daughter with a poor man, becomes ecstatic when he discovers that Akeem is an wealthy prince after being introduced to the Joffers; when Akeem discovers that his parents have arrived in the United States, he and Lisa take shelter at the McDowell residence where Cleo welcomes them. After Cleo's bond with Akeem is ruined by Darryl's unexpected arrival, Lisa becomes angry and confused that Akeem lied to her about his identity. Akeem explains that he wanted her to love him for who, not what, he is offering to renounce his throne. Despondent, Akeem resigns himself to the arranged marriage, but as they leave, Jaffe is reprimanded by Aeoleon for clinging to outdated traditions instead of thinking of his son's happiness. At the wedding procession, a still-heartbroken Akeem becomes surprised when his veiled bride-to-be is Lisa herself.
Following the ceremony, they ride in a carriage to the cheers of Zamundans. Witnessing such splendor, Lisa is both surprised and touched by the fact that Akeem would have given it up just for her. Akeem offers again to abdicate if she does not want this life. Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem, the prince of Zamunda Murphy plays: Randy Watson, a soul singer with the fictional band Sexual Chocolate. Arsenio Hall as Semmi, Akeem's friend Hall plays: Reverend Brown. James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer, Akeem's father and King of Zamunda. John Amos as Cleo McDowell, Akeem's employer and Lisa's father. Madge Sinclair as Queen Aoleon, Akeem's mother and the Queen of Zamunda. Shari Headley as Lisa McDowell, Cleo's oldest daughter and Akeem's love interest. Paul Bates as Oha, a royal servant. Eriq La Salle as Darryl Jenks, Lisa's boyfriend whom she breaks up with. Frankie Faison as Landlord, manages apartment building where Akeem and Semmi live Vanessa Bell as Imani Izzi, betrothed as Akeem's intended wife Louie Anderson as Maurice, a McDowell's employee Allison Dean as Patrice McDowell, Cleo's youngest daughter and Lisa's sister Sheila Johnson as Lady-in-Waiting Jake Steinfeld as Cab Driver Calvin Lockhart as Colonel Izzi, Imani‘s father Samuel L. Jackson as Hold-Up Man, an armed robber at McDowell'sThe cast includes: Vondie Curtis-Hall as Basketball Game Vendor.
Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy reprise their roles as Mortimer and Randolph Duke from Landis' 1983 Murphy-starring comedy film Trading Places. A segment of the Trading Places score can be heard during their scene; as shown above, Coming to America features Murphy and Hall in several different roles, of various colours and genders. Following the success of this film, this became a Murphy staple, as seen in four films: Vampire in Brooklyn. Coming to America reunited star Eddie Murphy with director John Landis; the two had worked together on the comedy hit Trading Places. Landis recalled the differences in working with Murphy on the two movies: "The guy on Trading Places was you
Clifton Duncan Davis is an American actor, songwriter and pastor. Davis starred on the television shows That's My Amen. Davis wrote several hits for The Jackson 5, including "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Lookin' Through the Windows." The Supremes bought “Here Comes the Sunrise” from Davis after their Vegas performance and included that song in their “Touch” album released in 1971. Davis was born in Chicago, the son of Thelma van Putten Langhorn, a nurse, Toussaint L'Ouverture Davis, a Baptist minister, he was raised in New York. Clifton Davis is a graduate of Pine Forge Academy. In a piece he wrote for Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, he described the racism he suffered growing up during the pre-Civil Rights Act era. Before finding fame in acting, Davis worked as a songwriter, most famously penning The Jackson 5's No. 2 hit "Never Can Say Goodbye." He appeared on Broadway as Valentine in Galt MacDermot and John Guare's musical Two Gentlemen of Verona, based on the Shakespeare comedy of that name.
He starred as barber Clifton Curtis in the mid-1970s television show That's My Mama with Theresa Merritt, Theodore Wilson and Ted Lange. Davis' romantic interest with songstress and Broadway performer Melba Moore led to his co-starring role on her musical variety television show, he made a guest appearance on the third episode of the first season of The Bobby Vinton Show in September 1975, singing "I've Got The Music In Me" and "Never Can Say Goodbye." He sang the Polish lyrics with Vinton to the show's "My Melody of Love" theme song. A triple heart bypass survivor, he participated in the "superstars" celebrity TV sports competitions of the seventies, in addition to making several appearances on the popular celebrity game show Match Game, he appeared in the film Scott Joplin in 1977. He made numerous appearances on several incarnations of Pyramid from the early 1970s to the early 1990s. From 1986 to 1991, he co-starred with Sherman Hemsley, as the Reverend Ruben Gregory, in the NBC sitcom Amen, which ran for five seasons.
Davis released one acclaimed studio recording in 1991 on Benson Records titled Say Amen. He played the mayor of Miami in the 1999 film Any Given Sunday. Davis has continued his stage work, starring in Toronto and on Broadway in Aladdin, playing the Sultan of Agrabah. Davis holds a BA in Theology from Oakwood University and a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University. From 1987 to 1989, he was an Associate Pastor of the Loma Linda University SDA Church in southern California. For the last twenty-five years, he has been an active part of Youthville, USA a children's services organization, he served as co-founder and co-pastor of Welcome Christian Center in California. Davis is a licensed minister by New York, New York, he has had an interdenominational ministry for over 30 years. He has served as Advisory Board Chairman, he is the emcee and host of The Most Soulful Sound, an annual gospel choir competition in Raleigh, North Carolina. He hosts an annual celebrity golf tournament in Elizabeth City, NC at Elizabeth City State University, where he served as Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement.
Since the end of 2005 Davis has held the position of Executive Director for Welcome America, a non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that produces the largest Fourth of July celebration each year in the nation. Davis is a frequent guest host on Trinity Broadcasting Network. Davis hosted the Gospel Superfest TV show from 2000 to 2008, syndicated by United Television. Davis is the author of an autobiographical essay entitled "A Mason-Dixon Memory" in which he recounts his experiences as an eighth grader dealing with prejudice on a trip to a southern state. Clifton Davis on IMDb Clifton Davis at the Internet Broadway Database Clifton Davis at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
Tracey Curtis-Taylor is a British aviator who has organised and piloted multiple flight expeditions with historic aircraft across Asia, Africa and America. Curtis-Taylor was Lincolnshire in 1962 and grew up in Cumbria, she has a twin sister. From 1964 to 1972 the family lived in Canada, she became interested in aviation while visiting air shows on the west coast of Canada with her family. She had her first flying lesson at the age of 16, in British Columbia, she started to fly more while living in New Zealand in the early 1980s, first in Queenstown and at Ardmore Aerodrome in Auckland. In Auckland she earned her private and commercial pilot's licences, her instructor rating. While living in New Zealand, she joined the New Zealand Warbirds and began to fly vintage planes and to learn aerobatics and formation flying. In the late 1990s, Curtis-Taylor was involved in the organization of the Flying Legends show at Duxford Aerodrome, England. From 2008 until 2013 she took part in fly-bys at Old Warden Aerodrome in Bedfordshire, England flying a Ryan PT-22 military trainer.
In 2011, she flew in the Flying Legends show at Duxford Aerodrome. In December 2012, Curtis-Taylor was part of a four-man Russian crew, flying an Antonov An-2 biplane from Kiev to deliver in Cape Town, arriving in February 2013, she flew at the Amy Johnson Memorial Air Show at Herne Bay, England, in 2015 as well as the Cowes Regatta in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Her aeroplane, the Boeing-Stearman "Spirit of Artemis", was on static display at the Royal International Air Tattoo and the RNAS Yeovilton Air Days in 2013, 2014 and 2015, at the Goodwood Revival / Glorious Goodwood in 2014, at the 2015 Dubai Airshow and the 2014 and 2016 Farnborough International Airshow. In 2013, Curtis-Taylor flew in a Boeing-Stearman biplane in an eight-week journey, covering over 13,000 km, from Cape Town, South Africa to the Goodwood Aerodrome in West Sussex, England; the journey comprised a total of 38 legs and 110 basic VFR flying hours, followed the 1928 flight of Mary, Lady Heath, from Cape Town to Cairo, travelling over Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya and Sudan.
One section of Lady Heath's flight, the leg through Libya, could not be completed due to security issues. The journey took five years to prepare for, including finding a biplane which would cope with the heat of Africa. After a search in several countries, Curtis-Taylor decided to have a 1942 Boeing-Stearman restored. Designed in the early 1930s, the biplane was similar to Lady Heath's in size and design, but had a more powerful engine, additional fuel tanks, a GPS navigation system, a transponder for use in controlled airspace. One of the legs of the journey was shared with a retired Royal Air Force Group Captain pilot and historian, Bill Sykes, sought to locate the site where Lady Heath crash-landed in 1928, she sourced sponsors for the trip, including Boeing and ExecuJet Aviation Group. The main sponsor was Artemis Investment Management, the biplane was hence named Spirit of Artemis. On 1 October 2015 Curtis-Taylor departed from Farnborough, flying in Spirit of Artemis, arriving in Sydney Australia on 9 January 2016.
The journey was inspired by pioneer aviator Amy Johnson, who flew solo from England to Australia in 1930. The flight path was across 23 countries in 50 legs, she was accompanied by a small support crew in a modern plane. Several stopovers were scheduled into the flight with the aim of introducing Curtis-Taylor to local communities and to inspire others women. In Dubai, the plane was part of the Boeing display at the Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates, while Curtis-Taylor was a keynote speaker at the International Aviation Women's Association conference. In Pakistan Curtis-Taylor was hosted by Squadron Leader Saira Batool of the Pakistani Air Force, visited a school in Karachi with Pakistani mountaineer Samina Baig to speak about their adventures and to inspire the children. In Singapore, she met with girls and women involved in the UN Women programme Girls2Pioneers, which aims to encourage young women into STEM careers. In spring 2016 Curtis-Taylor started a US Transcontinental Flight, with multiple stops along the historic US Airmail Routes, flying from Seattle to Los Angeles and the Transcontinental route from LA to NY.
The trip was cut short by a crash in the desert, at Winslow, due to a loss of engine power. The NTSB investigation reported that "a gray / tan liquid was drained from the carburetor", she and her co-pilot were uninjured but the Boeing Stearman was badly damaged. It was airlifted from Phoenix to Hungary, where it was rebuilt in time to attend the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow, which celebrated Boeing's centenary year, she returned with her Boeing Stearman to LA in June 2017 and finished the flight across the USA with a finale at the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport NY. This completed her World Flight. On both US tours the Stearman biplane was shipped across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, as it does not have the fuel range or instrumentation to cover such distances. In October 2014, the Light Aircraft Association awarded Curtis-Taylor the Bill Woodhams Trophy for a "feat of navigation, aviation and endurance" on her flight from Cape Town to the United Kingdom. In October 2016 members of the association voted to rescind the award.
In a written statement, Curtis-Taylor said that the rescission vote was the result of an online media campaign to discredit her. In newspaper reports Curtis-Taylor has denied making "false assertions about the nature of my flights" and has stated'To suggest I have hoodwinked the public, decei
Television, sometimes shortened to tele or telly, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome, or in color, in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a television set, a television program, or the medium of television transmission. Television is a mass medium for advertising and news. Television became available in crude experimental forms in the late 1920s, but it would still be several years before the new technology would be marketed to consumers. After World War II, an improved form of black-and-white TV broadcasting became popular in the United States and Britain, television sets became commonplace in homes and institutions. During the 1950s, television was the primary medium for influencing public opinion. In the mid-1960s, color broadcasting was introduced in most other developed countries; the availability of multiple types of archival storage media such as Betamax, VHS tape, local disks, DVDs, flash drives, high-definition Blu-ray Discs, cloud digital video recorders has enabled viewers to watch pre-recorded material—such as movies—at home on their own time schedule.
For many reasons the convenience of remote retrieval, the storage of television and video programming now occurs on the cloud. At the end of the first decade of the 2000s, digital television transmissions increased in popularity. Another development was the move from standard-definition television to high-definition television, which provides a resolution, higher. HDTV may be transmitted in various formats: 1080p, 720p. Since 2010, with the invention of smart television, Internet television has increased the availability of television programs and movies via the Internet through streaming video services such as Netflix, Amazon Video, iPlayer and Hulu. In 2013, 79 % of the world's households owned; the replacement of early bulky, high-voltage cathode ray tube screen displays with compact, energy-efficient, flat-panel alternative technologies such as LCDs, OLED displays, plasma displays was a hardware revolution that began with computer monitors in the late 1990s. Most TV sets sold in the 2000s were flat-panel LEDs.
Major manufacturers announced the discontinuation of CRT, DLP, fluorescent-backlit LCDs by the mid-2010s. In the near future, LEDs are expected to be replaced by OLEDs. Major manufacturers have announced that they will produce smart TVs in the mid-2010s. Smart TVs with integrated Internet and Web 2.0 functions became the dominant form of television by the late 2010s. Television signals were distributed only as terrestrial television using high-powered radio-frequency transmitters to broadcast the signal to individual television receivers. Alternatively television signals are distributed by coaxial cable or optical fiber, satellite systems and, since the 2000s via the Internet; until the early 2000s, these were transmitted as analog signals, but a transition to digital television is expected to be completed worldwide by the late 2010s. A standard television set is composed of multiple internal electronic circuits, including a tuner for receiving and decoding broadcast signals. A visual display device which lacks a tuner is called a video monitor rather than a television.
The word television comes from Ancient Greek τῆλε, meaning'far', Latin visio, meaning'sight'. The first documented usage of the term dates back to 1900, when the Russian scientist Constantin Perskyi used it in a paper that he presented in French at the 1st International Congress of Electricity, which ran from 18 to 25 August 1900 during the International World Fair in Paris; the Anglicised version of the term is first attested in 1907, when it was still "...a theoretical system to transmit moving images over telegraph or telephone wires". It was "...formed in English or borrowed from French télévision." In the 19th century and early 20th century, other "...proposals for the name of a then-hypothetical technology for sending pictures over distance were telephote and televista." The abbreviation "TV" is from 1948. The use of the term to mean "a television set" dates from 1941; the use of the term to mean "television as a medium" dates from 1927. The slang term "telly" is more common in the UK; the slang term "the tube" or the "boob tube" derives from the bulky cathode ray tube used on most TVs until the advent of flat-screen TVs.
Another slang term for the TV is "idiot box". In the 1940s and throughout the 1950s, during the early rapid growth of television programming and television-set ownership in the United States, another slang term became used in that period and continues to be used today to distinguish productions created for broadcast on television from films developed for presentation in movie theaters; the "small screen", as both a compound adjective and noun, became specific references to television, while the "big screen" was used to identify productions made for theatrical release. Facsimile transmission systems for still photographs pioneered methods of mechanical scanning of images in the early 19th century. Alexander Bain introduced the facsimile machine between 1843 and 1846. Frederick Bakewell demonstrated a working laboratory version in 1851. Willoughby Smith discovered the photoconductivity of the element selenium in 1873; as a 23-year-old German university student, Paul Julius Gottlieb Nipkow proposed and patented the Nipkow disk in 1884.
This was a spinning disk with a spiral pattern of holes in it, so each hole scanned a line of the image. Although he never built a working model
Columbia TriStar Television
Columbia TriStar Television, Inc. was an American television production and distribution studio, active for 8 years from 1994 to 2002. It was operated as the third name of the early television studio Screen Gems and the fourth name of Pioneer Telefilms, both part of Sony Pictures Entertainment and the third company to use the Columbia and TriStar names together. Columbia TriStar Television was launched on February 21, 1994, as a merger between Columbia Pictures Television and TriStar Television under the leadership of Jon Feltheimer, president of TriStar Television from 1991 to 1994 and New World Television until 1991. After the merger, Columbia Pictures Television Distribution was renamed as Columbia TriStar Television Distribution, but the old name continued to appear on-screen until 1995; the new studio first entered production after dismantling and folding Merv Griffin Enterprises on June 4, 1994, by producing Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune starting in September 1994. Expanding its television library in 1994, SPE acquired Stewart Television.
Its global subsidiary, Columbia TriStar International Television, distributed Sony's programs across the globe. It was created in 1992 by merging Columbia Pictures International Television with TriStar Television; this was the launch of the Columbia TriStar Television Group two years later. Within dismantling of Columbia Pictures Television in 2001 and TriStar Television in 1999, these studios were folded into Columbia TriStar Television. In 1998, it made a partnership with Global Maritime Group to create the company called Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Co. Medien KG used for copyright purposes. Here are the exceptions those: Columbia TriStar Television, Inc. remains as the copyright holder for The King of Queens, TriStar Television, Inc. remains as the copyright holder for Early Edition, Adelaide Productions, Inc. is the copyright holder for animated series, except for Dilbert. In 1999, they went back to the old way and ELP and TriStar TV ceased production operations. TriStar Television however, remained in-name-only until it was relaunched in May 2015.
On October 25, 2001, CTT and CTTD merged to form Columbia TriStar Domestic Television. On September 16, 2002, Sony Pictures Entertainment retired the name "Columbia TriStar" from television and renamed the American studio as Sony Pictures Television and its international division as Sony Pictures Television International; some shows continued using the CTDT name, although many stopped using it in November 2002, while Hollywood Squares continued using it until early 2003. Columbia Pictures Television TriStar Television Sony Pictures Television Columbia TriStar Television on IMDb Columbia TriStar Domestic Television on IMDb
Theodore William "Ted" Lange is an American actor and screenwriter best known for his role as the bartender, Isaac Washington, in the TV series The Love Boat. Lange was born in Oakland, California, in 1948, the son of Geraldine and Ted Lange, both working in theatre and television. Lange graduated from Oakland Technical High where he was class and student body president before majoring in Drama at San Francisco City College, completing an associate of arts degree at Merritt Junior College in Oakland. At San Francisco City College, Lange was active on the theatre scene and named Best Actor by the Black Students Association as well as winning a scholarship to the University of Colorado Shakespearean Festival in the summer of 1968. After college, Lange started in theatre appearing in local Oakland productions and as guest artist in residence at the University of Santa Clara, he joined the New Shakespearan Company, acting in plays at the University of California, Berkeley. Lange made his Broadway debut in the musical Hair and was featured in the first national touring of that show.
He performed in a one-man show, Behind the Mask: An Evening with Paul Laurence Dunbar. Lange's first screen appearance was in the documentary film Wattstax in 1973. After starring in the film Black Belt Jones in 1974, he portrayed Junior on the series That's My Mama before landing the role of the ship's bartender, Isaac, on The Love Boat in 1977, opposite Gavin MacLeod. In the early 1980s, following a letter of recommendation from Lynn Redgrave, Lange attended a summer school at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to perfect his Shakespeare acting skills. After he left the show in 1987, Lange appeared in various films and guest roles on 227, The Cleveland Show, Glitch!, Evening Shade, Drake & Josh, The King of Queens, Boy Meets World and Are We There Yet. In 1977, he wrote the screenplay for the 1977 drama Passing Through, starring Cora Lee Day and Marla Gibbs. During the run of The Love Boat, Lange served as director and screenwriter on various episodes of the series. In 1999, Lange directed two episodes of Love Boat: The Next Wave, the UPN series based on The Love Boat.
He directed episodes of Moesha, Dharma & Greg, Eve. In 2008, he directed the drama For Love of Amy. Lange has done extensive theater work as playwright and stage director, he has penned 17 plays, including George Washington's Boy, a historical drama about the relationship between the first president and his favorite slave, along with the comedy Lemon Meringue Facade. Lange remains close to Gavin MacLeod, his acting mentor, a Palm Springs resident, sees his plays, he said in a 2014 interview with CBS New York.com of his long-running friendship with him, "Gavin lives in Palm Springs, I'm in LA. So, when I do my plays, he comes down and sees my plays or I'll go see what he's doing!"Lange said in a 2017 interview with The Wiseguyz Show, if his mentor enjoyed all the acting/dancing on The Love Boat series was: "Oh yeah, Gavin was wonderful. Gavin lives down here in Palm Springs and we're still tight, all of us, Gavin and Bernie and Jill. Fred lives in a different state, we're still close, we're still good friends."
Before the American edition of FHM folded in 2006, Lange wrote a sex and advice column, titled "Ask Isaac", with adult film actress Jenna Jameson. In 2006, Lange appeared in the fourth season of the VH1 reality show Celebrity Fit Club, he lost 28 pounds during the show's run. Lange married Sheryl Thompson in 1978, they divorced in 1989; the couple has Ted IV and Turner Wallace Lange. Lange remarried in 2001 to Mary Ley, his mother is Geraldine Lange, a personal secretary to a San Francisco mayor and was public affairs director of KBHK-TV in San Francisco in the early 1970s. She hosted television programs on KBHK-TV. For his work theater directing, Lange received the NAACP's Renaissance Man Theatre Award, the Heroes and Legends HAL Lifetime Achievement Award, the Dramalogue Award. Lange has been the recipient of the James Cagney Directing Fellow Scholarship Award from the American Film Institute along with the Paul Robeson Award from Oakland's Ensemble Theatre. Ted Lange on IMDb Ted Lange at the Internet Broadway Database