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The Color Purple

The Color Purple


by Alice Walker

The Color Purple Resources

Movie or TV Productions

1985 Movie

The Color Purple, directed by Steven Spielberg, stars Whoopi Goldberg as Celie, Oprah Winfrey as Sofia, and Danny Glover as Albert/Mr.__. And even though it didn’t win any Oscars, it was nominated for eleven.



Whoopi Goldberg as Celie in the movie production.

Broadway Poster

A poster promoting the Broadway musical version of The Color Purple.

Sofia and Harpo

Sofia (Oprah Winfrey) and Harpo from the movie production.

The Author

A professorial photo of Alice Walker.


Alice Walker: A Life

A biography of author Alice Walker, who was the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize.

"Do Like You"

The full lyrics to Stevie Wonder’s song "Do Like You," which provides the source for the novel’s epigraph.

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