Sparkle (1976)

From downtown to uptown

  • Genre: Drama, Music
  • Release Date: 1976-04-07
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 19 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Robert Stigwood Organization
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Sam O'Steen
star 7.4/10
From 19 Ratings


Three sisters start out singing in their church choir in Harlem in the late 1950s and become a successful girl group in the 1960s.

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  • Philip Michael Thomas

    as Stix
  • Irene Cara

    as Sparkle
  • Lonette McKee

    as Sister
  • Dwan Smith

    as Delores
  • Mary Alice

    as Effie
  • Dorian Harewood

    as Levi
  • Tony King

    as Satin
  • Beatrice Winde

    as Mrs. Waters
  • Paul Lambert

    as Moe Gerber
  • Joyce Easton

    as Lee Gerber
  • DeWayne Jessie

    as Ham
  • Norma Miller

    as Doreen Baker
  • Talya Ferro

    as Miss Taylor
  • Bob Delegall

    as Mr. Daniels
  • Armelia McQueen

    as Tune Ann
  • Don Bexley

    as Bubbles Sweeney
  • Timmie Rogers

    as Comic M-C
  • Ken Renard

    as Shimmy Dodson
  • John Hawker

    as Hotel Clerk
Costume & Make-Up Fred C. Blau Jr. Makeup Artist
Camera Bruce Surtees Director of Photography
Writing Joel Schumacher Screenplay
Writing Joel Schumacher Story
Art Cheryal Kearney Set Decoration
Directing Sam O'Steen Director
Production Alan Shayne Casting
Production Howard Rosenman Producer
Writing Howard Rosenman Story
Production Beryl Vertue Executive Producer
Production Peter Brown Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Daniel Paredes Costume Design
Art Peter Wooley Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Ruby Ford Hairstylist
Sound Curtis Mayfield Original Music Composer
Sound Curtis Mayfield Songs
Production Barbara Miller Casting
Editing Gordon Scott Editor