Iconic Emmy Winner Robert Hooks Luminary Actor, Producer In Film, Television and the Stage
May 29, 2015
Hosted by Sharon Rose Washington
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Iconic Emmy Winner Robert Hooks is a diverse actor and producer known for Television, Motion Picture and the Stage. He was the 1st African American lead on a television drama, the original N.Y.P.D. and has appeared in over 100 roles. He has starred in the motion picture, "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock", where he played Fleet Admiral Harry Morrow. He gave an unprecedented performance in the acclaimed "Hurry Sundown" directed by Otto Preminger, and was powerful as Mr. T. in the Blaxploitation film "Trouble Man". Robert co- starred alongside Wesley Snipes, Elisabeth Hurley and Tom Sizemore in "Passenger 57" directed by his son, Kevin Hooks. He has received both the Pioneer Award and the NAACP Image Award for Lifetime Achievement, and has been inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame. He also won an Emmy for his PBS special Voices of Our People. The success of his work resonates throughout the Entertainment Industry and many that have “made it” are standing on his shoulders.
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Join visionary host Sharon Rose Washington to explore the answer to the big question of “Why We Are Here” through interviews with movie, music, and entertainment industry artists and celebrities, business thought leaders, changemakers, bestselling authors, and many more. Each week, Sharon’s guests share from their palettes of self-discovery, self-expression, breakdowns, breakthroughs, and ‘a-ha’ moments of illumination to find their higher purpose, passion, and ‘calling’ that drove them to extraordinary achievements and changed the course of their lives. These luminaries’ spirited stories of healing, bravery, hope and faith will sharpen your awareness, touch your soul, and inspire you to see your life differently; their courage, compassion, wisdom and grace will connect you to your own power to live the conscious heart centered awakened life that is calling you.
Sharon Rose Washington
Sharon Rose Washington is a visionary author, entertainment industry producer, motivational speaker, empowerment coach, and energy healer. Born in Los Angeles, she was raised in the Pennsylvania Mountains by mother Thelma Rose and Native Cherokee grandmother, Katie Weaver.
At age 17, Sharon Rose enrolled at UCLA and Columbia School of Broadcasting. While in school, she landed her first job as production assistant to the popular Rick Dees and his morning show on KIIS-FM. Sharon Rose later went on to carve a career in television behind the scenes and in front of the camera at Fox, CBS, and KCAL Channel 9 before spending seven and a half years at the William Morris Agency (now WME). As a record breaking two-time “Jet” magazine centerfold and boxing "Ringside girl", Sharon Rose has modeled and is a member of AFTRA as a voiceover professional for almost 20 years.
Currently, she is an Empowerment Coach/Energy Healer and Motivational Speaker and has authored spiritual self- help books, “How to Walk the Earth as a Goddess” and “Pick a Positive Prayer” that have been endorsed by Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith and Gloria Steinem. She is currently working on her third book entitled, “As Violet Rose” and is a freelance writer for several magazines. Sharon has also been a writer on “All That”, a Nickelodeon TV series, and wrote and produced a highly successful DVD series on healing and empowerment for women, “Woman Heal Thyself” which sold over six thousand copies.