Release dateFebruary 12â€“14, 1978 NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series CastPaul Winfield (Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.), Cicely Tyson (Coretta Scott King), Ossie Davis (Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.), Cliff De Young (Robert F. Kennedy) Similar moviesCicely Tyson appears in King and The Rosa Parks Story
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King is a 1978 American television miniseries based on the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the American civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel laureate. It aired for three consecutive nights on NBC from February 12 through 14, 1978. The miniseries earned nine Emmy Award nominations, including nominations for actors Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson and Ossie Davis. Several real-life figures from the Civil Rights Movement had minor roles in the production, including then-Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson, King's sister Christine King Farris, his niece Alveda King, and his four children: Yolanda, Martin III, Dexter and Bernice. Donzaleigh Abernathy, Tony Bennett, Julian Bond and Ramsey Clark each portrayed themselves.
Paul Winfield as Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cicely Tyson as Coretta Scott King
Tony Bennett as Himself
Roscoe Lee Browne as Phillip Harrison
Lonny Chapman as Chief Frank Holloman
Ossie Davis as Martin Luther King, Sr.
Cliff DeYoung as Robert F. Kennedy
Al Freeman, Jr. as Damon Lockwood
Clu Gulager as William C. Sullivan
Steven Hill as Stanley Levison
William Jordan as John F. Kennedy
Warren J. Kemmerling as Lyndon B. Johnson
Lincoln Kilpatrick as Jerry Waring
Kenneth McMillan as Theophilus E. "Bull" Connor
Howard E. Rollins, Jr. as Andrew Young
David Spielberg as David Beamer
Dolph Sweet as J. Edgar Hoover
Dick Anthony Williams as Malcolm X
Art Evans as A.D. King
Frances Foster as Alberta Williams King
Tony Holmes as Martin Luther King III
Felecia Hunter as Yolanda King
Roger Robinson as Fred Shuttlesworth
Ernie Lee Banks as Ralph Abernathy
Donzaleigh Abernathy as Herself
Alveda King as Babysitter
Julian Bond as Himself
Ramsey Clark as Himself
Christine King Farris as Ferris Church Soloist
Maynard Jackson as Wallace Whitmore
Bernice King as Student
Dexter Scott King as Student #2
Martin Luther King III as Rev. Briggs
Yolanda King as Rosa Parks
Annazette Chase was considered to portray Coretta Scott King.
The miniseries was released on DVD on January 11, 2005, nearly 27 years after it first aired on television.