A Different World : For She's Only in a Gilded Cage (1989)

Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Diahann Carroll earned an Emmy nomination for her first appearance as Marion Gilbert, overbearing mother of Hillman student Whitley Gilbert (Jasmine Guy). Convinced that Whitley is "wasting" herself in college, Marion tries to persuade the girl to forego her studies and start looking for a husband. Meanwhile, Freddie (Cree Summer goes overboard--as usual--when she inaugurates a campus-wide recycling program. Supporting player Dominic Hoffman (Kent Souje) later appeared in the recurring role of Julian Day.