Eleanor: First Lady of the World

Eleanor: First Lady of the World

Director: John Erman Cast: Kabir Bedi, Coral Browne, Ken Kimmins


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Jean Stapleton stars as Eleanor Roosevelt in this made-for-TV biography, first telecast May 12, 1982. The film recounts Mrs. Roosevelt's life after the 1945 death of her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. At the request of new president Truman, Eleanor serves as a United Nations delegate, spending much of her time tilting with dedicated anti-FDR politico John Foster Dulles (E.G. Marshall). She goes on to spearhead the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proving to Dulles--and to Soviet delegate Freddie Jones--that she's anything but soft on Communism. The winning teleplay for Eleanor: First Lady of the World was by Caryl Ledner and Cynthia Mandenberg.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/23/2010
UPC: 0043396369269
Original Release: 1982
Rating: G
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Sales rank: 41,704

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kabir Bedi Dr. Charles Malik
Coral Browne Stella Reading
Ken Kimmins Durward Sandifer
Richard McKenzie Harry S. Truman
Jean Stapleton Eleanor Roosevelt
Gail Strickland Anna Roosevelt Dall
Joyce Van Patten Melvina "Tommy" Thompson
E.G. Marshall John Foster Dulles
John Miller Actor
Fred Jones Dr. Pavlov
Jeffrey Marcus Buzz Dall
Lin McCarthy Sen. Arthur Vandenberg
Richard Angarola Zafrulla
Tasha Martel Mme. Jahan
Peter White James Roosevelt
Chris Winfield 2nd Steward
Maurice Marsac Crillon Manager
Douglas Robinson 2nd Reporter
Hannah Cutrona Hedi
John Bleifer Herr Simon
David Frankham UN President
Duncan Ross Chairman 3rd Committee
Essex Smith John Mays
Lee Wilkof 1st Reporter
Curtis Roosevelt Epilogue Narrator

Technical Credits
John Erman Director
John Addison Score Composer
Virginia L. Carter Executive Producer
Fern Feld Producer
James Hulsey Art Director
Caryl Ledner Screenwriter
Cynthia W. Mandelberg Screenwriter
John McPherson Cinematographer
Brian Newhouse Editor
Michael Weisbarth Producer
Brian West Cinematographer

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