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This actress won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her portrayal of a housewife who when attacked shows her inner rage, in this tv movie, based on true events. Name the actress and tv movie.

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Good guess, but no.

 

She killed another housewife, in this 1990 tv movie.

 

(This actress has won the Best Actress award two years in a row at the Cannes Film Festival in the 1980s.)

 

Edited by: allaboutlana on Feb 5, 2011 6:19 PM

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Yes. I saw that recently, so that was on my mind. Her performance is simply the whole show. Then I thought of starting this thread. This is like the tv show thread, but instead we are finding movie stars in tv movies and miniseries. Your turn.

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Thanks, good idea.

 

This mini-series was based on a best selling novel. The story spanned over 25 years and was about the turbulent struggles of a family. The enormous success of this production made stars out of some unknowns. But a few very well known and loved movie stars also appeared in the series. Name the mini-series, at least one of the very well known stars and maybe an unknown that became famous after appearing in this show.

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Sorry. Peyton Place was a TV series. Not a mini series, but you are right about unknowns becoming known and established stars that were in Peyton Place.

 

This mini series won 4 golden globes and emmy awards.

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And Dorothy McGuire and Ray Milland and Van Johnson.*Rich Man Poor Man* was the first novel for television that was adapted into a mini-series .I loved that mini-series, wish a station would re-run it. Excellent Lana. Your thread

 

Edited by: lavenderblue19 on Feb 6, 2011 7:22 PM

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Thanks.

 

From 1972 to 1995, this actress starred in 20 tv movies and a miniseries, trying to break from a sitcom typecast. Name the actress and at least three of her most notable tv-movie appearances .

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Patty Duke,aka "The Queen of the TV Movie-Miniseries

 

Some memorable TV Movies with top stars were:

 

"My Sweet Charlie"--Al Freeman, Jr.

 

"A Matter of Justice"--Martin Sheen

 

"The Miracle Worker"--Melissa Gilbert

 

"A Family Upside Down"--Helen Hayes & Fred Astaire

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The person I was thinking of was Elizabeth Montgomery, star of The Awakening Land and 20 tv movies. But Patty Duke was also an alumni of a tv sitcom. But, I don?t think she played the tough characters Ms. Montgomery did, as in Lizzie Borden and Black Widow Murders, in trying to break her Bewitched image. I appreciate you playing, though. So, it?s your turn.

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From the Queen of the made-for -TV movie to the King--(This actor holds the laurels, he did the greatest TV miniseries of all time and was a famous TV actor)

 

I loved this portrayal--because it was so cold--

 

In this TV movie, the "King" plays a butler who seemed to be determined to murder his elderly, rich employer for her money. Based on a true story and co-starred a real life classic movie star.

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Thanks, cujas. Next up:

 

1970s. Sourced from UK television. Played on Public TV in the US. Cold War Classic.

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Thanks.

 

After serving in the British Royal Air Force, this author wrote stories of the RAF pilots. He would write over 50 books in his career, earning praise from critics as a sensitive writer. One of his books was made into a British production which aired on Masterpiece Theatre in 1977, about a young lady of whom several men fell in love with, and which also starred a stage actress from a very prominent acting family (as another character) and a future Best Actor Oscar winner. Name the miniseries/ book, the author, the stage actress, and the future Best Actor.

 

Edited by: allaboutlana on Feb 12, 2011 3:17 AM

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Love for Lydia is correct. It also starred Rachel Kempson, who was Lady Redgrave, as she was married to Michael Redgrave and mother to Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave. Your turn.

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