Loosely based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, the story of a young woman destined from childhood on to be adored by millions but unhappy in her own life. Patty Duke plays Emily Ann Faulkner ... See full summary »
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Loosely based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, the story of a young woman destined from childhood on to be adored by millions but unhappy in her own life. Patty Duke plays Emily Ann Faulkner as a young, friendless, fatherless rural southern girl whose mother is indifferent to her. As a teenager, Emily Ann, played by Kim Stanley, remains a loner but with one small exception - boys dote on her, drawn by her beauty and her powerful aura of feminine sexuality. Emily Ann marries young but leaves her first husband when she meets young prizefighter Dutch Seymour (Lloyd Bridges). She becomes an actress and her star rises rapidly until she hits the heights of fame - and the depths of anguish. Written by
In the 1950's a small number of actresses held top positions in New York as the "most promising." These included Geraldine Page, Maggie Smith, Julie Harris--and Kim Stanley.
Stanley's appearances between 1948-51 in the Philco and Goodyear Television Playhouses revealed what many were calling "America's Greatest Actress." It was a profound loss to American theater that this actress was unable to continue her work (due to personal circumstances).
However, Stanley did leave us a significant legacy in 1958: an exemplary performance in the film, "The Goddess." Ably supported by the Lloyd Bridges, in a script by Paddy Chayefsky, this film is a lasting tribute to a truly fine talent.
Like a great comet that briefly flashed across the sky, Stanley remains a unique actress. Thank goodness for "The Goddess."
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