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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 ... See full summary »

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Emily Ann Faulkner
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Dutch Seymour
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John Tower (as Steve Hill)
Betty Lou Holland ...
Mrs. Laureen Faulkner
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Alice Marie
Gerald Hiken ...
George
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Emily Ann Faulkner, age 8
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Harding
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Lester Brackman
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Joanna
Gail Haworth ...
Emily's Daughter
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Hillary
Louise Beavers ...
The Cook
Gerald Petrarca ...
The Minister
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Joe Wilsey
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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 alfiehitchie

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9 September 1958 (France)  »

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The Emily Ann Faulkner/Rita Shawn character (played by Kim Stanley) was based on Marilyn Monroe. See more »

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Emily claims that Stage Door, a play she appeared in during high school, was written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman; in reality it was written by Kaufman and Edna Ferber. See more »

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Lester Brackman: Well, she's got something, Dutch. She's very good in this picture. She's going to attract a lot of attention. She's got what I call the quality of availability.
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A Fine Actress's Legacy
21 April 2001 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

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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