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Claudine (1974) Poster

(1974)

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Film debut of Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs.
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Diana Sands was originally cast as the lead, but she died of cancer shortly before shooting began.
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Prior to her death Diana Sands insisted that her very good friend Diahann Carroll be cast in her place.
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The director felt that Diahann Carroll was too sophisticated to play the role of a welfare mother. However, Carroll was from the Bronx, knew women like Claudine and knew she could play that part as well as anyone else.
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