The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view.
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Series cast summary:
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 Elliott Roosevelt, Sr. (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Eleanor Roosevelt, Age 14 (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Mlle. Souvestre, school headmistress (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Louis Howe (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Daisy (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Grace Tully (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Laura Delano (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Mary Hall (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Corinne Robinson (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Alice Roosevelt (age 14-20) (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Theodore Roosevelt (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Franklin Roosevelt, age 16 (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Lucy Mercer (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Joe McCall, reporter on funeral train (2 episodes, 1976)
Sari Price ...
 Mistress of Ceremonies (2 episodes, 1976)
Timothy Jecko ...
 Presidential Aide (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Steve Early (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Admiral McIntire (2 episodes, 1976)
Brett Salomon ...
 Franklin Roosevelt, age 5 (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Eleanor Roosevelt, age 2 (2 episodes, 1976)
Tiffani Boli ...
 Eleanor Roosevelt, age 6 (2 episodes, 1976)
Elie Liardet ...
 Groom (2 episodes, 1976)
Irene Robinson ...
 Nun (2 episodes, 1976)
Shannon Terhune ...
 Eleanor Roosevelt, age 10 (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Marjorie Bennett (2 episodes, 1976)
Evan Morgan ...
 Bunny Pierpoint (2 episodes, 1976)
Lidia Kristen ...
 Fraulein Schreiber (2 episodes, 1976)
Cynthia Latham ...
 Elizabeth McEachearn (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Hall Roosevelt (2 episodes, 1976)
Ellen Blake ...
 Maid (2 episodes, 1976)
Derrick Lynn-Thomas ...
 Conductor (2 episodes, 1976)
Ned Wilson ...
 Reverend Endicott Peabody (2 episodes, 1976)
Carl Lester ...
 Chief Petty Officer (2 episodes, 1976)
Steve Tanner ...
 Western Union Boy (2 episodes, 1976)
Nora Heflin ...
 Cora (2 episodes, 1976)
Cherry Davis ...
 Gladys (2 episodes, 1976)
Alvin Childress ...
 Porter (2 episodes, 1976)
Teresa Steenhoek ...
 Anna Roosevelt, age 7 (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Farmer (2 episodes, 1976)
Arthur Adams ...
 Arthur Prettyman (2 episodes, 1976)
Jack Stauffer ...
 Paul Leonard (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Eleanor Roosevelt, age 18-60 (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Singer (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Maid (2 episodes, 1976)
Mindy Dow ...
 Roosevelt Daughter (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Anna Hall (2 episodes, 1976)
Cathy Green ...
 Singer (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Robert Dunlap (2 episodes, 1976)
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Chris Lafontan ...
 James Roosevelt (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Sara Delano Roosevelt (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Franklin Roosevelt age 5 (2 episodes, 1976)
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Told from the perspective of Eleanor Roosevelt after her husband's death, this film chronicles the life and times of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife from childhood until his election to the White House. The first of a two-part biopic, the film is based on the dual biography by Joseph P. Lash, Eleanor's personal secretary and confidant, and provides a behind-the-scenes look at one of the nation's most famous couples. Written by Jwelch5742

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Goofs

Uncle Ted offers Eleanor his arm at her wedding. He is on her left when they leave her dressing room. When they go down the stairs, he is on her right. See more »

Quotes

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, age 20-50: [he is going swimming in the lake with his wife and children] Come on! Last one in is a rotten Kaiser!
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Followed by Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977) See more »

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Remarkable in detailing the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor...
25 December 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR was a remarkable television mini-series that topcast BERNARD HERRMANN and JANE Alexander as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor--taking them through courtship and marriage to the stormy years of discontent while his political ambitions became known to her (and eventually his indiscretions), as well as the political climate during the early years of his presidency at the height of the Great Depression, followed by the tumultuous war years of World War II.

It never ceases to be endlessly fascinating, treating with respect and dignity the lives of the famous couple and their various dealings with others while he becomes head of the Democratic party and then is elected to be a four-term president during some of the most difficult years in American history.

Production-wise, it's excellent and received many awards and nominations. It should be required viewing for any student of history and dramatically, it is very effective with a fitting background score by John Barry.


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