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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Cast

Series cast summary:
David Huffman ...
 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)
Irene Tedrow ...
 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)
Hilary Stolla ...
 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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Connections

Featured in The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978) See more »

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An extraordinary television special!
5 August 1999 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

There are about five really outstanding mini-series in this world and "Eleanor and Franklin" is one of them. Aside from the excellent attention to costumes and sets, it has remarkable performances by Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Lilia Skala and the Emmy-award winning Rosemary Murphy. There is also fantastic music by John Barry. This drama is gripping, intricate and always fascinating, giving the viewer an inside-look at the legendary First Couple. Don't miss this show!


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