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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1976  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 15 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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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)
Helen Kleeb ...
 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)
William Phipps ...
 Theodore Roosevelt (2 episodes, 1976)
Ted Eccles ...
 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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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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Goofs

In 1921, Franklin rides a train to New York for medical treatment. The train passes a house with a modern television antenna on the roof. 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

Followed by Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977) See more »

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My favorite historical miniseries!
30 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are so many GREAT things about this miniseries...historical accuracy down to exactly the gown Eleanor wore when she married Franklin...the sets are so unbelievably accurate and lavish, they are a visual treat in themselves! Having read "My Parents" by James Roosevelt and the title book by Joseph Lash, the movie really is as it all actually happened, as much as time constraints would allow. I will never forget the performances by Jane Alexander and Edward Herrmann. To this day, because of this, they are two of my favorite contemporary actors. It's hard to believe that the film interior shots were not done at the respective Roosevelt homes...again, they have been duplicated to beyond perfection! And last but NOT least, the heart-felt music by John Barry. I think this soundtrack is one of his finest works...I wish it were available on CD!He certainly should have won the Emmy for it!! A must see for history buffs, and just anyone who loves the story of a romance and the turns it takes throughout life.


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