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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 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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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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