A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy, and the two of them form a mutually beneficial relationship: he provides her companionship and protection, and she becomes the mother he never had. Written by
A proud widow. A frightened homeless kid. Nobody cared about them until they cared enough to fight for each other.
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White Mama was a title that the network kept insisting had to be changed. Bette Davis sent back word she would refuse to make the picture if they changed the title. See more
My Mama never gave me no real name. B.T. stands for 'Boy Ten.'