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Little Gloria... Happy at Last (1982)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  24 October 1982 (USA)
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The story deals with Gloria Vanderbilt's difficult coming-of-age when, at eleven, she was a pawn in a custody battle between her sybaritic mother and her aunt.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
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Reggie Vanderbilt
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Nurse Emma Kieslich
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Nathan Burkan
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Justice John Francis Carew
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Laura Fitzpatrick Morgan
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Maury Paul
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Gilchrist
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Smythe
Lucy Gutteridge ...
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Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt (as Betty Davis)
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Leueen Willoughby ...
Consuelo Morgan
Ken Pogue ...
Judge James Aloycious Foley (as Kenneth Pogue)
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The story deals with Gloria Vanderbilt's difficult coming-of-age when, at eleven, she was a pawn in a custody battle between her sybaritic mother and her aunt.

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Money, glamour, scandal . . . The story of Little Gloria Vanderbilt. [Video] [Australia]

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24 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Glória Feita de Ódio  »

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In reality, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt and her sister Thelma were identical twins. Lucy Gutteridge, who plays Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt in this TV movie, later played Thelma in The Woman He Loved (1988). See more »

Goofs

In the scenes in Central Park early in the film, the San Remo apartment house building is shown clearly in the skyline. The scene is set in 1922, but the building wasn't erected until 1929. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cheers: Little Carla, Happy at Last: Part 1 (1987) See more »

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ABSORBING DRAMA!

Beautiful made adaptation of Barbara Goldsmith's best-seller book, about the sensational custody battle of 10 year old Gloria Vanderbilt, that took place in 1934. Great cast, with Angela Lansbury and Bette Davis taking the acting honors. Detailed and very real, with a nice period flavor. This is a true but ultimately sad story. One of the best TV mini-series ever made.


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