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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 overview, first billed only:
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
Reggie Vanderbilt
Nurse Emma Kieslich
Nathan Burkan
Justice John Francis Carew
Laura Fitzpatrick Morgan
Maury Paul
Lucy Gutteridge ...
Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt (as Betty Davis)
Little Gloria
Rosalyn Landor ...
Leueen Willoughby ...
Consuelo Morgan
Ken Pogue ...
Judge James Aloycious Foley (as Kenneth Pogue)


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]







Release Date:

24 October 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Glória Feita de Ódio  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


In a voiceover exchange of 1933 telegrams Gloria states that she will be returning from Paris on the Lusitania arriving on Thursday September 25. The Lusitania was torpedoed in May 1915 and no subsequent liners were given this name, although her sister ship Mauretania was in her last year of service. September 25 1933 was also a Monday. See more »


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

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Excellent cast
13 February 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

This movie was very well done. Lucy Gutteridge did a wonderful and believable portrayal of Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt. You can feel her pain as you follow along. The actress who played little Gloria looked just like Gloria Laura Vanderbilt which helped to make her credible. Angela Lansbury was also amazing as Gertrude Vanderbilt, I ended up disliking her by the end of the movie (which is rare for this actress). Definitely see this movie.

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