This sweeping mini-series profiling the Kennedy family ran three nights. The film chronicles 55 years in the lives of the family opening in 1906 with the marriage of Joseph P. Kennedy, a ... See full summary »
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 Robert Kennedy - Ages 12-15 (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Rose's Friend - 1906 (3 episodes, 1990)
Deborah Bancroft ...
 Sissy Thomas (3 episodes, 1990)
Paul Bronk ...
 Bartender (3 episodes, 1990)
Sullivan Brown ...
 King George (3 episodes, 1990)
Allyn Burrows ...
 G.I. (3 episodes, 1990)
Karen Chaffee ...
 Patricia Kennedy - Ages 13-14 (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Ormsby-Gore (3 episodes, 1990)
Mara Clark ...
 Maid Ruth (3 episodes, 1990)
Jordan Clarke ...
 James Reedy (3 episodes, 1990)
Richard Clarke ...
 Neville Chamberlain (3 episodes, 1990)
Father Coppenrath ...
 Priest (3 episodes, 1990)
Joe Costa ...
 David Sarnoff (3 episodes, 1990)
Dawn Couch ...
 Cora (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Billy Hartington (3 episodes, 1990)
Jean De Baer ...
 Josie Fitzgerald (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Joe Kane (3 episodes, 1990)
Bill Devany ...
 Saloon Patron (3 episodes, 1990)
Frank Dolan ...
 Dr. Place (3 episodes, 1990)
Bruce Donaldson ...
 Customer's Man (3 episodes, 1990)
William Duff-Griffin ...
 Henry Fitzgerald (3 episodes, 1990)
Matthew Dundas ...
 Ted Kennedy - Ages 12-14 (3 episodes, 1990)
Paul Dunn ...
 Clark (3 episodes, 1990)
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 John 'Honey Fitz' Fitzgerald (3 episodes, 1990)
Michael Flanagan ...
 Dr. Coleman (3 episodes, 1990)
Hal Fletcher ...
 Earl Warren (3 episodes, 1990)
Will Gardner ...
 Robert Kennedy - Age 7 (3 episodes, 1990)
Edwin Gerard ...
 Henri (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Irish Driver (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Peter Fitzwilliam (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Joe Kennedy Jr. - Ages 11-12 (3 episodes, 1990)
Sam Gray ...
 William Burke (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Eddie Moore (3 episodes, 1990)
Beth Herzig ...
 Jean Kennedy - Ages 16-20 (3 episodes, 1990)
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 P.J. Kennedy (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Joe Gargan (3 episodes, 1990)
Venus Irving-Prescott ...
 Club Singer (3 episodes, 1990)
David Ives ...
 Headmaster (3 episodes, 1990)
Keith Jochim ...
 Dr. Martin (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Jim Fitzgerald (3 episodes, 1990)
Kristen Lee Kelly ...
 Patricia Kennedy (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Hill (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Pat Wilson (3 episodes, 1990)
Pete Kovner ...
 Harry (3 episodes, 1990)
Thomas Krajewski ...
 Jack Kennedy - Ages 9-12 (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Erich Von Stroheim (3 episodes, 1990)
June Lion ...
 Nurse (3 episodes, 1990)
Jane Loranger ...
 Agnes Firtzgerald (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Rosemary Kennedy (3 episodes, 1990)
Dante Magnani ...
 Joe Kennedy Jr. - Ages 2-4 (3 episodes, 1990)
Kate Mailer ...
 Victoria (3 episodes, 1990)
Bernie McInerney ...
 Dr. Bowles (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Robert Kennedy (3 episodes, 1990)
Chris Milberg ...
 Newsboy #2 (3 episodes, 1990)
Leah Monagle ...
 Eunice Fitzgerald - Age 5 (3 episodes, 1990)
Bill Moor ...
 Louis Howe (3 episodes, 1990)
Hubert Murray ...
 Secretary (3 episodes, 1990)
Hugo Napier ...
 Butler (3 episodes, 1990)
Kelsey Nichols ...
 Kathleen Kennedy - Ages 8-9 (3 episodes, 1990)
Remi Nichols ...
 Rosemary Kennedy - Ages 8-11 (3 episodes, 1990)
Christina Nikitas ...
 Jack Kennedy - Ages 2-3 (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Gloria Swanson (3 episodes, 1990)
Dossy Peabody ...
 Catherine Falvey (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Joseph P. Kennedy (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Kathleen Kennedy (3 episodes, 1990)
Richard Provost ...
 Chief Justice (3 episodes, 1990)
Mathew Quinn ...
 Pianist (3 episodes, 1990)
Halina Radosz ...
 Eunice Kennedy (3 episodes, 1990)
Beckett Royce ...
 New York Woman (3 episodes, 1990)
Danielle Schonback ...
 Jean Kennedy - Ages 9-12 (3 episodes, 1990)
Fiona Scoones ...
 Young Woman (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (3 episodes, 1990)
Ryan Shaughnessy ...
 Ted Kennedy - Ages 5-6 (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Franklin D. Roosevelt (3 episodes, 1990)
Shaun Sullivan ...
 Newsboy #1 (3 episodes, 1990)
John Terrence ...
 Gloria's Butler (3 episodes, 1990)
Brian Tierney ...
 Jimmy Roosevelt (3 episodes, 1990)
Jennifer Walsh ...
 Rosemary Kennedy - Ages 1-4 (3 episodes, 1990)
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 John F. Kennedy (3 episodes, 1990)
Bronia Wheeler ...
 Nun (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Classmate (3 episodes, 1990)
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This sweeping mini-series profiling the Kennedy family ran three nights. The film chronicles 55 years in the lives of the family opening in 1906 with the marriage of Joseph P. Kennedy, a Harvard graduate, to Rose Fitzgerald, the daughter of Boston's Mayor. The first night focuses on the marriage's troubled years and Rose's strength in developing a real family. The second night covered the years of 1928 - 1940 and Jospeh's years as working as a movie producer and then an ambassador. The final night follows the Kennedy's tragedies during World War II and follows the post war years political successes of John Kennedy. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Full of political triumph, unscrupulous dealings, corruption and infidelity, it is a history that has become legend. A history that has been concealed - until now! See more »

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Ted Kennedy provided source author Doris Kearns Goodwin access to a collection of papers and materials including letters of Rose Kennedy and Joseph P. Kennedy discovered in the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum which had not undergone archival appraisal and starting to deteriorate. These had been received by the repository around the same time that Godowin had started researching JFK there. See more »

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Excellent cast
20 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was one of the featured Chauffeurs in this ABC Mini Series. I live in Rhode Island and was chosen because I was driving for the company that had most of the antiques used for the film. I have a copy of the original poster also. Lots of fun filming with Annette O'Toole, Charles Durning, William Peterson, Steven Weber, Tracy Pollan, etc. Great cast.....and got to drive some nice cars. Featured in the 40's driving the Silver 1940 Buick limousine. Also drove a 1926 Hudson to the set from time to time. I have a copy on VHS that I made while watching on the premier nights on television back in 1990, edited most of the commercials, and just made a DVD copy as well. You can write me, ShadoVTwin@yahoo.com.

RJ in Rhode Island


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