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Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (1990)

Spanning years of both Harry and Leona Helmsley's cutthroat control of their eponymonous empire, this made-for-TV movie chronicles both the high and low points of the couple's life together.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Harry Helmsley
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Paul Summerton
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Jay Panzirer
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Joseph Lubin
Marcia Diamond ...
Leona's Mother
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Sandra
Gale Garnett ...
May
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Sarah
Ken James
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Marilyn Norrito
Eric Donkin ...
Stanley
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Mark
Marvin Goldhar ...
Leona's Attorney
Ransdell Pierson ...
Ransdell
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Spanning years of both Harry and Leona Helmsley's cutthroat control of their eponymonous empire, this made-for-TV movie chronicles both the high and low points of the couple's life together.

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23 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Queen of Mean  »

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1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Leona Helmsley: You're tie is too wide.
Paul Summerton: And in the right light, your earrings could signal the entire 7th Fleet.
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The Queen of Mean Reigns Supreme!
21 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Suzanne Pleshette deserved an award for playing the most unlikable woman or most hated woman in recent history, Leona Rosenthal Helmsley. She climbed her way to the top of the New York Real Estate market which is quite brutal if you read anything about it. She found ultimate love and happiness with Harry Helmsley, a married billionaire. The two were destined for each other. He divorced his wife of many years and married Leona Helmsley. Pleshette plays Leona quite well almost perfect. Only because the book by the same name was used as a resource. The movie does not mention that Leona and Harry were active philanthropists who donated their vast fortune to charities. Now that Leona, Harry, and even Suzanne Pleshette who was grandiose, charming, and mad at times in this role are gone to a better place.


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