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Grace McQueen
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Julie Pollard
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Alexandra Pollard
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Scott
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Meg
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Norm Denton
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Otis
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Mr. Riley
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Charles Champion ...
Larry Freeman
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Rita
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Mrs. Oberg
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Michael Mitz ...
Ben Hodgkins
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When Grace comes to live with her daughter and son-in-law, she is eager to find a way to be useful in the community. She loves to read stories to children, and decides to read one on public access television. The response is so strong that a large company hears about it and offers her a television series. Her life becomes complicated as she is forced to make some serious decisions. Through it all, Grace is able to help a young mother realize that time is the most valuable gift she could give to her daughter. Written by Schleppy

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A captivating storyteller... a working, single mother and her daughter. The precious gift of time. See more »

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9 December 1991 (USA)  »

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The Christmas Story Lady  »

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Grace Johnston turned down the role of Alexandra Pollard because of conflicting work schedules with One Good Cop (1991). See more »

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Julie Pollard: We had an understanding.
Alexandra Pollard: No, we have appointments.
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Great family film for all ages
31 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Great family film for all ages. Could be called a "Christmas" movie, but the Christmas part plays a small role. Lisa Jakub's film before she plays the daughter on Mrs. Doubtfire. Jessica Tandy does a fine job as the "story lady" - a grandmother for all the children watching her on her community access TV show.


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