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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)

The movie, adapted from Allan Gurganus's 1989 book of the same name, chronicles the life of Lucy Marsden, a 99-year-old North Carolina woman who at age 14 married a 50-year-old Confederate ... See full summary »

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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Lucy Honicut Marsden
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Capt. William Marsden
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Castralia, Marsden Family House Slave / Maid
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Lucy Marsden (age 99-100)
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Bianca Honicut
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Prof. Taw, Old Folks Home Resident
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Etta Pell, Old Folks Home Resident
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Shirey Ann Williams, Lucy's best girlhood friend
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Lady Mardsen
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Zundro (Sandra)
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Willie Marsden (at 13)
Jesse Zeigler ...
Ned Mardsen (12), Lucy's eldest son
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Ned Smythe, Willie's best friend (flashback scenes)
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Samuel Honicut
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Ruth Wilgus, Neighbor with telephone
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The movie, adapted from Allan Gurganus's 1989 book of the same name, chronicles the life of Lucy Marsden, a 99-year-old North Carolina woman who at age 14 married a 50-year-old Confederate veteran of the Civil War and bore nine children (reduced to six for television). Diane Lane stars as Lucy from her teenage years into middle age, and Anne Bancroft plays Lucy approaching her 100th birthday, telling her story in flashback.

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1 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Mary Stuart Masterson and Sissy Spacek were considered for the role of Lucy Honicut Marsden. See more »

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Got the Government good
19 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

a lot of people don't know that she continued to receive his pension after he died. The government didn't plan on her living as long as she did.Not too many people get one over on the Government legally. Way to go girl. I liked this story because My great grandfather was one of the last surviving Union soldiers. He died in 1932 at the age of 90.


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