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 Totsie (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Lydia (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Eleanor, as an adult (3 episodes, 1995)
Andrew Lowery ...
 Drew, as an adult (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Mother Steed (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Andrew Alcott (3 episodes, 1995)
Joshua Miller
(3 episodes, 1995)
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 Walter Burton (3 episodes, 1995)
Christianne Mays ...
 Annie (3 episodes, 1995)
Julie Mayfield ...
 Mavis (3 episodes, 1995)
Randy Moore ...
 Manning (3 episodes, 1995)
Brooke Hailey ...
 Betsy (3 episodes, 1995)
Mark Walters ...
 Matthew (3 episodes, 1995)
Cynthia Dorn ...
 Marthareen (3 episodes, 1995)
Richard Dillard ...
 Richard Prince (3 episodes, 1995)
Jill Parker-Jones ...
 Exa Banks (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Howard Blackstone (3 episodes, 1995)
Christina Stojanovich ...
 Eleanor #1 (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Drew #1 (3 episodes, 1995)
Trevor Meeks ...
 Robin #1 (3 episodes, 1995)
Emmy Barker ...
 Eleanor #2 (3 episodes, 1995)
Christopher Fox ...
 Drew #2 (3 episodes, 1995)
Matthew Loehr ...
 Robin #2 (3 episodes, 1995)
Marietta Marich ...
 Mama (3 episodes, 1995)
Rutherford Cravens ...
 Marvin Hamilton (3 episodes, 1995)
Margaret Bowman ...
 Old Nanny (3 episodes, 1995)
Emily Courtney ...
 Nell (3 episodes, 1995)
Malachi Melville ...
 Young Nurse (3 episodes, 1995)
Kristin Birch ...
 Hotel Maid (3 episodes, 1995)
Donald Lawson ...
 Newspaper Editor (3 episodes, 1995)
Jessica Drake ...
 Pregnant Woman (3 episodes, 1995)
Pam Dougherty ...
 Second Jessamine Sister (3 episodes, 1995)
Gena Sleete ...
 Mrs. Maxwell (3 episodes, 1995)
Cliff Stephens ...
 Car Salesman (3 episodes, 1995)
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 St. Louis Bellhop (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Mrs. Fleck (3 episodes, 1995)
Morgan Redmond ...
 Man in English Garden (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Eleanor's Doctor (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Bess Alcott Steed Garner (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Robert Steed (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Arthur (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Sam Garner (3 episodes, 1995)
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Bess Steed marries her childhood sweetheart in the early part of the 20th century and begins a life in the high society of Dallas, Texas. As time goes by, things do not work out as she expects. Her husband dies of influenza, and she finds that she must pick up and carry along with her life. She proves to be a strong, commited, and loving individual who attracts new loves into her life and finds that she can take good care of the old ones. Despite further tragedy in losing her oldest son, and a second marriage that is not all that she expects it to be she continues to survive as independently as she has discovered the courage to do so. Written by CD

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements
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The main character has three children: two boys, Robin and Drew, and then a daughter, Eleanor. As the children grow older the daughter seems to become the middle child and Drew the youngest. See more »

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Featured in The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1995) See more »

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One of those lengthy films that you're sorry to see end.
28 December 2005 | by (OKC, OK, United States) – See all my reviews

This is a fabulous story depicting the lives of several people during one of the most interesting times in America. The star, Bess, is a strong woman that many other women can relate to as she struggles through the many challenges that life (& death) subject us to. She is not shown to be faultless, but rather normal, as people are. You get angry with her, love her, and cry with her, as well as the other characters. The sets, costumes, and acting are superb. We need more film made in this manner. I don't know how I missed it the when it was released in 1995 and just caught it on Lifetime in December of 2005. My mission will now be to try to find it on DVD.


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