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Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  22 February 1999 (USA)
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Biography of billionaire tobacco heiress Doris Duke looks at her bizarre lifestyle, including her troubled childhood, her world traveling for audiences with mystics, a face lift at age 79, ... See full summary »

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Biography of billionaire tobacco heiress Doris Duke looks at her bizarre lifestyle, including her troubled childhood, her world traveling for audiences with mystics, a face lift at age 79, and her mysterious death in 1993 at age 80. But even upon her death, oddities continued as she left the affairs of her hotly contested estate to her hard-drinking butler, who had controlled much of her life and was accused by others of causing her death. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Well acted mini series- should be on DVD
23 May 2005 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie last night on TV. For some reason it has not come out on DVD though I can't understand why not. Its better than most mini series in my view. I think its probably the best role Lauren Bacall has played since she was older. I have always liked her starting with her first acting role when she was 19, which was "To Have and to Have not" with soon to be husband Humphrey Bogart. For someone in their first acting part, she was good. Too Rich: Story of Doris Duke was very interesting and one of the main points I got out of it, was that money does not always bring happiness and in fact can cause great misery. Doris Duke had a sad life looking for love in the wrong people and appears to have been taken advantage of because of her money, much of her life. She adopted a grown up young woman as a daughter but the daughter only did things for her own gain. Doris had a baby either dead at birth or shortly after. Richard Chamberlain, young Dr. Kildare of years ago on TV, played a great dramatic part as the scheming Bernard, Doris's butler. I won't tell you the ending, but its quite surprising. I would very like to see this mini series released on DVD as the acting is very well done, and the mini series deserves exposure. I hope that happens soon.


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