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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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28 May 2004 | by (Gainesville, Florida) – See all my reviews

This was an enjoyable production. I had not seen the movie the first time it was released all the way through. Although I am certain producers took much license with some aspects of Ms. Duke's history, I think the general core of her life was well demonstrated. Sequential scenes were well produced and flowed throughout the production. Overview of major experiences in Ms. Duke's life were well developed and portrayed, giving us a taste, on a small scale, but yet a taste, of what struggles Ms. Duke had to endure. It was easy at times to forget about her wealth and see through to a genuine human being struggling to find her place and to find happiness.

It is a prime example of the old adage that money does not buy happiness. In fact, it can create more problems than an average wage earning person could experience. The butler did it, there is no doubt. The entrance of the adopted child, Chanzy, into Ms. Duke's life was one of the saddest and most despicable situations I have witnessed. I think this individual absolutely broke Ms. Duke's heart and destroyed the last little bit of trust Ms. Duke had in human beings. I would be interested to find out if Chanzy truly did inherit from Ms. Duke's estate and if she is still with us, what her life has been like since Ms. Duke's death and what she is doing now.


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