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Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  19 August 2006 (USA)
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Fantasia Barrino overcomes sexual abuse, illiteracy, and other setbacks and becomes the winner of "American Idol" in 2004.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Addie Collins
Joseph Barrino
Rodney Birks
Johnny Lee
Mr. Emanuel
Rico Barrino
Norman Nixon Jr. ...
Young Rico
Young Tiny
Deanna Dawn ...
Toussant Duchess ...
Wanda Jean


American Idol's third season winner Fantasia Barrino plays herself in a television movie that shows how the teenage single mother overcame poverty, sexual abuse and illiteracy to win the hit talent show. "Life Is Not a Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story" will premiere in August 2006 on the women's cable channel, Lifetime Television. Written by Chuck Halley

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My story is I believe


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A História de Fantasia Barrino  »

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Director Debbie Allen has a brief cameo as a woman in sunglasses auditioning for American Idol. See more »


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Performed by Fantasia Barrino
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Life Is Not A Faitytale!
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I have read "Life Is Not A Fairytale" and this is an excellent book. I recommend it for all ages, it is an inspiration for everyone that have gone through some of the same things, but didn't know how to come out and tell anyone.

Some people are ashamed of the things that life has sent their way and they are afraid of what other people might say or judge them.

Life Is Not A Fairytale gives you hope and courage. I love this book and I made sure my daughters read the book and watched the movie. Fantasia you are a blessing to a lot of people and you are a beautiful person.

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