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The story of Babe Didrickson, who won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics and returned to become a world champion golfer, her battles to be accepted as a woman in a ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Clark ... Mildred 'Babe' Didrikson Zaharias
Alex Karras ... George Zaharias
Slim Pickens ... Col. M.J. McCombs
Jeanette Nolan ... Hannah Marie Didrikson
Ellen Geer ... Lilly Didrikson
Ford Rainey ... Dr. Tatum
Arch Johnson ... Mr. Johnson
Stu Nahan ... Sportscaster
Philip Bourneuf ... Mr. Icely
Byron Morrow ... Grantland Rice
Mickey Sholdar Mickey Sholdar ... Golf Pro
Meg Wyllie ... Sister Tarsisis
Greg Mabrey ... Jimmy
Kathleen Cody ... Sue Ellen
Kathleen Hughes ... Nancy Armitage
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The story of Babe Didrickson, who won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics and returned to become a world champion golfer, her battles to be accepted as a woman in a man's sports world, and her fight against cancer. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

愛のメダリスト See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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6 November 2003 | by movibuf1962See all my reviews

"Babe" was simply one of the things I grew up watching. After it originally played on CBS in 1975 it was lavished with several Emmy nominations, then rerun in syndicated markets (pre-FOX Metromedia and so on) years afterward. It told the very simple story of Texan Babe Didrikson who was an Olympic athlete in the 30's and something of a womens' golf pioneer in the 40's-50's. What I remember was actress Susan Clark's genteel, understated approach to the decidedly feminist character. There was a lightness in the script enhanced by Ms. Clark's somewhat self-deprecating portrayal of Ms. Didrikson, then a fierce sense of independence and not wanting to show vulnerability- especially in the second act of the film when she fights cancer. While she plays sports alongside the men well, she longs to be as feminine as possible while courting future husband Zaharias (Clark's own future husband Alex Karras) A memorable scene shows her coming home from a beauty salon, transformed with hair and makeup, all along given encouragement by her prettier sister. It is as charming as all of her interplay with husband Zaharias. Would be a real gem on home video.


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