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Wilma (1977)

The story of American track sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who overcame physical handicaps to win three gold medals in the 1960 Olympics.

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Bud Greenspan

Writer:

Bud Greenspan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Jo Finney ... Wilma Rudolph
Cicely Tyson ... Blanche Rudolph
Jason Bernard ... Coach Temple
Joe Seneca ... Ed Rudolph
Denzel Washington ... Robert Eldridge, age 18
Charles Blackwell Charles Blackwell ... Coach Gray
Norman Matlock ... Dr. Gordon
Larry B. Scott ... Robert Eldridge, age 12 (as Larry Scott)
Réjane Magloire Réjane Magloire ... Wilma, age 12
Piper Carter Piper Carter ... Wilma, age 4
Pauletta Washington ... Mae Faggs (as Paulette Pearson)
Andrea Frierson ... Martha Hudson
Stacy Green Stacy Green ... Tootie
Dury Cox Dury Cox ... Pappy Marshall
Roger Askew Roger Askew ... Dr. Williams
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The story of American track sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who overcame physical handicaps to win three gold medals in the 1960 Olympics.

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olympics | african american | See All (2) »

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A true story of one of America's greatest Olympic Athletes.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wilma Rudolph, die schwarze Gazelle See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cappy Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

It was on this shoot that future spouses Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington (nee Pearson) first met. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.9 (2015) See more »

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