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Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice (1982)

This made-for-television movie is a dramatization of the life of the founder of Los Angeles's first alcoholic recovery center for women, Beatrice O'Reilly.

Director:

Lamont Johnson

Writer:

Mitzie Welch
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carol Burnett ... Beatrice O'Reilly
Lloyd Bridges ... Johnny O'Reilly
Marian Mercer ... Rita
Geoffrey Lewis ... Captain Charley Rawlins
Conchata Ferrell ... Captain Burnsite
Gail Strickland ... Abbie
Rose Arrick Rose Arrick ... Kay
Sarina C. Grant Sarina C. Grant ... Mary Lou Brown
Tom Bower ... Tom
Ford Rainey ... Beatrice's Father
Fran Ryan ... Beatrice's Mother
Macon McCalman ... Dr. Samuels
Anne Seymour ... Mrs. Cunningham
Linda Redfearn ... Jessie
Eve McVeagh ... Mrs. Rugolo
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This made-for-television movie is a dramatization of the life of the founder of Los Angeles's first alcoholic recovery center for women, Beatrice O'Reilly.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Trivia

Although the character Carol Burnett plays, Beatrice O'Reilly, is presented as a real-life person, the character is indeed fictional. See more »

Goofs

In a scene set in the early 1940's, a large Holiday Inn motel - a chain that didn't go into business until 1952 - can be seen at the end of an amusement pier. See more »

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Carol Burnett in another good drama performance
19 November 2000 | by SkippyDevereauxSee all my reviews

After seeing Miss Burnett's variety series, it is nice to see that she can also do drama. This and "Friendly Fire" are amongst the best acting of her career and although at times this film seems a bit white-washed, it is still a very good film. Ably supported by great actors like Lloyd Bridges and Conchata Farrell, this movie is at times touching and a few times, humorous!! Very good all around film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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