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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)

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An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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... Henrietta Lacks
... Mary Kubick
... Dr. George Gey
... Mrs. Margaret Gey (as Karen Reynolds)
... Board Administrator
Chasiti Ferrell ... Baby Deborah
Chelsea Ferrell ... Baby Deborah
... Rebecca Skloot
... Dr. Roland Pattillo
... Deborah Lacks
Jaedon Godley ... Davon
... Sonny Lacks
John Douglas Thompson ... Lawrence Lacks
... Day Lacks
... Barbara Lacks
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An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.

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22 April 2017 (USA)  »

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Features Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) See more »

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Read the book instead
1 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Rarely has an excellent book been so poorly transferred to the screen. You can definitely see Oprah's influence on what was going to be in the screenplay. Gone is almost every scene that would show us Henrietta and HER life, so that Oprah, as her daughter, could monopolize the film. Sad. My advice, read the book instead.


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