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Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)

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Jean Stapleton stars as Eleanor Roosevelt in this made-for-TV biography, first telecast May 12, 1982. The film recounts Mrs. Roosevelt's life after the 1945 death of her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. At the request of new president Truman, Eleanor serves as a United Nations delegate, spending much of her time tilting with dedicated anti-FDR politico John Foster Dulles (E.G. Marshall). She goes on to spearhead the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proving to Dulles--and to Soviet delegate Freddie Jones--that she's anything but soft on Communism. The winning teleplay for Eleanor: First Lady of the World was by Caryl Ledner and Cynthia Mandenberg.

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Cast

Jean Stapleton
as Eleanor Roosevelt
Kabir Bedi
as Dr. Charles Malik
E.G. Marshall
as John Foster Dulles
Coral Browne
as Lady Reading
Ken Kimmins
as Durward Sandifer
Richard McKenzie
as Harry S. Truman
Freddie Jones
as Dr. Pavlov
Jeffrey Marcus
as Buzz Dall
Lin McCarthy
as Sen. Arthur Vandenberg
Tasha Martel
as Mme. Jahan
Peter White
as James Roosevelt
Chris Winfield
as 2nd Steward
Maurice Marsac
as Crillon Manager
Doug Robinson
as 2nd Reporter
John Bleifer
as Herr Simon
David Frankham
as UN President
Duncan Ross
as Chairman 3rd Committee
Essex Smith
as John Mays
Lee Wilkof
as 1st Reporter
Curtis Roosevelt
as Epilogue Narrator
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