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The Jesse Owens Story (1984)

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This made-for-TV biography looks into the effects of sudden fame upon Olympic track-star Jesse Owens. Not all of the effects were positive and Owens was not always a paragon as he tried to deal with losing control of his life, and the racial attitudes he had to face.

Cast

Dorian Harewood
as Jesse Owens
Debbi Morgan
as Ruth Solomon Owens
George Kennedy
as Charles 'Charley' Riley
Ronny Cox
as Snyder
Vic Tayback
as Saperstein
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