Margaret Bourke-White

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This made-for-cable biopic originally went out under the simpler title Margaret Bourke-White. Farrah Fawcett stars as the famed photojournalist, whose work for Life magazine from 1936 onward gained her worldwide celebrity. The best scenes, showing the dauntless Bourke-White (Fawcett) at work in the most grueling and perilous of situations, are all too fleeting. The filmmakers evidently believed that the audience would be more intrigued by Bourke-White's stormy relationship with her husband, novelist Erskine Caldwell (played with a fluctuating Southern accent by Frederic Forrest). The film's chief assets are the well-focused performance of Farrah Fawcett, and the lensed-on-location sequences in Louisiana and Moscow. Margaret Bourke-White premiered over the TNT cable channel on April 24, 1989.


Farrah Fawcett
as Margaret Bourke-White
Frederic Forrest
as Erskine Caldwell
Jay Patterson
as Henry Luce
Ken Marshall
as Chappie
Robert Stanton
as Lloyd-Smith
Matt Borel
as Western Union Clerk
Walter Breaux
as Chaingang Captain
Jack Canon
as Angry Reporter
David Carpenter
as G.I. Doug
Harold Evans
as Preacher
Stanislav Govorukhin
as German Adreevich
Jack Hallett
as Messenger
Robert Katims
as Moscowitz
Eliott Keener
as Caldwell's Father
Warren Kenner
as Gentleman on Porch
Jerry Leggio
as Reporter #6
Dennis Letts
as Plant Supervisor
Richard K. Olsen
as Reporter #4
Jim Ross
as Reporter #3
Brandon Smith (I)
as Patton's Aide
Lane Trippe
as Clare Booth-Luce
John Wilmot
as Reporter #5
Vince Grant
as G.I. Larry
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