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Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987)

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Originally shown in two parts, this massive TV movie adaptation of C. David Heymann's biography stars Farrah Fawcett as Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton. With two failed marriages to her credit, 29-year-old Barbara marries film idol Cary Grant (James Read), the first man who loves her for herself and not her millions. This alliance goes the way of all of Barbara's romances; there will be four more marriages, the last when Ms. Hutton is 50-years-old. Shutting herself away in her Tangiers mansion, Barbara begins her long descent into the world of booze and drugs. Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story merely skims the surface of its subject's stormy life, but Farrah Fawcett's performance commands the audience's attention throughout the film's daunting 240 minutes.
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NR
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Drama
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Cast

Farrah Fawcett
as Barbara Hutton
Kevin McCarthy
as Franklin Hutton
Bruce Davison
as Jimmy Donahue
Burl Ives
as F.W. Woolworth
James Read
as Cary Grant
Anne Francis
as Marjorie Post
David Ackroyd
as Graham Mattison
Fairuza Balk
as Barbara (age 12)
Linden Ashby
as Lance (as an adult)
Amadeus August
as Haugwitz-Reventlow
Nicholas Clay
as Prince Alexis Mdivani
Miriam Margolyes
as Elsa Maxwell
Anthony Peck
as James Douglas III
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Farrah was really good as Barbara Hutton, a very lonely lady, despite all her Money.Her wardrobe in this really showcased her beauty, & I loved Ms Hutton's Story

Marilee Aschwanden
Marilee Aschwanden

Pretty sure this won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I for one loved it and watched for six hours straight. Yes, really! Here, Fawcett plays Barbara Hutton, the seven-times married heiress to the Woolworth fortune, and one of the richest women in America. Believe me, it's a wild ride. The acting is pretty darn hammy in places, but life stories like this fascinate me, and so I recommend! (strange that there are no other reviews on Flixster for this).

Leanna Elle
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