White Mama (1980)





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Bette Davis is White Mama in this custom-made TV movie. Ms. Davis plays a poverty-stricken widow who is too proud to go on welfare. Aware that she can receive a steady income if she takes in a foster child, Davis becomes surrogate mother to tough black teenager Ernest Harden Jr. The relationship is shaky at best in the beginning, but soon foster mother and foster "child" learn to love, respect and trust one another. Originally telecast March 3, 1980, White Mama garnered an Emmy nomination for Bette Davis.
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Tomorrow Entertainment


Bette Davis
as Adele Malone
Ernie Hudson
as Counsellor
Tony Burton
as Black Fighter
Eileen Heckart
as Three Bag Lady
Anne Ramsey
as Heavy Charm
Robert Ruth
as Superintendent
Dan Mason
as Father Gannon
Ernest Harden Jr.
as B.T. Williamson
Lurene Tuttle
as Mrs. McIntyre
Peg Shirley
as Judge Alice Quentin
John Hancock
as Tall Black Man
Virginia Capers
as Gorilla Sydney
Roger Hampton
as Man in Alley
Maggie Gwinn
as Waitress
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