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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

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(CBS, 1/31/1974, 120 mins). Winner of nine Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama of the 1973-74 season, this was one of the most acclaimed TV movies ever, highlighted by Cicely Tyson’s Emmy-winning performance as the (fictional) woman who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lived to see the Civil Rights movement a century later. Director John Korty and writer Tracy Keenan Wynn also received Emmy Awards. Additionally, they won the Directors Guild of America and Writers Guild of America awards, respectively, and the film was given the prestigious Christopher Award. Based on Ernest J. Gaines’ 1971 novel.

Production Company Tomorrow Entertainment. Director John Korty. Producers Rick Rosenberg, Robert W. Christiansen. Teleplay Tracy Keenan Wynn. Based on the Novel by Ernest J. Gaines. Photography James Crabe. Music Fred Karlin. Editor Sid Levin. Production Designer Michael Haller. Makeup (Cicely Tyson) Rick Baker, Stan Winston.

Cast Cicely Tyson (Jane Pittman), Odetta (Big Laura), Josephine Premice (Mme. Gautier), Ted Airhart (Sheriff Guidry), Sidney Arroyo (Tee-Bob), Eric Brown (Jimmy at age 7), Woodrow Chambliss (Freedom investigator), Barbara Chaney (Amma Dean), Noel Cravenze (Long-haired boy), Richard Dysart (Master Bryant), Joel Fluellen (“Unc” Isom), Jerome Green (Etienne), James Goodman (Mr. Clyde), Will Hare (Elbert Cluveau), David Hooks (Colonel Dye), Elinora B Johnson (Mary), Dudley Knight (Trooper Brown), Derrick Mills (Little Ned at age 5), Michael Murphy (Quentin Lerner), Valerie Odell (Ticey [Young Jane]), Rod Perry (Joe Pittman), Roy Poole (Master Robert), Thalmus Rasulala (Ned), Dean Smith (Ned at age 15), Carol Sutton (Vivian), Alana Viliavaso (Mary Agnes), Bill Walker (Elder Banks), Collin Wilcox-Horne (Mistress Bryant), Arnold Wilkerson (Jimmy), Beatrice Winde (Lena).

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