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Little Mo

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(NBC, 9/5/1978, 120 mins). Biopic about tennis great Maureen Connolly who, as a teenager, was the first woman to win the Grand Slam of Tennis, became world renowned as “Little Mo,” and died of cancer in 1969 at the age of 34. Anne Baxter replaced Lana Turner in the part of Maureen’s mother.

Production Companies Mark VII Ltd., Worldvision Enterprises. Director Daniel Haller. Executive Producer Jack Webb. Producer George Sherman. Teleplay John McGreevey. Photography Harry L. Wolf. Music Billy May, Carl Brandt. Editors Bill E. Garst, Bob Swanson, Doug Hines, Michael Berman. Art Director Carl Anderson. Technical Advisor Nancy Chaffee Kiner. Cast Glynnis O’Connor (Maureen Connolly), Michael Learned (Eleanor “Teach” Tennant), Anne Baxter (Jess Connolly), Claude Akins (Gus Berste), Martin Milner (Wilbur Folsom), Anne Francis (Sophie Fisher), Mark Harmon (Norman Brinker), Leslie Nielsen (Nelson Fisher), Ann Doran (Aunt Gert), Tony Trabert (Himself), Fred Holliday (Dr. Bruce Kimball), Len Wayland (Johnson), Justin Lord (Maxwell), Maggie Wellman (Susan), Jean Kard (Nancy Chaffee), Cindy Brinker (Susan Partridge), K.C. Keller (Laura Lou-Jahn), Tony Fretz (Doris Hart), Stacy Keach Sr. (Chamber of Commerce President), Beatrice Manley (Duchess of Kent), Jason Kincaid (Ben), Tracey Gold (Cindy Brinker), Missy Gold (Missy Brinker), Ian Abercrombie (Dr. Noyes).

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