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Eleanor and Franklin 

The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, from early youth to his election as President of the United States, as told from Eleanor's point of view.
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1976  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 15 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
David Huffman ...  Elliott Roosevelt, Sr. 2 episodes, 1976
Mackenzie Phillips ...  Eleanor Roosevelt, Age 14 2 episodes, 1976
Lilia Skala ...  Mlle. Souvestre, school headmistress 2 episodes, 1976
Ed Flanders ...  Louis Howe 2 episodes, 1976
Helen Kleeb ...  Daisy 2 episodes, 1976
Peggy McCay ...  Grace Tully 2 episodes, 1976
Anna Lee ...  Laura Delano 2 episodes, 1976
Irene Tedrow ...  Mary Hall 2 episodes, 1976
Devon Ericson ...  Corinne Robinson 2 episodes, 1976
Linda Purl ...  Alice Roosevelt (age 14-20) 2 episodes, 1976
William Phipps ...  Theodore Roosevelt 2 episodes, 1976
Ted Eccles ...  Franklin Roosevelt, age 16 2 episodes, 1976
Linda Kelsey ...  Lucy Mercer 2 episodes, 1976
Edward Winter ...  Joe McCall, reporter on funeral train 2 episodes, 1976
Sari Price Sari Price ...  Mistress of Ceremonies 2 episodes, 1976
Timothy Jecko Timothy Jecko ...  Presidential Aide 2 episodes, 1976
Harry Holcombe ...  Steve Early 2 episodes, 1976
Len Wayland ...  Admiral McIntire 2 episodes, 1976
Brett Salomon Brett Salomon ...  Franklin Roosevelt, age 5 2 episodes, 1976
Hilary Stolla ...  Eleanor Roosevelt, age 2 2 episodes, 1976
Tiffani Boli Tiffani Boli ...  Eleanor Roosevelt, age 6 2 episodes, 1976
Elie Liardet Elie Liardet ...  Groom 2 episodes, 1976
Irene Robinson Irene Robinson ...  Nun 2 episodes, 1976
Shannon Terhune Shannon Terhune ...  Eleanor Roosevelt, age 10 2 episodes, 1976
Lindsay Crouse ...  Marjorie Bennett 2 episodes, 1976
Evan Morgan Evan Morgan ...  Bunny Pierpoint 2 episodes, 1976
Lidia Kristen ...  Fraulein Schreiber 2 episodes, 1976
Cynthia Latham Cynthia Latham ...  Elizabeth McEachearn 2 episodes, 1976
John Earl Burnett ...  Hall Roosevelt 2 episodes, 1976
Ellen Blake Ellen Blake ...  Maid 2 episodes, 1976
Derrick Lynn-Thomas Derrick Lynn-Thomas ...  Conductor 2 episodes, 1976
Ned Wilson Ned Wilson ...  Reverend Endicott Peabody 2 episodes, 1976
Carl Lester Carl Lester ...  Chief Petty Officer 2 episodes, 1976
Steve Tanner Steve Tanner ...  Western Union Boy 2 episodes, 1976
Nora Heflin Nora Heflin ...  Cora 2 episodes, 1976
Cherry Davis Cherry Davis ...  Gladys 2 episodes, 1976
Alvin Childress Alvin Childress ...  Porter 2 episodes, 1976
Teresa Steenhoek Teresa Steenhoek ...  Anna Roosevelt, age 7 2 episodes, 1976
Vaughn Taylor ...  Farmer 2 episodes, 1976
Arthur Adams Arthur Adams ...  Arthur Prettyman 2 episodes, 1976
Jack Stauffer Jack Stauffer ...  Paul Leonard 2 episodes, 1976
Jane Alexander ...  Eleanor Roosevelt, age 18-60 2 episodes, 1976
Tina Cole ...  Singer 2 episodes, 1976
Mimi Cozzens ...  Maid 2 episodes, 1976
Mindy Dow Mindy Dow ...  Roosevelt Daughter 2 episodes, 1976
Pamela Franklin ...  Anna Hall 2 episodes, 1976
Cathy Green Cathy Green ...  Singer 2 episodes, 1976
Edward Herrmann ...  Franklin Delano Roosevelt, age 20-50 2 episodes, 1976
Chris Lafontan Chris Lafontan ...  James Roosevelt 2 episodes, 1976
Rosemary Murphy ...  Sara Delano Roosevelt 2 episodes, 1976
Zack Tiegen ...  Franklin Roosevelt age 5 2 episodes, 1976
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Storyline

Told from the perspective of Eleanor Roosevelt after her husband's death, this film chronicles the life and times of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife from childhood until his election to the White House. The first of a two-part biopic, the film is based on the dual biography by Joseph P. Lash, Eleanor's personal secretary and confidant, and provides a behind-the-scenes look at one of the nation's most famous couples. Written by Jwelch5742

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eleanor & Franklin See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

In 1921, Franklin rides a train to New York for medical treatment. The train passes a house with a modern television antenna on the roof. See more »

Quotes

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, age 20-50: [he is going swimming in the lake with his wife and children] Come on! Last one in is a rotten Kaiser!
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Connections

Featured in The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978) See more »

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Remarkable in detailing the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor...
25 December 2006 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR was a remarkable television mini-series that topcast BERNARD HERRMANN and JANE Alexander as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor--taking them through courtship and marriage to the stormy years of discontent while his political ambitions became known to her (and eventually his indiscretions), as well as the political climate during the early years of his presidency at the height of the Great Depression, followed by the tumultuous war years of World War II.

It never ceases to be endlessly fascinating, treating with respect and dignity the lives of the famous couple and their various dealings with others while he becomes head of the Democratic party and then is elected to be a four-term president during some of the most difficult years in American history.

Production-wise, it's excellent and received many awards and nominations. It should be required viewing for any student of history and dramatically, it is very effective with a fitting background score by John Barry.


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