Based on the novel by Belva Plain, covering a time span from 1909 to 1959. The story begins in New York's Lower East Side with the arrival of Polish-Jewish immigrant Anna (Lesley Ann Warren... See full summary »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Lesley Ann Warren ...  Anna Friedman 3 episodes, 1985
Armand Assante ...  Joseph Friedman 3 episodes, 1985
Ian McShane ...  Paul Lerner 3 episodes, 1985
Betty Buckley ...  Mrs. Bradford 3 episodes, 1985
Brian Dennehy ...  Matthew Malone 3 episodes, 1985
Robert Vaughn ...  John Bradford 3 episodes, 1985
Katherine Borowitz ...  Ruth 3 episodes, 1985
Clare Coulter ...  Mary Malone 3 episodes, 1985
Joan Allen ...  Iris Friedman 2 episodes, 1985
Boyd Gaines ...  Chris Bradford 2 episodes, 1985
Barbara Montgomery ...  Celeste 2 episodes, 1985
Glynis Davies ...  Marion 2 episodes, 1985
Jan Tríska ...  Dr. Theo Stoller 2 episodes, 1985
Sarah Rose Sarah Rose ...  Young Iris 2 episodes, 1985
Jackie Burroughs ...  Dorothy 2 episodes, 1985
Benjamin Bernouy Benjamin Bernouy ...  Young Eric (ages 9 to 13) 2 episodes, 1985
Marnie Walsh Marnie Walsh ...  Ellen 2 episodes, 1985
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Based on the novel by Belva Plain, covering a time span from 1909 to 1959. The story begins in New York's Lower East Side with the arrival of Polish-Jewish immigrant Anna (Lesley Ann Warren). At first employed as a humble seamstress, Anna is whisked into a whole new world when she becomes the wife of the enterprising Joseph Friedman (Armand Assante), who eventually becomes a wealthy Westchester contractor. Even so, Anna's heart belongs to Paul Lerner (Ian McShane), the son of the prosperous Fifth Avenue family which employs her relatives. In 1918, Anna gives birth to Paul's daughter, allowing Joseph to believe that he is the father. The secret surrounding Anna's child will lead to a daunting and frequently heartbreaking chain of events, culminating decades later in the newly formed state of Israel, where Anna's grandson Eric hopes to "find himself" -- and ends up finding more than he bargained for. Written by Douglas Gordon

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evergreen See more »

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Runtime:

(3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Need more of these type of mini-series
9 April 2001 | by ginnyk3See all my reviews

Sincerely agree with the person from Australia.

The story is beautifully acted and so much real emotions shown. The actors and actresses; newcomers should be very proud of themselves. Needs to be shown again. Soon..!!!!


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