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Family Album 

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | TV Series (1994– )
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Based on Danielle Steel's novel of a celebrated actress-filmmaker whose family life is marked with love and strife.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jaclyn Smith ...  Faye Price Thayer 2 episodes, 1994
Michael Ontkean ...  Ward Thayer 2 episodes, 1994
Joe Flanigan ...  Lionel Thayer 2 episodes, 1994
Kristin Minter ...  Valerie Thayer 2 episodes, 1994
Leslie Horan ...  Anne Thayer O'Hara 2 episodes, 1994
Tom Mason ...  Bill O'Hara 2 episodes, 1994
Brian Krause ...  Greg Thayer 2 episodes, 1994
Steven Gilborn 2 episodes, 1994
Paul Satterfield ...  Paul Steel 2 episodes, 1994
Jim Curley 2 episodes, 1994
Kristen Dalton ...  Maizie 2 episodes, 1994
Joel Gretsch ...  John 2 episodes, 1994
Laura Owens Laura Owens ...  Jan 2 episodes, 1994
Shawn David Thompson ...  Jason 2 episodes, 1994
Hillary Danner Hillary Danner ...  Gail Stein 2 episodes, 1994
Keone Young ...  Private Investigator 2 episodes, 1994
John Waters ...  Vincent 2 episodes, 1994
Donzaleigh Abernathy ...  Lorrie 2 episodes, 1994
Kelly Junkerman Kelly Junkerman ...  Cinematographer 2 episodes, 1994
Courtney Wilkes Courtney Wilkes ...  Little Faye 2 episodes, 1994
Billy Stamp Billy Stamp ...  Max 2 episodes, 1994
Michael Lattimer Michael Lattimer ...  Assistant Director 2 episodes, 1994
Dennis Redfield ...  Soundman 2 episodes, 1994
Dan Moriarty ...  Studio Executive 2 episodes, 1994
Paul Linke ...  Wardrobe Man 2 episodes, 1994
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Based on Danielle Steel's novel of a celebrated actress-filmmaker whose family life is marked with love and strife.

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Behind the scenes of a successful acting career, lies the misery of the break up of her family.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Danielle Steel's 'Family Album' See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Valerie is auditioning for her mother's movie, the lines she is reading are from Danielle Steel's book Palamino. See more »

Quotes

Anne Thayer O'Hara: Any time I really want something, people tell me it will ruin my life.
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Referenced in This Filthy World (2006) See more »

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totally unbelievable
22 November 2001 | by Nick-337See all my reviews

I've watched this mini-series a couple of times on lifetime. This has to be one of the most unbelievable storylines ever. The standard soap opera cliches are used - glamour, sex, adultery, teen pregnancy, and tragic deaths. The popular athletic son going off to die in Vietnam was so obvious you could see it coming a mile away. The other son is the token sensitive gay character struggling to come out *yawn*. The scene where the gay son discovers that his masculine blond roommate is gay was laughable. These two guys look like Ken dolls come to life. All of the actors appear to be from central casting for "pretty people". Maybe if more average looking actors had been cast it would have been more convincing, but I doubt it. Most of the actors can't act anyway. Jaclyn Smith is more wooden here than ever before. There are other problems with wardrobe and hair. It looks like 1994 when it's supposed to be 1968. I could go on and on. I wouldn't recommend this movie unless you have about four hours to kill watching some mediocre trash.


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