Cady McClain

Cady McClain (born Katie Jo McClain on October 13, 1969)[1] is an American actress, singer, and author.

Cady McClain
Cady McClain June 19, 2014 (cropped)
McClain at the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominees Cocktail Reception on June 19, 2014
Born
Katie Jo McClain

October 13, 1969 (age 49)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Occupation
Known for
Spouse(s)
Jon Lindstrom (m. 2014)
Websitewww.cadymcclain.com

Early career

McClain's professional acting career began in 1978 at the age of 9, when she was featured in a commercial for Band-Aid bandages. She went on to appear in over thirty commercials for products including McDonald's, Amtrak, Kenner's "Strawberry Shortcake" dolls, Burger King, Mattel, Barbie, Maybelline, Shout Detergent, Pillsbury Pop 'n Fresh Rolls, Apple Kool Aid, Prell, Texaco and McCain's Chicken.

Among her notable early TV credits was a recurring role on St. Elsewhere, and an appearance on Cheers, when she was 16 years old, as Coach's niece Joyce.[2]

Other TV credits were as Virginia in Emmy Award winning TV movie Who WIll Love My Children, opposite Ann-Margret, Robert Kennedy and His Times, as young Pat Kennedy (with River Phoenix and Chad Lowe), the ABC After School Special Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS story (with Christian Hoff and Dana Ashbrook), Danny Thomas' One Big Family (with Michael DeLuise), Spenser for Hire, (with Robert Urich and Ron LcLarty), Lou Grant, (with Ed Asner) the TV movie Home Fires (with Guy Boyd and Juliette Lewis) and the Michael McKean TV Movie, Town and Gown.

Film

Her first film was in 1982 starring opposite Peter O'Toole in My Favorite Year as Tess, his daughter. She then appeared as a dancer in the Herb Ross film, Pennies From Heaven starring Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters.

McClain later appeared in the independent films Simple Justice, (1989) with Doris Roberts and Cesar Romero, Alma Mater (2008) with Alexander Chaplin and Will Lyman, Retreat (2004) with Michael E. Knight, and Soldier's Heart, (2008).

Soldier's Heart, a film about veterans and PTSD (with James Kiberd, directed by Brian Delate), won the prestigious Best Narrative Feature award at the GI Film Festival in Washington D.C.

In 2008, McClain also appeared in Home Movie with Adrian Pasdar. In the film, McClain plays Claire Poe, a psychiatrist, mother and wife. Home Movie, is the story of a family's descent into darkness. In a Blair Witch style mockumentary we follow the Poe children's violent tendencies and their parents effort to help them. Directed by Chris Denham, it won the Sitgis Film Festival Citizen Cane Award for Best Direction.

Theatre

McClain began working in the theater at a very young age. Her first professional production was as a chorus girl in The Music Man and Finian's Rainbow at Fullerton College. Other small California productions followed such as Wait Until Dark and Dames at Sea. She was cast in a workshop production of the then titled 40 starring Bonnie Franklin, and was brought to New York with the production as part of a pre-Broadway tryout at the John Drew Theater in East Hampton. With lyrics by Judith Viorst, the production title was changed to Happy Birthday and Other Humiliations. She went on to work with Mary Beth Piel and Ron Rains in A Little Night Music at the New York Opera Ensemble, Quiet on the Set at the Westbeth Theater, as Hero in Much Ado About Nothing at the Lincoln Center Stages, Comedy of Errors at the Hudson Theatre Guild, Barefoot in the Park at the Westbury Music Fair, Self Offense with the Cucaracha Theatre Company, Inventions of Farewell at HERE Theatre (a one-woman show directed by Estep Nagy), and The Red Address as Lady, written by David Ives.

She also wrote, produced and acted in a one-woman piece of performance art called Mona 7, which dealt with abuse and its effect on a young woman.

Daytime television

McClain is best known for two high-profile roles she has had on daytime television: the role of Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children and her role on As the World Turns as Rosanna Cabot Montgomery.

McClain won her first Daytime Emmy Award in 1990 for Outstanding Ingenue on All My Children and in 2004, won her second Daytime Emmy for her portrayal of Rosanna on As the World Turns.

After McClain's stint at As the World Turns concluded, rumors circulated about a return to All My Children. In December 2005, McClain made an appearance on the show, and her popular character returned full-time a few months later. In a surprising turn of events, the character of Dixie was killed off via poisoned pancakes on January 30, 2007, which caused a massive negative outcry from longtime fans and soap opera media.[3][4] A front page headline on a Soap Opera Weekly cover story quoted McClain as saying, "There was no negotiation."[3]

McClain confirmed via a blog entry on her official site that she would return to her Emmy-winning role of Rosanna on As the World Turns. McClain returned to the screen July 30, 2007, when her character woke up from a two-year coma. After a six-month run, McClain decided to leave the show again. Her last air date was January 28, 2008.

McClain then returned to All My Children on May 2, 2008 for six weeks as a ghostly Dixie to help guide Tad Martin (the character's former lover and husband) to their daughter Kate.[5] She departed the series on June 12, 2008.

On March 2, 2009, McClain confirmed in her blog that she had agreed to return to As the World Turns for another six-month contract beginning May 20, 2009. When it was announced that ATWT was canceled in 2010, she returned again for the show's final episodes.

McClain returned once again to All My Children in March 2010 for a short stint as a ghostly Dixie to help son J.R. fight his battle with cancer. She again returned on April 20, 2010 to welcome Palmer Cortlandt to heaven at the end of a tribute episode for James Mitchell.

She was wooed back to All My Children one last time by the new head writer Lorraine Broderick in October 2010. Unfortunately, the show was canceled before she could complete negotiations on a year-long contract. She did agree to return for the last summer of the show's airing on ABC, from May to August 2011. She has recently agreed to appear on the show's online revival, much to the delight of fans. When asked about it, she wrote in her blog: "Since word got out that AMC/PP [All My Children/Prospect Park] contacted me, I thought it was best to wait a bit until I confirmed it out of respect for the fact that I am still sorting out the details of the situation. However, I feel confident in telling you that I will be part of the AMC Internet Re-boot."

Following the second cancellation of the series, it was announced in February 2014 that McClain would join the cast of The Young and the Restless as Kelly Andrews, replacing original actress Cynthia Watros.[6]

Blog

In 2006 maintained a blog on the ABC website entitled "Confessions of a Mad Soap Star," which earned over 2 million hits. After she left AMC, she continued to blog on her own website. Her blog is widely respected and has received a strong fan following. She also has a YouTube channel where she posts V-blogs, videos of her music, and comedy sketches. She has also frequently contributed to PolicyMic, where she writes about pop culture and social issues, collaborated with liberal columnist Matthew Rozsa, and maintained live news feeds about current events, including the 2013 Golden Globe and Grammy Awards. She has also brought attention to new artists, including cooks Craig Thornton of Wolvesmouth and Kevin and Amanda of KevinandAmanda.com. Her autobiography Murdering My Youth is due out later this year.[7]

Personal life

McClain was born in Burbank, California, and was raised in Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach, Irvine and Los Angeles. She attended high school at Corona del Mar High in Newport Beach, University High School in Irvine and Hoover High School in Glendale, California.

McClain moved to New York City when she was seventeen. She lived there for twenty-five years before moving back to Los Angeles in 2012.

She is a painter, writes poetry and articles for the internet (Policymic.com, HLNTV.com, Parade.com), and plays guitar. Her website, www.cadymcclain.com, displays artwork and collages she has created as well as links to her articles. She released two books of her poetry and art in 2008, Conversations with the Invisible, and Licked. In April 2014 she will be releasing her memoir "Murdering My Youth" via Amazon.

In 2006 she released an album, Blue Glitter Fish.[8]

In 2010 she released a live album of her music, Club Passim, recorded at Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In December 2012, McClain announced her engagement to actor, director, writer, and former co-star, Jon Lindstrom. They married on February 14, 2014.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1982 My Favorite Year Tess (Credited as Katie McClain)
1983 Who Will Love My Children? Virginia Fray TV Movie
1989 Simple Justice Janet DiLorenzo
2002 Alma Mater Gwen Knight
2004 Retreat Paige
2008 Soldier's Heart Linda
2008 Home Movie Clare
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1983-85 St. Elsewhere Erin Scheinfeld 5 episodes
1985 Robert Kennedy & His Times Young Pat TV mini-series
1987 One Big Family Paige Baker Episode: "The Tutor"
Cheers Joyce Pantusso Episode: "The Godfather: Part 3"
ABC Afterschool Special Nicole Episode: "Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story"
1988 Spenser: For Hire Laurie Episode: "To the End of the Line"
1988–96, 1998–2002, 2005–08, 2010–11, 2013 All My Children Dixie Cooney
2002–05, 2007–10 As the World Turns Rosanna Cabot
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Alice McCain Episode: "Outcry"
2014–15 The Young and the Restless Kelly Andrews

See also

References

  1. ^ "CADY, MARRIED LADY." Soap Opera Digest. p. 45. May 26, 2014 (Vol. 39, No. 21).
  2. ^ Grandjean, Pat, "First People" column, item titled "Cady McClain", Connecticut Magazine, November 2006, page 17.
  3. ^ a b "The Nielsens". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-27. p. 5.
  4. ^ "Hit... Or Miss!". Soap Opera Weekly. 2007-02-27. p. 12.
  5. ^ McClain to return
  6. ^ "CADY MCCLAIN IS Y&R'S NEW KELLY!". Soap Opera Digest. February 25, 2014. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  7. ^ Blog post on her book.
  8. ^ TVGuide.com

External links

17th Daytime Emmy Awards

The 17th Daytime Emmy Awards were held on June 28, 1990, on ABC, to commemorate excellence in American daytime programming from the previous year (1989). The event aired from 3-5 (Eastern time) live from the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

All My Children

All My Children (often shortened to AMC) is an American television soap opera that aired on ABC for 41 years, from January 5, 1970, to September 23, 2011, and on The Online Network (TOLN) from April 29 to September 2, 2013, via Hulu, Hulu Plus, and iTunes. Created by Agnes Nixon, All My Children is set in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania, a fictional suburb of Philadelphia, which is modeled on the actual Philadelphia suburb of Rosemont. The original series featured Susan Lucci as Erica Kane, one of daytime television's most popular characters. The title of the series refers to the bonds of humanity. All My Children was the first new network daytime drama to debut in the 1970s. Originally owned by Creative Horizons, Inc., the company created by Nixon and her husband, Bob, the show was sold to ABC in January 1975. The series started at a half-hour in per-installment length, then was expanded to a full hour on April 25, 1977. Earlier, the show had experimented with the full-hour format for one week starting on June 30, 1975, after which Ryan's Hope premiered.

From 1970 to 1990, All My Children was recorded at ABC's TV18 at 101 West 67th St, now a 50-story apartment tower. From March 1990 to December 2009, it was taped at ABC's Studio TV23 at 320 West 66th Street in Manhattan, New York City, New York. In December 2009, the locale for taping the series moved from Manhattan to less costly Los Angeles, California. The show was then produced in Stages 1 and 2 at the Andrita Studios in Los Angeles, California, from 2010 to 2011, and then at the Connecticut Film Center in Stamford, Connecticut. All My Children started taping in high definition on January 4, 2010, and began airing in high definition on February 3, 2010. All My Children became the third soap opera to be produced and broadcast in high definition.At one point, the program's popularity positioned it as the most widely recorded television show in the United States. Also, in a departure from societal norms at the time, All My Children, in the mid-1970s, had an audience that was estimated to be 30% male. The show ranked No. 1 in the daytime Nielsen ratings in the 1978–79 season. Throughout most of the 1980s and into the early 1990s, All My Children was the No. 2 daytime soap opera on the air. However, like the rest of the soap operas in the United States, All My Children experienced unprecedented declines in its daytime ratings during the 2000s. By the 2010s, it had become one of the least watched soap operas in daytime television.

On April 14, 2011, it was announced that ABC canceled All My Children after 41 years on the air due to low ratings. On July 7, 2011, ABC sold the licensing rights of All My Children to third-party production company Prospect Park with the show set to continue on the internet as a series of webisodes. The show taped its final scenes for ABC on August 30, 2011, and its final episode on the network aired on September 23, 2011, with a cliffhanger. On September 26, 2011, the following Monday, ABC replaced All My Children with a newly debuted talk show The Chew. Prospect Park had suspended its plan to revive the series on November 23, 2011, due to lack of funding and unsuccessful negotiation with the union organizations representing the actors and crews. On January 7, 2013, Prospect Park officially brought back its project to restore All My Children as a web series. The show taped its first scenes for Prospect Park TOLN on February 18, 2013, and its first episode on the network aired on April 29, 2013. However, the new series faced several behind-the-scene obstacles throughout its run. On November 11, 2013, several All My Children cast members announced that Prospect Park had closed production and canceled the series again. ABC regained the rights to All My Children in December 2016.

Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series is an award presented annually by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). It is given to honor an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role while working within the daytime drama industry.

At the 6th Daytime Emmy Awards held in 1979, Suzanne Rogers was the first winner of this award for her role as Maggie Horton on Days of Our Lives. The awards ceremony was not aired on television in 1983 and 1984, having been criticized for voting integrity. Following the introduction of a new category in 1985, Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series, one criterion for this category was altered, requiring all actresses to be aged 26 or above.Since its inception, the award has been given to 35 actresses. General Hospital is the soap opera with the most awarded actresses, with a total of eight. In 1989, Nancy Lee Grahn and Debbi Morgan made Daytime Emmy Award history when they tied in this category. Julia Barr, Grahn, Amelia Heinle and Gina Tognoni are the only actresses to have won the award twice. Both, Heather Tom and Melissa Claire Egan have the most nominations in this category, with a total of five. As of the 2018 ceremony, Camryn Grimes is the most recent winner in this category for her portrayal of Mariah Copeland on The Young and the Restless.

Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series is an award presented annually by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). It is given to honor a young actress below the age of 25, who has delivered an outstanding performance in a role while working within the daytime drama industry.

At the 12th Daytime Emmy Awards held in 1985, Tracey E. Bregman was the first winner of this award for her role of Lauren Fenmore on The Young and the Restless. The awards ceremony had not been aired on television for the prior two years, having been criticized for voting integrity. The award was originally called Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series, the criteria of the new category were deemed confusing; performers of differing ages were nominated and critics argued some were of supporting or lead actress standards. Adding to the confusion, the first winner, Bregman, and the Outstanding Supporting Actress winner that year, Beth Maitland, played characters near to the same age. The category was renamed Outstanding Juvenile Female in a Drama Series in 1989 and began using its current title in 1991. The criteria were later altered, requiring that the actress be aged 25 or below.Since its inception, the award has been given to 23 actresses. The Young and the Restless has the most awarded actresses in this category, with a total of eight. Since 2008, Jennifer Landon has been tied with Jennifer Finnigan for most wins, with three each. In 1999, Heather Tom became the most nominated actress in the category when she was nominated a seventh time, also winning a second time that year. She was nominated again the following year, holding the title with eight nominations, however lost to Camryn Grimes. In 2000, Grimes also became the youngest recipient of the award, winning at the age of 10. As of the 2018 ceremony, Chloe Lanier is the most recent winner in this category for her work on General Hospital.

Dixie Cooney

Dixie Cooney is a fictional character from the American daytime drama, All My Children. The character was initially portrayed by actress Kari Gibson from her debut in July 1988 until October of that year when she was replaced by actress Cady McClain who portrayed the role for the rest of the character's existence.

The character's initial run lasted from July 1988 to May 2, 1996; she appeared again from July 3, 1998 to February 26, 2002, and from December 23, 2005 to January 31, 2007, when the character was killed. The decision to kill the character in 2007 attracted much criticism and controversy, with TV Guide being dismayed by the choice and calling her the heart and soul of the show.McClain returned to the series May 2, 2008, playing the character as a ghost. The return lasted through June 12, 2008. McClain again returned briefly to All My Children from March 4, 2010 through April 20, 2010. On April 25, 2011, it was announced that McClain would reprise her role of Dixie full-time on a contract basis as a series regular beginning in the spring of 2011. Her first airdate was May 17, 2011 and she played the role until the final televised episode on September 23, 2011. On February 7, 2013, McClain announced on her website that she would be reprising her role as Dixie on Prospect Park's online continuation of the show.

Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts (born Doris May Green; November 4, 1925 – April 17, 2016) was an American actress, author, and philanthropist whose career spanned six decades of television and film. She received five Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild award during her acting career, which began in 1951.

Roberts studied acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City and started in films in 1961. She had several prominent roles in movies, including playing opposite Shirley Stoler in The Honeymoon Killers (1969), Elliott Gould in Little Murders (1971), Steven Keats in Hester Street (1975), Billy Crystal in Rabbit Test (1978), Robert Carradine in Number One with a Bullet (1987), and Cady McClain in Simple Justice (1989), among many others.

She achieved continuing success in television, becoming known for her role as Mildred Krebs in Remington Steele from 1983 to 1987 and her co-starring role as Raymond Barone's mother, Marie Barone, on the long-running CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005). Towards the end of her acting career, she also had a prominent role opposite Tyler Perry in Madea's Witness Protection (2012).

She appeared as a guest on many talk and variety shows, along with appearing as a panelist on several game shows. She was an advocate of animal rights and animal-rights activism, supporting groups such as the United Activists for Animal Rights.

Home Movie (film)

Home Movie is a 2008 found footage psychological horror film and is the directorial debut of actor Christopher Denham.The film received favorable reviews at Montreal’s 2008 Fantasia Film Festival. Following the final screening, bids were made on the film and IFC Entertainment acquired the U.S. rights for IFC's Festival Direct Video On Demand and DVD rights Nationwide. The film stars Adrian Pasdar, Cady McClain, Amber Joy Williams, and Austin Williams.

Jon Lindstrom

Jon Robert Lindstrom (born October 18, 1957) is an American actor, writer, director, producer, and musician. He is well known for his role as Kevin Collins on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital and its spin-off Port Charles.

Kelly Andrews (The Young and the Restless)

Kelly Andrews is a fictional character on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. The role was originated by actress Cynthia Watros, who debuted in the role on November 15, 2013. In 2014, following her booking a pilot on MTV, the role was immediately recast with Daytime Emmy Award winner Cady McClain, who debuted in the role on April 16, 2014. On May 29, 2015, McClain made her final appearance as Kelly.

Originally introduced as a grief support group member in a group attended by Billy Abbott (Billy Miller, David Tom, Burgess Jenkins) and Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle), she soon becomes involved in an affair with Billy, and reveals a mysterious connection with Dr. Ben "Stitch" Rayburn (Sean Carrigan), later revealed to be her brother.

List of All My Children cast members

This is a list of actors and actresses who have had roles on the soap opera, All My Children.

List of Daytime Emmy Award winners

This is a list of annual Daytime Emmy Award winners for Best Drama Series and Best Lead Actress/Actor, Supporting Actress/Actor and Younger Actress/Actor in a Drama Series.

List of people from Westport, Connecticut

This list of people from Westport, Connecticut includes people who have been born in, raised in, lived in or who died in Westport, Connecticut, United States. Individuals are listed by the area in which they are best known.

McClain

McClain (Gaelic: Mac Gill-Eain) is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Albritton McClain (contemporary), American rock guitarist

Cady McClain (b. 1969), American actress

Charly McClain (b. 1956), American country music singer

China Anne McClain (b. 1998), American actress and singer, one of the 3McClainGirls and McClain Sisters

Dave McClain (coach) (b. 1938), American football coach

Dave McClain (drummer) (contemporary), American heavy metal drummer

David McClain (president) (contemporary), American academic, President of the University of Hawaii

Dewey McClain, American football player, politician from Georgia

Dwayne McClain (b. 1973), American professional basketball player

Edward McClain (b. 1944), American politician from Alabama

Frank B. McClain (1864–1925), American politician from Pennsylvania

Jimmy McClain (b. 1980), American football player

Johnathan McClain (contemporary), American stage and television actor

Lauryn McClain (b. 1997), American actress and singer, one of the 3McClainGirls and McClain Sisters

Leonard MacClain (1899-1967), American organist

Le'Ron McClain (b. 1984), American professional football player

Leanita McClain (1951–1984), American journalist and commentator

Michael Sean McClain (b. 1975), American fencer

Patricia McClain (b. 1954), American model and Playboy centerfold

Scott McClain (b. 1972), American professional baseball player

Sierra McClain (b. 1994), American actress and singer, one of the 3McClainGirls and McClain Sisters

Steve McClain (b. 1962), American basketball coach

Ted McClain (b. 1946), American professional basketball player

Thaddeus McClain (1876–1935), American track and field Olympic athleteFictional people:

Paul McClain, character in the Australian soap opera Neighbours

Shauni McClain, character in the American TV series Baywatch

Rosanna Cabot

Rosanna Cabot is a fictional character on the American daytime soap opera, As the World Turns. The character was created by Yvonne Perry, who portrayed her from 1992 to 1999. In 2002, Daytime Emmy-winner Cady McClain took over the role and was consequently nominated twice for "Outstanding Supporting Actress" in 2003 and 2004, winning the award in the later year, becoming the most recognized actress for the role of Rosanna.

Serabee

Sarah L. Buras, professionally known as Sera Buras and Serabee, is an American singer-songwriter. She has released four studio albums and is signed to the Universal Republic label.

In 2005, Buras wrote the hit song "Crazy Chick", which she considers autobiographical.In her backstage video interview at NBC's The Voice, she told viewers that she wrote the song in Mississippi on the way to Walmart. Just a few months later, the song was recorded by singer Charlotte Church. It became a hit on the UK Singles Chart, reaching #2 on the UK Singles Top 75. The song ranked 40th on the 2005 UK Year End Singles Chart.In 2011, Buras became a contestant on the U.S. reality talent show The Voice, which airs on the NBC television network. The premise of the show includes pairing up widely undiscovered vocalists with highly successful recording artists, who serve as vocal coaches and mentors. Serabee was selected as a member of country singer, Blake Shelton's team, assisted by award-winning singer, Reba McEntire.

Tad Martin and Dixie Cooney

Thaddeus James "Tad" Martin and Dixie Louise Cooney Martin are fictional characters and a supercouple from the American daytime drama All My Children. Tad is portrayed by Michael E. Knight, and Dixie is portrayed by Cady McClain. On Internet message boards, the couple is often referred to as "T&D" or "TnD" (for Tad and Dixie).

The pairing became one of the most prominent soap opera couples in American daytime history. Their union was studied and featured within books, held up as an ideal paradigm for other fictional pairings, and praised as one of the greatest love stories ever told.In early 2007, controversy abounded when former All My Children head writer Megan McTavish made the decision to kill off one half of the pair — Dixie. Viewers protested against the writers and the ABC television network, demanding that they find a way to undo Dixie's death. However, the character's demise was deemed permanent. The incident was elevated as one of the most prominent controversies in American daytime television history. To appease fans and make an effort to amend the situation, ABC Daytime executives and McClain confirmed in March 2008 that Dixie would be returning to the series but in the form of a ghost and for a brief time period. McClain's first airdate was May 2, 2008. In April 2011, it was announced that she would be returning to the serial before its September 23, 2011 network ending. Dixie is seen returning on the May 17, 2011 episode, where she is shown to be alive and held captive in an undisclosed location by David Hayward, later managing to escape.

Who Will Love My Children?

Who Will Love My Children? is a 1983 American made-for-television biographical film based on the life of Lucile Fray. Lucile Fray was diagnosed with cancer in 1952 and wanted to find suitable homes for her ten children, since she felt her husband could not properly care for them. Prior to her death, she succeeded. The film was directed by John Erman, written by Michael Bortman, and starred Ann-Margret in her first television film. It was originally broadcast on American Broadcasting Company.

The same evening as its original broadcast, February 14, 1983, the children of Lucile Fray appeared on That's Incredible!, an ABC program.

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