Queen of the Stardust Ballroom

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Charles Durning and Maureen Stapleton

Queen of the Stardust Ballroom is an American television movie directed by Sam O'Steen and produced by Roger Gimbel.[1] It was broadcast by CBS on February 13, 1975. Maureen Stapleton, Charles Durning, and Charlotte Rae were nominated for an Emmy Award for their performances.

The teleplay by Jerome Kaas focuses on a lonely widow and a postal worker who discover late-in-life romance when they meet at the local dance hall.

O'Steen won the Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Specials, and the Writers Guild of America honored Kaas for his original teleplay. The program received two Emmys, for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography and Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for a Special.

The program, which has been released in both VHS and DVD formats, served as the basis for the 1978 Broadway musical Ballroom.

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