A Woman Called Golda
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|A Woman Called Golda|
Ingrid Bergman in A Woman Called Golda
|Written by||Harold Gast,
|Directed by||Alan Gibson|
|Theme music composer||Michel Legrand|
|Executive producer(s)||Harve Bennett|
Marilyn Hall (associate producer)
|Editor(s)||Robert F. Shugrue|
|Running time||240 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Harve Bennett Productions
|Distributor||Operation Prime Time
CBS Television Distribution (2007-present)
|Original release||April 26, 1982|
The film was directed by Alan Gibson and starred Ingrid Bergman, in her final starring role before her death, as Meir. It also featured Ned Beatty, Franklin Cover, Judy Davis, Anne Jackson, Robert Loggia, Leonard Nimoy, Jack Thompson, Bruce Boa, Anthony Bate, David de Keyser, Barry Foster and Nigel Hawthorne.
In 1977, Golda Meir returns to her old school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she tells the students her life story. She recounts her early years in Russia, and how her family emigrated to America to avoid the persecution of Jews throughout Europe. As a young woman, Golda dreams of fighting for a country for all Jews of the world. She marries Morris Meyerson, and they eventually move to Palestine to work in a kibbutz, although they soon end up leaving, much to Golda's disappointment. They move to Jerusalem and have two children, but Golda's tremendous ambition soon drives her and Morris apart, although they remain married until his death in 1951.
The film received seven Emmy nominations and won three awards, including the Outstanding Drama Special and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Ingrid Bergman, which was awarded posthumously. The film was also nominated for two Golden Globes and won the award for Best Performance by an Actress for Bergman, again awarded posthumously.
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