It's Good to Be Alive (film)

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It's Good to Be Alive
Directed byMichael Landon
StarringPaul Winfield
Louis Gossett Jr.
Release date
  • 22 February 1974 (1974-02-22)
Running time
1h 40min
CountryUnited States

It's Good to Be Alive is a 1974 American television film about baseball player Roy Campanella of the Brooklyn Dodgers.[1] It was first aired on CBS on 22 February 1974.[2] Based in part on his autobiography of the same name, it explores his role in integrating baseball, his own professional rise, and the physical and emotional work of recovery he had to undergo after the devastating 1958 auto accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.



  1. ^ Robert Niemi (2006). History in the Media: Film and Television. ABC-CLIO. pp. 180–181. ISBN 978-1-57607-952-2.
  2. ^ K Edgington; Thomas Erskine; James M. Welsh (29 December 2010). Encyclopedia of Sports Films. Scarecrow Press. p. 507. ISBN 978-0-8108-7653-8.

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