Little Gloria... Happy at Last

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Little Gloria ... Happy at Last
Written by Barbara Goldsmith
William Hanley
Directed by Waris Hussein
Starring Angela Lansbury
Christopher Plummer
Maureen Stapleton
Martin Balsam
Glynis Johns
Bette Davis
Theme music composer Bethold Carrriere
Producer(s) Justine Heroux
David A. Nicksay
Cinematography Tony Imi
Editor(s) Malcolm Cooke
Running time 180 minutes
Distributor National Broadcasting Corporation
Original network NBC
Original release October 24, 1982

Little Gloria... Happy at Last was a 1982 television miniseries directed by Waris Hussein.[1]


Based on the book by Barbara Goldsmith, it tells the story of the real life Gloria Vanderbilt and how her parents met and married. Gloria Vanderbilt was left a very rich girl at the age of eighteen months when her father died. When Gloria was seven her grandmother contested her own daughter's right to the custody of little Gloria, launching one of the most notorious court cases of the last century.



It was nominated for six Emmy Awards, including nominations for Davis for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and Lansbury for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. It was also nominated for Outstanding Art Direction for a Period Series, Miniseries or a Movie (Single-Camera), Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special and Outstanding Miniseries. Gutteridge was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television.


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