Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (film)

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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
Directed by Ken Cameron
Written by Joyce Eliason (screenplay)
Allan Gurganus (novel)
Starring Diane Lane
Donald Sutherland
Cicely Tyson
Anne Bancroft
Music by Mark Snow
Release date
  • 1994 (1994)
Country United States
Language English

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All is a 1994 television miniseries written by Joyce Eliason and based on the 1989 novel by Allan Gurganus. It was directed by Ken Cameron and starred Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland, Cicely Tyson and Anne Bancroft.

The miniseries won several Emmy Awards, including an Outstanding Supporting Actress award to Cicely Tyson.[1] This miniseries was first aired on the CBS television network over two consecutive nights during May 1994.[2]


On her 99th birthday, Lucy Honicut Marsden (Anne Bancroft) recalls her life as the 14-year-old bride of a veteran of the American Civil War.



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