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White Mama

White Mama(1980)

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Bette Davis was Emmy Award-nominated for her performance of a penniless widow who refuses to go on welfare and takes in a streetwise Black teenager as a foster child to earn money to survive. The script was written especially for her by first-time screenwriter Robert C.S. Downs.

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Release Date:  1980 Production Date: 
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  • Still At The Top: Bette Davis

    Linda.Lee 2009-08-26

    It's one thing to have your 15 minutes or 15 years of fame. It is quite an accomplishment to turn out work that is consistently great for 60 years!... MORE>

  • An Emmy Nomination for 'Estelle Malone'

    DC_DR 2009-07-20

    When Bette Davis went into character she embodied the most minute details about the human being she was portraying. In this made for TV movie, she's... MORE>

  • Emmy Nomination for Bette Davis

    marlenes 2009-06-20

    The issues Miss Davis deal with in this made for TV movie are poverty and racism. She gives an award nominated performance at 72 years of age and still... MORE>