Babe


2h 1975

Brief Synopsis

America's foremost woman athlete won two Olympic track-and-field gold medals in 1932 and went on to become a world champion golfer. This traces her development as an athlete, her battles to be accepted in sports, her marriage to wrestler-turned-promoter George Zaharias, and her losing struggle with cancer.

Film Details

Also Known As
TV MOVIE
Genre
Drama
Western
Sports
Release Date
1975
Production Company
CBS Entertainment; MGM Television Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Susan Clark here gave an Emmy Award-winning performance as America's foremost woman athlete who won two Olympic track-and-field gold medals in 1932 and went on to become a world champion golfer. The film traces her development as an athlete, her battles to be accepted in sports, her marriage to wrestler-turned-promoter George Zaharias (played by ex-football pro Alex Karras), and her losing struggle with cancer. In addition to an Emmy for its star, the movie also received a nomination as the Outstanding Special of 1975-76, and director Buzz Kulik and writer Joanna Lee were nominated for their work, as were composer Jerry Goldsmith, cinematographer Charles Wheeler, editor Henry Berman and makeup artist William Tuttle.

Film Details

Also Known As
TV MOVIE
Genre
Drama
Western
Sports
Release Date
1975
Production Company
CBS Entertainment; MGM Television Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Award Wins

Lead Actress Miniseries or Special

1976
Susan Clark

Music Composition Miniseries or Spe

1976

Best Motion Picture for TV

1976

Award Nominations

Cinematography Miniseries or Specia

1976

Directing Miniseries or Special

1976

Film Editing Miniseries Special

1976

Makeup Miniseries or Special

1976

Writing Miniseries/Special

1976

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States October 23, 1975