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Little Gloria... Happy at Last 

The story deals with Gloria Vanderbilt's difficult coming-of-age when, at eleven, she was a pawn in a custody battle between her sybaritic mother and her aunt.
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1982  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Angela Lansbury ...  Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney 2 episodes, 1982
Maureen Stapleton ...  Nurse Emma Kieslich 2 episodes, 1982
Martin Balsam ...  Nathan Burkan 2 episodes, 1982
Glynis Johns ...  Laura Fitzpatrick Morgan 2 episodes, 1982
John Hillerman ...  Maury Paul 2 episodes, 1982
Michael Gross ...  Gilchrist 2 episodes, 1982
Lucy Gutteridge ...  Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt 2 episodes, 1982
Bette Davis ...  Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt 2 episodes, 1982
Jennifer Dundas ...  Little Gloria 2 episodes, 1982
Rosalyn Landor ...  Thelma Morgan Converse 2 episodes, 1982
Leueen Willoughby ...  Consuelo Morgan 2 episodes, 1982
Cec Linder 2 episodes, 1982
Philip Craig 2 episodes, 1982
Booth Savage 2 episodes, 1982
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Storyline

The story deals with Gloria Vanderbilt's difficult coming-of-age when, at eleven, she was a pawn in a custody battle between her sybaritic mother and her aunt.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Money, glamour, scandal . . . The story of Little Gloria Vanderbilt. [Video] [Australia]

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Biography | Drama

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UK | USA

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English

Release Date:

24 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gloria Vanderbilt See more »

Filming Locations:

Brockville, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In reality, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt and her sister Thelma were identical twins. Lucy Gutteridge, who plays Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt in this TV movie, later played Thelma in The Woman He Loved (1988). See more »

Goofs

The voiceover at the end states that Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt died in 1964. She in fact died in February 1965. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cheers: Little Carla, Happy at Last: Part 1 (1987) See more »

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Excellent cast
13 February 2003 | by scarlet_8See all my reviews

This movie was very well done. Lucy Gutteridge did a wonderful and believable portrayal of Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt. You can feel her pain as you follow along. The actress who played little Gloria looked just like Gloria Laura Vanderbilt which helped to make her credible. Angela Lansbury was also amazing as Gertrude Vanderbilt, I ended up disliking her by the end of the movie (which is rare for this actress). Definitely see this movie.


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