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Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story (1998)

The life of Valley of the Dolls author Jacqueline Susann, filled with frustrations and glamour as she settles to become a best-selling writer after struggling as an actress. Based on Barbara Seaman's biography.

Director:

Bruce McDonald

Writer:

Michele Gallery
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michele Lee ... Jacqueline Susann
Peter Riegert ... Irving Mansfield
James Farentino ... Bernard Geis
Barbara Parkins ... Annie Laurie Williams
Goldie Semple Goldie Semple ... Rose Susann
Kenneth Welsh ... Robert Susann
Sherry Miller ... Bea Cole
Laurie Paton ... Joyce Matthews
Sandra O'Neill Sandra O'Neill ... Benay Venuta
Gloria Slade ... Ethel Merman
Maria Syrgiannis ... Bernadette
Dara Perlmutter Dara Perlmutter ... Young Jackie
Asa Perlman Asa Perlman ... Young Guy
Kevin Jubinville ... Doug Lacoste
Kevin Hicks Kevin Hicks ... Don Preston
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The life of Valley of the Dolls author Jacqueline Susann, filled with frustrations and glamour as she settles to become a best-selling writer after struggling as an actress. Based on Barbara Seaman's biography.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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She lived a life that was even more shocking and outrageous than her best selling novels. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escândalo de Mulher See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Barbara Parkins, who plays literary agent Annie Laurie Williams, originally played "Anne Welles" in the 1967 original version of "Valley of the Dolls." See more »

Quotes

Jacqueline Susann: That's Patty Duke over there, and this is Sharon Tate.
Annie Laurie Williams: Um. And where is, what's her name - Barbara Parkins?
Sharon Tate: She's not in this scene.
Annie Laurie Williams: Well, she should be.
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Connections

References Valley of the Dolls (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from Valley of the Dolls
Dionne Warwick
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Mediocre at best.
25 November 2002 | by marblehead-1See all my reviews

This is better then the Bette Midler vehicle but still doesn't work in my opinion. Michelle Lee looks a lot more like Susann then Bette Midler but she doesn't have Susann's spark, you need both. Lee produced this I assume because she wanted to play Susann. The same thing happened with Jessica Lange in the Patsy Cline story, she produced it, she played it, it didn't work,totally miscast. Bottom line: watchable but a missing something.


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