A Woman Called Golda
A Woman Called Golda is a 1982 American made-for-television film biopic of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir directed by Alan Gibson and starring Ingrid Bergman. It also features Ned Beatty, Franklin Cover, Judy Davis, Anne Jackson, Robert Loggia, Leonard Nimoy and Jack Thompson.
|A Woman Called Golda|
|Written by||Harold Gast|
|Directed by||Alan Gibson|
|Theme music composer||Michel Legrand|
|Executive producer||Harve Bennett|
Marilyn Hall (associate producer)
|Editor||Robert F. Shugrue|
|Running time||240 minutes|
|Production companies||Harve Bennett Productions|
Paramount Television Domestic Distribution
|Distributor||Operation Prime Time|
|Original release||April 26, 1982|
In 1977, Golda Meir returns to her old school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she tells the students her life story. She recounts her early years in Russia, and how her family emigrated to America to avoid the persecution of Jews throughout Europe. As a young woman, Golda dreams of fighting for a country for all Jews of the world. She marries Morris Meyerson, and they eventually move to Palestine to work in a kibbutz, although they soon end up leaving, much to Golda's disappointment. They move to Jerusalem and have two children, but Golda's tremendous ambition soon drives her and Morris apart, although they remain married until his death in 1951.
- Ingrid Bergman as Golda Meir
- Ned Beatty as Senator Durward
- Franklin Cover as Hubert Humphrey
- Judy Davis as Young Golda
- Anne Jackson as Lou Kaddar
- Robert Loggia as Anwar Sadat
- Leonard Nimoy as Morris Meyerson
- Jack Thompson as Ariel
- Anthony Bate as Sir Stuart Ross
- Ron Berglas as Stampler
- Bruce Boa as Mr. Macy
- David de Keyser as David Ben-Gurion
- Barry Foster as Major Orde Wingate
- Nigel Hawthorne as King Abdullah
- Yossi Graber as Moshe Dayan
- David Joseph Vincent as Choir Boy
The film received seven Emmy nominations and won three awards, including the Outstanding Drama Special and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Ingrid Bergman, which was awarded posthumously (the award was accepted by Bergman's daughter Pia Lindström). The film was also nominated for two Golden Globes and won the award for Best Performance by an Actress for Bergman, again awarded posthumously. Leonard Nimoy also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special.
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- Smith, Julia Llewelyn (August 25, 2015). "Isabella Rossellini on Ingrid Bergman's painful final days". The Telegraph. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
- Stanley, John (May 3, 2009). "DVD: 'A Woman Called Golda'". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
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