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Nobody's Child is a 1986 television film directed by Lee Grant which won a DGA Award. It is based on the autobiographical account of the same title by Marie Balter who was sent to a mental institution aged sixteen, with a script adapted by writers Mary Gallagher and Ara Watson.[1] The cast includes Marlo Thomas, Ray Baker, and Caroline Kava.


  1. ^ Janis Cole, Holly Dale Calling the Shots: Profiles of Women Filmmakers - Page 94 - 1993 "Q: What is the film Nobody's Child about? A: Nobody's Child is the story of Marie Boulter. The true story of Marie Boulter, who went into a mental institution when she was sixteen. And when she was thirty-six she decided she did not want to be ..."

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