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The Marva Collins Story

The Marva Collins Story is a 1981 American Hallmark Hall of Fame television film about the life of Chicago-based African-American teacher Marva Collins. It stars Cicely Tyson as Collins and Morgan Freeman as her husband, Clarence.[1][2][3][4]

The Marva Collins Story
Screenplay byClifford Campion
Directed byPeter Levin
StarringCicely Tyson
Morgan Freeman
Narrated byEd Asner
Theme music composerFred Karlin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Marian Rees
Producer(s)Conrad Holzgang
CinematographyDon H. Birnkrant
Editor(s)Marjorie Fowler
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)Hallmark Hall of Fame
NRW Features
DistributorWarner Bros. Television
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseDecember 1, 1981 (1981-12-01)





  1. ^ Roberts, Sam (28 June 2015). "Marva Collins, Educator Who Aimed High for Poor, Black Students, Dies at 78". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ Briscoe, Tony (25 June 2015). "Marva Collins, renowned educator, dies at 78". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  3. ^ O'Connor, John J. (1 December 1981). "TV: MARVA COLLINS, UNUSUAL TEACHER". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: The Marva Collins Story". People. 30 November 1981. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Cicely Tyson". WBLS. 27 September 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Blacks Make Big Showing In '82 Emmy Nominations". Jet. 23 August 1982. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  7. ^ Roberts, Jerry (2009). Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 334

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