Who Will Love My Children?

Who Will Love My Children? is a 1983 American made-for-television biographical film based on the life of Lucile Fray. Lucile Fray was diagnosed with cancer in 1952 and wanted to find suitable homes for her ten children, since she felt her husband could not properly care for them. Prior to her death, she succeeded. The film was directed by John Erman, written by Michael Bortman, and starred Ann-Margret in her first television film. It was originally broadcast on American Broadcasting Company.

Who Will Love My Children?
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Written byMichael Bortman
Directed byJohn Erman
Theme music composerLaurence Rosenthal
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducersPaula Levenback
Wendy Riche
Production locationsSacramento, California; Elk Grove, California
CinematographyThomas Del Ruth
EditorJerrold L. Ludwig
Running time95 minutes
Production companyABC Circle Films
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseFebruary 14, 1983 (1983-02-14)

The same evening as its original broadcast, February 14, 1983, the children of Lucile Fray appeared on That's Incredible!, an ABC program. The film was remade in Turkish as Yavrularım in 1984, in Malayalam as Akashadoothu in 1993, in Telugu as Matrudevobhava, in Kannada as Karulina Koogu Marathi as Chimani Pakhare and in Hindi as Tulsi in 2008.


The Fray childrenEdit

Awards & nominationsEdit

1983 Emmy Awards
Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series Or A SpecialJohn Erman
Outstanding Achievement in Makeup — Zoltan Elek and Monty Westmore
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) — Laurence Rosenthal
Outstanding Drama Special — Paula Levenback and Wendy Riche
Outstanding Film Editing for a Limited Series or a Special — Jerrold L. Ludwig
Outstanding Film Sound Editing for a Limited Series or a Special — Michael Hilkene, Rusty Tinsley, Bill Jackson, Joseph A. Mayer, Jill Taggart, and Ben Wong
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special — Ann-Margret
Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special — Michael Bortman
1984 American Cinema Editors Award
Best Edited Television Special — Jerrold L. Ludwig
1984 Directors Guild of America Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials — John Erman (nominated)
1984 Golden Globe Awards
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionAnn-Margret
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV

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