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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (TV, 1973)

Directed by John Korty. Cast: Cicely Tyson, Richard A. Dysart.Presents the story of the long life of Miss Jane Pittman, who beganher life as a slave in the South and who marched for her civilrights in the 20th century at the age of 110. Based on the novel ofthe same title by Ernest J. Gaines. Special DVD features: "TheMaking of the Autobiography of Ms. Jane Pittman" documentary -behind the scenes footage; new interviews with Ernest J. Gaines,Odetta, director John Korty, producers Rick Rosenberg and BobChristiansen and more; "The Writing of the Autobiography of Ms.Jane Pittman" documentary - Ernest J. Gaines gives an in-depth lookat the people and places that inspired his award-winning novel;"Oral Story Telling Tradition" documentary - scholars explain theimportant of oral story-telling; Best Picture and Best Actress Emmyclips; Digitally remastered. 106 min. ;Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Directors Guild of America - OutstandingDirectorial Achievement in Movies for Television
Emmy Awards - Actress of the Year - Special(Cicely Tyson); Best Directing in Drama - A Single Program- Comedy or Drama; Best Lead Actress in a Drama;Outstanding Special - Comedy or Drama