Backstairs at the White House

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Backstairs at the White House ★★★½ 1979

Drawn from Lillian Rogers Parks' 1961 novel “My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House” and originally aired on NBC, recounts the head maid's real life as she works for eight presidents—from Taft through Eisenhower—and narrates a wide array of historical events during her 52 years of service. 540m/C DVD . Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks, Leslie Nielsen, Cloris Leachman, Hari Rhodes, Paul Winfield, Julie Harris, Victor Buono, David Downing, Helen Carroll, Robert Vaughn, Kim Hunter, James A. Watson Jr., Claire Bloom, Celeste Holm, George Kennedy, Ed Flanders, Lee Grant, Larry Gates, Eileen Heckart, John Anderson, Harry (Henry) Morgan, Estelle Parsons, Jan Sterling, Barbara Barrie, Andrew Duggan, Heather Angel, Matthew “Stymie” Beard, Bibi Besch, Gerry Black, Marilyn Chris, Tom Clancy, Ann Doran, BeBe Drake, Kevin Hooks, Nancy Morgan, Harrison Page, Woodrow Parfrey, Bill Quinn, Ford Rainey, John Randolph, Noble Willingham, Dana Wynter, Ian Abercrombie, Louise Latham; D: Michael O'Herlihy; W: Paul Dubov; C: Robert L. Morrison; M: Morton Stevens. TV