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The Ann Jillian Story (1988)

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One certainly can't fault the casting in this made-for-TV biopic. After all, who better to play the title character than Ann Jillian herself. Dwelling very briefly on Jillian's early years as a child actress and her return to the limelight via the Broadway hit Sugar Babies, the film concentrates on her courageous comeback following her bilateral mastectomy in 1985. Tony LoBianco costars as husband-manager Andy Murcia, while Viveca Lindfors and George Touliatos portray her immigrant parents. Equal parts entertainment and inspiration, The Ann Jillian Story was originally telecast January 4, 1988.

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Ann Jillian
as Herself
Viveca Lindfors
as The Mother
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Loliianco has taken a cliche (the tough guy who cares) and brought it to life. Jillian has taken a one of a kind role and filled it with human passion.

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