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A Woman of Independent Means (1995–1995)

PG
TV Mini-series | 316 min | Drama

Bess Steed marries her childhood sweetheart in the early part of the 20th century and begins a life in the high society of Dallas, Texas. As time goes by, things do not work out as she expects. Her husband dies of influenza, and she finds ...See moreBess Steed marries her childhood sweetheart in the early part of the 20th century and begins a life in the high society of Dallas, Texas. As time goes by, things do not work out as she expects. Her husband dies of influenza, and she finds that she must pick up and carry along with her life. She proves to be a strong, commited, and loving individual who attracts new loves into her life and finds that she can take good care of the old ones. Despite further tragedy in losing her oldest son, and a second marriage that is not all that she expects it to be she continues to survive as independently as she has discovered the courage to do so. Written by CD See less
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Feb 19, 1995 (United States)

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63 cast members
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Ann Hearn
Lydia Lydia   See fewer
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Andrea Roth
Eleanor, as an adult Eleanor, as an adult   See fewer
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Andrew Lowery
Drew, as an adult Drew, as an adult   See fewer
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Brenda Fricker
Mother Steed Mother Steed   See fewer
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Charles Durning
Andrew Alcott Andrew Alcott   See fewer
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Lawrence Monoson
Walter Burton Walter Burton   See fewer
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Randy Moore
Manning Manning   See fewer
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Mark Walters
Matthew Matthew   See fewer
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Cynthia Dorn
Marthareen Marthareen   See fewer
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Richard Dillard
Richard Prince Richard Prince   See fewer
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Jill Parker-Jones
Exa Banks Exa Banks   See fewer
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John S. Davies
Howard Blackstone Howard Blackstone   See fewer
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Christina Stojanovich
Eleanor #1 Eleanor #1   See fewer
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Cameron Finley
Drew #1 Drew #1   See fewer
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Trevor Meeks
Robin #1 Robin #1   See fewer
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Emmy Barker
Eleanor #2 Eleanor #2   See fewer
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Christopher Fox
Drew #2 Drew #2   See fewer
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Matthew Loehr
Robin #2 Robin #2   See fewer
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Rutherford Cravens
Marvin Hamilton Marvin Hamilton   See fewer
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Margaret Bowman
Old Nanny Old Nanny   See fewer
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Malachi Melville
Young Nurse Young Nurse   See fewer
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Kristin Birch
Hotel Maid Hotel Maid   See fewer
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Donald Lawson
Newspaper Editor Newspaper Editor   See fewer
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Jessica Drake
Pregnant Woman Pregnant Woman   See fewer
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Pam Dougherty
Second Jessamine Sister Second Jessamine Sister   See fewer
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Gena Sleete
Mrs. Maxwell Mrs. Maxwell   See fewer
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Cliff Stephens
Car Salesman Car Salesman   See fewer
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Jimmy Ray Pickens
St. Louis Bellhop St. Louis Bellhop   See fewer
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Angie Bolling
Mrs. Fleck Mrs. Fleck   See fewer
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Morgan Redmond
Man in English Garden Man in English Garden   See fewer
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Rodger Boyce
Eleanor's Doctor Eleanor's Doctor   See fewer
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Sally Field
Bess Alcott Steed Garner Bess Alcott Steed Garner   See fewer
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Tony Goldwyn
Robert Steed Robert Steed   See fewer
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Ron Silver
Arthur Arthur   See fewer
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Jack Thompson
Sam Garner Sam Garner   See fewer
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Bryan Casserly
Little Boy Little Boy   See fewer
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Jose Guillermo Figueroa
Assistant Gardener Assistant Gardener   See fewer
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Jason Johnson
Grandson Grandson   See fewer
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James Hansen Prince
Telephone Installer Telephone Installer   See fewer
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Stephanie Thrasher
Betsy's friend Betsy's friend   See fewer
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Fran Williams
Pregnant women Pregnant women   See fewer
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Brady Coleman
Officer Officer   See fewer
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James Kille
Albert Albert   See fewer
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Bill Sutherland
Mailman Mailman   See fewer
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Todd Terry
Actor Actor   See fewer
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Vivian Kalinov
Lady with Model-T Ford, Wedding Guest (uncredited) Lady with Model-T Ford, Wedding Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brad Kimberly
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert A. Burns
Postman (uncredited) Postman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alicia Church
Maid Margaret (uncredited) Maid Margaret (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Slattery
Dwight (uncredited) Dwight (uncredited)   See fewer
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Scott Teeters
Bellhop (uncredited) Bellhop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lew Temple
Mover (uncredited) Mover (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 158 votes