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Biography

Eleanor Roosevelt: A Restless Spirit (Season 6, Episode 12)
TV-14
TV Episode | 46 min | Documentary, Biography

One of this century's most respected and admired figures, she was a humanitarian who transformed the place of women in society, and in the White House. Eleanor Roosevelt created the tradition of the activist First Lady. A pioneer among ...See moreOne of this century's most respected and admired figures, she was a humanitarian who transformed the place of women in society, and in the White House. Eleanor Roosevelt created the tradition of the activist First Lady. A pioneer among Presidents' wives, she formed a staff, held press conferences, and defined an agenda beyond that of homemaker. She fought for Civil Rights, for women and the oppressed. Yet this towering public figure was also an orphan whose family was destroyed by alcoholism, the unhappy wife of a philandering husband, and a passionate friend. Experts and scholars finally succeed in connecting her public and private lives in this unique and intimate portrait. Revisit the complete, inspiring life story of Eleanor Roosevelt, champion of freedom and human dignity. See less
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Aug 30, 1994 (United States)

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Marian Anderson
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Edgar Bergen
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Winston Churchill
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James M. Cox
Self - 1920 Presidential Nominee, Democrat Party (archive footage) Self - 1920 Presidential Nominee, Democrat Party (archive footage)   See fewer
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Steve Gillon
Self - Historian Self - Historian   See fewer
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Anna Roosevelt Halsted
Self - Daughter of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt (archive footage) Self - Daughter of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt (archive footage)   See fewer
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Averell Harriman
Self - U.S. Ambassador, Soviet Union (archive footage) Self - U.S. Ambassador, Soviet Union (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jawaharlal Nehru
Self - Prime Minister, India (archive footage) Self - Prime Minister, India (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jack Perkins
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Jennings Randolph
Self - U.S. Senator, West Virginia (archive footage) Self - U.S. Senator, West Virginia (archive footage)   See fewer
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Eleanor Roosevelt
Self (archive footage) (as Anna Eleanor Roosevelt) Self (archive footage) (as Anna Eleanor Roosevelt)   See fewer
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Elliott Roosevelt
Self - Father of Eleanor Roosevelt (archive footage) Self - Father of Eleanor Roosevelt (archive footage)   See fewer
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Self (archive footage) (as Franklin Delano Roosevelt) Self (archive footage) (as Franklin Delano Roosevelt)   See fewer
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James Roosevelt
Self - Son of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt (archive footage) Self - Son of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt (archive footage)   See fewer
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Theodore Roosevelt
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Joseph Stalin
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Adlai Stevenson
Self - U.S. Ambassador, United Nations (archive footage) Self - U.S. Ambassador, United Nations (archive footage)   See fewer
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U Thant
Self - Secretary-General, United Nations (archive footage) Self - Secretary-General, United Nations (archive footage)   See fewer
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8.3 / 10 | 58 votes