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''A Woman Called Golda'' is a 1982 American made-for-television film biopic of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir directed by Alan Gibson (director), Alan Gibson and starring Ingrid Bergman. It also features Ned Beatty, Franklin Cover, Judy Davis, Anne Jackson, Robert Loggia, Leonard Nimoy and Jack Thompson (actor), Jack Thompson. ''A Woman Called Golda'' was produced by Paramount Domestic Television for broadcast syndication, syndication and was distributed by Operation Prime Time. The film premiered on April 26, 1982.


Plot

In 1977, Golda Meir returns to her old school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she tells the students her life story. She recounts her early years in Russia, and how her family emigrated to America to avoid the persecution of Jews throughout Europe. As a young woman, Golda dreams of fighting for a country for all Jews of the world. She marries Morris Meyerson, and they eventually move to Palestine (region), Palestine to work in a kibbutz, although they soon end up leaving, much to Golda's disappointment. They move to Jerusalem and have two children, but Golda's tremendous ambition soon drives her and Morris apart, although they remain married until his death in 1951. Golda is elected Prime Minister of Israel in 1969, resigning after the Yom Kippur War in 1974. (She died in Jerusalem on December 8, 1978, at the age of 80.)


Cast

* Ingrid Bergman as Golda Meir * Ned Beatty as Senator Durward * Franklin Cover as Hubert Humphrey * Judy Davis as Young Golda * Anne Jackson as Lou Kaddar * Robert Loggia as Anwar Sadat * Leonard Nimoy as Morris Meyerson * Jack Thompson (actor), Jack Thompson as Ariel * Anthony Bate as Sir Stuart Ross * Ron Berglas as Stampler * Bruce Boa as Mr. Macy * David de Keyser as David Ben-Gurion * Barry Foster (actor), Barry Foster as Major Orde Wingate * Nigel Hawthorne as Abdullah I of Jordan, King Abdullah * Yossi Graber as Moshe Dayan * David Joseph Vincent as Choir Boy


Reception

The film received seven Emmy nominations and won three awards, including the Outstanding Drama Special and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress - Miniseries or a Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Ingrid Bergman, which was awarded posthumously (the award was accepted by Bergman's daughter Pia Lindström). The film was also nominated for two Golden Globes and won the award for Best Performance by an Actress for Bergman, again awarded posthumously. Leonard Nimoy also received an Emmy nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special.


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* * 1982 films 1982 television films 1980s biographical drama films American biographical drama films American films American television films Biographical films about prime ministers English-language films Films directed by Alan Gibson Films produced by Harve Bennett Films produced by Gene Corman Films scored by Michel Legrand Films set in the 1960s Films set in the 1970s Films set in Israel Films set in Milwaukee Operation Prime Time Paramount Pictures films Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie winners American political drama films Cultural depictions of Golda Meir Cultural depictions of Anwar Sadat Cultural depictions of David Ben-Gurion 1982 drama films {{bio-film-stub