GenreDrama, War Running time4 hours LanguageEnglish
WriterJoyce Eliason, Allan Gurganus Release date1994 Episodes2 Episode 2Season 1 - May 1 - 1994, 2 Episode 2, 1 Episode 1Season 1 - May 1 - 1994, 1 Episode 1 CastDiane Lane (Lucy Honicut Marsden), Donald Sutherland (Capt. William Marsden), Cicely Tyson (Castralia, Marsden Family House Slave / Maid), Anne Bancroft (Lucy Marsden (age 99-100)), Blythe Danner (Bianca Honicut), E.G. Marshall (Prof. Taw, Old Folks Home Resident)
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All is a 1994 television miniseries written by Joyce Eliason and based on the 1989 novel by Allan Gurganus. It was directed by Ken Cameron and starred Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland, Cicely Tyson and Anne Bancroft.
The miniseries won several Emmy Awards, including an Outstanding Supporting Actress award to Cicely Tyson. This miniseries was first aired on the CBS television network over two consecutive nights during May 1994.
On her 99th birthday, Lucy Honicut Marsden (Anne Bancroft) recalls her life as the 14-year-old bride of a veteran of the American Civil War.
Diane Lane as young Lucy Honicut Marsden
Donald Sutherland as Capt. William Marsden
Cicely Tyson as Castalia, Marsden Family House Slave/Maid
Anne Bancroft as Lucy Marsden (age 99)
Blythe Danner as Bianca Honicut
E.G. Marshall as Prof. Taw, Old Folks Home Resident