GenreBiography, Drama, Music Executive producerRobert Birnbaum LanguageEnglish
WriterChristopher Finch, John McGreevey Release dateNovember 6, 1978 AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie CastAndrea McArdle (Judy Garland), Don Murray (Frank Gumm), Michael Parks (Roger Edens), Rue McClanahan (Ida Koverman), Nicholas Pryor (Bill Gilmore), Martin Balsam (Louis B. Mayer) Similar moviesHarlow (1965), Look for the Silver Lining (1949), Chaplin (1992), The George Raft Story (1961), The Seven Little Foys (1955)
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Rainbow is a 1978 American made-for-television biographical film directed by Jackie Cooper which chronicles the early years of singer-actress Judy Garland, portrayed by Andrea McArdle. The film was written by John McGreevey based on the 1975 book Rainbow: The Stormy Life of Judy Garland by Christopher Finch and originally aired on NBC Monday Night at the Movies on November 6, 1978.
The early life and struggles of Judy Garland during her early years in vaudeville, and follows her through her illustrious and highly-publicized rise to stardom at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios; her trials as a youngster in dealing with the movie studio system that held her back while her mother was forever pushing her to excel, as well as all the backstage joy and heartbreak during the filming of The Wizard of Oz (1939).
Andrea McArdle as Judy Garland
Don Murray as Frank Gumm
Michael Parks as Roger Edens
Piper Laurie as Ethel Gumm
Rue McClanahan as Ida Koverman
Jack Carter as George Jessel
Nicholas Pryor as Bill Gilmore
Donna Pescow as Jimmie Gumm
Martin Balsam as Louis B. Mayer
Johnny Doran as Jackie Cooper
1979: Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or a Special – Howard Schwartz