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Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls 

Updated version of the Jacqueline Susann best selling 1960's novel shows the lives of three very different women who come to New York City to achieve fame and fortune in show business and ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Catherine Hicks ...  Ann Welles 2 episodes, 1981
Lisa Hartman ...  Neely O'Hara 2 episodes, 1981
Veronica Hamel ...  Jennifer North 2 episodes, 1981
David Birney ...  Lyon Burke 2 episodes, 1981
Gary Collins ...  Kevin Gilmore 2 episodes, 1981
Bert Convy ...  Tony Polar 2 episodes, 1981
Britt Ekland ...  Françoise 2 episodes, 1981
Denise Nicholas ...  Connie 2 episodes, 1981
Steve Inwood Steve Inwood ...  Teddi Casablanca 2 episodes, 1981
Carol Lawrence ...  Miriam 2 episodes, 1981
Camilla Sparv ...  Vivienne 2 episodes, 1981
Jean Simmons ...  Helen Lawson 2 episodes, 1981
James Coburn ...  Henry Bellamy 2 episodes, 1981
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Updated version of the Jacqueline Susann best selling 1960's novel shows the lives of three very different women who come to New York City to achieve fame and fortune in show business and get all messed up in the process. Written by Anonymous

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19 October 1981 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Henry Bellamy: You see Neely's has a very special young talent, it needs a place to grow, to become more confident, now I can give her that and we can all share in those results, but it's that talent that's so valuable it's precious, it needs firm professional guidance and if you're going to continue to handle you better learn your business young man, the amateurs have a tendency to bring everyone down to their level, and in this case, that's intolerable.
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Referenced in Valley of the Dolls (1994) See more »

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Let's Be Lovers Tonight
Words and music by Fred Freeman and Harry Nehls
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Bland though vaguely entertaining
12 February 2005 | by omourouxSee all my reviews

The complexity of Jacqueline Susann's characters and subtlety of their relationships are completely lost in this syrupy TV movie, which also suffers from too many miscast parts--from a very average-looking Ann to a flat-chested Jennifer and an overly cheery Nelly.

The reasons for putting together such a project are rather mysterious, and to say it didn't age well would be finding excuses for this universally shabby and lazy movie, which can't be saved by several fine performances.

All we're left with is a cheap mini-soap brightened by a couple of good songs by lovely Lisa Hartman. Good enough if you can't fall asleep at 3 in the morning--this should do the trick. Otherwise, do yourself a favor and buy the book!


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