Wilma (1975) TV Movie __ Starring Shirley Jo Finney, Cicely Tyson and Denzel Washington

Wilma (1975) TV Movie __ Starring Shirley Jo Finney, Cicely Tyson and Denzel Washington

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Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research.

This film "Wilma" is not for any personal financial profit or gain to TheeSymphony'sCulture Channel, but instead only for educational purposes and cultural research.


At the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, an amazing athlete, Wilma Rudolph (played by Shirley Jo Finney), became the first woman to win three consecutive gold medals. But the most amazing part of this true story is that Wilma was stricken in her youth with crippling polio, a disease she conquered to become one of America's greatest female athletes. The story begins with Wilma's childhood in rural Tennessee when her parents learn of does everything in her power to bolster Wilma's self-confidence and help her overcome the handicap. her determination pays off as Wilma grows in strength, speed and agility. Eventually, her tremendous courage and astounding athletic ability bring Wilma to her greatest triumph at the Olympics Games.

Starring Cicely Tyson, Shirley Jo Finney, Jason Bernard, Joe Seneca, Denzel Washington. Directed by Bud Greenspan

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