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(1990)

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Bette Midler's co-star Linda Hart, was one of the Harlettes back in the 1970s with Midler
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Story takes place in Watertown, a small city of 25,000 in Upstate New York.
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In the first two film versions, Stella marries Stephen, but in this version Stella remains unmarried.
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John Goodman announced Bette Midler as Best Actress winner at the 1992 Golden Globes for her role as Dixie Leonard in "For the Boys."
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An early scene in the movie sees Bette Midler giving a pretend strip-tease. Her co-worker at the bar is played by Linda Hart. Three years later the actresses co-starred in the made-for-TV production of Gypsy, with Hart in the role as stripper Miss Mazeppa.
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The third movie based on the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty. Samuel Goldwyn produced the silent movie, Stella Dallas (1925), and the first sound version, Stella Dallas (1937), starring Barbara Stanwyck. His son, Samuel Goldwyn Jr. produced Stella (1990).
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Several characters specifically call Stella Mrs. Claire even though they know she was never married.
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Stella references "Cousin It" when playing with young Jenny. Anjelica Huston was nominated for her role as Morticia (Addams Family) along with Bette Midler as Dixie Leonard (For the Boys) for Best Actress at the Golden Globes in 1992.
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The DVD jacket shows Bette Midler images when she played CC Bloom from the 1988 film "Beaches."
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