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Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story (1998)

Drugs, alcohol and controversy mark the author's life.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michele Lee ... Jacqueline Susann
Peter Riegert ... Irving Mansfield
James Farentino ... Bernard Geis
Barbara Parkins ... Annie Laurie Williams
Goldie Semple Goldie Semple ... Rose Susann
Kenneth Welsh ... Robert Susann
Sherry Miller ... Bea Cole
Laurie Paton ... Joyce Matthews
Sandra O'Neill Sandra O'Neill ... Benay Venuta
Gloria Slade ... Ethel Merman
Maria Syrgiannis Maria Syrgiannis ... Bernadette
Dara Perlmutter Dara Perlmutter ... Young Jackie
Asa Perlman Asa Perlman ... Young Guy
Kevin Jubinville ... Doug Lacoste
Kevin Hicks Kevin Hicks ... Don Preston


Drugs, alcohol and controversy mark the author's life.

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Release Date:

9 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escândalo de Mulher See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Barbara Parkins, who plays literary agent Annie Laurie Williams, originally played "Anne Welles" in the 1967 original version of "Valley of the Dolls." See more »


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This bio is as campy as anything Jacqueline Susann ever wrote.
22 April 2000 | by jkinozSee all my reviews

This bio is as campy and trashy as anything jacqueline Susann ever wrote. Michele Lee does an excellent job in her impersonation of Susann. Unlike Bette Midler's recent performance as Jackie in the movie "Isn't She Great", Lee is believable and makes the audience care. As an added treat, Barbara Parkins show up as Susann's book editor and gets to mutter the line, "Where is Barbara Parkins?" as she watches a scene from "Valley of the Dolls" be filmed. Whether you are a Jacqueline Susann fan or not, this one is worth checking out.

Susann would have loved it!

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