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This 1990 drama stars Bette Midler as Stella, a working class, single mother.  Her daughter, Jenny, is the result of a short-lived affair with Stephen Dallas.  Though the two have a loving mother-daughter relationship, Stella eventually realizes that in order for Jenny to truly enjoy all that life has to offer, she must send her to live with her wealthy father, and his fiancé in New York City.  It is a heartbreaking decision and a huge sacrifice for the happiness of her child.

A two time Oscar Nominee and a Grammy Award Winner, Bette Midler is a successful, comedian, and author.  She has sold in excess of 15 million albums worldwide.  She has also starred in numerous films such as Beaches, Hocus Pocus, Gypsy, Get Shorty, The First Wives Club, What Women Want, The Stepford Wives, and The Women.

Emmy, Golden Globe, and People’s Choice Award winner John Goodman plays Ed Munn.  Known for his deep, booming voice, Goodman has starred in Movies and Shows such as Revenge of the Nerds, Roseanne, Arachnophobia, Born Yesterday, The Flintstones, Saturday Night Live, Coyote Ugly, Evan Almighty, and Confessions of a Shopaholic.

On the TCM Classic Film Tour in Manhattan, you’ll get a look at where the famous Tavern on the Green (now re-opened) is.  This was were Stella stands in the rain and watches as her daughter, Jenny, gets married in the Terrace Room, in a sad final scene.

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