Babe (1975)

Babe Didrikson, 1932, Didrikson qualified for ...
Babe Didrikson, 1932, Didrikson qualified for all five individual women’s track and field events in 1932, but was allowed to compete in only three of them. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A TV movie, back in the day when network-produced feature films could actually be ambitious and/or inventive, about track star Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, who won two gold medals at the 1932 games, struggled against the all-male sports world at home to become a champ pro golfer, and succumbed, tragically, to cancer. Susan Clark, peppy but forgotten semi-star of the decade, did her best work in this loving tribute, winning an Emmy for her efforts.

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