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Ellen Foster

Season 47, Ep 2, Aired 12/14/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Adaptation of the novel by Kaye Gibbons Ten-year-old Ellen's existence with her alcoholic father is bearable only because of the love of her gentle mother. When her mother dies, Ellen finds herself shuffled among cruel and selfish relatives, including her venomous grandmother. Through it all, though, Ellen remains resilient, drawing strength from a few friendships and a boundless supply of hope.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Erman

  • William Hanley

  • Maria Nation

  • Zeljko Ivanek

    Chief Inspector

  • Charles W. Gray

    Alvin

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  • Notes (1)

    • Ellen's name is really Ellen Hammond. Foster is a last name she adopts for herself, thinking that the foster mother of a family she wants to join is Mrs. Foster. (Contributed by CarolT.)

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