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Babe (TV Movie)

Original Broadcast Date: October 23, 1975

Ask sports fans to choose the greatest athletes of the 20th century and one name is sure to pop up on the list: Babe Didrikson Zaharias.

This is Babe’s story, from her early Texas tomboy days to her Gold Medal triumphs at the 1932 Olympics, from her remarkable career as a champion golfer to her fulfilling marriage to wrestler George Zaharias to the final battle with the only thing tougher than she was.

Susan Clark won an Emmy for her bravura work as "Babe" and former football great Alex Karras ("Blazing Saddles") plays the love of her life. Their on-screen romance led to even greater things than an outstanding movie: Karras and Clark became Mr. and Mrs. in 1980.

And Clark wasn’t alone on the awards podium at the Emmys: Jerry Goldsmith won the third of his career five Emmys for his celebratory and moving score.

Genre: DramaTV Movie