This televisual adaptation of Tennessee Williams 1945 play stars four-time Oscar winner Katherine Hepburn as Amanda Wingfield. The story concerns her dreams for her shy daughter, and writer son, and her preoccupation with her own past as a Southern belle. In 1973-4 the film won two Emmy Awards: Michael Moriarty won Best Supporting Actor, and Joanna Miles won Best Supporting Actress.
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After what producer David Susskind called "the longest wooing for a part in a lifetime of dealing with stars," four-time Oscar winner Katharine Hepburn (On Golden Pond) made her television dramatic debut as the indomitable, overbearing matriarch, Amanda Wingfield, in Tennessee Williams' poignant 1945 memory play, which reteamed her with director Anthony Harvey (The Lion in Winter). "The Glass Menagerie" portrays a mother whose preoccupation with her past as a Southern belle and her unrealistic dreams for her children's futures threaten to smother her painfully shy daughter (Joanna Miles) and her aspiring writer son ("The Killing Fields'" Sam Waterston). Michael Moriarty plays the gentleman caller whose visit offers false hope and disrupts the family's precarious balance. 1973-74 Emmy Awards - Best Supporting Actor, Michael Moriarty; Best Supporting Actress, Joanna Miles.