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Secret Daughter

Secret Daughter
Nov. 26, 1996
150 minutes

FRONTLINE producer June Cross tells the intricate story of her own family through the prism of the changing face of race relations in America. Cross, born to a white mother and an African-American father in the early 1950s, was given away by her mother to live with a black family in Atlantic City when she was four.She only saw her mother and stepfather, TV star Larry Storch, on visits to Hollywood during school vacations. But Cross's mother was afraid her husband's career would be destroyed if the truth about Cross was discovered, so she kept her a secret. FRONTLINE takes viewers on an epic journey across the racial divide, into the hidden world of Hollywood and deep into the complicated relationship between a daughter and the mother who gave her away.

Producer(s): June Cross

Awards: The Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award Golden Baton
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Award Outstanding Informational or Cultural Programming


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