Wednesday, 4 January 2017
579 A Woman Called Golda
First viewed : November 1982
I only dipped into this two-part mini-series ( probably the second episode ) dramatising the life of the former Israeli Prime Minister.
It's notable for featuring the last screen performance ( and her first in four years ) of non-Jewish Hollywood legend, Ingrid Bergman, who had died of cancer a few months before it was broadcast. She played the older Golda ( Judy Davis was her younger self ). The producers were unable to insure their stricken star and at times it looked like the project might go unfinished as Bergman was often too ill to shoot but it was completed. Bergman won a posthumous Emmy and Golden Globe for her work.