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Loretta Claiborne Story, The

Loretta Claiborne Story, The

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Sunday, January 16, 2000 7.1 11 3
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  • Season: 1999-2000
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: True Story, Children/Teens, Sports, Medical/Disease/Mental Illness

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Plot Synopsis

Loretta Claiborne was born into a large, poor African-American single-parent family. Partially blind, mildly retarded, unable to walk or talk until the age of four, Loretta went on to become a Special Olympics champion , teacher and passionate advocate for those with mental and and physical disabilities. The discovery of her own running ability and the encouragement of a feisty social worker change her life, culminating in her receiving the 1996 Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPY Awards.


Production Company:

  • de Passe Ent. IAW Walt Disney TV

Production Type:

  • In-House
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