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Who Will Love My Children? (1983)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 14 February 1983
Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.


John Erman


Michael Bortman
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann-Margret ... Lucile Fray
Frederic Forrest ... Ivan Fray
Cathryn Damon ... Hazel Anderson
Donald Moffat ... Dick Thomas
Lonny Chapman ... Milton Hammond
Patricia Smith ... Cleta Thomas
Jess Osuna ... Dr. Willis
Christopher Allport ... Kenneth Handy
Patrick Brennan Patrick Brennan ... Carl Fray
Soleil Moon Frye ... Linda Fray
Tracey Gold ... Pauline Fray
Joel Graves Joel Graves ... Warren Fray
Rachel Jacobs ... Joyce Fray
Robby Kiger Robby Kiger ... Frank Fray
Cady McClain ... Virginia Fray


Based on a true story of Iowa farm wife Lucile Fray. Ann-Margret plays a dying mother of ten whose last wish is to find loving families for her children.

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She has courage and hope and ten children she loves. In a few short months she will find them new lives. [Australia Theatrical] See more »




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Did You Know?


A blockbuster Malayalam film ( India - kerala, not Bollywood) Akashadoothu, was inspired from this film. The actress who enacted the mother won many awards for her role. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two different variations exist: the opening on-screen disclaimer is read by Ann-Margret, but in the international theatrical version, it's in a different alignment and her voice is not heard. The ending credits are featured over a still image of the Fray family and in the international version, the end credits roll against a simple black background. See more »


Remade as Akashadoothu (1993) See more »

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This is part of my life.
4 February 2004 | by melikashouseSee all my reviews

This is truly a sad story, but what makes it harder for me to watch is that my uncle is Steven Fray. He is one of the ten children this movie is about. My grandma and grandpa adopted him when he was a baby. They both had actors playing them briefly in the film. My grandparents recently went on to have Bruce, Pam, and my dad Craig. My uncle Steven died when I was little. I don't really remember him at all but last year my grandma showed me and my sister this movie. I cried but watching my grandmother watch it was an experience all in its own. I am glad people watched this movie and got to learn about a story that deserved to be told. As I know right now 8 out of the 10 children are still living. I am glad this movie affected all you people so deeply.

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Release Date:

14 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chi amer√† i miei bambini? See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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ABC Circle Films See more »
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1.33 : 1
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