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Homeless to Harvard : the Liz Murray story

Author: Michael MahoneyRonni KernPeter LevinThora BirchMichael RileyAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Lifetime Home Entertainment, Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2004] [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Liz Murray was raised in poverty by drug-addicted parents. Though they loved her, they were unable to care for her and Liz ended up living on the streets by the age of 15. Profoundly affected by her mother's AIDS-related death, Liz forced herself to look at her future and make some significant changes. Her prospects were dismal, yet she turned her life around by going back to high school. While still homeless, Liz  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Made-for-TV movies
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Social problem
Named Person: Liz Murray; Liz Murray
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Mahoney; Ronni Kern; Peter Levin; Thora Birch; Michael Riley; Robert Bockstael; Makyla Smith; Kelly Lynch; Louis Febre; Anita Brandt Burgoyne; Jennifer Stewart, (Production designer); Uta Briesewitz; Lifetime Television (Firm),; Patriarch Pictures (Firm),; Metafilmics (Firm),
ISBN: 0790798433 9780790798431
OCLC Number: 55977515
Language Note: English or dubbed Spanish dialogue, Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally released as a Lifetime original movie motion picture in 2003.
Special features: interview with Liz Murray.
Credits: Music by Louis Febre ; edited by Anita Brandt Burgoyne ; production designer, Jennifer Stewart ; director of photography, Uta Briesewitz.
Cast: Thora Birch, Michael Riley, Robert Bockstael, Makyla Smith, Kelly Lynch.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Responsibility: Lifetime Television and Patriarch Pictures LLC presents ; in association with Metafilmics ; producer, Michael Mahoney ; written by Ronni Kern ; directed by Peter Levin.

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Liz Murray was raised in poverty by drug-addicted parents. Though they loved her, they were unable to care for her and Liz ended up living on the streets by the age of 15. Profoundly affected by her mother's AIDS-related death, Liz forced herself to look at her future and make some significant changes. Her prospects were dismal, yet she turned her life around by going back to high school. While still homeless, Liz earned her diploma in two years. She went on to win a New York Times scholarship for needy students, which enabled her to attend Harvard University.

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