The Marva Collins Story

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The Marva Collins Story is a 1981 American Hallmark Hall of Fame television film about the life of Chicago-based African-American teacher Marva Collins. It stars Cicely Tyson as Collins and Morgan Freeman as her husband, Clarence.
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The Marva Collins Story is a 1981 American Hallmark Hall of Fame television film about the life of Chicago-based African-American teacher Marva Collins. It stars Cicely Tyson as Collins and Morgan Freeman as her husband, Clarence.

Original Release

12/01/1981

Cast

Cicely Tyson Marva Collins
Morgan Freeman Clarence Collins
Rodrick F. Wimberly Martin Luther Jones (as Roderick Wimberly)
Mashaune Hardy Cindy Collins
Brett Bouldin Patrick Collins
Samuel Muhammad Jr. Eric Collins
Dianne Kirksey Cynthia Rawls
Steven Williams McCloud
Frankie Hill Ida Banbower
Charlie Brown Boland
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Peter Levin

Writers

Clifford Campion

Cast

Cicely Tyson Marva Collins
Morgan Freeman Clarence Collins
Rodrick F. Wimberly Martin Luther Jones (as Roderick Wimberly)
Mashaune Hardy Cindy Collins
Brett Bouldin Patrick Collins
Samuel Muhammad Jr. Eric Collins
Dianne Kirksey Cynthia Rawls
Steven Williams McCloud
Frankie Hill Ida Banbower
Charlie Brown Boland
Marsha Warfield Lela Boland
Ce Ce Thompson Louise Jones
Jimmie F. Skaggs Chester Boland
Mike Genovese Mardesich
Kelly Crosby Tina Boland
Edward Asner Narrator (voice)
Tonada Leavy Clarissa Lester
Duke Thorbs Eddie Banbower
Darlene Jackson Roxanne Johnston
Cynthia Collins Rose

Producers

Editors

Marjorie Fowler

1982 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
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