Miss Rose White

Miss Rose White
Created byBarbara Lebow (play)
Written byAnna Sandor (teleplay)
Directed byJoseph Sargent
StarringKyra Sedgwick
Amanda Plummer
D. B. Sweeney
Penny Fuller
Milton Selzer
Maureen Stapleton
Theme music composerBilly Goldenberg
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producersMarian Rees
Francine Lefrak (co-executive producer)
Andrea Baynes (co-executive producer)
ProducersAnne Hopkins
Carl Clifford (line producer)
Production locationRichmond, Virginia
CinematographyKees Van Oostrum
EditorCorky Ehlers
Running time100 minutes
Production companiesHallmark Hall of Fame
Lorimar Television (Warner Bros. Television)
Marian Rees Associates
Original release
ReleaseApril 26, 1992 (1992-04-26)

Miss Rose White is a television film adaptation by Anna Sandor of the 1985 Barbara Lebow play A Shayna Maidel, starring Kyra Sedgwick. It first aired on April 26, 1992. The production received five Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Movie (Amanda Plummer), as well as the Humanitas Prize in the 90-minute category.


Rose White (Sedgwick) is a modern young career woman in post-World War II New York City who has largely relegated her Jewish heritage to scrapbooks and memories. Born in Poland but fortunate enough to escape the country before the Nazi occupation and the Holocaust wiped out her family, Rose is stunned to learn her older sister, Lusia, somehow survived the horror and is coming to America. The sisters' reunion is complicated by Lusia's (Amanda Plummer) memories of her struggles to survive and the revelation of past family secrets.



44th Primetime Emmy Awards Winner for:

Also nominated:

19th Humanitas Awards in the category of 90 Minute or Longer Network or Syndicated Television

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