Loretta Claiborne Story, The (television)

Loretta Claiborne Story, The (television) Two-hour movie on The Wonderful World of Disney, airing on January 16, 2000. The story of a poor, mentally disabled African-American girl who goes on to become a champion athlete, teacher, and passionate advocate for those with mental and physical disabilities. Directed by Lee Grant. Stars Kimberly Elise (Loretta), Tina Lifford (Rita), Nicole Ari Parker (Christine), Damon Gupton (Sam), Camryn Manheim (Janet).