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      Anatomy of an Illness

      1984 1 hr. 40 min. Drama List
      Reviews Middle-aged newspaper editor Norman Cousins (Edward Asner) learns that he has a disease that could significantly reduce the quality of his life and cut short his time on earth, but he doesn't agree with his doctor's treatment plans. He believes that he doesn't need to succumb quietly and decides to combat his sickness by simply enjoying his life. With his kindhearted wife, Ellen (Millie Perkins), at his side, Norman determines to treat himself with positivity, laughter and love. Read More Read Less

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      Synopsis Middle-aged newspaper editor Norman Cousins (Edward Asner) learns that he has a disease that could significantly reduce the quality of his life and cut short his time on earth, but he doesn't agree with his doctor's treatment plans. He believes that he doesn't need to succumb quietly and decides to combat his sickness by simply enjoying his life. With his kindhearted wife, Ellen (Millie Perkins), at his side, Norman determines to treat himself with positivity, laughter and love.
      Director
      Richard Heffron
      Executive Producer
      Robert Hamner
      Screenwriter
      Lawrence Roman
      Production Co
      CBS Entertainment Productions, Jerry Gershwin Productions, Hamner Productions Inc.
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 30, 2016
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