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The Christine Jorgensen Story Details

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Taken from the autobiography of the world's first transsexual, George Jorgensen ([[Performer~P93374~John Hansen~johnhansen]]) is a woman trapped in a man's body who opts for surgery and hormone treatments to make him a woman. Events of his childhood are covered, showing young George preferring dolls over contact sports. Inducted into the Army, the sexually confused George learns to hide his emotions during his military experience. He travels to Denmark where a pioneering team of doctors agree to perform the surgical process for the first time ever. His kindly aunt in Denmark ([[Performer~P71299~Joan Tompkins~joantompkins]]) gives George the name of Christine after her late daughter. [[Performer~P93374~Hansen~johnhansen]] is unconvincing as a woman, and there are several passages in this biographical drama that lead to unintentional hilarity. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

Cast

Joan Tompkins
as Aunt Thora
Quinn K. Redeker
as Tom Crawford
John Himes
as George Jorgensen, Sr.
Rod McCary
as Jess Wanner
Will Kuluva
as Prof. Eastbrook
Oscar Beregi
as Dr. Victor Dahlman
Lynn Harper
as Dolly
Trent Lehman
as George, Age 7
Pamelyn Ferdin
as Dolly, as a Child
Bill Erwin
as Pastor
Joyce Meadows
as Tani
Don Pierce
as Jack
Eddie Frank
as George, as a Child
Dee Carroll
as Mrs. Whalstrom
Elaine Joyce
as Loretta

Crew

Irving Rapper
Director
Edward Small
Producer
Christine Jorgensen
Book Author
Bert Shefter
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Sawtell
Composer (Music Score)
Grant Whytock
Editor
Frank Sylos
Art Director
Moss Mabry
Costume Designer
Howard Kazanjian
First Assistant Director
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