Miss Rose White

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Miss Rose White
Miss Rose White.jpg
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 language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Marian Rees
Francine Lefrak (co-executive producer)
Andrea Baynes (co-executive producer)
Producer(s)Anne Hopkins
Carl Clifford (line producer)
CinematographyKees Van Oostrum
Editor(s)Corky Ehlers
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)Hallmark Hall of Fame
Lorimar Television (Warner Bros. Television)
Marian Rees Associates
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkNBC
Original releaseApril 26, 1992

Miss Rose White is a television film adaptation 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 (Plummer), as well as the Humanitas Prize in the 90 minute category.[1]


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, she is stunned to learn her older sister 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.



  1. ^ Roberts, Jerry (2009). Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press. p. 668. ISBN 0810861380.

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