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Sharon Craven
Sharon Craven • 2 years ago

In 1989, Driving Miss Daisy, based on the book by Alfred Uhry, won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Set in the pre-civil rights South, an elderly Jewish widow slowly befriends her now chauffeur.

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