Part I: Faye and Ward Thayer live through enough ups and downs for several lifetimes. A whirlwind courtship leads to a comfortable life fueled by Ward's family fortune. But as the fortune vanishes, Ward's drinking and cheating compel Faye to throw him out. Faye builds a film directing career and later takes on an unlikely partner: Ward, now reformed. But the strain of raising their four rebellious children threatens to split the marriage again. Part II: The Thayer children face the challenges of the tumultuous 1970s: Vietnam, drugs, dropping out and more. Thanks to a part in her parents' film, Valerie makes the transition from low-budget film actress to rising star. Lionel rediscovers a friend from the past, while Anne's affair with a friend's father leads to a large family of her own. During a heartwarming weekend surrounded by family, Faye's extraordinary life comes to a close.

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Danielle Steel's: Family Album Parts 1 & 2 (1994)

Romance/Drama

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Part I: Faye and Ward Thayer live through enough ups and downs for several lifetimes. A whirlwind courtship leads to a comfortable life fueled by Ward's family fortune. But as the fortune vanishes, Ward's drinking and cheating compel Faye to throw him out. Faye builds a film directing career and later takes on an unlikely partner: Ward, now reformed. But the strain of raising their four rebellious children threatens to split the marriage again. Part II: The Thayer children face the challenges of the tumultuous 1970s: Vietnam, drugs, dropping out and more. Thanks to a part in her parents' film, Valerie makes the transition from low-budget film actress to rising star. Lionel rediscovers a friend from the past, while Anne's affair with a friend's father leads to a large family of her own. During a heartwarming weekend surrounded by family, Faye's extraordinary life comes to a close.

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Released
Cast
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Jaclyn Smith

Faye Price Thayer
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Michael Ontkean

Ward Thayer
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Joe Flanigan

Lionel Thayer
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Kristin Minter

Valerie Thayer
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Leslie Horan

Anne Thayer O'Hara
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Tom Mason

Bill O'Hara
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Brian Krause

Greg Thayer
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Paul Satterfield

Paul Steel
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Jim Curley

(as James Curley)
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Kristen Dalton

Maizie
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Joel Gretsch

John
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Donzaleigh Abernathy

Lorrie
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Hillary Danner

Gail Stein
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Kelly Junkerman

Cinematographer
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Michael Lattimer

Assistant Director
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Paul Linke

Wardrobe Man
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Dan Moriarty

Studio Executive (as Daniel Moriarty)
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Laura Owens

Jan
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Dennis Redfield

Soundman
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Billy Stamp

Max
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Shawn David Thompson

Jason (as Shawn Thompson)
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John Waters

Vincent
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Jenna Lynn Wexler

Young Valerie
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Courtney Wilkes

Little Faye
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Keone Young

Private Investigator
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Stephen Bridgewater

Studio Guard (uncredited)
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Jeffrey Byron

French Director (uncredited)
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Mary Carver

Louise (uncredited)
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David S. Cass Sr.

Crazy Director (uncredited)
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Brett Cullen

George Waterson (uncredited)
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Bill DeLand

Henry Matson (uncredited)
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Brian Donovan

Joey (uncredited)
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Robert Factor

Grip (uncredited)
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Blake Foster

Young Lionel (uncredited)
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Jack L. Harrell

Peter Barton (uncredited)
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Phyllis Katz

Reporter (uncredited)
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Melody Kay

Anne age 13 (uncredited)
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Lawrence Lowe

Officer (uncredited)
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Vachik Mangassarian

Maitre D' (uncredited)
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Richard Marion

Marty Abrams (uncredited)
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Dru Mouser

Carrie (uncredited)
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Ronnie Schell

The Emcee (uncredited)
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Belinda Waymouth

Alysa (uncredited)
Crew
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Danielle Steel

Writer
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Karol Ann Hoeffner

Writer
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Jack Bender

Director
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Danielle Steel's: Family Album Parts 1 & 2

(DVD)

2/7/2006

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