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An American Rose

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 03 March 2012

by Charlotte Jones

The Kennedys were the most famous family in
England when Joseph became American Ambassador
in London. But daughter Rosemary's behaviour began to
cause the family increasing concern.

Produced by Claire Grove
Directed by Sally Avens

Award winning writer Charlotte Jones' play is inspired by the lives of two of JFK's sisters, 'Rosemary' Kennedy, who died in 2005, but underwent a prefrontal lobotomy aged 23 and Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy who married the heir to the Duke of Devonshire.
Charlotte's work includes 'Airswimming' and 'Humble Boy' for the National Theatre. She has written several plays for Radio.


Rosemary Kennedy
Fenella Woolgar
Kathleen Kennedy
Lydia Wilson
Rose Kennedy
Lisa Eichhorn
Deborah Mitford
Tilly Gaunt
Billy Hartington
Carl Prekopp
Dr Freeman
Don Gilet
Sister Margaret
Tracy Wiles
John White
Harry Livingstone
Charlotte Jones
Sally Avens
Claire Grove


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