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The Dionne Quintuplets

The story of the "miracle babies" who became global superstars in the 1930s.

In May 1934, the first quintuplets ever to survive birth were born in a tiny rural settlement in northern Canada.

The Dionne babies became global superstars and millions of people visited their specially-built nursery.

But, once their fame was over, the Dionne Quintuplets all struggled to adapt to daily life and had to fight for compensation.

Witness speaks to a biographer of the Quintuplets and brings together archive recordings from the height of their fame.

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Sun 3 Jun 2012 00:50GMT

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