‘My Sweet Charlie’

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 13, 2008

Q Can you give me some information on a TV movie starring Patty Duke and made at the lighthouse on Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston, Texas?
—Daniel Coghlan, Porterville, Calif.

That was My Sweet Charlie, which aired in 1970. Duke played a pregnant young white woman, and Al Freeman Jr. was a black New York lawyer who'd killed a white man in self-defense. Both were on the run in Texas, where fate brought them together to hide out in an unused cottage at the base of the Bolivar Peninsula lighthouse, a real-life structure that guided mariners for more than 60 years before it was retired in 1933.