Free to Be… You and Me (1974)


Free to Be…You and Me, a project of the Ms. Foundation for Women, is a record album, and illustrated book first released in November 1972, featuring songs and stories from many current celebrities of the day (credited as "Marlo Thomas and Friends") such as Alan Alda, Rosey Grier, Cicely Tyson, Carol Channing, Michael Jackson, and Diana Ross, among others. An ABC Afterschool Special using poetry, songs, and sketches, followed two years later in March 1974. The basic concept is to encourage a post-60's gender neutrality, while saluting values such as individuality, tolerance, and happiness with one's identity. A major thematic message is that anyone, whether a boy or a girl, can achieve anything.

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Movie Score: 6.1/10 from 4 votes
Release Date: 1974-03-11
Status: Released
Run time: 48 min / 0:48
Production Studio : Fred Wolf Films
Production Country: United States of America
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Free to Be… You and Me Casts

Mel Brooks
as Baby Boy (Voice)
Marlo Thomas
as Herself
Alan Alda
as Himself
Harry Belafonte
as Himself
Billy De Wolfe
as The Principal
Rosey Grier
as Himself
Roberta Flack
as Herself/Young Girl
Michael Jackson
as Himself/Young Boy
Kris Kristofferson
as Himself
Bobby Morse
as Dudley Pippin (voice)
The New Seekers
as Themselves
Tom Smothers
as Himself
Cicely Tyson
as Herself
Rita Coolidge
as Herself

Free to Be… You and Me Crew

Directing Bill Davis Director
Directing Len Steckler Director
Directing Fred Wolf Director