For the Boys
For the Boys is a 1991 American musical comedy-drama film that traces the life of Dixie Leonard, a 1940s actress/singer who teams up with Eddie Sparks, a famous performer, to entertain American troops.
In the early 1990s, retired entertainer Dixie Leonard has a commitment to attend a Hollywood ceremony being televised live to honor her and her longtime show-biz partner Eddie Sparks. When a young man from the TV show comes to pick her up, Dixie balks and explains what brought Eddie and her together, as well as what drove them apart. The majority of the film is an extended flashback.
|editor||Gerald B. Greenberg|
|keywords||ambush attack christmas dinner dead on arrival dressing room field hospital flashback in my life kill korean war married out of control red cross retire song and dance surrogate father their way tv show vietnam vietnam war world war ii wounded soldier young man|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actress|
|producer||Bette Midler Bonnie Bruckheimer|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|