Onassis: The Richest Man in the World

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Onassis: The Richest Man in the World
Based onAri: The Life and Times of Aristotle Socrates Onassis
by Peter Evans
Screenplay by Jacqueline Feather
David Seidler
Directed by Waris Hussein
Starring Raul Julia
Theme music composer Billy Goldenberg
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers Frank Konigsberg
Larry Sanitsky
Producers Alfred R. Kelman
Laurence Myers
Jayne Bieber (associate producer)
Ron Binkowski (associate producer)
Production locationSpain
CinematographyAlan Doberman
EditorDavid Saxon
Running time120 minutes
Production companiesKonigsberg/Sanitsky Company
Televisión Española
Original network ABC
Picture formatColor
Audio format Stereo
Original releaseMay 1, 1988 (1988-05-01)

Onassis: The Richest Man in the World is a 1988 American-Spanish made-for-television biographical film directed by Waris Hussein and starring Raul Julia as Aristotle Onassis. [1] [2]



Biography of the life of Aristotle Onassis (Raul Julia), a Greek who rose to become one of the world's wealthiest men, detailing his rise to power and unhappy marriages.



For her portrayal as Maria Callas, Jane Seymour won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. [3] [4]

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