Brenda Starr (1976 film)

Brenda Starr is a 1976 American made-for-television adventure film based on Dale Messick's comic strip Brenda Starr, Reporter starring Jill St. John in the title role. It is directed by Mel Stuart and originally aired on ABC on May 8, 1976.

Brenda Starr
Written byGeorge Kirgo
Directed byMel Stuart
StarringJill St. John
Jed Allen
Sorrell Booke
Victor Buono
Music byLalo Schifrin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Paul Mason
Producer(s)Bob Larson
CinematographyTed Voigtlander
Editor(s)James T. Heckert
Jack Kampschroer
Running timeminutes
Production company(s)David L. Wolper Productions
Original networkABC
Original releaseMay 8, 1976 (1976-05-08)



Jill St John told her press agent that she had a dream to play Brenda Starr. The agent optioned the rights and had a script written. The movie was shot as a pilot for a series but fell flat as a stand alone project.[1]


  1. Jill's Ambition: To Be Brenda Starr Haber, Joyce. Los Angeles Times 22 Jan 1975: g7.

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