Lure of tragedy

JFK Jr.'s story on small screen.

JFK Jr.'s story on small screen.  

THE EXTENT to which America's popular imagination is tied up to the Kennedy family can be gauged by the fact that two tele-films on the late John F. Kennedy Jr. are being readied for the small screen. The TBS biopic America's Prince: The JFK Jr. Story is likely to beat its CBS rival American Son.

Portia de Rossi, whom viewers may remember from Ally McBeal, has bagged the role of JFK Jr.'s wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and the memorable Jacqueline Bisset from The Deep is set to play her namesake Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Recurring tragedy has undoubtedly lent a fatal fascination to the Kennedy tale.

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