Mariel Hemingway looks for lessons in a dark family history

April 17, 2015 9:01 PM

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Mariel Hemingway looks for lessons in a dark family history

Many people remember Mariel Hemingway best from her portrayal of the sweet teenager Tracy in Woody Allen’s Manhattan, where she delivered the film’s uplifting closing line, a reminder that “You have to have a little faith in people.”

But Hemingway herself, then only 16, was living a life with much darkness in it; her family was plagued by alcoholism, drug addiction and mental illness. And suicide: Seven of her family members have taken their own lives, including her famous grandfather, Ernest Hemingway, in 1961, and sister Marga...

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