September 10, 1979 12:00 PM

THE STORY OF FREDDIE PRINZE

CBS (9 p.m. ET)

Helped by an eerie physical resemblance, Ira (The White Shadow) Angustain gives an excellent performance as the talented young comic who shot himself at the height of his meteoric fame in 1977. Some have questioned the tastefulness of dramatizing Prinze’s suicide, but this production goes almost too far in downplaying his garish life. It’s convincing, though, as an explanation for his tragic death.

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