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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio:
How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less

by Terry Ryan
Prize Winner Of Defiance, OH movie

This biography of contest winner/advertising jingle writer Evelyn Ryan was penned by her daughter Terry “Tuff” Ryan. It tells the story of a mom of 10 who supported the whole brood with her “little hobby.”

Set in the 1950s and 60s, when few women pursued careers in advertising, Evelyn’s winning spirit and raw talent helped her overcome poverty and the effects of her husband’s alcoholism.

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The Prize Winner Of Defiance, Ohio movie
Starring Julianne Moore as Evelyn
Prize Winner Of Defiance, OH movie
This film about the popular biography of prize winner Evelyn Ryan brought the story about her amazing run of prize wins to the big screen.

It stars Julianne Moore as Evelyn and Woody Harelson as her feckless alcoholic husband. Evelyn’s talent as a jingle writer kept her family housed, closed and fed by winning multiple contests.

The movie shows you how she did it, and how she maintained her amazing winning streak. You’ll enjoy watching scenes where Evelyn receives her prizes, especially the entertaining supermarket run.

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