People, Dec. 10, 1979

Those must be the scarlet and white silks of the CBS-TV stable that Kristy McNichol, 17, is wearing as she sits astride a big mount named Gilford. The tomboy of the Family sitcom series stars this week in My Old Man, a TV movie in which she is Jo Butler, the track-wise daughter of a down-on-his-luck horse trainer, played by Warren Gates. The film is out of a short story of the same title by Ernest Hemingway, but the bloodline is a little thin. Joe Butler, the American boy in Hemingway's tale about...

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