Charlie & Me tells the story of how Harriett and Charlie (then Charles Buchinsky) met in a Philadelphia drama school, fell in love and decided to make Charlie into a movie star. On their first date he had four cents in his pocket and went on to become one of the highest paid actors in the world. Their high profile marriage that produced two children disintegrated after Bronson fell under the spell–and into the bed–of the also-married English actress, Jill Ireland. After the couple's divorce, Harriett sought a career other than just being “the ex Mrs. Famous” and ended up becoming a radio talk show host for nine years (on KABC, KIEV and KGIL). One reviewer dubbed her husky “purr” the “best female voice in radio.”
"Charlie & Me is a rags to riches story," said Harriett Bronson in her acceptance speech after receiving the award. "It's about a love tale gone wrong, and a life gone right." A truly "inspiring" journey.