What medical condition did Shelby have in Steel Magnolias?

(if you read the post title)… the movie Steel Magnolias. It’s the 1989 film in which Julia Roberts plays Shelby, a young woman with type 1 diabetes, who’s dealing with family stresses alongside complications in the U.S. South.

Is Steel Magnolias based on a true story?

Steel Magnolias is based on a true story. The screenwriter Robert Harling’s sister died of diabetic complications after giving birth in the 1980s, shortly before Harling composed the original play and the film script.

Are Clairee and Ouiser related?

Clairee (Dukakis) “a fabulous aunt” and Ouiser (MacLaine) from his sister’s best friend: “She in no way resembled the character,” he said of the town curmudgeon. “But there was just something about the name that fit.” Personalities were also lifted from the people he grew up with in Louisiana.

Why did Shelby collapse in Steel Magnolias?

The strain of pregnancy and childbirth puts her into kidney failure. Her mother donates a kidney, however, Shelby unfortunately rejects the donated kidney and dies at the end of the film.

What happened to the real Shelby from Steel Magnolias?

Shortly after giving birth to a baby boy in 1983, Susan’s circulatory system and kidneys began to fail. A kidney transplant from her mother, and dialysis, did little to help. She died during minor surgery in 1985, at the age of 33.

Where did Shelby and Jackson live in Steel Magnolias?

Natchitoches, Louisiana
Today, fans can visit the real-life house of Shelby (Roberts) and her mother, M’Lynn (Field), in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The historic house at 320 Jefferson Street was originally built in the 1800s by two Italian architects, Trizini and Soldini.

What is Erik’s secret in Sweet Magnolias?

He used to be an EMT in Atlanta. He fell in love and got married but unfortunately after getting pregnant, his wife lost the baby… and he lost his wife. This explains his crying several episodes back and how Helen losing her baby was so painful to him.

Who is Isaac’s birth father?

Sweet Magnolias has been full of surprises — and the reveal of Isaac’s parents was one of the biggest. In the second season of the charming Southern drama that’s been compared to Bridgerton, Isaac gets a hefty dose of the truth when he discovers his birth parents are Peggy and Bill.

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