Ben Casey (1961–1966)

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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.

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1966   1965   1964   1963   1962   1961  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 14 nominations. See more awards »
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 Dr. Ben Casey (153 episodes, 1961-1966)
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 Dr. David Zorba (127 episodes, 1961-1965)
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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.

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2 October 1961 (USA)  »

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Dr. Zorba was originally named Dr. Rosenberg. But ABC insisted his name to be changed because they did not want the character to be Jewish. Creator James E. Moser cast Sam Jaffe to play Zorba with a Yiddish accent to emphasize that the character was meant to be Jewish. See more »

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[Opening narration.]
Narrator: Man... woman... birth... death... infinity.
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Referenced in Up Late with Alec Baldwin: Episode #1.4 (2013) See more »

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Ben Casey is the Captain Kirk of medical dramas.
14 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are looking for the ultimate medical role model, then look no further. It's right here with Ben Casey. Dr. Casey is stalwart, resolute, ethical, courageous and above all clinically competent. He is everything a doctor should be. He's all business but he's compassionate too. Ben Casey is the greatest medical drama in the history of television broadcasting. All the other medical shows are in second place. One important reason for the show's excellence is the star of the show, Vincent Edwards. Mr. Edwards IS Ben Casey. Mr. Edwards took this character and made it into a television icon. He is to Ben Casey what William Shatner is to Star Trek. Both characters command respect, and earn it episode after episode. It's too bad that Dr. Casey and Captain Kirk never served together on the Starship Enterprise. THAT would have made for an interesting show.


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