Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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 Dr. James Kildare (191 episodes, 1961-1966)
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 Dr. Leonard Gillespie / ... (191 episodes, 1961-1966)
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The story of a young intern in a large metropolitan hospital trying to learn his profession, deal with the problems of his patients, and win the respect of the senior doctor in his specialty, internal medicine. Written by Anonymous

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(58 episodes) | (132 episodes)

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Over 30 actors auditioned for the lead role with William Shatner the eventual winner, though he then declined it. James Franciscus was also offered the role but had committed himself to another (eventually unmade) series at the time. See more »

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Featured in Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) See more »

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Three Stars Will Shine Tonight
by Hal Winn, Jerry Goldsmith and Pete Rugolo
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What a great show...why no DVD's?
26 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this show growing up. Richard Chamberlain was not only a fine actor, but I had all his records and they were terrific as well. The stories were exactly the basis for every medical drama that followed. I would love to see this on DVD! Richard, thanks for the memories. The show had a wonderful ensemble cast and featured many great actors and actresses in guest roles. NBC did mess with it's scheduling later on and this hastened the show's demise. Most dramas of this period were not as full-dimensional.

Richard had other series but none reached the fans as much as this. He was literally in EVERY fan magazine and I bought them all.


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