The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.
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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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28 September 1961 (USA)  »

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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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Referenced in Concerto Macabre: The Films of John Brahm (2007) See more »

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Three Stars Will Shine Tonight
by Hal Winn, Jerry Goldsmith and Pete Rugolo
EMI Hastings Catalog, Incorporated (ASCAP)
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7 March 2002 | by (Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

The two part Episode of Dr. Kildare that featured Yvette Mimieux was called "Tiger,Tiger." (The title of a famous poem) It was one of the highest rated shows of the year, which I believe was 1963. Miss Mimieux played a beautiful epileptic and she died having a seizure while surfing, which her doctor had warned her not to do.

Oh, the heartbreak! Oh the teenage hormones! Oh, how the ratings soared!


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