Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

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

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1966   1965   1964   1963   1962   1961  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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Fresh out of medical school, young Dr. James Kildare decides to leave his father's country practice and take up a position at a large New York hospital. There he meets the famous Dr. ... See full summary »

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Kildare saves the life of an ice skater who was in an auto accident. But even though her broken leg has knit, she can't walk, and she tries to sue Kildare for malpractice, and Kildare's ... See full summary »

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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 Car 54, Where Are You?: A Man Is Not an Ox (1962) 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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Too Quickly Forgotten
11 June 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Before St. Elsewhere and ER, even before Marcus Welby, M.D., there was Dr. Kildare, the series that brought fame to Richard Chamberlain. During the early 1960's, Dr. Kildare dramatized the ramification of medical issues of the day. I believe that if not for Dr. Kildare, there might not have been an ER.


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