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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28 September 1961 (USA)  »

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Doctor Kildare  »

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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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Referenced in It (1990) 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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