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20 September 1963 (USA) See more »
Katrin "Katy" Holstrum seeks help from her congressman Glen Morley while he is in a predicament of needing a governess for his boys... See more »
Won Golden Globe. Another 4 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 72)

Inger Stevens ... Katy Holstrum / ... (101 episodes, 1963-1966)

William Windom ... Congressman Glen Morley (101 episodes, 1963-1966)

Cathleen Nesbitt ... Agatha Morley (82 episodes, 1963-1966)
Mickey Sholdar ... Steven Morley / ... (73 episodes, 1963-1966)
Rory O'Brien ... Danny Morley (64 episodes, 1963-1966)

Series Directed by
William D. Russell (20 episodes, 1963-1965)
Bob Claver (15 episodes, 1964-1966)
Don Taylor (14 episodes, 1963-1964)
Richard Kinon (11 episodes, 1965-1966)
Paul Nickell (9 episodes, 1963-1964)
Gene Nelson (7 episodes, 1963-1965)
Gene Reynolds (4 episodes, 1964)
Sam Freedle (4 episodes, 1966)
Mel Ferrer (3 episodes, 1963)
Frederick De Cordova (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Herb Wallerstein (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Series Writing credits
Hella Wuolijoki (101 episodes, 1963-1966)
Stan Cutler (26 episodes, 1964-1966)
Peggy Chantler Dick (24 episodes, 1964-1966)
Martin Donovan (23 episodes, 1964-1966)
Steve Gethers (14 episodes, 1963-1964)
Jerry Davis (10 episodes, 1963-1964)
Lee Loeb (7 episodes, 1963-1964)
John McGreevey (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
Warner Law (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
William Cowley (3 episodes, 1964)
Meyer Dolinsky (3 episodes, 1964)
Stanley H. Silverman (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Phil Leslie (3 episodes, 1965)
Janet Carlson (3 episodes, 1966)
Don Richman (3 episodes, 1966)
Charles Woolf (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Richard Powell (2 episodes, 1964)
Joseph C. Cavella (2 episodes, 1965-1966)

Series Produced by
Harry Ackerman .... executive producer / production executive (101 episodes, 1963-1966)
Peter Kortner .... producer (38 episodes, 1963-1964)
Steve Gethers .... associate producer (36 episodes, 1963-1964)
Stan Cutler .... associate producer (10 episodes, 1964-1966)
Martin Donovan .... associate producer (10 episodes, 1964-1966)
Bob Claver .... producer (9 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Original Music by
George Duning (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
Dave Grusin (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Van Alexander (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Jerry Fielding (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern Sr. (24 episodes, 1963-1966)
Frederick Gately (24 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Film Editing by
Asa Boyd Clark (21 episodes, 1963-1966)
Gerard Wilson (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Art Direction by
Ross Bellah (46 episodes, 1963-1966)
Robert Peterson (41 episodes, 1963-1965)
Robert Purcell (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
Series Set Decoration by
James Crowe (36 episodes, 1963-1964)
Sidney Clifford (9 episodes, 1964-1966)
Series Costume Design by
Katy Theodore (17 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor (46 episodes, 1963-1966)
Faith Schmehr .... hair stylist / hair styles (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
Series Production Management
Seymour Friedman .... production supervisor (46 episodes, 1963-1966)
Lawrence Werner .... post-production supervisor (13 episodes, 1963-1966)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herb Wallerstein .... assistant director (44 episodes, 1963-1965)
Series Sound Department
Sid Lubow .... sound effects / sound effects editor (41 episodes, 1963-1965)
Fred J. Brown .... sound effects editor / sound effects (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Doug J. Campbell .... key grip best boy (28 episodes, 1965-1966)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Fuca .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1965)
Series Music Department
Barry Mann .... composer: theme music / composer: title song (101 episodes, 1963-1966)
Cynthia Weil .... composer: theme music / composer: title song (101 episodes, 1963-1966)
Ed Forsyth .... music supervisor (46 episodes, 1963-1966)
George Duning .... music (3 episodes, 1964)
Series Other crew
Steve Gethers .... script consultant (7 episodes, 1964)
Norman Kurland .... assistant to producer (5 episodes, 1964-1965)
Paul Junger Witt .... assistant to producer / assistant to the producer (5 episodes, 1965-1966)

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30 min (101 episodes)
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Inger Stevens' last TV project.See more »
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
With a real Swede, 2 May 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Although Loretta Young won her Academy Award playing The Farmer's Daughter she did have to fake an accent for the role of Katy Holstrum. When doing the television series, the producer's had the good sense to hire a natural blond and a natural Swede.

Both came in the person of the lovely and tragic Inger Stevens who was governess to the sons of Congressman William Windom from, where else, Minnesota. Windom's political opinions were kept carefully discreet in the series so we don't know if he was a Republican in the Harold Stassen mode or a follower of Hubert Humphrey's Democrat-Farmer Labor party. Either way he was a good guy which was a switch for him because until he played Dr. Hazlett on Murder She Wrote, he was a villain on the big screen a lot. Congressman Glen Morley on the big screen had been done by Joseph Cotten.

The character of the gruff and kindly butler that Charles Bickford did so well was completely dropped. But Ethel Barrymore's role as a Senatorial widow and mother to Joseph Cotten was taken over by Cathleen Nesbitt. She was a grand and imperious lady who had all kinds of good advice, political and personal.

Stevens made herself indispensable to William Windom and it was inevitable that like in the movie they would marry. Of course that did signal the end of the series after a good run. The Farmer's Daughter was as big a success on the small screen as on the big.

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