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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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This was a sitcom about Katy Holstrum (Inger Stevens), a Swedish farm girl who was governess to the children of Congressman Glen Morley (William Windom). See more (3 total) »


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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
Dave Grusin (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
George Duning (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
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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This was a sitcom about Katy Holstrum (Inger Stevens), a Swedish farm girl who was governess to the children of Congressman Glen Morley (William Windom)., 10 July 2006
Author: zachsandman from United States

"Ja, Ja!" Being a native Washingtonian, I truly appreciate the historical footage depicted in "The Farmer's Daughter". When this show aired on ABC in 1963 I was only 3 years old. However, by the time it ended in 1966 I was aware of it, mainly because of its star, Inger Stevens. "The Farmer's Daughter" was unlike any other TV show that aired before it. I'm not aware of any other show before it in which an employee and her boss were in love with one another. In almost every episode, Katy and Congressman Morley were jealous of the opposition. For example, in my favorite episode (#21), "The Playboy of Capitol Hill", Peter Graves played the playboy who falls in love with Katy. This, of course, makes Congressman Morley jealous. This is what made this show and other shows special during the early years of television. There was a level of innocence that has been forever lost. Katy and the Congressman finally married in November of 1965 but the final episode aired in April of 1966.. Inger Stevens was never more glamorous than she was in the role of Katy Holstrum. She was like a Swedish version of June Cleaver. However, she was single and somewhat of a feminist for that era. The writers and producers clearly had Inger Stevens in mind when they created the show. I suspect that they allowed her to be herself because the show seemed almost biographical in nature. Unfortunately, Stevens real life didn't have a happy ending. She committed suicide in April 1970. During the 1980's, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) aired the series in it's entirety. Thankfully, because of CBN I have in my collection the entire series. In 2000, "The Farmer's Daughter Remembered" by William Patterson was published. A. Zachary Sanders

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