Cathy Lane, teen-aged daughter of a globe-trotting journalist, comes to live at the home of her uncle, a newspaper editor in New York City. Curiously, Cathy is the spitting image of her ... See full summary »
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 Patty Lane / ... (105 episodes, 1963-1966)
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 Natalie Lane (105 episodes, 1963-1966)
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 Martin Lane / ... (104 episodes, 1963-1966)
Paul O'Keefe ...
 Ross Lane (103 episodes, 1963-1966)
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 Richard Harrison (88 episodes, 1963-1966)
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Cathy Lane, teen-aged daughter of a globe-trotting journalist, comes to live at the home of her uncle, a newspaper editor in New York City. Curiously, Cathy is the spitting image of her uncle's daughter, Patty. Appearances aside, however, the urbane Cathy is nothing like her cousin Patty, who is the typical American teenager. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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18 September 1963 (USA)  »

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El show de Patty Duke  »

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Besides the differences mentioned in the theme song, Patti's eyes were always opened wide and she spoke much louder and faster than Cathy who had a slight English accent and spoke more quietly than Patty and Cathy's eyes were not opened as wide. Patti had the bangs while Cathy combed her hair back. See more »

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In some very early episodes, the face of Patty Duke's stand-in can be briefly glimpsed. See more »


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Cousins: The Theme from the Patty Duke Show
Music by Sid Ramin
Lyrics by Robert Wells
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24 January 2009 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a very good classic sit-com and gives a real sense of the mid 1960s America. The writing, direction and cast are superior to more famous shows from the same time. These episodes hold up surprisingly well. The writing is fairly intelligent and easy to take. Until now, only a few episodes have been available to see. THIS TV seems to be running the entire series right now. The films look excellent. This series is a real testament to Patty Duke's incredible acting. Her Cathy and Patty characters are so believably different. This is probably the finest performance of one actor portraying 2 different people in the same movie. This show was not highly regarded when it was first produced. Seeing it now, one must acknowledge that it was among the best of its time. William Schallert also deserves recognition for his wonderful, pivotal performances.


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