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Release Date:
18 September 1963 (USA) See more »
Cathy Lane, teen-aged daughter of a globe-trotting journalist, comes to live at the home of her uncle... See more »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 85)

Patty Duke ... Patty Lane / ... (105 episodes, 1963-1966)

Jean Byron ... Natalie Lane (105 episodes, 1963-1966)

William Schallert ... Martin Lane / ... (104 episodes, 1963-1966)
Paul O'Keefe ... Ross Lane (103 episodes, 1963-1966)

Eddie Applegate ... Richard Harrison (88 episodes, 1963-1966)

Series Directed by
Stanley Prager (30 episodes, 1963-1964)
Gary Nelson (14 episodes, 1965-1966)
Bruce Bilson (11 episodes, 1965-1966)
William Asher (9 episodes, 1963-1964)
Claudio Guzmán (9 episodes, 1964-1965)
Don Weis (9 episodes, 1964-1965)
Richard Kinon (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
James Sheldon (3 episodes, 1965)
Harry Falk (3 episodes, 1966)
David Butler (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Rod Amateau (2 episodes, 1964)
Alan Rafkin (2 episodes, 1964)
Howard Morris (2 episodes, 1965)
Series Writing credits
William Asher (105 episodes, 1963-1966)
Sidney Sheldon (105 episodes, 1963-1966)
Arnold Horwitt (16 episodes, 1964-1966)
Ed Jurist (8 episodes, 1965-1966)
Sam Locke (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Joel Rapp (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
William Raynor (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Myles Wilder (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Bill Freedman (2 episodes, 1965)
Ben Gershman (2 episodes, 1965)
Sidney Morse (2 episodes, 1965)

Series Produced by
John Ross .... associate producer (105 episodes, 1963-1966)
Stanley Prager .... producer (46 episodes, 1964-1965)
Bob Sweeney .... producer (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Robert Costello .... producer (17 episodes, 1963-1964)
William Asher .... producer (10 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Original Music by
Sid Ramin (72 episodes, 1963-1965)
Harry Geller (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Sonny Burke (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Cinematography by
George Stoetzel (71 episodes, 1963-1965)
Jacques R. Marquette (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Harold E. Wellman (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Film Editing by
Bernard Leslie (40 episodes, 1963-1965)
Budd Hamilton (28 episodes, 1963-1965)
Paul Krasny (28 episodes, 1965-1966)
William Cairncross (4 episodes, 1966)
Jack Ruggiero (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Casting by
Tom Jennings (6 episodes, 1966)
Series Art Direction by
Robert Gundlach (71 episodes, 1963-1965)
Archie J. Bacon (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Frank T. Smith (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Set Decoration by
Joseph Reith (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jack Mills (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Costume Design by
Robert Gundlach (11 episodes, 1963)
Series Makeup Department
Peter Garofalo .... makeup artist (71 episodes, 1963-1965)
Willis Hanchett .... hair stylist (66 episodes, 1963-1965)
Jeanne Bodel .... hair stylist (26 episodes, 1965-1966)
Caryl Forest .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1963)
Ron Berkeley .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1964)
Myrl Stoltz .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Production Management
Stanley Neufeld .... in charge of production (72 episodes, 1963-1965)
Larry Heath .... post-production supervisor (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
William A. Porter .... production manager (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Harry R. Sherman .... unit manager (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Howard P. Alston .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nancy Littlefield .... second assistant director / assistant director (71 episodes, 1963-1965)
Harry Falk .... assistant director (36 episodes, 1963-1965)
Stanley Ackerman .... assistant director (28 episodes, 1964-1965)
Carl 'Major' Roup .... assistant director (19 episodes, 1965-1966)
Harry R. Sherman .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1965-1966)
John Zane .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1963)
Howard P. Alston .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Art Department
Sante Fiore .... scenic artist (36 episodes, 1964-1965)
Al Griswold .... props (36 episodes, 1964-1965)
Ken Paquette .... carpenter (36 episodes, 1964-1965)
Norman Kopelman .... props (35 episodes, 1963-1964)
Richard Neblett .... property master (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Sound Department
Al Gramaglia .... re-recording mixer (79 episodes, 1963-1966)
Newton Avrutis .... sound (71 episodes, 1963-1965)
Vito L. Ilardi .... sound (35 episodes, 1963-1964)
Jim Bullock .... supervising sound editor / sound editor (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
James Thompson .... sound mixer (23 episodes, 1965-1966)
Paul Kamp .... sound mixer (9 episodes, 1965)
Philip Mitchell .... sound / sound mixer (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Harold Lebow .... chief electrician (71 episodes, 1963-1965)
Louis Cappeta .... head grip (36 episodes, 1964-1965)
Hank Muller .... camera operator (30 episodes, 1964-1965)
Sol Negrin .... camera operator (21 episodes, 1963-1964)
Robert Meyerhoff .... head grip (20 episodes, 1963-1964)
Fred Porrett .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1965)
Wilbur Kinnett .... chief electrician (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Casting Department
Joan D'Incecco .... casting supervisor (44 episodes, 1963-1965)
Vic Ramos .... casting supervisor (14 episodes, 1965)
Anne Kelleher .... casting supervisor (9 episodes, 1963)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bryce Sevier .... wardrobe (70 episodes, 1963-1965)
George Drew .... costume stylist (36 episodes, 1964-1965)
Rosemary McLoughlin .... costume stylist (22 episodes, 1963-1964)
Vou Lee Giokaris .... costumer / wardrobe (2 episodes, 1964)
Series Editorial Department
Ralph Rosenblum .... supervising film editor (72 episodes, 1963-1965)

George Fredrick .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Sid Ramin .... composer: theme music / conductor / ... (104 episodes, 1963-1966)
Robert Wells .... composer: theme lyrics (101 episodes, 1963-1966)
Ethel Huber .... music consultant / music supervisor (60 episodes, 1963-1965)
Joseph Lesko .... music editor (36 episodes, 1964-1965)
Robert H. Raff .... supervising music editor (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Kenn Collins .... music editor (31 episodes, 1963-1964)
Harry Geller .... conductor (31 episodes, 1965-1966)
Herman Fuchs .... music editor (5 episodes, 1963)
Series Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (2 episodes, 1966)
Series Other crew
Adeline Leonard Seakwood .... production secretary (71 episodes, 1963-1965)
Barbara Robinson .... script supervisor (38 episodes, 1963-1965)
Bruce Johnson .... assistant to producer (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
George Turpin .... assistant to producer (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ed Jurist .... script consultant (26 episodes, 1965-1966)
Belle Halpern .... script supervisor (18 episodes, 1964-1965)
Sidney Sheldon .... story supervisor (14 episodes, 1964-1965)
Maggie James .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 1964-1965)
Betty Todd .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1964)
Lois O'Connor .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1963)
Cleo Anton .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1964)
Jane Hollzer .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1964)
Elizabeth Savage .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1965)

Carole Brody Sheppard .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Bayer  original sponsor (Bayer Aspirin)
  • General Mills  original sponsor (Gold Medal Flour, Cheerios, Betty Crocker products)
  • Nabisco  original sponsor
  • Noxell  original sponsor (Noxema face cream and Cover Girl make-up)

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USA:30 min (104 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

William Schallert, who played Martin Lane (Patty's father), also played Kenneth Lane (Cathy's father and Martin's twin brother) during the Christmas episode where Martin was forced to fire Kenneth.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In some very early episodes, the face of Patty Duke's stand-in can be briefly glimpsed.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Starman (1984)See more »
Cousins: The Theme from the Patty Duke ShowSee more »


What Are The Lyrics Of The Title Song?
Why did cousins Patty and Cathy look so much alike?
Does Cathy Appear In Every Episode?
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The Patty Duke Show, 16 April 2007
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Teenage actress Patty Duke,fresh from her riveting motion picture triumph in the 1962 film "The Miracle Worker",co-starring Anne Bancroft for which Duke won an Academy Award for her brilliant performance was ready to make the jump from feature films to starring in her own weekly television series. Patty Duke plays a dual role in this light-hearted family comedy titled "The Patty Duke Show",which was on ABC-TV from September 18,1963 until the final episode of the series on April 27,1966 with repeated episodes airing until August 31,1966. In all,a total of 105 episodes were produced all in classic black and white and produced through Miss Duke's own production company(the youngest person ever to be an executive producer in charge of production)Chersaw Productions in association with United Artists Television. The show ran for three seasons on the air in prime-time and it survived the network's transformation years as some of the programs that were in black and white were about to make the jump to color in the show's final season. However,this series was still in black and white in its final season and never got the chance to make the change to color,and it was there that ABC pulled the plug on the series in the spring of 1966 after four seasons. Under the creation of Sidney Sheldon and William Asher(who also served as executive producers of this series),this was a show that was patterned after the classic 1961 Disney film "The Parent Trap" starring Hayley Mills(who also played dual roles in the film)and here on "The Patty Duke Show",Miss Duke plays dual characters. As Patty Lane she was a perky,bubble-gum chewing loudmouth teenager who digs Paul Anka tunes,worships The Beatles,dances to the latest teen-oriented musical tunes,and has "slumber parties",with her girlfriends.

As Cathy Lane,she was Patty's intellectual Scottish cousin,newly arrived from overseas to live with the Lanes,complete with bagpipes and burr. The girls confused everybody in their middle-class Brooklyn Heights,New York neighborhood by mischievously switching personalities at critical moments. Since they were exact look-alikes,no one could tell them apart. The rest of the family consisted of the father figure Martin Lane(William Schallert),who was Patty's harried father, a newspaper editor for the New York Times;Natalie Lane(Jean Byron),the mother was the stay-at-home housewife who basically kept the kids at bay while daddy was away at work or whatever he was implied to doing. The 12-year old Ross Lane(Paul O'Keefe)was the younger brother,who was constantly at war with the girls and basically got blamed for everything that he didn't do but in just about every episode the girls get away with their mischief while poor Ross gets severely punished for something he didn't do,but was forgiven for it. Richard Harrison(Eddie Applegate)was Patty's boyfriend who was a part-time Western Union messenger(she liked men in uniform). If that is not all,Patty also had a rival who was always after the affections of Richard too,the underhanded Sue Ellen(Kitty Sullivan). The show itself was hilarious to boot with Patty coming up with one hair-brained scheme after another and of course always got in some kind of trouble with Cathy or Dad for help her out of a tight situation.

The show was so good that several guest stars made appearances. One episode I do recall had two of the hottest British musical acts of their day which was the hit recording duo of Chad and Jeremy. The others featured Bobby Vinton,teen heartthrobs Fabian and Frankie Avalon and not to mention appearances by Sammy Davis,Jr. really help the show's popularity among the teenage audience too. In filming some of the episodes for the show however was difficult since having one actress play two parts did present many problems during production especially when both girls were in the same scene. The young woman who served as Patty/Cathy's double,and was seen from the back as one girl while Patty Duke faced the camera as the other was Rita McLaughlin,who was the exact look-a-like complex of Miss Duke herself. In perspective, "The Patty Duke Show",brought out some of the things that teens in the 1960's faced especially when dealing with football games,parties,and other things of interest and this show handled that very well. However,a reunion of the original cast came back in 1999 for ABC however in a two hour television movie based on the hit series from the 1960's with Patty Duke again in the dual roles that made her a household name.

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