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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 »
User Reviews:
An utterly charming and very funny sitcom from days gone by See more (15 total) »


 (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)
Paul Krasny (28 episodes, 1965-1966)
Budd Hamilton (27 episodes, 1963-1965)
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 .... sound 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:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

As of 2013, Patty Duke is still the youngest individual, at 16 years old, to ever have a self-titled U.S. television series.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:
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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An utterly charming and very funny sitcom from days gone by, 23 March 2013
Author: GusF from Ireland

I only stumbled across this classic 1960s sitcom about two months ago, having been vaguely aware of its existence beforehand and only knowing Patty Duke - who I couldn't have picked out of a line-up - as being Sean Astin's mum. After watching the insanely catchy opening credits, I decided to watch an episode of the series for two main reasons: (a) I've always been a big fan of the wonderful character actor William Schallert, who is probably best known for playing Nilz Baris in the classic "Star Trek" episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" and who still occasionally acts at nearly 91 and (b) there was an adorable Old English Sheepdog. Having previously owned one, I'm extremely partial to the breed! I wasn't expecting much, if I'm honest, but I found it to be an utterly charming and very funny series from the get go and began watching it from the beginning. Well, the dog disappeared without explanation about halfway through the first season but otherwise no complaints from me!

The series' premise may be a bit far-fetched but, considering the 1960s produced sitcoms featuring witches, genies and talking horses, it's pretty damn realistic, comparatively speaking. It concerns 16-year-old Cathy Lane (Patty Duke), the daughter of a globetrotting foreign correspondent, going to live with her uncle Martin (William Schallert) and aunt Natalie (Jean Byron) in Brooklyn Heights. Martin and Natalie have a daughter named Patty who is the same age as Cathy and just happens to look absolutely identical to her. The "explanation" for this is that Cathy and Patty's fathers are identical twins, which is quite funny as Patty Duke doesn't resemble William Schallert (who plays Cathy's father Kenneth in a few episodes) even slightly! While the premise is certainly gimmicky, the cousins' resemblance is used as a plot device far less than you might think. It's mostly an excuse for Patty Duke to play two completely different characters, the constantly scheming and slightly crazy Patty and the quiet, polite and demure Cathy, which she does to perfection. I sometimes forget that they are played by the same person. She won an Oscar at the age of 16 and it's easy to see why. Rounding out the main cast are Paul O'Keefe as Patty's wisecracking little brother Ross and Eddie Applegate as Richard Harrison, her gormless but good-natured half-puppy, half-ape of a boyfriend.

Most episodes focus on Patty's dating life or feature her jumping into a new project or scheme with a huge amount of (i.e. too much) enthusiasm, realising that she's gotten in over her head and being rescued by either Cathy or her parents. Cathy often acts as Patty's conscience and puts her back on the right track. The best thing about Patty is that, rather unusually for sitcoms of the era, she was a multi-faceted character who could at turns be kind, manipulative, sweet, egotistical, vulnerable and a fire storm. Cathy is a bit more one note at times but that's okay as she was designed as a foil for Patty anyway. William Schallert and the late Jean Byron are both extremely good as Patty's kind, patient, loving and often extremely understanding parents as they make Martin and Natalie seem like real people. They have fast become one of favourite TV fathers and mothers.

The humour is the series is gentle, generally producing a steady stream of chuckles and the occasional belly laugh in this fan, with many of the funniest lines being delivered (perfectly) by Paul O'Keefe, who was only 12 when the series started, almost all of which are at Patty's expense. It's a shame that he never got another big role (and only a few small ones) after the series ended. From what I can tell, the series is an accurate if idealised depiction of middle class 1960s America with Patty being a typical American teenager of the era, albeit one who faces more farcical situations and less serious problems than her real life counterparts. Overall, the Lanes feel like a real family, which isn't often the case with sitcom families of the era.

One thing that I found refreshing about the series is that quite a few of the extras, particularly in the school scenes, are African-Americans, which again wasn't common in late 1950s and early 1960s sitcoms. Apparently, only one single solitary black person appears in "Leave It to Beaver", which ran for 234 episodes. However, none of them are in Patty and Cathy's circle of friends and in the first two seasons only two black people - one of them being Sammy Davis, Jr. - have any dialogue. Still, it was a baby step in the right direction.

I'm curious to see how well and how fondly remembered the series is by people who watched it while it was originally on from 1963 to 1966. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, I can't recommend it highly enough. The acting, particularly from Patty Duke and William Schallert, and comic writing are both top notch. As an Irish person born in 1987, I'm proof that you don't need to be an American baby boomer to enjoy the series!

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