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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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Cute teen series features polar opposite identical cousins 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)

Additional Details

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USA:30 min (104 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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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:
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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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Cute teen series features polar opposite identical cousins, 4 May 2006
Author: roghache from Canada

I grew up on this really cute series as a teenager myself, and only wish today's adolescents had more programs of its quality and sense of genuine fun. The Patty Duke Show is shades of Hayley Mills's Parent Trap. In fact, every young girl's heroines back then were Patty Duke, Hayley Mills, and Sally Field (star of Gidget & The Flying Nun). The teen magazines were full of this trio of stars.

The series portrays the story of two identical cousins, Patty and Cathy Lane. Cathy, the daughter of a globe trotting journalist, comes to live with her aunt & uncle, Martin & Natalie Lane. They have a daughter, Patty, who's the same age as Cathy and the absolute spitting image. However, aside from looks, these two teenage girls are completely opposite in personality, taste, and life experiences.

Patty Duke charmingly captures the dual roles of the cousins and manages to make the viewer think that there are actually two different teenagers here. There are some great special effects for that era when the 'two of a kind' cousins appear together on screen. Whether realistic or not, the show had a great story idea with a variation on the identical twins with contrasting personalities theme. Making them cousins with totally different childhood experiences, the screenwriters could make this pair of lookalikes seem really diverse.

In fact, their personality and culture clash forms the basis of the series. Since Patty and Cathy are such polar opposites, they have trouble understanding each other. The urbane, sophisticated Cathy is a quiet and serious young lady, who has been living in Scotland with her father and has traveled abroad in Europe. Patty is a typical peppy, outgoing, and very social American teenager living in Brooklyn Heights. Cathy is studious and scholastically excellent, while Patty receives average grades and is more concerned with fashions, fads, friends, fun, and sleepovers than with schoolwork. Cathy's taste in music runs to classical ('the minuet and ballet Russe') while Patty likes to bop around to the rock & roll music of that era. Even their taste in food...well, Cathy prefers gourmet cuisine such as the elegant Crepes Suzette, while Patty chooses hot dogs, ice cream, and junk food.

However, although jealousy and conflict arise (always humorously conveyed of course), it's much like a sibling relationship. Underneath it all, the cousins really do care about one other and sometimes even conspire together to pull off pranks or get themselves out of scrapes. (Typically Patty gets into the scrape and Cathy must help her out of it!) Also, the cousins are not actually that different in some important ways. Patty desires popularity and Cathy at least some sense of acceptance. And of course both young ladies are interested in BOYS. Patty would accurately be described as boy crazy, while Cathy conveys her interest a bit more subtly. The girls don't always go for the same type, but in one episode, the pair are actually rivals for the attentions of the new boy next door. I note among the episode list that once there's even a double date, have forgotten the details, but would predict some sort of switcheroo or mix up.

Patty's father, Martin Lane, is managing editor of a fictitious New York newspaper, the New York Chronicle, for which Cathy's father (Martin's brother) works as a foreign correspondent. The two brothers are identical twins, presumably explaining their daughters' close physical resemblance. Cathy's father wants her to complete high school in the States before returning to Scotland.

The father in this series really stands out in my mind these many years later. William Shallert is absolutely wonderful in the role of Patty's father, Martin Lane, the classic kind & caring American dad who's often at his wit's end over his teenage daughter's antics. This actor also plays Cathy's father in a few of the episodes. I don't remember the mother, Natalie Lane, but that isn't to say the actress wasn't competent. It's been quite a few decades!

Overall, it was wonderful programming that the teenagers of that era could relate to. No sex and drugs on screen back in the Good Old Days. However, many of the classic teen story lines are featured, including parties, dating, school football stars, teachers, baby sitting, kid brothers, and peer rivalry. Patty spars with her own younger brother, Ross, and must also cope with an annoying school rival, Sue Ellen. Probably most young viewers preferred the extroverted chatterbox, Patty, but personally, being shy and bookish myself in those days, I identified more with the introverted, academic Cathy. The Patty Duke Show was very popular among all my own school friends and quite deservedly so. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find it in re runs, but suspect that even some of today's teens might still get a kick out of it.

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