Ann Marie is a struggling actress living in New York City. In between trying to find jobs acting and modeling she has time for her boyfriend, Don Hollinger, and her dad, Lew Marie.

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 Ann Marie (137 episodes, 1965-1971)
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Ann Marie is a struggling actress living in New York City. In between trying to find jobs acting and modeling she has time for her boyfriend, Don Hollinger, and her dad, Lew Marie. Written by Katie <Katie185@aol.com>

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One of the titles that was being considered for the show was "Miss Independent", which was the nickname Danny Thomas gave Marlo Thomas due to her independent spirit. See more »

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Ann Marie moves to New York City from Brewster, NY, which is on the Metro North Railroad's Harlem Line to Grand Central Terminal. The footage behind the credits was shot on New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor Line (photographed from the rear of a train leaving New York and then shown backwards so the train appears to be going to New York, although on the wrong track). See more »

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The opening for season 1 only is not the famous train tracks, but a breathless and beautiful Ann Marie running across a NY street to a building, dressed in a pale blue coat, white gloves and shoes, white pocketbook under her arm. The train tracks don't come until seasons 2, 3, & 4, and season 5 adds lyrics to the up-tempo opening music ("Diamonds, daisies, snowflakes..."). See more »


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Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Music by Jule Styne
Performed by Marlo Thomas and Danny Thomas
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Strange show for the decade it came out
9 August 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I always found it fascinating that during the era of the 60s with flower power, free and easy sex a show like That Girl could gain such popularity. True career girl Ann Marie had a steady boyfriend in Donald Hollinger, but there was never a hint they ever did anything. If they had her father would have been there johnny on the spot.

Whatever success That Girl had it was due to the charm of Marlo Thomas in the lead. She was the image of every fresh and eager young person who wanted to make it big in the place that if you make it there, you make it anywhere.

A father like Lew Parker as Lew Marie would have driven me nuts. Parker is from Brewster, New York one of those commuter towns only an hour or two from Broadway. But he shows up so often I suspect he sublet an apartment. No one, man nor beast, was going to harm daddy's little girl. Did this man not have a living of his own to make?

Ted Bessell came over from Gomer Pyle, got his discharge from the Marines to play the boyfriend. Having only one boyfriend for Thomas kind of robbed the show of something. Not that a few men weren't interested, but you knew it wouldn't go anywhere.

That Girl was certainly a strange show for the decade it came out.


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