Ironside (1967–1975)

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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Robert T. Ironside / ... (195 episodes, 1967-1975)
Don Galloway ...
 Det. Sgt. Ed Brown / ... (195 episodes, 1967-1975)
Don Mitchell ...
 Mark Sanger / ... (195 episodes, 1967-1975)
Barbara Anderson ...
 Officer Eve Whitfield / ... (105 episodes, 1967-1971)
Elizabeth Baur ...
 Fran Belding / ... (89 episodes, 1971-1975)
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Ironside is confined to a wheel chair (an attempted assassination left him paralyzed). With his former assistants Brown and Whitfield (later Belding) and former delinquent (and later lawyer) Mark, he combats crime for the San Francisco police from his mobile office (a van) while leaving a pot of chili cooking back at headquarters. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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14 September 1967 (USA)  »

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Steven Bochco, who would later became one of the most successful television producers of the 1980's and 90's, worked on the series very early in his career. He had been hired by Executive Producer Frank Price at the start of the first season to write a few extra minutes worth of scenes in the first six episodes, which were too short. After looking at these episodes, Bochco asked Price if it was really necessary for him to do this for all six because he didn't think the show would last that long. According to Bochco, Price was not happy with the remark and this was the start of a strained relationship between the two of them that continued when Price was in charge of Universal Television and Bochco was a writer there. See more »

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Robert T. Ironside: I... LIKE... burned toast.
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Gene Lyons plays San Francisco Police Commissioner Dennis Randall. However, on some closing credits, Lyons is listed as "The Commissioner". See more »

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Referenced in Mary Tyler Moore: Second Story Story (1971) See more »

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Burr had another hit with this one !
25 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I lived in San Francisco from 1964-1980 and had a great fondness for the city. Raymond Burr had an immediate hit with this show and I enjoyed it immensely. It was always interesting to see the shots of where Mark Sanger was driving and how they would cut to a studio set when they got out of the van. I always wondered how they made the old Hall of Justice look like it was still on Montgomery Street when it had been torn down by the start of the series.

Another enjoyment was the development of the characters, particularly Mark Sanger who went from an uneducated street punk to a cop and then an attorney over the years.

Barbara Anderson got an Emmy for her work on the series as I recall.

If you look at the guest star list, there are a lot of character actors on it who appeared in everything from the 50's to the 80's including Richar Anderson, Michael Conrad, and Jack Soo.

An exciting show and I find little on TV today which makes me want to watch it every week like I did with Ironside.

George Senda Martinez, Ca


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