Julia Baker is a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son alone.

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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 Julia Baker (86 episodes, 1968-1971)
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 Dr. Morton Chegley / ... (86 episodes, 1968-1971)
Marc Copage ...
 Corey Baker (86 episodes, 1968-1971)
Michael Link ...
 Earl J. Waggedorn / ... (81 episodes, 1968-1971)
Betty Beaird ...
 Marie Waggedorn (70 episodes, 1968-1971)
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 Hannah Yarby / ... (48 episodes, 1968-1970)
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Julia Baker is a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son alone.

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Diahann Carroll is a nurse with two men in her life - her boss (a cranky but lovable M.D.) and her six year old son. Premiere. (season 1)

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17 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Mama's Man  »

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This show was controversial because it was the subject of constant criticism that it did not realistically portray the lives of blacks in America. Diahann Carroll continuously defended it in interviews, saying that it was a "fantasy" and that very little on TV showed life as it really was. The show may have been ahead of its time, and when The Cosby Show (1984) premiered and became a mega-hit, the American public showed that it finally was ready for a show of its type. See more »

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Julia Baker: The last time I went on a blind date, I got stuck with the check.
Marie Waggedorn: Well the last time I went out on one, I got stuck with a husband.
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Referenced in Scandal: Get Out of Jail, Free (2015) See more »

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I was only 9 years old in 1968, and I loved the show.
18 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was only 9 years old in 1968, but I was an avid television watcher, and I loved this TV show.

My parents got me a Julia "Barbie" doll, even though I did not have any regular Barbie dolls. (We are a Caucasian family.)

It is almost 40 years since I have seen an episode of Julia, but reading the other comments triggered a little memory for me.

I remember the morality of the show. I remember respecting Julia. I remember liking her little boy for his respectfulness toward his mom. I remember it was an intelligent show, not a silly one.

I loved this show.


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