Julia (1968–1971)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 226 users  
Reviews: 16 user

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.

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

Related News

"Julia" : 'Memba Her?!
| TMZ

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

TV
a list of 746 titles
created 28 Nov 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
a list of 296 titles
created 22 Sep 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 302 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Julia" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Julia (1968–1971)

Julia (1968–1971) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Julia.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1971   1970   1969   1968  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Claudine (1974)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Claudine tries to provide for her six children in Harlem while on welfare. She has a romance with Roop, a cheerful garbageman she meets while working on the side as a maid.

Director: John Berry
Stars: Diahann Carroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
Julia (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards
Adam-12 (1968–1975)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.

Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge
Cannon (1971–1976)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The cases of a fat private detective.

Stars: William Conrad, Patrick Culliton, Tom Pittman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Fifty-something Edith Lambert is thrilled to find out that she's going to have a baby. Her husband Harry, however, is less enthusiastic.

Director: Bud Yorkin
Stars: Paul Ford, Connie Stevens, Maureen O'Sullivan
Ironside (1967–1975)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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

Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell
Nanny and the Professor (1970–1971)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ever-cheerful Nanny helps the Everett family with her subtly magical abilities, such as seemingly reading minds, seeing the future or making fortunate coincidences happen.

Stars: Juliet Mills, Richard Long, David Doremus
Flip (1970–1974)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin
Beulah (1950–1953)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A comedy series of a family with the central role pointed to their Negro domestic who pulls the weekly family situations together with more common sense than all of the other family members.

Stars: Ethel Waters, Louise Beavers, Ernest Whitman
My Sister Hank (TV Movie 1972)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A young tomboy causes havoc for her family and friends.

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Edgar Bergen, Jodie Foster, Jack Ging
Skidoo (1968)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Frankie Avalon
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A man hires a P.I. to find a hot woman he fell in love with. The woman lives with her underage teen sister who dreams about having sex for the first time, but wants a real man. That's when the P.I. shows up and stirs up the household.

Director: Eric Le Hung
Stars: Jean Yanne, Jodie Foster, Sydne Rome
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Julia Baker (86 episodes, 1968-1971)
...
 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)
...
 Hannah Yarby / ... (48 episodes, 1968-1970)
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 September 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mama's Man  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First TV series starring an African American woman in a professional, non-stereotypical role. (The first TV series starring a black woman was Beulah (1950), variously starring Ethel Waters, Hattie McDaniel, Louise Beavers and Amanda Randolph, in the title role as a comic maid.) See more »

Quotes

Dr. Chegley: You were late again this morning. Why? Don't tell me your car broke down.
Julia Baker: My car broke down.
Dr. Chegley: I told you not to tell me that.
See more »

Connections

Featured in You Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Epochal
26 September 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Just for the record, no one seems to have commented on the social importance of this show. It was the first television series to star a black woman. (And one of the few of its time to star any black actor or actress.) It was also important in that it did not play to stereotypes of of the role of black women, let alone single black mothers. Julia was a successful single parent with a career as a nurse at a major hospital where she was respected.

As I recall, while her race was not ignored, it was not the crux of the program.

The content of the show was not terribly exciting, but the matter-of-fact way in which Julia's middle-class life was portrayed was a major step forward for television. In a sense, the somewhat bland quality of many of the episodes was a de facto recognition of the fact that the day-to-day lives and concerns of most people (even fictional TV people) don't really differ based on external factors like race.


20 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
on my 'bucket list' jotamawes
I need copies of all julia tv episodes deark
A wonderful show for all young girls and women to watch! peacedovey2003
When is this coming out on DVD? ajr01
I had a HUGE crush on 'Julia' cdrw62
Discuss Julia (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page