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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
17 September 1969 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Widower Tom Corbett raises his young son Eddie. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Courtship of Eddie's Father was a great program See more (8 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 30)

Bill Bixby ... Tom Corbett (73 episodes, 1969-1972)

Brandon Cruz ... Eddie Corbett (73 episodes, 1969-1972)

Miyoshi Umeki ... Mrs. Livingston (66 episodes, 1969-1972)
Kristina Holland ... Tina Rickles (47 episodes, 1969-1972)

James Komack ... Norman Tinker (44 episodes, 1969-1972)
Bob Sones ... Billy Gerber (24 episodes, 1969-1970)
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Series Directed by
Hal Cooper (27 episodes, 1969-1972)
Ralph Senensky (9 episodes, 1969-1970)
Bill Bixby (8 episodes, 1970-1972)
James Komack (7 episodes, 1969-1972)
Harry Falk (7 episodes, 1971)
Gary Nelson (3 episodes, 1970-1972)
Don Weis (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Bob Sweeney (2 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Writing credits
Mark Toby (73 episodes, 1969-1972)
Stan Cutler (27 episodes, 1969-1972)
Martin Donovan (27 episodes, 1969-1972)
Peggy Chantler Dick (12 episodes, 1969-1971)
James Komack (7 episodes, 1969-1972)
Joanna Lee (7 episodes, 1969-1971)
Shirley Gordon (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Bob Rodgers (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Carl Kleinschmitt (3 episodes, 1969)
Blanche Hanalis (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Alan J. Levitt (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Ken Pettus (2 episodes, 1969)
Martin Ragaway (2 episodes, 1971-1972)

Series Produced by
James Komack .... producer (73 episodes, 1969-1972)
Ralph Riskin .... associate producer (48 episodes, 1969-1972)
 
Series Original Music by
George Aliceson Tipton (72 episodes, 1969-1972)
 
Series Cinematography by
Emmett Bergholz (18 episodes, 1969-1972)
Brick Marquard (12 episodes, 1969-1971)
Robert Tobey (11 episodes, 1969-1970)
Charles Straumer (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert Willoughby (5 episodes, 1970-1971)
Harold E. Wellman (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jack MacKenzie (3 episodes, 1969)
William W. Spencer (3 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Baxter Rogers (23 episodes, 1969-1971)
Marvin Adelson (7 episodes, 1969-1972)
Ben Lewis (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
Rita Roland (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert Seiter (5 episodes, 1970-1971)
William B. Gulick (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Harold F. Kress (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Noel L. Scott (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
George White (2 episodes, 1969)
Robert Riff (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Henry Berman (2 episodes, 1971)
 
Series Casting by
Joseph D'Agosta (28 episodes, 1969-1970)
Gary Shaffer (18 episodes, 1970-1972)
Mike Fenton (12 episodes, 1970-1971)
 
Series Art Direction by
George W. Davis (51 episodes, 1969-1971)
John J. Thompson (8 episodes, 1969-1971)
Deborah Walley (7 episodes, 1970-1971)
Art Loel (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Raymond Beal (5 episodes, 1971)
Merrill Pye (4 episodes, 1969-1971)
Marvin Summerfield (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Carl Anderson (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
John B. Mansbridge (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Cary Odell (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Lewis E. Hurst Jr. (3 episodes, 1969)
William L. Campbell (2 episodes, 1969)
Al Roelofs (2 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton (35 episodes, 1969-1971)
Henry Grace (18 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dorcy Howard (14 episodes, 1970-1971)
Charles Pierce (6 episodes, 1969-1971)
John Sturtevant (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Sandy Grace (4 episodes, 1969-1971)
Ralph Sylos (3 episodes, 1969)
Don Greenwood Jr. (3 episodes, 1972)
Claire P. Brown (2 episodes, 1969)
Hal Gausman (2 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Makeup Department
William Tuttle .... makeup artist (43 episodes, 1969-1971)
 
Series Production Management
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... assistant production manager: MGM Television / assistant production manager: MGM Televsion (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Herbert F. Solow .... executive in charge of production / unit production manager (49 episodes, 1969-1971)
Al Westen .... unit production manager / assistant production manager: MGM Television (27 episodes, 1969-1970)
E. Darrell Hallenbeck .... unit production manager (23 episodes, 1970-1971)
Paul R. Picard .... executive in charge of production (23 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lynn Guthrie .... assistant director / second assistant director (18 episodes, 1970-1972)
Eli Dunn .... assistant director / second assistant director (12 episodes, 1969-1971)
Luther James .... assistant director / second assistant director (5 episodes, 1971)
Charles Bonniwell .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dolph Zimmer .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1970)
E. Darrell Hallenbeck .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Vincent McEveety .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Noel Nosseck .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Norman August .... assistant director / second assistant director (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Mark Sandrich Jr. .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor / sound (49 episodes, 1969-1971)
Donald F. Johnson .... sound mixer (33 episodes, 1970-1971)
Lyle Cain .... sound / sound mixer (26 episodes, 1969-1971)
Jerry Jost .... sound (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Hal Watkins .... sound (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Edwin S. Hall .... sound (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Purv Pullen .... sound (2 episodes, 1970)

Van Allen James .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Lee LeBlanc .... special effects (43 episodes, 1969-1971)
Robert R. Hoag .... special effects supervisor / special effects (22 episodes, 1970-1971)
Don Foster .... special effects (15 episodes, 1970-1971)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tom Sawyer .... costumes / wardrobe furnisher: for Brandon Cruz (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
 
Series Editorial Department
John D. Dunning .... supervising editor / supervising film editor / ... (47 episodes, 1969-1971)
Marvin Adelson .... supervising film editor / supervising editor (3 episodes, 1971-1972)

Ron Meredith .... assistant film editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Paul Keen .... main title theme performer (73 episodes, 1969-1972)
Harry Nilsson .... composer: theme music (73 episodes, 1969-1972)
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor (54 episodes, 1969-1972)
William Saracino .... music editor (45 episodes, 1969-1971)
Stan Getz .... musician: saxophone / musician: saxophone solos / ... (22 episodes, 1969-1970)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (18 episodes, 1969-1970)
Herb Alpert .... musician / musician: trumpet soloist / ... (16 episodes, 1969-1970)
Craig Pierce .... music editor (5 episodes, 1971)
Henry Mancini .... composer: stock music (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Lalo Schifrin .... composer: stock music (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert Van Eps .... composer: stock music (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Other crew
Carl Kleinschmitt .... script supervisor (47 episodes, 1969-1971)
Peggy Chantler Dick .... script supervisor / script executive / ... (32 episodes, 1969-1971)
Bernard Slade .... script supervisor (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Joanna Lee .... story editor (24 episodes, 1970-1971)
Barry E. Blitzer .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 1969-1970)
William J. Hole Jr. .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 1970-1971)
Stan Cutler .... executive story consultant (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Martin Donovan .... executive story consultant (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
 

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30 min (78 episodes)
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Courtship of Eddie's Father was a great program, 19 September 2005
Author: Jennifer Reynolds from United States

This show was one of the best on television at the time. It was masterfully done. The demonstration of a father's love for his son made this one of the warmest programs on television. Bill Bixby was the perfect person for the role he played. I can't imagine any other actor who could have done as well. Bill Bixby was made for this role. And the chemistry between Mr. Bixby and Brandon Cruz was heartwarming and very real. Their on screen relationship was such a wonderful role model for all who were fortunate to watch this wonderful television series.

And I totally agree with other writers who believe that this show should return to the small screen so that a whole new generation of families could watch it. I am sure that millions of people learned a lot about how a relationship between a father, or a parent, should be. The extraordinary performance by Bill Bixby is responsible for the realism in this fine show.

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