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Release Date:
29 September 1969 (USA) See more »
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An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Networks looking to reclaim Fridays
 (From The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News. 5 April 2010, 1:00 PM, PDT)

Obit: 'Laugh-In's' Henry Gibson Dies at 73
 (From The Wrap. 16 September 2009, 1:34 PM, PDT)

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 (From The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News. 2 November 2007)

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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 354)

Stuart Margolin ... Love American Style Player / ... (29 episodes, 1969-1973)
Barbara Minkus ... Love American Style Player / ... (27 episodes, 1969-1973)

William Callaway ... Love American Style Player / ... (26 episodes, 1969-1971)
Mary Grover ... Love American Style Player / ... (26 episodes, 1969-1971)

Tracy Reed ... Love American Style Player / ... (25 episodes, 1969-1974)
Buzz Cooper ... Love American Style Player (19 episodes, 1969-1970)
Lynne Marta ... Love American Style Player (18 episodes, 1969-1970)
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Series Directed by
Charles R. Rondeau (44 episodes, 1969-1973)
Bruce Bilson (21 episodes, 1969-1971)
Leslie H. Martinson (12 episodes, 1970-1973)
Gary Nelson (11 episodes, 1969-1972)
Richard Michaels (9 episodes, 1969-1973)
Alan Rafkin (9 episodes, 1969-1973)
Coby Ruskin (8 episodes, 1969-1972)
Jerry London (8 episodes, 1972-1974)
James Sheldon (8 episodes, 1972-1973)
William Wiard (7 episodes, 1971-1974)
Oscar Rudolph (6 episodes, 1969-1973)
Allen Baron (5 episodes, 1970-1973)
George Tyne (5 episodes, 1971-1973)
Norman Abbott (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Harry Falk (4 episodes, 1970)
Jim Parker (4 episodes, 1971-1973)
Jack Arnold (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jerry Paris (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jud Taylor (3 episodes, 1969)
Peter Baldwin (3 episodes, 1971-1974)
Joshua Shelley (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Danny Simon (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Lee Philips (3 episodes, 1973)
Terry Becker (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Seymour Robbie (2 episodes, 1970)
Ross Bowman (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Ross Martin (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Hal Cooper (2 episodes, 1971)
Richard Kinon (2 episodes, 1972-1974)
Sam Strangis (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Joseph Barbera (2 episodes, 1972)
William Hanna (2 episodes, 1972)
Arnold Margolin (2 episodes, 1972)
Howard Morris (2 episodes, 1972)
Bill Hobin (2 episodes, 1973)
Hugh A. Robertson (2 episodes, 1973)
Krishna Shah (2 episodes, 1973)
Ezra Stone (2 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Writing credits
Garry Marshall (19 episodes, 1969-1972)
Jerry Belson (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jerry Rannow (10 episodes, 1972-1973)
Greg Strangis (10 episodes, 1972-1973)
Roy Kammerman (9 episodes, 1969-1973)
R.S. Allen (9 episodes, 1970-1972)
Harvey Bullock (8 episodes, 1970-1972)
Peggy Elliott (8 episodes, 1972-1974)
Ed Scharlach (7 episodes, 1969-1974)
Bill Idelson (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
Harvey Miller (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
Terry Ryan (5 episodes, 1969-1972)
George Kirgo (5 episodes, 1969-1971)
Gene Thompson (5 episodes, 1970-1973)
Dick Bensfield (5 episodes, 1971-1973)
Perry Grant (5 episodes, 1971-1973)
Lloyd Garver (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Ken Hecht (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Bob Rodgers (4 episodes, 1969-1974)
Doug Tibbles (4 episodes, 1969-1973)
Bernie Kahn (4 episodes, 1969-1971)
Dale McRaven (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
David Ketchum (4 episodes, 1970-1973)
Bruce Shelly (4 episodes, 1970-1973)
Charlotte Brown (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Ron Friedman (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Norman Lessing (3 episodes, 1969-1973)
Skip Webster (3 episodes, 1969-1973)
Bruce Howard (3 episodes, 1969-1971)
Arnold Margolin (3 episodes, 1969-1971)
Jim Parker (3 episodes, 1969-1971)
Arnold Peyser (3 episodes, 1969-1971)
Lois Peyser (3 episodes, 1969-1971)
David Davis (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Harry Dolan (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dave Evans (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Bud Freeman (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Lorenzo Music (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Harry Winkler (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Lila Garrett (3 episodes, 1969)
Susan Harris (3 episodes, 1971-1973)
Joe Michael Terry (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Lynne Farr (3 episodes, 1973)
Phil Shuken (2 episodes, 1969-1972)
Bill Box (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Larry Markes (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Allan Burns (2 episodes, 1969)
Alan Dinehart (2 episodes, 1970-1972)
Tom Wade (2 episodes, 1970-1972)
Stan Dreben (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Arnold Horwitt (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Jack Winter (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Rubin Carson (2 episodes, 1970)
Dick Gautier (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Michael Leeson (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Steve Zacharias (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
John Baskin (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Joseph Bonaduce (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bernie Orenstein (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Roger Shulman (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Saul Turteltaub (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robert Garland (2 episodes, 1973)
Nate Monaster (2 episodes, 1973)
George Tibbles (2 episodes, 1973)
George Yanok (2 episodes, 1973)
Calvin Clements Jr. (1 episode, 1972)
Les Colodny (1 episode, 1972)
Joyce Eliason (1 episode, 1972)
Joe Mooney (1 episode, 1972)
Ray Singer (1 episode, 1972)
Helene Winer (1 episode, 1972)
Eric Bercovici (1 episode, 1973)
Gene Perret (1 episode, 1973)
Christine Tibbles (1 episode, 1974)

Joseph Barbera (unknown episodes)
William Hanna (unknown episodes)
Terry Music (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Arnold Margolin .... executive producer (30 episodes, 1969-1971)
Jim Parker .... executive producer (30 episodes, 1969-1971)
William P. D'Angelo .... producer (28 episodes, 1969-1971)
Gregg Peters .... associate producer (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Charles B. Fitzsimons .... producer (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
Lew Gallo .... producer (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bernie Orenstein .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
Saul Turteltaub .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
R.S. Allen .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1971-1972)
Harvey Bullock .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1971-1972)
Alan Rafkin .... producer (13 episodes, 1971-1972)
Don Boyle .... associate producer (5 episodes, 1970-1972)
Bill Idelson .... producer (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Harvey Miller .... producer (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Robert Williams .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Joseph Barbera .... producer (2 episodes, 1972)
William Hanna .... producer (2 episodes, 1972)

Charles Shyer .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Charles Fox (30 episodes, 1969-1973)
Hoyt Curtin (2 episodes, 1972)

Arnold Margolin (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Al Francis (19 episodes, 1969-1973)
Howard Schwartz (17 episodes, 1969-1973)
Lester Shorr (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
J.J. Jones (5 episodes, 1970-1972)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert Phillips (28 episodes, 1969-1972)
George R. Rohrs (26 episodes, 1969-1973)
Jack Ruggiero (26 episodes, 1969-1971)
Byron Chudnow (24 episodes, 1969-1970)
Lee Burch (6 episodes, 1970-1973)
Jerry Dronsky (4 episodes, 1971-1973)
Hal White (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Donald Chu (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Marsh Hendry (2 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Casting by
William J. Kenney (19 episodes, 1969-1970)
Michael I. Rosen (7 episodes, 1970)

Jim Merrick (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Iwao Takamoto (1 episode, 1972)
 
Series Art Direction by
Walter M. Jefferies (30 episodes, 1969-1973)
Serge Krizman (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
James Hulsey (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Richard Friedman (26 episodes, 1969-1971)
Anthony D. Nealis (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ira Bates (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Stan Taylor (2 episodes, 1969)
Reg Allen (2 episodes, 1972)
James Cane (2 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ron Snyder .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
James Nicholson .... unit manager (29 episodes, 1969-1972)
Douglas S. Cramer .... executive vice president in charge of production (26 episodes, 1969-1971)
Ted Leonard .... executive production manager: Paramount Television (26 episodes, 1969-1971)
Edward K. Milkis .... post-production supervisor: Paramount Television (26 episodes, 1969-1971)
Sam Strangis .... production manager: Paramount Television (26 episodes, 1969-1971)

Byron Chudnow .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Morris R. Abrams .... assistant director (26 episodes, 1969-1971)
Gene De Ruelle .... assistant director (19 episodes, 1969-1970)
Norman August .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1970-1972)
Maxwell O. Henry .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert Birnbaum .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1969-1972)
Jack Lannan .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jim Meyers .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Norm Gray .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Art Department
Bill Ross .... supervising art director: Paramount Television (26 episodes, 1969-1971)

John D. Jefferies Sr. .... set designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
James Nelson .... supervising sound editor (48 episodes, 1969-1971)
Roy Meadows .... sound mixer (25 episodes, 1969-1971)
Josef von Stroheim .... sound editor (20 episodes, 1969-1970)
Doug Grindstaff .... supervising sound effects editor (4 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Hamilton Camp (1 episode, 1972)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Debolt .... camera operator (108 episodes, 1969-1974)
 
Series Animation Department
John Ahern .... layout artist (1 episode, 1972)
Mike Arens .... layout artist (1 episode, 1972)
Jayne Barbera .... ink and paint supervisor (1 episode, 1972)
Ed Barge .... animator (1 episode, 1972)
Richard Bickenbach .... layout artist (1 episode, 1972)
Daniela Bielecka .... background artist (1 episode, 1972)
Oliver Callahan .... animator (1 episode, 1972)
Rudy Cataldi .... animator (1 episode, 1972)
Jerry Eisenberg .... layout artist (1 episode, 1972)
Hugh Fraser .... animator (1 episode, 1972)
Bob Goe .... animator (1 episode, 1972)
Moe Gollub .... layout artist (1 episode, 1972)
Jerry Hathcock .... animator (1 episode, 1972)
Gary Hoffman .... layout artist (1 episode, 1972)
Jack Huber .... layout artist (1 episode, 1972)
Homer Jonas .... layout artist (1 episode, 1972)
Bill Keil .... animator (1 episode, 1972)
George Kreisl .... animator (1 episode, 1972)
Dick Lundy .... animator (1 episode, 1972)
Charles A. Nichols .... animation director (1 episode, 1972)
Ed Parks .... animator (1 episode, 1972)
Cathy Patrick .... background artist (1 episode, 1972)
Don Patterson .... animator (1 episode, 1972)
Ray Patterson .... animator (1 episode, 1972)
Walt Peregoy .... background artist (1 episode, 1972)
Bob Singer .... layout artist (1 episode, 1972)
Ken Southworth .... animator (1 episode, 1972)
Irven Spence .... animator (1 episode, 1972)
Takashi .... layout artist (1 episode, 1972)
Lloyd Vaughan .... animator (1 episode, 1972)
Don Watson .... background artist (1 episode, 1972)
Robert 'Tiger' West .... xerographer (1 episode, 1972)
Xenia .... animator (1 episode, 1972)
 
Series Casting Department
Millie Gusse .... casting supervisor: Paramount Television (25 episodes, 1969-1971)
 
Series Editorial Department
Carl Mahakian .... post-production coordinator (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Byron Chudnow .... post-production coordinator / editoral supervisor / ... (5 episodes, 1970-1972)
 
Series Music Department
Charles Fox .... composer: theme music (108 episodes, 1969-1974)
Arnold Margolin .... lyricist: theme music (108 episodes, 1969-1974)
Leith Stevens .... music supervisor (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ted Whitfield .... music editor (24 episodes, 1969-1970)
Kenyon Hopkins .... music supervisor (8 episodes, 1970-1973)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (3 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Other crew
Bruce Lansbury .... vice president: Creative Affairs (38 episodes, 1972-1974)
Bill Idelson .... script consultant (25 episodes, 1969-1971)
Harvey Miller .... script consultant (25 episodes, 1969-1971)
Roy Kammerman .... co-script consultant / script consultant (9 episodes, 1970-1972)
Ed Scharlach .... script consultant (5 episodes, 1970-1973)
Laurence Marks .... executive story consultant (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jay Dee Witney .... stand-in (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
 

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30 min (1970-1971) | 60 min (1969-1970 and 1971-1974)
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Trivia:
This series had more direct and indirect spin-offs than any other American TV series. The following series can trace their roots back to this show (most via the episode "Love and Happy Days"): - "Barefoot in the Park" (1970) - "Wait Till Your Father Gets Home" (1972) - "Happy Days" (1974) - "Laverne & Shirley" (1976) - "Laverne & Shirley with Special Guest Star the Fonz" (1982) - "Blansky's Beauties" (1977) - "Mork & Mindy" (1978) - "Out of the Blue" (1979) - "The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang" (1980) - "Laverne & Shirley in the Army" (1981) - "Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour" (1982) - "Joanie Loves Chachi" (1982) - "New Love, American Style" (1970) - and possibly others.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Great nostalgia for us baby boomers, 27 March 2016
Author: calvinnme from United States

This show was part of ABC's Friday night line-up back when networks put their good shows on Friday and Saturdays, as opposed to today when those nights are burial grounds for failing TV shows. It was popular in the late 60's and early 70's not just because it was witty, but because it was considered a bit naughty. In fact it was put on last in the evening in the lineup and given a great big warning label - for mature audiences only. For modern viewers, this show will seem much like a precode film from the early 1930's - you'll wonder what the big deal is since by and large nothing shocking ever really happens. Like precode films it does mark a transitional period. Precodes were the last hurrah of controversial material in the movies for the next 30 years. Love American Style marked the first inroad of controversial material on TV, as bigger and bigger shocks would be required to titillate audiences until now, almost 50 years later, the show appears quaint. You just have to remember that at the time this show first aired shows such "My Three Sons" and "The Beverly Hillbillies" were the norm for hit Television. The 60's didn't really happen in middle America until the 70's and this show was part of the first wave of that transition, for better or worse.

The episodes themselves are still pretty humorous, and often you'll see failed pilots end up as episodes of Love American Style. The most famous example was a 1972 episode that turned out to be the pilot for "Happy Days", one of ABC's most successful shows of the 1970's. If you're a boomer you're bound to enjoy this show. If you are younger, it's an interesting and humorous lesson in the journey TV has taken over the years.

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