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Seasons:
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Release Date:
23 September 1969 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant... See more »
Awards:
Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 29 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Robert Young ... Dr. Marcus Welby (170 episodes, 1969-1976)

James Brolin ... Dr. Steven Kiley (170 episodes, 1969-1976)
Elena Verdugo ... Consuelo Lopez (169 episodes, 1969-1976)
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Series Directed by
Marc Daniels (32 episodes, 1969-1976)
Leo Penn (16 episodes, 1969-1976)
Bruce Kessler (9 episodes, 1971-1972)
Russ Mayberry (8 episodes, 1970-1976)
Hollingsworth Morse (8 episodes, 1972-1975)
Joseph Pevney (7 episodes, 1973-1976)
Philip Leacock (6 episodes, 1969-1973)
Herschel Daugherty (6 episodes, 1970-1972)
Jeannot Szwarc (6 episodes, 1970-1972)
John Erman (5 episodes, 1969-1974)
Daniel Petrie (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Walter Doniger (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
Chris Christenberry (4 episodes, 1969-1971)
Jerry London (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
Randal Kleiser (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
David Lowell Rich (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Joseph Lejtes (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Richard Benedict (2 episodes, 1969)
Robert L. Collins (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Arnold Laven (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
David Moessinger (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
William Asher (2 episodes, 1974)
Richard Learman (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Writing credits
David Victor (169 episodes, 1969-1976)
Jerome Ross (13 episodes, 1969-1976)
Norman Hudis (12 episodes, 1973-1976)
Margaret Schneider (9 episodes, 1969-1974)
Paul Schneider (9 episodes, 1969-1974)
Jerry McNeely (7 episodes, 1969-1972)
Robert L. Collins (6 episodes, 1969-1972)
Richard Fielder (6 episodes, 1973-1976)
Ken Trevey (5 episodes, 1969-1971)
David Moessinger (5 episodes, 1970-1973)
Max Hodge (4 episodes, 1969-1976)
Jerry de Bono (4 episodes, 1969-1973)
Edward DeBlasio (4 episodes, 1970-1974)
Eugene Price (4 episodes, 1974-1976)
Theodore Apstein (3 episodes, 1969-1971)
Charles McDaniel (3 episodes, 1970-1973)
Dick Nelson (3 episodes, 1971-1973)
Peter S. Fischer (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Hesper Anderson (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jean Holloway (3 episodes, 1974)
John W. Bloch (2 episodes, 1969-1975)
Don Mankiewicz (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Lionel E. Siegel (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
John Vlahos (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ian Chevron (2 episodes, 1970)
Don Ingalls (2 episodes, 1970)
Lee Oscar Bloomgarden (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Richard Milton (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Art Sarno (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robert M. Young (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Gene Thompson (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Philip Chapin (2 episodes, 1976)

Joe Gerrard (unknown episodes)
Jack Hanrahan (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
David J. O'Connell .... producer (170 episodes, 1969-1976)
David Victor .... executive producer (170 episodes, 1969-1976)

Allen Secher .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Leonard Rosenman (122 episodes, 1969-1976)
Hal Mooney (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Cinematography by
Walter Strenge (97 episodes, 1969-1974)
Seymour Hoffberg (25 episodes, 1974-1976)
 
Series Film Editing by
Richard G. Wray (63 episodes, 1969-1976)
Sam E. Waxman (24 episodes, 1973-1976)
Michael R. McAdam (18 episodes, 1969-1972)
Tony Martinelli (5 episodes, 1969-1971)
Richard Sarecky Dodge (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Edward A. Biery (4 episodes, 1969)
Robert Watts (4 episodes, 1970-1973)
 
Series Art Direction by
George Patrick (52 episodes, 1969-1972)
Howard E. Johnson (48 episodes, 1973-1976)
Russell C. Forrest (17 episodes, 1972-1973)
Joe Alves (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Joseph Reith (48 episodes, 1970-1974)
George Milo (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
John McCarthy Jr. (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Arthur Jeph Parker (20 episodes, 1973-1975)
Richard Spero (17 episodes, 1975-1976)
Ira Bates (3 episodes, 1973)
Perry Murdock (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Richard B. Goddard (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Costume Design by
Charles Waldo (30 episodes, 1969-1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (45 episodes, 1969-1971)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist / makeup supervisor (45 episodes, 1969-1971)
 
Series Production Management
Joseph E. Kenney .... unit manager (75 episodes, 1971-1976)
Marty Hornstein .... unit manager (19 episodes, 1970-1971)
Joseph C. Cavalier .... unit manager (14 episodes, 1969-1970)
Edward K. Dodds .... unit manager (6 episodes, 1970)
Will Sheldon .... unit manager (3 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Norton .... second assistant director (24 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert Gilmore .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1970-1973)
George Bisk .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1973-1976)
Joe Boston .... assistant director (19 episodes, 1969-1971)
Robert G. Stone .... assistant director (17 episodes, 1971-1974)
Chris Christenberry .... assistant director (16 episodes, 1969-1971)
Frank Shaw Jr. .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
Jack Doran .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1974-1975)
Harry Hogan III .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1974)
Phil Bowles .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1969)

Lou Watt .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Robert R. Bertrand .... sound (47 episodes, 1969-1972)
David H. Moriarty .... sound (37 episodes, 1972-1974)
John Erlinger .... sound (18 episodes, 1975-1976)
Clarence Self .... sound (6 episodes, 1970)
Dominick Gaffey .... sound (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
John R. Carter .... sound (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Roger Heman Jr. .... sound (2 episodes, 1972)
 
Series Special Effects by
Kevin Pike .... special effects technician (1 episode, 1975)
 
Series Stunts
Bobby Ferro .... stunts (24 episodes, 1972-1973)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (2 episodes, 1969-1974)

Jesse Wayne .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (24 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diana Wilson .... costumer (138 episodes, 1969-1976)
Charles Waldo .... costumes / costumes: women (100 episodes, 1969-1976)
 
Series Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (170 episodes, 1969-1976)
Robert Brower .... color coordinator (29 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Music Department
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor (95 episodes, 1972-1976)
Stanley Wilson .... music supervision / music supervisor (35 episodes, 1969-1971)
Leonard Rosenman .... composer: theme music (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (1 episode, 1969)
 
Series Other crew
Winnie Rich .... script supervisor (165 episodes, 1969-1976)
Nina Laemmle .... executive story consultant / executive story editor (87 episodes, 1969-1974)
Earl Booth .... executive story editor (34 episodes, 1974-1976)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Robert Young, Family Doctor" - USA (new syndication title)
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Runtime:
60 min (169 episodes)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
The exterior of Dr. Welby's office was the same building used as the Cleaver family home on "Leave It to Beaver" (1957) with only Welby's shingle as the new addition to the set.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Marcus Welby,MD: A Television Staple 40 years ago, 21 December 2009
Author: rcj5365 from Durham, North Carolina

Actor Robert Young was one of the few actors on television history to be closely identified with two highly successful and long-running roles. For one,he was kindly family Jim Anderson on the situation family comedy series "Father Knows Best"(1954-1960),during the mid-1950's,that ran for eight seasons,and his other successful role was that of the kindly and passionate Dr. Marcus Welby on the medical drama "Marcus Welby,MD"(1969-1976),that ran for seven seasons. After "Father Knows Best" ended its run in 1960,Actor Robert Young came out of a seven year retirement to originate the role of Welby.

"Marcus Welby,MD",premiered on ABC-TV on September 23,1969,and it was a Tuesday night staple for the seven years that it was on the air. Created and Produced by David Victor,who served as also the executive producer,was a brilliant series that portrayed the cases of a veteran general practitioner in Santa Monica,California,and also at the hospital where he was the chief medical adviser,at Lang Memorial Hospital,where the thoroughness and dedication involve him in the lives of all sorts of patients. Assisting him was his eager and young apprentice,Dr. Steven Kiley(James Brolin). During Season One,Kiley was contracted to work with Welby for one year before his training as a neurologist(he stayed). Thus the inevitable tension between youth and experience was established,but in this case,Welby tended to be more unorthodox of the two,often confounding the dedicated but textbook-oriented Kiley with his psychiatric approach to medicine. Welby treated the whole patient,his temperament,fears,and family environment,as well as his physical ailments.

The ailments were certainly varied for a suburban GP;during the first season alone there were subjects that were never discussed or mention for television,a first when this show came around in 1969...the subject matter of tumors,autistic children,strokes,pernicious anemia, blindness,emphysema,LSD side effects and other dangerous drugs,lukemia, diabetes,Huntington's Chorea,alcoholism,dope addiction,breast cancer, dope addiction,racism,an being overweight. Other subjects were even controversial included one episode that dealt with abortion and so much more. Its no wonder this show rack up some many Emmys during its seven year-run. Out of the actors that were on this program,only actors Robert Young,James Brolin,and Elena Verdugo remained throughout its entire run. 169 episodes were produced for this series until its final episode on May 11,1976. Highly endorsed by the American Medical Association.

When "Marcus Welby,MD" premiered in 1969,it became one of the biggest hits in the history of the ABC network,and was the first ABC series ever to rank at number one among all TV programs for a full season during the 1969-1970 season and also for the 1970-1971 season as well. Within its first year,the show was second to "Laugh-In" and "Gunsmoke" in the Nielsen ratings. The guest stars for this show made it successful too from Leslie Nielsen to Heather Menzies,Arthur Hill,and Norman Fell.

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