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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Release Date:
12 September 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
liberal. independent. controversial. hilarious.
Plot:
This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe... See more »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 25 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Then There's Maude! See more (23 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 56)

Bea Arthur ... Maude Findlay (141 episodes, 1972-1978)

Bill Macy ... Walter Findlay (137 episodes, 1972-1978)

Conrad Bain ... Dr. Arthur Harmon (120 episodes, 1972-1978)

Rue McClanahan ... Vivian Cavender Harmon / ... (103 episodes, 1972-1978)

Adrienne Barbeau ... Carol Traynor (95 episodes, 1972-1978)
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Series Directed by
Hal Cooper (126 episodes, 1973-1978)
Bill Hobin (10 episodes, 1972)
Robert H. Livingston (2 episodes, 1972)
Tony Csiki (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
 
Series Writing credits
Norman Lear (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
Charlie Hauck (18 episodes, 1975-1978)
Arthur Julian (17 episodes, 1976-1978)
Budd Grossman (16 episodes, 1972-1976)
Bill Davenport (15 episodes, 1976-1978)
Pamela Chais (12 episodes, 1973-1977)
Bob Schiller (11 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bob Weiskopf (11 episodes, 1973-1974)
Elliot Shoenman (10 episodes, 1974-1977)
Alan J. Levitt (8 episodes, 1972-1974)
Jay Folb (7 episodes, 1975-1976)
Rod Parker (5 episodes, 1972-1978)
Heywood Kling (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
Thad Mumford (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Susan Harris (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Phil Sharp (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Dick Herlan (3 episodes, 1978)
Austin Kalish (2 episodes, 1972)
Irma Kalish (2 episodes, 1972)
Sybil Adelman (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Barbara Gallagher (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Michael Morris (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Lloyd Garver (2 episodes, 1974)
Ken Hecht (2 episodes, 1974)
Seaman Jacobs (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Donald King (2 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Rod Parker .... executive producer / producer (94 episodes, 1972-1978)
Hal Cooper .... executive producer (49 episodes, 1975-1978)
Rita Dillon .... associate producer (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Charlie Hauck .... producer (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Norman Lear .... executive producer (46 episodes, 1972-1974)
Gene Marcione .... associate producer / producer (23 episodes, 1972-1975)

Fern Field .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Marco Zappia (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Casting by
Jane Murray (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
 
Series Art Direction by
Edward Stephenson (93 episodes, 1972-1976)
Chuck Murawski (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Earl Carlson (22 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Costume Design by
Rita Riggs (75 episodes, 1972-1977)
Sandra Baker (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
Rita O'Dell .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Carol Meikle .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Production Management
Norman Lear .... production supervisor (7 episodes, 1975-1977)
Buddy Arnold .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Peterson .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hal Collins .... associate director: post production (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tony Csiki .... associate director (5 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Sound Department
Kerry Boggio .... audio (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Hal Kolker .... audio consultant (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Art Warshaw .... audio consultant (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Walter Glover .... lighting director (42 episodes, 1976-1978)
Robert A. Bowen .... camera operator (23 episodes, 1973)
Tom Schamp .... lighting director (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
George Schamp .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frontis Chandler .... costumer (1 episode, 1975)
 
Series Music Department
Alan Bergman .... composer: theme music (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
Marilyn Bergman .... composer: theme music (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
Dave Grusin .... composer: theme music (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
Donny Hathaway .... singer: theme song (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
 
Series Other crew
Budd Grossman .... script editor / script consultant (23 episodes, 1972-1975)
Lorraine Sevre-Richmond .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (8 episodes, 1973-1977)
Len Uslaner .... technical director (7 episodes, 1975-1977)
Bill Davenport .... script editor (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Fern Field .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to executive producers (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Charlie Hauck .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Arthur Julian .... script editor (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Travis McCulley .... stage manager (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Thad Mumford .... story editor (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
 

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30 min (141 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Norman Lear based the Maude character on his then-wife, Frances Lear.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: At the end of the series, the Governor of New York State appoints Maude to the House of Representatives, filling a vacancy caused by the death of her local Congresswoman. In fact, vacancies in the House of Representatives caused by the death, resignation, or expulsion of a member can be filled only by a special or general election. The rules for filling vacancies in the U.S. Senate, however, vary from state to state.See more »
Quotes:
Maude Findlay:Well, well, well, you two are having a real old fashioned bull session?
Florida Evans:Yeah, a lotta bull but not much session.
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Soundtrack:
And Then There's MaudeSee more »

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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Then There's Maude!, 1 April 2007
Author: (sylviastel@aol.com) from United States

Unfortunately, I never saw Maude until I got the DVD first season of her show. It appeared nowhere in syndication maybe because it was too controversial and might offend too many people. Compared to other shows today, Maude is quite mainstream and ahead of it's time. I loved Beatrice Arthur in this role of Maude, forget Dorothy Zbornak. Bea plays a terrific Maude Findlay, the cousin of dimwitted Edith Bunker, from All in the Family. Anyway, the casting of Bill Macy as Maude's fourth husband is genius. They work so well together. Adrienne Barbeau is terrific as her divorced daughter, Carol. Of course, we never see Philip, the eight year old dimwitted grandson. Then there is the supporting cast which is stellar like Conrad Bain as the conservative Republican right wing doctor neighbor and friend to Walter's character and Esther Rolle who plays the African American maid, Florida Evans who is fawned over by Maude's character in the beginning that she doesn't get much work done. Don't forget Rue McClanahan as dimwitted Vivian and friend of Maude. I can't help but like Maude. For all things that she gets wrong, she gets a lot of it right. Today's television writers and developers should learn from the sitcom master, Norman Lear, that a great show like Maude's can be both controversial and funny and genius too. Most sitcoms today lack the balance between left and right. Lear's sitcoms provided both sets of opinions without winning the battle. I'm sure if the sitcom people today would watch, they might learn something about developing quality sitcoms. Remember it's not quantity but quality and it's a shame. They think we want to see beautiful people like Friends in sitcoms with minor problems and the same point of view.

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