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A Wonderful Comedy Never Equalled And Never Given A Chance!
Tom Sanchez from Los Angeles, California
30 September 2005
I saw "A Touch of Grace" when I was 13 years old. I didn't know the
distinguished staff involved in creating and producing "A Touch of
Grace" but I know that Shirley Booth and J. Pat O'Malley were sublime
in their roles, old in years but never old in their acting nor in the
plots the series played with. Actresses should end their careers in
projects half as worthy as "A Touch of Grace". How sad that in today's
youth-obsessed culture (even more so than in 1973 when this series
premiered), networks don't believe that a "believable" situation comedy
about being older in the United States wouldn't attract a wide
following. I remember ABC, the network it ran on, didn't do well by the
series, running it up against "All In The Family" and "The Mary Tyler
Moore Show", among others. It was in a no-win situation.
Few situation comedies could be considered sublime. This was and the
work of all four principal players was some of their best work ever
(especially that of Marian Mercer and Warren Berlinger). Well, at
least, one of the great stars was hand-tailored a show for her in her
seventies and was a great hurrah for her to go out on. I hope it will
be available for viewing soon.
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