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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
22 September 1976 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The adventures of three sexy female private eyes. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 7 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Beautiful does not mean weak See more (38 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 136)

Jaclyn Smith ... Kelly Garrett / ... (110 episodes, 1976-1981)

David Doyle ... John Bosley (110 episodes, 1976-1981)

John Forsythe ... Charles Townsend (109 episodes, 1976-1981)

Cheryl Ladd ... Kris Munroe / ... (87 episodes, 1977-1981)

Kate Jackson ... Sabrina Duncan (69 episodes, 1976-1979)
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Series Directed by
Dennis Donnelly (13 episodes, 1977-1981)
Allen Baron (12 episodes, 1976-1980)
Don Chaffey (10 episodes, 1978-1981)
George McCowan (9 episodes, 1976-1980)
Georg Stanford Brown (8 episodes, 1977-1979)
Kim Manners (8 episodes, 1979-1981)
Cliff Bole (6 episodes, 1977-1980)
Bob Kelljan (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Paul Stanley (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Ronald Austin (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
George W. Brooks (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Lang (3 episodes, 1976)
Lawrence Doheny (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Richard Benedict (2 episodes, 1976)
Phil Bondelli (2 episodes, 1976)
Leon Carrere (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Curtis Harrington (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Lawrence Dobkin (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Writing credits
Ivan Goff (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Ben Roberts (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Edward J. Lakso (38 episodes, 1976-1981)
B.W. Sandefur (8 episodes, 1979-1981)
Lee Sheldon (7 episodes, 1977-1980)
Laurie Lakso (6 episodes, 1977-1979)
John D.F. Black (5 episodes, 1977)
Ronald Austin (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
James D. Buchanan (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Robert George (4 episodes, 1980-1981)
Rick Husky (3 episodes, 1976)
William Froug (3 episodes, 1977-1980)
Brian McKay (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Richard Carr (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Katharyn Powers (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robert C. Dennis (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
Les Carter (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jack V. Fogarty (2 episodes, 1976)
Robert Janes (2 episodes, 1977-1980)
Jock MacKelvie (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Skip Webster (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bob Mitchell (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Esther Mitchell (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ray Brenner (2 episodes, 1978)
Michael Michaelian (2 episodes, 1979)

Series Produced by
Leonard Goldberg .... executive producer / producer (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Shelley Hull .... associate producer (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer / producer (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Elaine Rich .... assistant producer / producer / ... (73 episodes, 1977-1981)
Edward J. Lakso .... producer (47 episodes, 1977-1981)
Ronald Austin .... producer (17 episodes, 1977-1979)
James D. Buchanan .... producer (17 episodes, 1977-1979)
Robert Janes .... producer (15 episodes, 1979-1981)
Barney Rosenzweig .... producer (11 episodes, 1976-1977)
Rick Husky .... producer (6 episodes, 1976)
David Levinson .... producer (4 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Original Music by
Jack Elliott (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Allyn Ferguson (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
 
Series Cinematography by
Richard M. Rawlings Jr. (52 episodes, 1978-1981)
Richard L. Rawlings (35 episodes, 1977-1979)
Donald H. Birnkrant (13 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dennis Dalzell (8 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Film Editing by
Joseph Dervin (32 episodes, 1977-1981)
Jack Harnish (18 episodes, 1976-1978)
Leon Carrere (14 episodes, 1976-1978)
Leonard Malek (12 episodes, 1978-1980)
John McSweeney Jr. (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jim Faris (6 episodes, 1980)
Dick Wormell (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
John F. Schreyer (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Stanley Frazen (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
James Baiotto (2 episodes, 1976)
Arnold Baker (2 episodes, 1981)
Benjamin A. Weissman (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Casting by
Cathy Henderson (26 episodes, 1979-1981)
Melinda Gartzman (23 episodes, 1977-1979)
Rachelle Farberman (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Robin Lippin (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Production Design by
Alfeo Bocchicchio (1 episode, 1979)
Paul Sylos (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Art Direction by
Paul Sylos (72 episodes, 1976-1981)
Alfeo Bocchicchio (47 episodes, 1978-1980)
Lester Green (38 episodes, 1976-1978)
Serge Krizman (16 episodes, 1980-1981)
Tracy Bousman (6 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Bob Signorelli (66 episodes, 1976-1979)
Bonnie Dermer (25 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joseph A. Armetta (10 episodes, 1981)
Richard Wineholt (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
Dave L. Love (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Costume Design by
Nolan Miller (42 episodes, 1976-1981)
 
Series Makeup Department
Mel Berns Jr. .... makeup artist / makeup supervisor / ... (96 episodes, 1976-1981)
Fred C. Blau Jr. .... makeup artist / makeup artist: Miss Hack / ... (83 episodes, 1977-1981)
Norma Lee .... hair stylist / hair stylist: Miss Ladd (83 episodes, 1977-1981)
Don L. Cash .... makeup artist: Miss Ladd / makeup artist / ... (64 episodes, 1977-1980)
Emma M. diVittorio .... hair stylist / hair stylist: Miss Smith (63 episodes, 1978-1981)
Dorothy D. Fox .... hair stylist: Miss Hack / hair stylist / ... (40 episodes, 1979-1981)
Dione Taylor .... hair stylist (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Les Berns .... makeup artist (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Naomi Cavin .... hair stylist (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Charlene Johnson .... hair stylist (18 episodes, 1976-1977)
Mark Bussan .... makeup artist (16 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jo McCarthy .... hair stylist (10 episodes, 1978)
Carol Mercatoris .... hair stylist (9 episodes, 1978)
Hazel Catmull .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Patricia Miller .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1979)
Gae Clark Butler .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1977)
Gary Liddiard .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1981)
Joy Zapata .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Production Management
Norman Henry .... executive production manager (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Dick Reilly .... post-production supervisor / post production supervisor / ... (96 episodes, 1976-1981)
Al Kraus .... supervising production manager / production manager (88 episodes, 1976-1981)
Kim Manners .... production manager (43 episodes, 1978-1981)
Mel A. Bishop .... production manager (27 episodes, 1977-1978)
Barry Stern .... production manager (19 episodes, 1976-1977)
Lynn M. Morgan .... production manager (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
Don Hall .... post-production supervisor (12 episodes, 1981)
James A. Westman .... production manager (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
William A. Calihan Jr. .... production manager (3 episodes, 1976)
Nathan Haggard .... production manager (2 episodes, 1979)
Bert Gold .... production manager (1 episode, 1980)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nathan Haggard .... assistant director / first assistant director (27 episodes, 1977-1979)
Leslie Moulton .... second assistant director (23 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jefferson Kibbee .... second assistant director (23 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jack Breschard .... second assistant director (16 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kim Manners .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Lynn M. Morgan .... assistant director / first assistant director: second unit (14 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robert Della Santina .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1976-1981)
Lorin Bennett Salob .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1976-1977)
Blair Gilbert .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1979)
John Hockridge .... assistant director / first assistant director (6 episodes, 1981)
Miles Tilton .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1978)
Paula Marcus .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robert Webb .... assistant director / first assistant director (4 episodes, 1981)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... second unit director (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Marty Gold .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1980)
Richard Hinds .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1978)
Jerry Grandey .... assistant director / assistant director: second unit (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Art Department
Gordon Kirschbaum .... supervising construction coordinator / construction manager / ... (100 episodes, 1976-1981)
Frank McCully .... property master (42 episodes, 1977-1979)
Bob Henderson .... property master / prop master (41 episodes, 1979-1981)
John Hollis .... construction coordinator (39 episodes, 1979-1981)
Jerry McFarland .... property master (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Marco A. Campos .... propmaker (16 episodes, 1980-1981)
Sam Capello .... construction coordinator (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Paul Sylos .... supervising art director (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Earl Capello .... construction coordinator (15 episodes, 1978-1979)
George Kirschbaum .... construction coordinator / supervising construction coordinator (9 episodes, 1976-1978)
John Sutton .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Sound Department
Tommy Thompson .... sound mixer / sound engineer / ... (96 episodes, 1976-1981)
Bill Jackson .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1977)
Michael O'Corrigan .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Special Effects by
Bill Ferrier .... special effects (103 episodes, 1976-1981)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Neil Zachary .... photographic strobe effects (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Stunts
Julie Ann Johnson .... stunts / stunt coordinator (107 episodes, 1976-1981)
Hilary Thompson .... stunt double: Kate Jackson (65 episodes, 1976-1979)
Dick Ziker .... stunt coordinator (41 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jean Coulter .... stunt double: Farrah Fawcett (28 episodes, 1976-1980)
Jeannie Epper .... stunt double: Tanya Roberts / stunt double: Kate Jackson (18 episodes, 1976-1981)
Gary Epper .... stunt coordinator (17 episodes, 1980-1981)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunt coordinator (15 episodes, 1978-1980)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (10 episodes, 1976-1981)
Ron Stein .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 1976)
Richard Epper .... stunt performer (4 episodes, 1978-1981)
Craig R. Baxley .... stunts (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (3 episodes, 1978)
Christin Gittings .... underwater stunt double (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ernie Reed .... camera operator: second camera (92 episodes, 1976-1980)
Michael J. Coo .... dolly grip (29 episodes, 1980-1981)
Jack Gittings .... underwater cinematographer / water camera operator (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Allan Gornick Jr. .... underwater cinematographer (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Randall Robinson .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Casting Department
Melinda Gartzman .... casting supervisor (23 episodes, 1977-1978)
Susan Newell .... casting supervisor (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Kindelon .... location casting (3 episodes, 1980-1981)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ray Phelps .... costumer / costumes (58 episodes, 1976-1978)
Joe McCloskey .... wardrobe: men / costumer / ... (51 episodes, 1979-1981)
Carolina Ewart .... costumer / costumes (46 episodes, 1977-1979)
Charlotte Iwata .... wardrobe: women (25 episodes, 1979-1980)
Lee Peters .... costumer (18 episodes, 1976-1977)
Lily Yamada .... wardrobe: women (15 episodes, 1980-1981)
Orpha Barry .... costumer (9 episodes, 1977)
Eilish Zebrasky .... costumes: women (6 episodes, 1979-1981)
Joanne Haas .... costumer / costumes (4 episodes, 1976)
Geraldine Hayward .... costumer / costumes (4 episodes, 1977)
Ann Gray Lambert .... costumer (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Editorial Department
Arnold Baker .... assistant post-production supervisor (63 episodes, 1978-1981)
Virgil E. Hammond III .... post-production (6 episodes, 1977)
Dick Reilly .... post production supervisor / post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Music Department
Rocky Moriana .... music supervisor (110 episodes, 1976-1981)
Steve Livingston .... music editor (103 episodes, 1976-1981)
Laurie Higgins Tobias .... assistant music editor (46 episodes, 1978-1980)
Greg Patterson .... assistant music editor (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Transportation Department
Stanley Storc .... driver (33 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Other crew
Doris Chisholm .... script supervisor (36 episodes, 1977-1981)
Elaine Rich .... assistant to the producer / assistant to producer / ... (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Edward J. Lakso .... story editor (23 episodes, 1976-1978)
Helen Parker .... script supervisor (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Donna Kemp .... script supervisor (19 episodes, 1978-1979)
Melody Greene .... script supervisor (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bret Garwood .... executive coordinator (8 episodes, 1981)
Ellen Hibler .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jack V. Fogarty .... story editor (5 episodes, 1976)
Nancy Hansen .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1980-1981)
Carline Davis-Dyer .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1978)
Nancy Green .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1977)
Larry Merritt .... choreographer / choreographer: ice sequences (2 episodes, 1977)
Tad Tadlock .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Kenneth S. Eiland .... assistant choreographer / choreographer (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Thanks
Gene Nelson .... special thanks (1 episode, 1977)
 

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45 min (106 episodes) | USA:60 min (116 episodes)
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Canada:PG (DVD rating) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating)

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28 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful does not mean weak, 8 July 2003
Author: kittykatkan from Canada

I have seen complaints about the original Charlie's Angels series and how having beautiful stars in it negated any feminist notions about the series. I would like to disagree.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, there were few enough female 'action' stars on television to be role models for young girls. The various women in 'Charlie's Angels' were (according to the OP) police officers before Charlie hired them -- and as female police officers, they were given stupid 'girl' jobs like handing out parking tickets, and handling switchboards, and so on. Charlie gave them jobs in which they could actually fight crime -- and they did fight crime, together. If one of them needed rescue, it wasn't a man that came to rescue her, but one of the other two 'angels'. They were independent, intelligent, single, employed women who worked well together and supported one another.

The show is dated now, given how strong feminism has become since then. Back then, however, it was more than enough for at least one little girl to see that she didn't have to grow up and get married and have babies to be happy in life. Charlie's Angels -- the original show, not the fluffy movies (which are fun in their own way) -- remains to this day in my opinion an excellent example of how women should look at life: it's a challenge; meet it head on, and on your own terms.

The fact that the women were all beautiful is irrelevant to the show except that it attracted a male audience.

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