The joys and heartaches of the Lawrence family of Pasadena, California.
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 Kate Lawrence (86 episodes, 1976-1980)
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 Doug Lawrence (86 episodes, 1976-1980)
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 Willie Lawrence (86 episodes, 1976-1980)
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 Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence (86 episodes, 1976-1980)
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 Nancy Lawrence Maitland (60 episodes, 1976-1980)
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 Annie Cooper / ... (36 episodes, 1978-1980)
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The trials and tribulations, joyous occasions and heartbreaking moments of the Lawrence family: lawyer father Doug, housewife Kate, married (and quickly divorced) daughter Nancy, teenage son Willie and just-hitting-puberty daughter Buddy. In this critically acclaimed series, we watched various Lawrences fight, fall in love, become ill, graduate school, begin new jobs and, most of all, love each other. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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9 March 1976 (USA)  »

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Eine amerikanische Familie  »

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The character "Doug Lawrence" was ranked #26 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (June 20, 2004 issue). See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits lists the following title card: "A Mike Nichols Production" Nichols is not listed as an Executive Producer of the show. However, his production company, Icarus Productions, is listed in the show's end credits. See more »

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Featured in America's Teenagers Growing Up on Television (1998) See more »

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One of the very best TV dramas of all time
24 June 2006 | by (Costa Rica) – See all my reviews

As a young adult in the mid 1970's to early 1980's, I greatly enjoyed watching all original episodes of this TV show. This series is of the highest artistic quality and adheres to the highest standards. The screenplay pauses long enough to flesh out each of its characters in depth, allowing the viewer to feel deeply for the characters. The show makes you feel great sympathy for the daily existential struggle of ordinary people in their search for love and purpose in their lives. This series is one of those rare works of art that is intelligent, smart, insightful, and life-affirming. It is a beautiful story, an emotionally moving experience that that helps make the world a little better place. I am hoping that all original episodes of 'Family' will be issued on DVD soon --- I would very much like to watch this series all over again.


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