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Release Date:
9 March 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The joys and heartaches of the Lawrence family of Pasadena, California. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 7 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 18 nominations See more »
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(3 articles)
Aaron Spelling: 1923-2006
 (From IMDb News. 25 June 2006)

Aaron Spelling: 1923-2006
 (From IMDb News. 24 June 2006)

Aaron Spelling dies at age 83; built TV dynasty
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 24 June 2006)

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I'm happy I'm not crazy See more (16 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 72)

Sada Thompson ... Kate Lawrence (86 episodes, 1976-1980)

James Broderick ... Doug Lawrence (86 episodes, 1976-1980)

Gary Frank ... Willie Lawrence (86 episodes, 1976-1980)

Kristy McNichol ... Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence (86 episodes, 1976-1980)

Meredith Baxter ... Nancy Lawrence Maitland (60 episodes, 1976-1980)

Quinn Cummings ... Annie Cooper / ... (36 episodes, 1978-1980)
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Series Directed by
Richard Kinon (22 episodes, 1976-1980)
Edward Parone (10 episodes, 1977-1980)
Glenn Jordan (9 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Erman (4 episodes, 1976)
Kim Friedman (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Philip Leacock (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
James Broderick (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Randal Kleiser (2 episodes, 1976)
Robert Hartford-Davis (2 episodes, 1977)
Alf Kjellin (2 episodes, 1977)
Harvey S. Laidman (2 episodes, 1977)
E.W. Swackhamer (2 episodes, 1977)
Peter Levin (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Stuart Millar (2 episodes, 1978)
James Sheldon (2 episodes, 1978)
Gwen Arner (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Marshall Herskovitz (2 episodes, 1979-1980)

Edward Zwick (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Jay Presson Allen (86 episodes, 1976-1980)
David Jacobs (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Carol Evan McKeand (6 episodes, 1976-1978)
Lawrence Konner (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Hindi Brooks (5 episodes, 1976-1978)
Diana Gould (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Emily Shoemaker (4 episodes, 1976-1979)
Marshall Herskovitz (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
Liz Coe (4 episodes, 1978-1980)
Len Jenkin (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Sally Robinson (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Edward Zwick (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Michael Barlow (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Leonora Thuna (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
George Lefferts (2 episodes, 1976)
Nigel McKeand (2 episodes, 1976)
Linda Palmer (2 episodes, 1976)
Gregory S. Dinallo (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Barbara Elaine Smith (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Channing Gibson (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Paul Huson (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ron Cowen (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Daniel Lipman (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Margaret J. Schibi (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Thom Racina (2 episodes, 1979)

Series Produced by
Leonard Goldberg .... executive producer (86 episodes, 1976-1980)
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer (86 episodes, 1976-1980)
Nigel McKeand .... producer (72 episodes, 1976-1979)
Carroll Newman .... associate producer (41 episodes, 1976-1980)
Edward Zwick .... producer (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Carol Evan McKeand .... producer (5 episodes, 1976)

Marshall Herskovitz .... producer (unknown episodes)
Mike Nichols .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Pete Rugolo (28 episodes, 1976-1979)
John Rubinstein (10 episodes, 1976-1978)
Mark Snow (4 episodes, 1978-1980)
 
Series Cinematography by
Emil Oster (36 episodes, 1976-1980)
Archie R. Dalzell (5 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jim Faris (12 episodes, 1976-1980)
J. Frank O'Neill (10 episodes, 1976-1979)
John W. Wheeler (10 episodes, 1976-1978)
Michael McCroskey (3 episodes, 1976)
Allan Jacobs (2 episodes, 1976)
Marjorie Fowler (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster (12 episodes, 1977-1980)
Joel Thurm (5 episodes, 1976)
Toni Howard (3 episodes, 1978-1980)
 
Series Art Direction by
Les Gobruegge (25 episodes, 1976-1978)
Paul Sylos (14 episodes, 1976-1980)
Tom Trimble (6 episodes, 1978-1980)
Tracy Bousman (3 episodes, 1976)
Lester Green (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Sal Blydenburgh (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jane Bogart (8 episodes, 1977-1980)
Dave L. Love (5 episodes, 1976)
Bonnie Dermer (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Leonard A. Mazzola (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sylvia Liggett (6 episodes, 1976)
Michael W. Hoffman (5 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist (36 episodes, 1976-1980)
Joyce Morrison .... hair stylist (36 episodes, 1976-1980)
Mel Berns Jr. .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1976)
Carol Pershing .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Production Management
Norman Henry .... executive production manager (86 episodes, 1976-1980)
Al Kraus .... supervising production manager / production manager (85 episodes, 1976-1980)
Dick Reilly .... post-production supervisor (85 episodes, 1976-1980)
Robert Della Santina .... production manager / unit production manager (14 episodes, 1977-1980)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Giles .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gilbert Mandelik .... assistant director / first assistant director (12 episodes, 1976-1978)
Douglas Morrison .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jack Barry .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1979-1980)
Robert Della Santina .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1976)
John M. Poer .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bud Grace .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1976)
Doug Morrison .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Department
Jerry Swift .... property master (35 episodes, 1976-1980)
Victor Hergert .... construction coordinator (28 episodes, 1976-1978)
Gordon Kirschbaum .... supervising construction co-ordinator / supervising construction coordinator (14 episodes, 1977-1980)
Jesse Stone .... construction coordinator (6 episodes, 1976)
Paul Sylos .... supervising art director (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack .... paint foreman (6 episodes, 1977)
John Sutton .... construction coordinator (6 episodes, 1978-1980)
Clayton Shair .... property master (5 episodes, 1976)
Elizabeth Bousman .... assistant art director (3 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Sound Department
John Oliver .... sound engineer (35 episodes, 1976-1980)
Burdick S. Trask .... sound engineer / sound mixer (6 episodes, 1976)

Joseph Holsen .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Richard LeGrand Jr. .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Greg P. Russell .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Teri Ann Moyer .... stunt double (3 episodes, 1976-1979)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Hamilton .... still photographer: publicity stills (81 episodes, 1976-1980)
John Reynolds .... lighting technician (6 episodes, 1976)

Dave Friedman .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Ronald B. MacKenzie .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Rolf Mendez .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Claire Newell .... casting supervisor (11 episodes, 1976-1977)
David Graham .... casting supervisor (9 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Noel Taylor .... wardrobe: Miss Thompson (31 episodes, 1976-1980)
Shirley Cunningham .... costumes / costumer (27 episodes, 1976-1979)
Michael J. Long .... costumes / costumer (16 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jay Caplan .... costumes (13 episodes, 1977-1980)
Sylvia Liggett .... costumes (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Michael Castellano .... costumes (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Kathie Gale .... costumes (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
 
Series Editorial Department
Arnold Baker .... assistant post-production supervisor (69 episodes, 1977-1980)
Virgil E. Hammond III .... post-production (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Music Department
John Rubinstein .... composer: theme music (86 episodes, 1976-1980)
Steve Livingston .... music editor (82 episodes, 1976-1980)
Rocky Moriana .... music supervisor (31 episodes, 1976-1979)
 
Series Transportation Department
Stanley Storc .... driver (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Other crew
Mark Rydell .... executive consultant (41 episodes, 1976-1980)
Phill Norman .... title design / titles (36 episodes, 1976-1980)
Carol Evan McKeand .... executive story consultant (34 episodes, 1976-1979)
Irving Cooper .... script supervisor (15 episodes, 1976-1978)
David Jacobs .... story editor (14 episodes, 1977-1978)
Sally Robinson .... story editor (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jane Ficker .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 1977)
Doris Chisholm .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 1978-1980)
Helen Parker .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1976)
Edward Zwick .... story editor (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Liz Coe .... executive script consultant (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
May Wale Brown .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Robert Gary .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jenifer Newman .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
 

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60 min (86 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cheryl Ladd auditioned for the role of Nancy.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in All Over the Guy (2001)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
I'm happy I'm not crazy, 16 February 2006
Author: gwenny3080 from Flint, Michigan USA

So for many years, I remembered a show I use to watch as a small child (I was born in 1980). For the life of me, I remembered only the theme song, the word "Family" in the title, and Kristy McNichol being in the cast. The show was on (in syndication) WSMH TV 66 here around 84-86. I owe thanks to VH1 for recently running the 100 famous teen stars in which Ms. McNichol and this wonderful show were mentioned. I am happy to know that my mind wasn't playing tricks on me and that this show really existed. I loved this show as a child and my family use to watch it together. It was a great time back then, when family actually did things as a family. I remembered eating dinner and finishing up just in time to watch this show. They (TVLand) need to bring this back so that my nieces and nephews can enjoy this classic also.

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