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Release Date:
30 September 1982 (USA) See more »
Fire Captain Buddy Krebs' 16-year-old daughter Jennie Lee begins getting show-business offers because of her singing talents in the country/pop genre... See more »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 7)

Brian Dennehy ... Leslie 'Buddy' Krebs (10 episodes, 1982)
Katherine Saltzberg ... Jennie Lee Krebs (10 episodes, 1982)

Michael Dudikoff ... Douggie Krebs (10 episodes, 1982)

George DelHoyo ... Frank Rosetti (10 episodes, 1982)

Todd Susman ... Leo Feldman (10 episodes, 1982)

Series Writing credits
Stu Silver (1 episode, 1982)

Series Casting by
Bobby Hoffman (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Layne Sheppard Salter .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Chris Haire .... post-production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Matthew Hyde .... pre-production mixer (unknown episodes)
Rich Jacob .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Dick Wilson .... sound effects (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Tom Faigh .... videotape operator (10 episodes, 1982)
Series Other crew
Michael Villegas III .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1982)


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30 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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I Remember You, Star of the Family!, 14 November 2008
Author: LynxMatthews from United States

Apparently nobody else does. But the 1982 season was one where as a kid, I tried to sample every show before it got canceled. The premise of "Star of the Family" was Brian Dennehy as a kinda workaday guy, a fireman. His daughter wants to be a singer and getting some offers, and Brian is quite nonplussed. The show alternated between scenes set at their house and wacky hi-jinks at the fire department.

The episode I remember featured one of Dennehy's firemen saving a little boy's hamster by using mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. I kid you not. They didn't show this on screen, of course. The fireman who saved the hamster became the laughingstock of the firehouse. The one good gag I recall that had my dad and I laughing quite a bit was that the kid sent the fireman a rubber ball or something as a reward for saving his hamster. In his note, he wrote, "I would have sent you my bike, but it's not like you saved my mother or something." And there you have my recollections of "Star of the Family." Except to say that the lead girl was pretty cute.

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