Joe Gardner, a child of the Depression, is a successful plastics manufacturer in Seattle, Washington. After his wife dies, his four adult children move back in. Anne, 35 and an ex-hippie, ... See full summary »
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 Jim Eisenberg 22 episodes, 1987-1988
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 Lindley Gardner Eisenberg 22 episodes, 1987-1988
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 Kay Ericson Gardner 22 episodes, 1987-1988
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 Anne Gardner Maxwell 22 episodes, 1987-1988
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 Jack Gardner 22 episodes, 1987-1988
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Joe Gardner, a child of the Depression, is a successful plastics manufacturer in Seattle, Washington. After his wife dies, his four adult children move back in. Anne, 35 and an ex-hippie, has been divorced twice and returns with her two children, David and Sunny. Lindley, 31, is a sales representative in her father's company and a new mother. Jack, 30, is a drifter "trying to find himself," and Sam, Joe's youngest child, is a preppy who is married to Kay, a free-spirit. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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It rarely happens that a cancelled series will win any awards but Richard Kiley won both the Emmy and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role of Joe Gardner on A Year in the Life. In his acceptance speech he joked "I'm proud to accept this award for the show that TV Guide rightly calls 'The best show on television' A show that I only wish a few more of you had watched" See more »

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Best series!!
29 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

A Year in the Life was, in my opinion, a good solid representation of the values and tribulations of the American family. I was very upset when it was discontinued. I loved watching the family play football in their yard and I loved Richard Kiley as the Dad. He was such a strong character. I also loved the way he would "talk" to his dog. I have always wondered,in all the articles I've read on Sarah J. Parker, why I have never seen a mention of her acting in this show. I thought she was beautiful and I would think it would be a credit to her list of accomplishments. It was sad to see it canceled. Is there a way it could ever be brought back as a mini-series? I think the folks in TV land would love it.


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