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Family Affair 

Bill Davis is a highly paid and successful engineer living in a large apartment in New York with his valet, Mr. Giles French . His life is suddenly changed when his niece, Buffy shows up. ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Brian Keith ...  Uncle Bill Davis 138 episodes, 1966-1971
Kathy Garver ...  Catherine 'Cissy' Patterson-Davis / ... 138 episodes, 1966-1971
Anissa Jones ...  Ava Elizabeth 'Buffy' Patterson-Davis / ... 138 episodes, 1966-1971
Johnny Whitaker ...  Jonathan 'Jody' Patterson-Davis / ... 138 episodes, 1966-1971
Sebastian Cabot ...  Mr. Giles French 130 episodes, 1966-1971
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Bill Davis is a highly paid and successful engineer living in a large apartment in New York with his valet, Mr. Giles French . His life is suddenly changed when his niece, Buffy shows up. In the midst of deciding what to do, Buffy's twin brother, Jody shows up, and Bill has to leave for Peru. Once he leaves, Buffy and Jody's older sister, Cissy shows up. Bill and French's life is suddenly changed as they become surrogate parents for the 3 children. Written by Doug Leighton

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Brian Keith, Sebastian Cabot and those adorable youngsters. All part of one big happy family. You're included, of course. (season 4) See more »

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

12 September 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lieber Onkel Bill See more »

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Runtime:

(138 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The series had a 60 day production schedule. However, Brian Keith would film his scenes in 30 day blocks, much like how Fred MacMurray did while filming My Three Sons (1960). That meant that the other actors would film their scenes around his. This was done in order to free Keith for any film roles that might come up. See more »

Goofs

In some episodes the front door had a striker/latch, in others there wasn't even a cut-out for it. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Weird Science: Family Affair (1996) See more »

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Family Affair
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A Good Family Show With Moral Values
8 September 2006 | by emenonSee all my reviews

This was a family favorite, when I was a child growing up. Uncle Bill played by Brian Keith took in a nephew and two nieces to raise in his New York Penthouse Apartment. However he was a great guardian parent figure as well as Mr. French played by Sebastian Cabot. Kathy Garver, who played Cissy a teenager was a bit wayward. She was made to take responsibility to Buffy and Jodie. Sometimes she neglected her duties. I really like this show better than The Brady Bunch & Partridge Family. Into the 1970's family values changed. Kids wearing long hair, bell bottom jeans and the extreme clothing. I hated to see that happened. I wish we had more shows like Family Affair. I'm very sorry Anissa Jones died of a drug overdose. It's a sad situation to see such a young person end their life. That's what I meant about the change of values. America is in desperate need of change.


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