Julia Baker is a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son alone.

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Hal Kanter
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1971   1970   1969   1968  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Diahann Carroll ...  Julia Baker 86 episodes, 1968-1971
Lloyd Nolan ...  Dr. Morton Chegley / ... 86 episodes, 1968-1971
Marc Copage Marc Copage ...  Corey Baker 86 episodes, 1968-1971
Michael Link Michael Link ...  Earl J. Waggedorn / ... 81 episodes, 1968-1971
Betty Beaird Betty Beaird ...  Marie Waggedorn 70 episodes, 1968-1971
Lurene Tuttle ...  Hannah Yarby / ... 48 episodes, 1968-1970
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Julia Baker is a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son alone.

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Diahann Carroll is a nurse with two men in her life - her boss (a cranky but lovable M.D.) and her six year old son. Premiere. (season 1)

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Comedy

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mama's Man See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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First TV series starring an African American woman in a professional, non-stereotypical role. (The first TV series starring a black woman was Beulah (1950), variously starring Ethel Waters, Hattie McDaniel, and Louise Beavers in the title role as a comic maid.) See more »

Quotes

Corey: Gee, you're big. Are you a football player?
Jordan Hayes: No, I'm an actor.
Corey: That's too bad.
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The show had good moral values.
13 March 2000 | by macpherrSee all my reviews

Diahann Carroll (Dynasty "Dominique Deveraux Lloyd") played "Julia Baker" a single parent and a nurse who had one son "Corey Baker" Marc Copage (The Wave). "Corey Baker" was an adorable little boy. Lloyd Nolan (Peyton Place, Hannah and Her Sisters) "Dr. Morton Chegley" was Julia's boss in the hospital where she worked. This show portraits a role model family of a single parent. Diahann was and is a beautiful woman. I watched the show when I was growing up, dubbed and black and white. I used to look forward to finding the show. I don't think that they dubbed that many episodes, and soon I found myself watching the reruns. But it was ok, because is the show had good values. I have very good memories of the series.


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