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.
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)
Did You Know?
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
Gee, you're big. Are you a football player?
No, I'm an actor.
That's too bad.