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Julia 

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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Series cast summary:
Diahann Carroll ...  Julia Baker 86 episodes, 1968-1971
Lloyd Nolan ...  Dr. Morton Chegley / ... 86 episodes, 1968-1971
Marc Copage ...  Corey Baker 86 episodes, 1968-1971
Michael Link Michael Link ...  Earl J. Waggedorn / ... 85 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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This show was controversial because it was the subject of constant criticism that it did not realistically portray the lives of blacks in America. Diahann Carroll continuously defended it in interviews, saying that it was a "fantasy" and that very little on TV showed life as it really was. The show may have been ahead of its time, and when The Cosby Show (1984) premiered and became a mega-hit, the American public showed that it finally was ready for a show of its type. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Chegley: You were late again this morning. Why? Don't tell me your car broke down.
Julia Baker: My car broke down.
Dr. Chegley: I told you not to tell me that.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: James Coburn/Lindsey Buckingham (1982) See more »

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Life changing.
17 June 2009 | by mitchp22See all my reviews

I was born white in 1963 in a WASP neighborhood in Indiana. But I remembered this show when they came out recently with the new "Nurse" shows--Nurse Jackie and HawthoRNe. I looked it up b/c I couldn't remember the star's name and I was telling a friend about it at work. But I remembered this show that I watched when I was all of 5 years old. Because it mattered. And even then, it pulled me toward where I am now. I have been an RN since 1984, and now work as a nurse practitioner. I am proud to be a nurse. I cried when Obama won the election, because I felt like it was a win for MY side. A huge win--and this show was part of that, the beginnings. I am proud that I have been a part of the "I'd like to teach the world to sing..." generations. That what we have all worked toward is the equality, not just of black and white but of everyone. That we all have value that deserves to be heard and witnessed equally. And I think the fact that this rather brave for the time show (and actress) was able to influence the 5 year old white child of an Alabama bigot to spend a lifetime in the same line of service to others says a hell of a lot about its "epochal" effects on the minds and people of that time. Even today, I think I'd rather be "Julia" than "Jackie". I would feel more respectable. Thank you Ms Carroll and company. You made a difference. I hope today's shows can stand up to the same test. We need nurses, and we need people who cross the lines.


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17 September 1968 (USA) See more »

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