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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.

Creator:

Hal Kanter
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3   2   1  
1971   1970   1969   1968  
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 3 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 85 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

Certificate:

TV-G
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Throughout its run, the series drew positive reactions concerning its handling of race issues. In one memorable story line during the first series, the young precocious Earl J. Waggedorn politely asks Julia "What is it like to be colored?" Julia responds "Why don't you tell me?" After a short pause, Earl J. responds "But I'm not colored?" and Julia replies "Well, white is a color." While much of the dialog like most things in that time is out of step with shows from later years, this was the first prime time television show that even engaged in the discussion. Approaching his retirement, actor Lloyd Nolan said in a TV interview that, in retrospect, it was one of the roles of which he was most proud. 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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Featured in The Sixties: When Television Came of Age (2014) See more »

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Classic TV at its very best!
8 June 2000 | by raysondSee all my reviews

Long before she became Dominique Deveraux on "Dynasty",she set ground here as being the first African-American woman to star in her own weekly TV series which was a milestone when it premiered in the fall of 1968. Julia was just that: a single parent and nurse who raised her son and working for Dr. Chegley,who was in charge of the hospital where she was employed. The show was brilliant in depicting the role model of the family and the single parent which had some good moral values which you don't find that in some shows today. Marc Copage was absolutely adorable as her son Corey,and I really like Micheal Link as Corey's playmate Earl J. Waggedorn. To this day,the show is rarely seen on some stations,but Diahann Carroll was one of the most beautiful women in the world when this show made its mark on the NBC network. I had very good memories of this show,and I wish they would do a TV movie on "Julia",bringing back the original cast for a reunion. Note: Lloyd Nolan who played the Doctor on the show recently passed away,but his status will live on with this landmark series.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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