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Bridget Loves Bernie 

The daily struggles of two newlyweds: rich Catholic Bridget and Jewish cabbie Bernie.

Creator:

Bernard Slade
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1  
1973   1972  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
David Birney ...  Bernie Steinberg 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Meredith Baxter ...  Bridget Fitzgerald Steinberg 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Harold J. Stone ...  Sam Steinberg 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Bibi Osterwald ...  Sophie Steinberg 24 episodes, 1972-1973
David Doyle ...  Walter Fitzgerald 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Audra Lindley ...  Amy Fitzgerald 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Ned Glass ...  Uncle 'Moe' Plotnick 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Robert Sampson ...  Father Mike Fitzgerald 24 episodes, 1972-1973
William Elliott ...  Otis Foster 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Ivor Barry Ivor Barry ...  Charles 7 episodes, 1972-1973
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Storyline

Wealthy white-bread Bridget Fitzgerald and lower-class cabdriver Bernie Steinberg meet, fall in love and marry. Even though their love for each other is never in doubt, both are constantly forced to deal with their parents, who are uncomfortable with their kids' differences in social status and religion. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bridget und Bernie See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(24 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The idea of a Jew marrying a Catholic was highly controversial at the time. Reportedly, the show was cancelled because CBS executives were tired of the constant protests and hate mail. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Perfect Pitch (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Love is Crazy
(Theme Song)
Music by Jerry Fielding
Lyrics by Diane Hildebrand
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my review of Bridget loves Bernie
10 March 2010 | by ciecieSee all my reviews

I remember watching Bridget Loves Bernie. It was controversial at the time and received lots of hate mail. That was the reason CBS canceled the show. It wouldn't happen today. There have been interfaith marriages on TV since then. Soap Operas have been doing it for years. This is was a show about a teacher who happened to be from a wealthy Irish Catholic Family and cab driver who was Jewish. His parents owned a deli. Both families were upset about it at first but as each Bridget's family got to know Bernie and Bernie's family got to know Bridget, they accepted the marriage. David Birney, who played Bernie Steinberg, is as Irish as The Kennedys.


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