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Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue 

A poor New York teenager of the mid-1930 is forced into prostitution despite sincere efforts to make a living and ultimately becomes the city's most famous madam.




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Series cast summary:
Lesley Ann Warren ...  Marianne / ... 3 episodes, 1977
Marc Singer ...  Ross Savitch 3 episodes, 1977
David Dukes ...  Mike Koshko 3 episodes, 1977
Barbara Barrie ...  Kaati Fludjicki 3 episodes, 1977
Polly Bergen ...  Vera Keppler 3 episodes, 1977
Raymond Burr ...  Armand Perfido 3 episodes, 1977
Michael Constantine ...  Ben Savitch 3 episodes, 1977
Lloyd Haynes ...  John Stevens 3 episodes, 1977
Scott Jacoby ...  Paulie Fludjicki 3 episodes, 1977
Peter Marshall ...  Brian Whitfield 3 episodes, 1977
Alex Rocco ...  Frank Millerson 3 episodes, 1977
Albert Salmi ...  Peter Markevich 3 episodes, 1977
John Saxon ...  Harry Vito 3 episodes, 1977
Robert Webber ...  John Hackson DeWitt 3 episodes, 1977
Jack Weston ...  Joker Martin 3 episodes, 1977
Sandy Helberg ...  Joey Rannis 3 episodes, 1977
Margaret Fairchild Margaret Fairchild ...  Myrna Savitch 3 episodes, 1977
Jane Marla Robbins Jane Marla Robbins ...  Frannie 3 episodes, 1977
Andy Romano ...  Hal Roper 3 episodes, 1977
Denise Galik ...  Candy Berkowski 3 episodes, 1977
Veronica Hamel ...  Laura Koshko 3 episodes, 1977
Pamela Susan Shoop ...  Angie Harding 3 episodes, 1977
Maria Grimm Maria Grimm ...  Angela 3 episodes, 1977
Russ Marin Russ Marin ...  Doctor in Jail 3 episodes, 1977
Ben Wright ...  Dr. Lovash 3 episodes, 1977
Dee Carroll Dee Carroll ...  Jenny Zaca 3 episodes, 1977
Al Checco Al Checco ...  Max Zaga 3 episodes, 1977
Richard Seff Richard Seff ...  Judge Cutter 3 episodes, 1977
Gypsi DeYoung Gypsi DeYoung ...  Florence Newburgh 3 episodes, 1977
Frances E. Nealy Frances E. Nealy ...  Bunny 3 episodes, 1977
Paulette Breen Paulette Breen ...  Girl with Ross 3 episodes, 1977
Alan Mandell Alan Mandell ...  Dr. George Waldheim 3 episodes, 1977
Norman Stuart Norman Stuart ...  Maitre d' 3 episodes, 1977
Hank Rolike ...  Tom 3 episodes, 1977
Tara Buckman ...  Starlet 3 episodes, 1977
Roberta Collins ...  Lola 3 episodes, 1977
Sondra Currie 3 episodes, 1977
Jameson Parker 3 episodes, 1977


A poor New York teenager of the mid-1930 is forced into prostitution despite sincere efforts to make a living and ultimately becomes the city's most famous madam.

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16 October 1977 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Marianne: You're the boss.
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Beautiful love tale set in a world of vice & prostitution
31 March 2006 | by roghacheSee all my reviews

It's been three decades since I saw this mini series, but recall how much I loved it at the time. The story is set back in the 1930's Depression Era and revolves around a poor New York tenement girl named Marja, accused of murdering her drunken step father who had in fact raped her. Through circumstance, she is forced into teenage prostitution and eventually becomes a famous, high priced Park Avenue madam, now know as Marianne. She is also a mob mistress, involved with a gangster named Ross, a Las Vegas high roller.

Lesley Ann Warren is absolutely wonderful, both as the lovely young, abused Marja and later the gorgeous, elegant, sophisticated high class madam, Marianne. I note that she, quite deservedly, won a Golden Globe Award for her role. However, my favorite character and the one that has remained with me through these many years is Mike, the idealistic man of integrity and the cop who loves her. I fell a little in love with him myself back then! Mike is compellingly portrayed here by actor David Dukes. I don't recall much about Ross's role, I was so besotted with Mike, though seem to remember him as a fairly sympathetic character.

It's been a long time, and I never read Harold Robbins' book, so have forgotten most of the details but I highly recommend this mini series about enduring love in the New York underworld of vice and prostitution. Personally, I would dearly love to see it again myself.

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