One of the first television soap operas, this show focused on an immigrant Irish family who lived in a boarding house in Chicago.

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Irna Phillips

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Credited cast:
Joan Arlt Joan Arlt ...  Jean Henehan (1949)
Jane Brooksmith Jane Brooksmith ...  Patricia Henehan (1949)
George Kluge George Kluge ...  John Henehan (1949)
Eloise Krummer Eloise Krummer ...  Kay Carter (1949)
Martha McClain Martha McClain ...  Penny Henehan (1949)
Alma Platt Alma Platt ...  Mrs. Henehan (1949)
Mignon Schreiber Mignon Schreiber ...  Mrs. Berkovitch (1949)
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One of the first television soap operas, this show focused on an immigrant Irish family who lived in a boarding house in Chicago.

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Irna Phillips had previously been a successful radio writer and actress but this was her first attempt at television. This show in itself was not particularly successful, lasting only four weeks from January 21st to March 4th 1949. Phillip's later creations Guiding Light (1952), As the World Turns (1956) and _"Days of Our Lives" (1965) are still in production today. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1949 (USA) See more »

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