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The Courtship of Eddie's Father 

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | TV Series (1969–1972)
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Widower Tom Corbett raises his young son Eddie.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Bill Bixby ...  Tom Corbett 73 episodes, 1969-1972
Brandon Cruz ...  Eddie Corbett 73 episodes, 1969-1972
Miyoshi Umeki ...  Mrs. Livingston 66 episodes, 1969-1972
Kristina Holland Kristina Holland ...  Tina Rickles 47 episodes, 1969-1972
James Komack ...  Norman Tinker 44 episodes, 1969-1972
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Storyline

Widower Tom Corbett must raise his son Eddie (originally seven) who is always scheming to get his dad remarried. Tom is a magazine publisher, Mrs. Livingston is his housekeeper, Tina is Tom's secretary, Norman is a photographer, and Joey is a friend of Eddie's. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Family

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eddies Vater See more »

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MGM Television See more »
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Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Brandon Cruz, who played young Eddie Corbett, later went on to become a stalwart of the Southern California hardcore punk scene. Initially fronting the Oxnard, CA based band Dr. Know from 1981-1983, he later went on to sing for Bay Area-based hardcore punk legends Dead Kennedys when they re-formed without founding vocalist Jello Biafra from 2001-2003. Having survived being a child star, Cruz is quoted as saying, "Surfing and punk rock saved my life." See more »

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Referenced in Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) See more »

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A wonderful and realistic TV series
30 January 2002 | by big_bellied_geezerSee all my reviews

This show really worked in large part to the way the late great actor Bill Bixby handled the part with such realistic care and ease. This gave the show the right texture and feeling and was a nice platform for the young Brandon Cruz to work from. The show also worked because of the unique combination of the talents of the whole cast including the great Miyoshi Umeki and of sensitive and intelligent script writing. Like many others, I would like to see these episodes repeated again on one of the classic TV networks.


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