The joys and heartaches of the Lawrence family of Pasadena, California.
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Nominated for 7 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sada Thompson ...  Kate Lawrence 86 episodes, 1976-1980
James Broderick ...  Doug Lawrence 86 episodes, 1976-1980
Gary Frank ...  Willie Lawrence 86 episodes, 1976-1980
Kristy McNichol ...  Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence 86 episodes, 1976-1980
Meredith Baxter ...  Nancy Lawrence Maitland 60 episodes, 1976-1980
Quinn Cummings ...  Annie Cooper / ... 36 episodes, 1978-1980
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The trials and tribulations, joyous occasions and heartbreaking moments of the Lawrence family: lawyer father Doug, housewife Kate, married (and quickly divorced) daughter Nancy, teenage son Willie and just-hitting-puberty daughter Buddy. In this critically acclaimed series, we watched various Lawrences fight, fall in love, become ill, graduate school, begin new jobs and, most of all, love each other. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

9 March 1976 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(86 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The actors who portrayed the Lawrence daughters, Kristy McNichol, who portrayed younger daughter Letitia 'Buddy' Lawrence, and Meredith Baxter, who portrayed older daughter Nancy Lawrence Maitland (as Meredith Baxter Birney), both came out as lesbian relatively late in life, while both were in long term romantic relationships, and both approximately 30 years after the end of the "Family" original 1976-1980 production run (2009 in the case of Baxter, and 2012 in the case of McNichol). See more »

Crazy Credits

Timmy Maitland was played by twins Michael Schackelford and David Schackelford. The end credits are listed on various episodes as either Michael David Schackelford or Michael and David Schackelford. See more »

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I'd like to see it again
17 July 2000 | by mgross-2See all my reviews

Having just finished watching Homefront again on TVLand, it occurred to me that Family would be an ideal show for them to run. It has everything a successful show should have -- excellent story line, terrific cast and acting and great family appeal. There are very few shows on today that can compare to all that Family has to offer.

May I suggest that anyone interested, please contact TVLand and see if we can persuade them to run this series as they did Homefront.


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