ABC Stage 67 (1966–1967)
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The Love Song of Barney Kempinski 

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Arkin ... Barney Kempinski
John Gielgud ... Rich Man
Alan King ... Leo
Lee Grant ... Laura
Arlene Golonka ... Mary
Charlotte Rae ... Woman in Window
Jerome Guardino ... Man in Window
Leonardo Cimino ... Dino
José Pérez José Pérez ... Ice Cream Boy
James Dukas James Dukas ... Man
Mark Kearney Mark Kearney ... Boy
Jane Rose Jane Rose ... Woman
Rosetta LeNoire ... Woman
Stanley Simmonds Stanley Simmonds ... Man
Dorothea MacFarland Dorothea MacFarland ... Woman
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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1966 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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A zany comedy about the love of life
6 January 2007 | by fmills-2See all my reviews

I saw this show when it first aired. I was so taken by Alan Arkin's élan and spontaneity. It's an ode to the piecemeal life, which I somehow ended up living myself. Barney's ability to be himself in any situation is an inspiration. I'll never forget the bit about the Hindu fakir who refuses to give Barney a tip. No joke has ever stuck in my mind like that. The show was on TV at a time when I was suffering from depression. It was pure medicine.

It's also about those who love people like Barney--his fiancé, who defends his way of life to her parents. As it turns out, this also has a wonderful counterpart in my life--my wife.

Thank you, Murray Shisgal. Thank you, Alan Arkin.


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