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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 Kate Lawrence 86 episodes, 1976-1980
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 Doug Lawrence 86 episodes, 1976-1980
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 Willie Lawrence 86 episodes, 1976-1980
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 Nancy Lawrence Maitland 60 episodes, 1976-1980
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 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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9 March 1976 (USA)  »

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Eine amerikanische Familie  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The character "Doug Lawrence" was ranked #26 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (June 20, 2004 issue). 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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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.39 (2008) See more »

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"I felt this show was totally realistic..."
5 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

"I felt this show was totally realistic. This program ran in the mid-seventies during the time that my wife and I were still newly married. This may have had an impact on why I feel toward the show like I do. However, I felt then as now, having grown up in a family myself, this has been the most realistically portrayed drama of an average family that I can remember seeing. I thoroughly enjoyed the program and only have good memories of it!"


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