Julia Baker is a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son alone.

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Hal Kanter
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Diahann Carroll ...  Julia Baker 86 episodes, 1968-1971
Lloyd Nolan ...  Dr. Morton Chegley / ... 86 episodes, 1968-1971
Marc Copage ...  Corey Baker 86 episodes, 1968-1971
Michael Link Michael Link ...  Earl J. Waggedorn / ... 81 episodes, 1968-1971
Betty Beaird Betty Beaird ...  Marie Waggedorn 70 episodes, 1968-1971
Lurene Tuttle ...  Hannah Yarby / ... 48 episodes, 1968-1970
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Julia Baker is a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son alone.

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Diahann Carroll is a nurse with two men in her life - her boss (a cranky but lovable M.D.) and her six year old son. Premiere. (season 1)

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Comedy

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mama's Man See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout its run, the series drew positive reactions concerning its handling of race issues. In one memorable story line during the first series, the young precocious Earl J. Waggedorn politely asks Julia "What is it like to be colored?" Julia responds "Why don't you tell me?" After a short pause, Earl J. responds "But I'm not colored?" and Julia replies "Well, white is a color." While much of the dialog like most things in that time is out of step with shows from later years, this was the first prime time television show that even engaged in the discussion. Approaching his retirement, actor Lloyd Nolan said in a TV interview that, in retrospect, it was one of the roles of which he was most proud. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Chegley: Mr. Potts, when I was a small boy I had a rusty little tin soldier I lost in the sands of Tiny Island. I started to cry, but my father told me to cheer up because the rusty little tin soldier would come back someday and Papa was right.
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Connections

Referenced in The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #2.6 (1968) See more »

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Good Memories of this TV Show
29 September 2007 | by miles_to_go_beforeSee all my reviews

I understand all the 'ground breaking' that this show accomplished. For me it is a warm memory of a different albeit somewhat ironic nature. It is the first TV show I ever watched on our new first time ever colour TV set. This show was in colour and it blew us away. We were pretty much 'the first on our block' to get a colour TV. Man, life was a lot simpler then. I remember Julia and Lloyd Nolan but, have forgotten pretty much everything else about this show. But, at the time we loved it. Of course we also loved the smarties commercials too.

At the time we couldn't care less if the characters were black or white. As I think about it now though. That simple fact that a black woman was portrayed as a person. Not black not white. Was probably a very notable thing to do. Whenever I see Lloyd Nolan in an old TCB movie I always remember him as the doctor on the TV Show Julia.


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