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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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1972   1971   1970   1969  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In real-life, Bill Bixby became a surrogate father to Brandon Cruz, who came from a broken home, and Bixby took him in. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Nanny: The Taxman Cometh (1996) See more »

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Courtship of Eddie's Father was a great program
19 September 2005 | by JenniferReynoldsSee all my reviews

This show was one of the best on television at the time. It was masterfully done. The demonstration of a father's love for his son made this one of the warmest programs on television. Bill Bixby was the perfect person for the role he played. I can't imagine any other actor who could have done as well. Bill Bixby was made for this role. And the chemistry between Mr. Bixby and Brandon Cruz was heartwarming and very real. Their on screen relationship was such a wonderful role model for all who were fortunate to watch this wonderful television series.

And I totally agree with other writers who believe that this show should return to the small screen so that a whole new generation of families could watch it. I am sure that millions of people learned a lot about how a relationship between a father, or a parent, should be. The extraordinary performance by Bill Bixby is responsible for the realism in this fine show.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buscando novia a papá See more »

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MGM Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(78 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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