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This Is the Life 

The Fisher Family (original title)
Long-running religious series featuring dramatizations of contemporary problems and how they were resolved using a Christian solution.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Nelson Leigh ...  Pastor Martin / ... 7 episodes, 1952-1967
Kathy Garver ...  Alice / ... 4 episodes, 1965-1984
John Bryant John Bryant ...  Don Griffin / ... 4 episodes, 1952-1968
Mary Ellen Kay ...  Joan Bentley 3 episodes, 1955-1966
Paul Carr ...  Alfred / ... 3 episodes, 1968-1980
Yale Summers ...  Dr. Ted Hines / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1978
Leslie Wing 2 episodes, 1985
Richard Gates Richard Gates ...  Young minister 2 episodes, 1983-1985
Burr DeBenning ...  Alex Stanton / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1985
Joan Pringle 2 episodes, 1984-1985
Henry Darrow ...  Minister 2 episodes, 1984-1985
Lyle Bettger ...  Professor Adams / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1973
James Hong ...  Yuan Tai 2 episodes, 1967-1985
Barry Truex Barry Truex ...  Paul Crocker 2 episodes, 1957-1967
Jan Arvan Jan Arvan ...  Balthasar / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1967
Walter Brooke ...  Dr. Armstrong / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1977
Ron Masak ...  Claude, 'The Clown' 2 episodes, 1976-1984
Lynn Ann Leveridge ...  Carol / ... 2 episodes, 1983-1985
Joel Colodner Joel Colodner ...  Greg Stanton 2 episodes, 1984-1985
Cheryl Waters ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 1984
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Each week, "This is the Life" presented dramas dealing with contemporary problems and how they were resolved using a Christian solution. Examples might include a professional baseball player who had betrayed the trust of his team; a college student who was mourning the loss of his girlfriend in a car accident; a recovering alcoholic struggling with the temptation to jump off the wagon; and a couple contemplating divorce. In the early years, the program featured the Fisher family, a "typical family" from Middleburg in an unnamed Midwestern state; in later years, the programs featured new characters and settings. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1952 (USA) See more »

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This Is the Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It was produced by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod See more »

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