The Farmer's Daughter (TV series)
|The Farmer's Daughter|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||101|
|Executive producer(s)||Harry Ackerman|
|Running time||30 mins.|
|Production company(s)||Associated Arts, N.V.|
|Picture format||Black-and-white (1963-1965)|
|Original run||September 20, 1963 – April 22, 1966|
The Farmer's Daughter is an American situation comedy series that was produced by Screen Gems Television and aired on ABC from September 20, 1963 to April 22, 1966. It was sponsored by Lark cigarettes and Clairol for whom the two leading stars often appeared at shows end promoting the products. It also enjoyed a brief run in syndication when it aired on CBN Cable in the 1980s.
The series, which was based on the 1947 RKO motion picture of the same name, starred Inger Stevens as Katy Holstrum, a young Minnesota woman who becomes the housekeeper for widowed Congressman Glen Morley (played by William Windom). Glen also had two sons, Steve (age 14 at the time of its premiere), played by Mickey Sholdar, and Danny (age 8 at the time of its premiere), played by Rory O'Brien. Cathleen Nesbitt played the Congressman's mother, Agatha Morley.
In the last episode of the second season, Katy and Glen were engaged. Katy and Glen were married on Monday, November 1, 1965 in a ceremony and reception, which was attended by 300 invited guests. In the last episode of the series, Katy would adopt Glen's sons.
- Inger Stevens.....Katrin "Katy" Holstrum
- William Windom......Glen Morley
- Mickey Sholdar.....Steve Morley
- Rory O'Brien.....Danny Morley
- Cathleen Nesbitt.....Agatha Morley
- Philip Coolidge.....Cooper, the butler (1963-1964)
During its first two seasons, the episodes were filmed in black and white, while the final season was filmed in color.
Awards and nominations
|1964||Golden Globe Award||Winner||Best TV Star - Female||Inger Stevens|
|Emmy Award||Nominated||Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy or Variety||Jerry Davis, Steve Gethers, Lee Loeb, and John McGreevey|
|Nominated||Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Comedy|
|Nominated||Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy||Paul Nickell, William D. Russell, and Don Taylor|
|Nominated||Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Series (Lead)||Inger Stevens|
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