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Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 

An anthology series hosted by Jane Wyman.
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1958   1957   1956   1955  
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Jane Wyman ...  Self - Hostess / ... 86 episodes, 1955-1958
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An anthology series hosted by Jane Wyman.

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This was an anthology series, a format very popular in television's first decade and the equivalent of today's television movies. Most were hosted by men, and Jane Wyman was only the second woman to host an anthology series. The first was The Loretta Young Show (1953) (The Loretta Young Show) hosted by Loretta Young and The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959). See more »

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The 30 Year Old Rod Serling
20 October 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Rod Serling's services were enlisted by Jane Wyman to write the third installment in this series titled 'The Director' which was aired on September 13th 1955. This was Serling's most successful year prior to 'The Twilight Zone' because he won an Emmy Award for 'Patterns' and wrote for numerous television series in this one year alone.


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English

Release Date:

30 August 1955 (USA) See more »

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Jane Wyman Presents See more »

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Lewman Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(84 episodes)

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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