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Bachelor Father 

The misadventures of a single adopted father raising a teenage niece with the help of his manservant.
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Series cast summary:
John Forsythe ...  Bentley Gregg 157 episodes, 1957-1962
Noreen Corcoran ...  Kelly Gregg 157 episodes, 1957-1962
Sammee Tong ...  Peter Tong 157 episodes, 1957-1962
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Never-married attorney Bentley Gregg took on the task (with help from his "houseboy", Peter) of raising his young niece Kelly, after her parents died in an accident. The job was easier when Kelly was a little girl, but now she's in her teens, and beginning to date and venture into the adult world, while Bentley continues to juggle his career, looking after Kelly, and his own romantic life. Written by radsay@yahoo.com

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CBS Television presents a hilarious new comedy program starring John Forsythe as a debonair, unmarried man-about-town whose life is uproariously disrupted when he becomes sole guardian of a spirited 13 year old orphaned niece.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1957 (USA) See more »

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Bachelor Father See more »

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Bachelor Productions See more »
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(157 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although she never sings in the series, Noreen Corcoran (Kelly) released several pop singles during the early 1960s. One charted briefly. Corcoran was also a talented dancer who had trained in several forms of dance from the age of 3, yet doesn't dance during the program's run. See more »

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Referenced in Laverne & Shirley: Bachelor Mothers (1976) See more »

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Classic Television: Bachelor Father
16 October 2004 | by Mike_Tee_VeeSee all my reviews

Bachelor Father (1957-1962) was a rare show that was produced during the late fifties. John Forsythe starred as "The Bachelor Father". An unwed father who lived in a house with his young niece and Chinese manservant. An interesting show when I was a young lad and it was one of my favorites because the manservant served as a comic foil and he would make me laugh. I saw quite a few of these episodes because they would air late at night on a local independent television station. the intro of the show would show the mack daddy John Forsythe, his niece and the manservant tooling around in the family automoblie. Not a great show but a different look at life in the mid to late fifties. A break from the staples like Leave it to Beaver. I'm Mike Tee Vee, keep it on this station!


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