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Mama (CBS 1949-1957 with Peggy Wood and Dick Van Patten)

USA / CBS / x30 minute episodes / Broadcast 1949-1957 First Episode: 1 July 1949 Made in black and white

Theme Music: Grieg

Very popular and long running family drama series about a Norwegian-American family living in San Francisco at the beginning of the twentieth century, with the shows taking the form of stories of the family told by daughter Katrin looking through a photo album.

After finishing in Prime time the public wanted more and so it carried on for awhile on Sunday afternoons (until March 1957).

The series is also known as I Remember Mama and is based on a book that was also turned into a 1948 Irene Dunne movie.

cast
PEGGY WOOD as ‘Mama’ Marta Hansen
JUDSON LAIRE as ‘Papa’ Lars Hansen
DICK VAN PATTEN As Nels
ROSEMARY RICE as Katrin
IRIS MANN as Dagmar (1948)
ROBIN MORGAN as Dagmar (1950-56)
RUTH GATES as Aunt Jenny





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