Prudential Family Playhouse

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CBS (ended 1951)

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Prudential Family Playhouse was a live hour long anthology series that appeared every other week. All shows were adaptations of stage plays. Many well known stars and plays of the time were featured. The show only lasted one season due to being scheduled opposite Milton Berle, the number one show that year.

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  • This short lived series has some outstanding episodes and top stars. Gertrude Lawrence, Ruth Chatterton, Helen Hayes, Walter Abel, Bert Lahr and Grace Kelly. Most of these anthology episodes were adapted from Pulitzer Prize-winning stories. The series amoreless

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    Some episodes were Emyln Williams's "The Late Christopher Bean", starring the debut of Helen Hayes and Charles Dingle On October 27 1950. Booth Tarkington's "The Magnificent Ambersons' starring Ruth Hussey on November 3 1950.

    Sidney Howard's "The Silver Cord," With Joane Dru and Dame Judith Anderson on January 26, 1951 and "The Happy Journey", with Jack Lemmon on May 4, 1951.

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