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
for whom the two leading stars often appeared at show's 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
, stars 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 its first season, The Farmer's Daughter
competed against Twilight Zone
on CBS and the short-lived Larry Blyden
series, Harry's Girls
, on NBC. During its first two years, although the series never cracked the top 30, it received respectable ratings and proved to be moderately successful. In the last episode of the second season, Katy and Glen were engaged.
The third season brought some changes to the format as the series began filming episodes in color. On Monday, November 1, 1965, Katy Holstrum and Glen Morley were finally married in a wedding ceremony which was attended by 300 invited guests. When the couple went on its honeymoon, the... Read More