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This Is the Life (1952–1988)

TV Series | 30 min | Drama, Family

Long-running religious series featuring dramatizations of contemporary problems and how they were resolved using a Christian solution.
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36   |   34   |   6   |   5   |   1   |   Unknown   See all
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Updated Sep 9, 1952

Release date (First episode)
Sep 9, 1952 (United States)

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Nelson Leigh
Pastor Martin / Melchior Pastor Martin / Melchior   See fewer
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Kathy Garver
Alice / Carol / Joyce / Molly Alice / Carol / Joyce / Molly   See fewer
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John Bryant
Don Griffin / John Don Griffin / John   See fewer
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Mary Ellen Kay
Joan Bentley Joan Bentley   See fewer
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Paul Carr
Alfred / Allan / Dr. Brewster Alfred / Allan / Dr. Brewster   See fewer
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Yale Summers
Dr. Ted Hines / Marshall Forsythe / Ryan Sloane Dr. Ted Hines / Marshall Forsythe / Ryan Sloane   See fewer
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Leslie Wing
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Richard Gates
Young minister Young minister   See fewer
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Burr DeBenning
Alex Stanton / Minister Alex Stanton / Minister   See fewer
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Joan Pringle
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Henry Darrow
Minister Minister   See fewer
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Lyle Bettger
Professor Adams / Tom Professor Adams / Tom   See fewer
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Yuan Tai Yuan Tai   See fewer
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Paul Crocker Paul Crocker   See fewer
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Dr. Armstrong / John Bryson Dr. Armstrong / John Bryson   See fewer
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Ron Masak
Claude, 'The Clown' Claude, 'The Clown'   See fewer
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Lynn Ann Leveridge
Carol / Nancy Clements Carol / Nancy Clements   See fewer
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Joel Colodner
Greg Stanton Greg Stanton   See fewer
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Onslow Stevens
Mr. Fisher Mr. Fisher   See fewer
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Bridget Hanley
Jan Barrington Jan Barrington   See fewer
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Eldon Quick
David Barnes David Barnes   See fewer
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Georgia Mitchell Georgia Mitchell   See fewer
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Timmy Petrie Timmy Petrie   See fewer
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Clara Hollweg Clara Hollweg   See fewer
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Liv Anderson Liv Anderson   See fewer
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Barbara Jenkins Barbara Jenkins   See fewer
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Eric Barrington Eric Barrington   See fewer
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Doug Harris Doug Harris   See fewer
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David Hamilton David Hamilton   See fewer
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Unknown Unknown   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 32 votes