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Love Is a Many Splendored Thing

Episode #1.1430 (Season 1, Episode 1,430)
TV Episode | Drama

Spence helps a nervous Joe dress for the wedding, but Joe forgets a significant item. Will and Tom attempt to stay out of the way of Helen's wedding preparations. They realize that it's going to be quite a day. Iris and Laura arrive for ...See moreSpence helps a nervous Joe dress for the wedding, but Joe forgets a significant item. Will and Tom attempt to stay out of the way of Helen's wedding preparations. They realize that it's going to be quite a day. Iris and Laura arrive for the festivities. The Donelleys contemplate how much they have all changed and remember their past. Joe needs a drink to steady his nerves, as it's too late to back out on the wedding. Find a moment apart from family and friends, Angel shares a quiet, tender moment with Pete. They vow to make the most of whatever time Angel has left to live. Lily comforts Pete. Joe and Betsy recite their special vows to one another, with Betsy choosing a selection from Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Joe reciting from Walt Whitman. After the ceremony, Joe and Betsy prepare to leave. Betsy says her goodbyes to everyone, with an emotional thank you for terminally ill Angel. Joe and Betsy depart for their honeymoon. Actor Judson Laire steps out of character as Will Donelley to say a special goodbye to the audience on behalf of the entire company of Love is a Many Splendored Thing: "There go Betsy and Joe, off to a new life. Written by Skip Eastport See less
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Writers
Jerry Adelman | Daniel Gregory Browne (as Kenneth Hartman) | Ann Marcus (headwriter)
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Status
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Updated Mar 23, 1973

Release date
Mar 23, 1973 (United States)

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25 cast members
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Vincent Baggetta
Dr. Peter Chernak Dr. Peter Chernak   See fewer
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Beatrice Ballance
Kim Hale Kim Hale   See fewer
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Bibi Besch
Iris Garrison Iris Garrison   See fewer
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Shawn Campbell
Ricky Donnelly Ricky Donnelly   See fewer
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Josefa D'Errico
Maggie Garrison Maggie Garrison   See fewer
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Diana Douglas
Lily Chernak Donnelly Lily Chernak Donnelly   See fewer
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Tom Fuccello
Mark Elliott Mark Elliott   See fewer
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Andrea Grossman
Nicole Chernak Nicole Chernak   See fewer
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Ron Hale
Dr. Jim Abbott Dr. Jim Abbott   See fewer
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Brett Halsey
Spencer Garrison Spencer Garrison   See fewer
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Gloria Hoye
Helen Donnelly Helen Donnelly   See fewer
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Suzie Kaye
Angel Chernak (as Suzie Kaye Stone) Angel Chernak (as Suzie Kaye Stone)   See fewer
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Judson Laire
Dr. Will Donnelly Dr. Will Donnelly   See fewer
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Bob Lehman
Reverend Bob Simmons Reverend Bob Simmons   See fewer
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Karl Light
Dr. Karl Burger Dr. Karl Burger   See fewer
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Jane Manning
Jean Garrison Jean Garrison   See fewer
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Andrea Marcovicci
Dr. Betsy Chernak Taylor Dr. Betsy Chernak Taylor   See fewer
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Joan McMonagle
Holly McAllister Holly McAllister   See fewer
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Betty Miller
Mrs. Taylor Mrs. Taylor   See fewer
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T.R. Randall
William Alex Garrison William Alex Garrison   See fewer
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Leon Russom
Joe Taylor Joe Taylor   See fewer
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Barbara Stanger
Laura Elliott Laura Elliott   See fewer
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Albert Stratton
Lt. Tom Donnelly Lt. Tom Donnelly   See fewer
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Sasha von Scherler
Sarah Hanley Sarah Hanley   See fewer
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Jonathan Cole Wendell
Phillip Scott Elliott Phillip Scott Elliott   See fewer
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