Show Type: Sitcom
First Telecast: September 8, 1966
Last Telecast: September 10, 1971
Ann Marie..... Marlo Thomas
Don Hollinger..... Ted Bessell
Lou Marie..... Lew Parker
Helen Marie (1966-1970)..... Rosemary DeCamp
Judy Bessemer (1966-1967)..... Bonnie Scott
Dr. Leon Bessemer (1966-1967)..... Dabney Coleman
Jerry Bauman..... Bernie Kopell
Ruth Bauman (1967-1969)..... Carolyn Daniels
Ruth Bauman (1969-1971)..... Alice Borden
Harvey Peck (1966-1967)..... Ronnie Schell
George Lester (1966-1967)..... George Carlin
Seymour Schwimmer (1967-1968)..... Don Penny
Margie "Pete" Peterson (1967-1968)..... Ruth Buzzi
Marcy (1970-1971)..... Reva Rose
That Girl started a trend in TV comedies. It was the first in a wave of "independent woman" series, including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Doris Day Show and Rhoda.
Danny Thomas' daughter, Marlo, played Ann Marie, a high-spirited young actress who had left the comfort of her parents home in Brewster, New York, to start a career in the big city. Her acting parts usually consisted of roles in TV commercials and bit parts in plays, so she supported herself with odd jobs in offices and department stores. New York City did bring one big break for her. On the first telecast, she met junior executive for Newsview magazine, Don Hollinger, who became her first romance. They became engaged on a September, 1970 episode, and Don even got as far as getting a stag party but they never got the chance to marry.
Other cast members included: Lou, a restaurant owner and Ann's father; Helen, her mother; her neighbors, the Bessemers; her friends, the Baumans; Marcy, her her married friend and her agents, Harvey and George. Danny Thomas made a few cameo appearances in the series in various roles.
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