Peyton Place is a prime time soap opera, based upon the 1956 novel of the
same name by Grace Metalious, which aired on ABC-TV in half-hour episodes
from September 15, 1964 to June 2, 1969. The show was produced by 20th
Century Fox Television and was the only prime time series ever to run episodes continuously without reruns. Many guest stars appeared in the series for extended
times, such as Dan Duryea, Susan Oliver, Leslie Nielsen, Gena Rowland’s and Lee
Grant, who won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama. The series helped launch the careers of such actors
as Mia Farrow (above), Ryan O’Neal, Chris Connelly, and Mariette Hartley.