THE DEBUT OF ‘’LASSIE’’ ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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The television series Lassie followed the adventures of a female Collie named
Lassie and her human companions. The show debuted on Sunday, September
12, 1954 and aired till March 24, 1973 on the CBS network. It was one of the
longest running dramatic series on TV, with seventeen seasons before entering
first-run syndication for the final two seasons. Lassie was initially filmed in black
and white, making the transition to color in 1965. It was the created by producer
Robert Maxwell and animal trainer Rudd Weatherwax. In its first years Lassie
won two Emmy Awards and its stars, Jan Clayton and June Lockhart were both
nominated for Emmys.

 

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Trainer Rudd Weatherwax with Mike and Lassie
   

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Filming a scene with the star of the show

posted by Bob Karm in Animals,ANNIVERSARY,Awards,DEBUT,Drama,HISTORY,TV and have Comment (1)

One Response to “THE DEBUT OF ‘’LASSIE’’ ON THIS DAY IN 1954”

  1. barby says:

    NICE photos! Loved looking at Lassie when I was little…’Jeff ‘ was the first boy wasn’t he?…’Timmy’ came later.

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