September 15, 1964
June 2, 1969
Peyton Place, the TV series, gave us our first primetime soap opera and during its five-year run it featured one of the largest and most interesting casts in television history. The photo above offers only a handful of the town's citizens: Ed Nelson as Dr. Michael Rossi, Christopher Connelly as Norman Harrington, Ryan O'Neal as Rodney Harrington, Mia Farrow as Allison MacKenzie, Tim O'Connor as Elliott Carson, and Barbara Parkins as Betty Anderson. The cast was headed by Academy Award winner Dorothy Malone (shown below with Mia Farrow), who played Constance MacKenzie.
The TV Cast
(A partial listing)
Dr. Michael Rossi
Countless other notables making appearances in TV's Peyton Place at one time or another included: Barbara Rush, Susan Oliver, Ruby Dee, Joyce Jillson, Diana Hyland, Gena Rowlands, Lana Wood, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ruth Warrick, Mariette Hartley, David Canary, Frank Ferguson, John Kerr, Joan Blackman, George Macready, Wilfred-Hyde White, Leigh Taylor-Young, Dan Duryea, and pretty much everybody else in the world.
Notes on TV's Peyton Place:
-- As far as we know, Erin O'Brien-Moore is the only performer who appeared in both the original film and the ABC TV series.
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