Ben Casey

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Ben Casey
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Premiere October 2, 1961
Finale March 21, 1966
Creator James Moser
Network ABC
Style 60-minute drama
Company Bing Crosby Productions
Seasons 5
Episodes 153
Origin USA

Ben Casey is a drama that aired on ABC.

The series stars Vincent Edwards as medical doctor Ben Casey, a young, intense but idealistic surgeon at County General Hospital. His mentor was Doctor David Zorba, played by Sam Jaffe. At the beginning of the 1965 season, Jaffe left the show and Franchot Tone replaced Zorba as new Chief of Surgery, Doctor Daniel Niles Freeland. The show began running multi-episode stories and Casey developed a romantic relationship with Jane Hancock, who had just emerged from a coma after thirteen years.

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Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Vince Edwards Dr. Ben Casey 1 2 3 4 5
Sam Jaffe Dr. David Zorba 1 2 3 4
Franchot Tone Dr. Daniel Niles Freeland 5
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Bettye Ackerman Dr. Maggie Graham 1 2 3 4 5
Harry Landers Dr. Ted Hoffman 1 2 3 4 5
Jeanne Bates Nurse Wills 1 2 3 4 5
Nick Dennis Nick Kanavaras 1 2 3 4 5
Stella Stevens Jane Hancock 5
Ben Piazza Dr. Mike Rogers 5
Jim McMullan Dr. Terry McDaniel 5
Marlyn Mason Sally Welden 5

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One October 2, 1961 May 28, 1962 32
Season Two October 1, 1962 May 13, 1963 31
Season Three September 9, 1963 April 22, 1964 33
Season Four September 14, 1964 May 17, 1965 31
Season Five September 13, 1965 March 21, 1966 26

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