That Girl: The Unofficial Companion

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St. Martin's Press, Aug 21, 1999 - Performing Arts - 306 pages
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Before there was Ally McBeal there was That Girl. Before there was Murphy Brown there was That Girl. Before there was The Mary Tyler Moore Show there was That Girl. Starring Marlo Thomas, That Girl (1966-71) was the first TV sitcom to focus on a young, single, assured female. That heroine--an aspiring New York actress--valued self-worth and career more than getting married, which was quite heady for pre-women's lib America. Featuring firsthand interviews with Thomas, the show's creators, other series regulars, and behind-the-scenes players, The Book about That Girl takes a revealing look at the seminal 1960s series that revolutionized female roles on television.

That information in That Book about That Girl:
pre-That Girl TV roles for women
the important men in Thomas's life--her father, the legendary comedian Danny Thomas, her husband, talk-show maven Phil Donahue and her costar, Ted Bessell
the character who said "that girl" in every episode
a season-by-season episode guide, plus tons of intriguing That Girl trivia

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About the author (1999)

Stephen Cole is the author of Noel Coward: A Bio-Bibliography and, as lyricist-librettist, has written the musicals The Night of the Hunter, After the Fair, Dodsworth, and Grossinger's.
He lives in New York City.

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