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Lassie was a American television series which originally aired from 1954 to 1974. It is seen in syndicated reruns as Jeff's Collie and Timmy and Lassie.
The star was Lassie, a Rough Collie, billed as "the world's most famous dog" and a fictional character who has starred in many movies, TV shows, and books over the years.
On the 1954-1974 television series, Lassie had a series of owners, the first two being Jeff Miller (Tommy Rettig) (reruns of this era were later syndicated as Jeff's Collie) and Timmy Martin (Jon Provost). Both were farm boys frequently helped out of scrapes by their super-intelligent dog. Jan Clayton starred as Jeff's mother.
After Rettig finished 4 seasons, the child actor wanted to be released from his contract, and the family gave Lassie to the Martins in one of the most memorable episodes. June Lockhart, who had previously appeared in the movie Son of Lassie, took over the role of Timmy's mother from Cloris Leachman.
After Provost also outgrew the role, an adult master, Ranger Corey (Robert Bray) came, and near the end of the series, Lassie struck out on her own, with no regular human master.
The Lassie theme song, "Whistle," was written by Les Baxter and based on a Scottish-highlands style melody. It was performed (whistled) by
Muzzy Marcellino with a light string orchestra. More information about the Lassie theme song can be found at the following url:
Show Description Credit: Wikipedia
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|Last Airing||Mar 24, 1973|
|Premiere||September 12, 1954|
|Format/Time||Black & White / 30 Minutes|
|Upcoming Airs||Not currently airing|
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