The Family Nobody Wanted

The Family Nobody Wanted is a 1954 memoir by Helen Doss (née Grigsby).wikipedia
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Playhouse 90

The story was also featured in a 1956 episode of Playhouse 90 directed by a young John Frankenheimer and made into a 1975 ABC Movie of the Week starring Shirley Jones of The Partridge Family fame.
He began with Forbidden Area (October 4, 1956), adapted by Serling from the Pat Frank novel about Soviet sabotage, following with Rendezvous in Black (October 25, 1956), adapted from Cornell Woolrich's novel of twisted revenge; Eloise (November 22, 1956), adapted from the book by Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight; and The Family Nobody Wanted (December 20, 1956), from the Helen Doss book about a childless couple who adopt a dozen children of mixed ancestry, a book brought to television again in 1975.

Shirley Jones

The story was also featured in a 1956 episode of Playhouse 90 directed by a young John Frankenheimer and made into a 1975 ABC Movie of the Week starring Shirley Jones of The Partridge Family fame.
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Memoir

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The Family Nobody Wanted is a 1954 memoir by Helen Doss (née Grigsby).

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It retells the story of how Doss and her husband Carl, a Methodist minister, adopted twelve children of various ethnic backgrounds (White Americans, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Mexican, and Native American).

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It retells the story of how Doss and her husband Carl, a Methodist minister, adopted twelve children of various ethnic backgrounds (White Americans, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Mexican, and Native American).

You Bet Your Life

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The couple appeared on a 1954 episode of You Bet Your Life with Groucho Marx, where they talked about their story.

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The couple appeared on a 1954 episode of You Bet Your Life with Groucho Marx, where they talked about their story.

John Frankenheimer

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The story was also featured in a 1956 episode of Playhouse 90 directed by a young John Frankenheimer and made into a 1975 ABC Movie of the Week starring Shirley Jones of The Partridge Family fame.

ABC Movie of the Week

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The story was also featured in a 1956 episode of Playhouse 90 directed by a young John Frankenheimer and made into a 1975 ABC Movie of the Week starring Shirley Jones of The Partridge Family fame.

The Partridge Family

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The story was also featured in a 1956 episode of Playhouse 90 directed by a young John Frankenheimer and made into a 1975 ABC Movie of the Week starring Shirley Jones of The Partridge Family fame.

Claudia Bryar

She appeared in made-for-TV movies such as The Family Nobody Wanted (1975) and Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn (1977).