Flying Nun, The


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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About

The Flying Nun is an American sitcom produced by Screen Gems for ABC based on the 1965 book The Fifteenth Pelican, by Tere Rios, which starred Sally Field as Sister Bertrille, a nun in the Convent San Tanco in Puerto Rico. The winds around the convent were strong, allowing Sister Bertille to take flight when dressed in her impressive coronet. The half-hour series originally ran on ABC from September 7, 1967 to September 18, 1970, producing 83 episodes.

Created by Max Wylie and Harry Ackerman

Based on the book by Tere Rios (novel)

Developed by Bernard Slade

Starring

Sally Field

Madeleine Sherwood

Marge Redmond

Shelley Morrison

Alejandro Rey

Linda Dangcil

Vito Scotti

 

Executive produced by Harry Ackerman

Produced by Jon Epstein, Ed Jurist, and William Sackheim

Highlights
Sally Field on starring in The Flying Nun
Burt Metcalfe on casting Sally Field as "Sister Bertrille" on The Flying Nun
Elinor Donahue on husband, Harry Ackerman
Who talked about this show

Hal Cooper

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Hal Cooper on directing Gidget and The Flying Nun

Elinor Donahue

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Elinor Donahue on husband, Harry Ackerman
Elinor Donahue on appearing on The Flying Nun

Harlan Ellison

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Harlan Ellison on writing an episode of The Flying Nun

Sally Field

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Sally Field on starring in The Flying Nun

Chuck Fries

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Chuck Fries on Screen Gems producing The Flying Nun starring Sally Field

Eddie Foy III

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Eddie Foy III on casting The Flying Nun

Rocky Kalish

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Rocky and Irma Kalish on The Flying Nun which they wrote for; on the character being a jewish girl; but the network said they couldn't use the word Jewish

Irma Kalish

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Rocky and Irma Kalish on The Flying Nun which they wrote for; on the character being a jewish girl; but the network said they couldn't use the word Jewish

Bernie Kopell

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Bernie Kopell on doing accents, and on using them on My Favorite Martian, The Flying Nun, and The Doris Day Show

Burt Metcalfe

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Burt Metcalfe on casting Sally Field as "Sister Bertrille" on The Flying Nun

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