Ben Casey (1961)

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Ben Casey is an American medical drama series which ran on ABC from 1961 to 1966. The show was known for its opening titles, which consisted of a hand drawing the symbols "♂, ♀, ✳, †, ∞" on a chalkboard, as cast member Sam Jaffe intoned, "Man, woman, birth, death, infinity." Neurosurgeon Joseph Ransohoff was a medical consultant for the show and may have influenced the personality of the title character.

Series Cast

  1. Vince Edwards as Ben Casey

    Vince Edwards

    Ben Casey

    153 Episodes

  2. Sam Jaffe as David Zorba

    Sam Jaffe

    David Zorba

    153 Episodes

  3. Jim McMullan as

    Jim McMullan

    153 Episodes

  4. Marlyn Mason as

    Marlyn Mason

    153 Episodes

  5. Stella Stevens as

    Stella Stevens

    153 Episodes

  6. Franchot Tone as Dr. Daniel Niles Freeland

    Franchot Tone

    Dr. Daniel Niles Freeland

    26 Episodes

  7. John Zaremba as

    John Zaremba

    12 Episodes

  8. Leo Penn as

    Leo Penn

    7 Episodes

  9. Ned Glass as

    Ned Glass

    7 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 5

1965 • 26 Episodes

Season 5 of Ben Casey premiered on September 13, 1965.

Then, Suddenly, Panic

(5x26, March 21, 1966) Season Finale

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Ben Casey
Ben Casey


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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