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Valiant Lady (1953–1953)

TV Series15 min.Drama
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Helen Emerson was daytime's "valiant lady", a fortyish matron who was widowed in the serial's first year. Helen valiantly endured sudden financial hardship while alternately fretting over her children's sordid love lives. Son Mickey fell for a divorcee, daughter Diane ran off with a married man, and bratty baby Kim constantly implored Helen to teach her the latest dance step. Helen finally found peace and happiness with Governor Lawrence Walker, whom she married in the show's final year. Written By Mark Faulkner <>  Less
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  • Jerome Cowan's primary photoJerome Cowan Frank Emerson (1953-1957)  Less 37,188
  • James Kirkwood Jr.'s primary photoJames Kirkwood Jr. Mickey Emerson (1953-1957)  Less 217,293
  • Lydia Reed's primary photoLydia Reed Kim Emerson #1 (1953-1954)  Less 17,283
  • Helen Wagner's primary photoHelen Wagner Trudy (1953-1954)  Less 66,214
  • Flora Campbell's primary photoFlora Campbell Helen Emerson #2 (1954-1957)  Less 408,351
  • Bonnie Sawyer's primary photoBonnie Sawyer Kim Emerson #2 (1954-1957)  Less 6,930,584
  • Earl Hammond's primary photoEarl Hammond Hal Soames (1954-1955)  Less 96,487
  • Joan Lorring's primary photoJoan Lorring Bonnie Withers #1 (1954-1955)  Less 67,461
  • Dolores Sutton's primary photoDolores Sutton Diane Emerson Soames #2 (1954-1955)  Less 23,652
  • Larry Weber's primary photoLarry Weber Capt. Chris Kendall (1954-1955)  Less 304,459
  • Sue Randall's primary photoSue Randall Diane Emerson Soames #3 (1955-1956)  Less 14,276
  • Martin Balsam's primary photoMartin Balsam Joey Gordon (1955)  Less 7,634
  • Shirley Egleston's primary photoShirley Egleston Bonnie Withers #2 (1955)  Less 2,041,562
  • Margaret Hamilton's primary photoMargaret Hamilton Mrs. Sayre (1955)  Less 6,715
  • Frances Helm's primary photoFrances Helm Linda Kendall (1955)  Less 43,510
  • Terry O'Sullivan's primary photoTerry O'Sullivan Elliott Norris (1955)  Less 529,182
  • Betty Cakes's primary photoBetty Cakes Roberta Wilcox (1956-1957)  Less 2,812,745
  • John Graham's primary photoJohn Graham Gov. Lawrence Walker (1956-1957)  Less 174,723
  • Lelia Martin's primary photoLelia Martin Diane Emerson Soames #4 (1956-1957)  Less 3,612,792
  • Doro Merande's primary photoDoro Merande Ivy Harper (1956-1957)  Less 64,769
  • Katherine Squire's primary photoKatherine Squire Gertrude Harper (1956-1957)  Less 57,993
  • Lilia Skala's primary photoLilia Skala Mme. Garstel (1957)  Less 29,034
  • Joan Tompkins's primary photoJoan Tompkins Marion Walker (1957)  Less 27,827
  • Nancy Coleman's primary photoNancy Coleman Helen Emerson #1 (1953-1954) (original cast)  Less 69,314
  • Abby Lewis's primary photoAbby Lewis Actress  Less 249,191
  • Anne Pearson's primary photoAnne Pearson Diane Emerson Soames #1 (1953-1954) (original cast)  Less 1,654,835
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