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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 28,889
  • James Kirkwood Jr.'s primary photoJames Kirkwood Jr. Mickey Emerson (1953-1957)  Less 252,059
  • Lydia Reed's primary photoLydia Reed Kim Emerson #1 (1953-1954)  Less 15,040
  • Helen Wagner's primary photoHelen Wagner Trudy (1953-1954)  Less 77,041
  • Flora Campbell's primary photoFlora Campbell Helen Emerson #2 (1954-1957)  Less 549,191
  • Bonnie Sawyer's primary photoBonnie Sawyer Kim Emerson #2 (1954-1957)  Less 2,904,322
  • Earl Hammond's primary photoEarl Hammond Hal Soames (1954-1955)  Less 100,750
  • Joan Lorring's primary photoJoan Lorring Bonnie Withers #1 (1954-1955)  Less 62,481
  • Dolores Sutton's primary photoDolores Sutton Diane Emerson Soames #2 (1954-1955)  Less 85,354
  • Larry Weber's primary photoLarry Weber Capt. Chris Kendall (1954-1955)  Less 439,669
  • Sue Randall's primary photoSue Randall Diane Emerson Soames #3 (1955-1956)  Less 14,632
  • Martin Balsam's primary photoMartin Balsam Joey Gordon (1955)  Less 6,716
  • Shirley Egleston's primary photoShirley Egleston Bonnie Withers #2 (1955)  Less 5,135,245
  • Margaret Hamilton's primary photoMargaret Hamilton Mrs. Sayre (1955)  Less 6,274
  • Frances Helm's primary photoFrances Helm Linda Kendall (1955)  Less 60,875
  • Terry O'Sullivan's primary photoTerry O'Sullivan Elliott Norris (1955)  Less 252,165
  • Betty Cakes's primary photoBetty Cakes Roberta Wilcox (1956-1957)  Less 4,416,943
  • John Graham's primary photoJohn Graham Gov. Lawrence Walker (1956-1957)  Less 90,974
  • Lelia Martin's primary photoLelia Martin Diane Emerson Soames #4 (1956-1957)  Less 4,884,485
  • Doro Merande's primary photoDoro Merande Ivy Harper (1956-1957)  Less 44,941
  • Katherine Squire's primary photoKatherine Squire Gertrude Harper (1956-1957)  Less 63,823
  • Lilia Skala's primary photoLilia Skala Mme. Garstel (1957)  Less 24,935
  • Joan Tompkins's primary photoJoan Tompkins Marion Walker (1957)  Less 28,853
  • Nancy Coleman's primary photoNancy Coleman Helen Emerson #1 (1953-1954) (original cast)  Less 75,932
  • Abby Lewis's primary photoAbby Lewis Actress  Less 256,114
  • Anne Pearson's primary photoAnne Pearson Diane Emerson Soames #1 (1953-1954) (original cast)  Less 830,431
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