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I REMEMBER MAMA/CBS/1949-57
*(Peggy Wood) Marta "Mama" Hansen, the matriarch of a family of five Norwegian immigrants living in San Francisco at the turn-of-the-century. The happy family unit included Judson Laire as "Papa" Lars Hansen, a carpenter; Dick Van Patton as the elder son, Nels; Rosemary Rice as elder daughter, Katrin; and Iris Mann/Robin Morgan as little sister, Dagmar Iris. Other regulars were Ruth Gates as Aunt "Yenny" Jenny; Carl Frank as Uncle Gunnar Gunnerson; Alice Frost as Aunt Trina Gunnerson; Malcolm Keen/Roland Winters as Uncle Chris; and Patty McCormack as Ingeborg.

N.Y.P.D. BLUE/ABC/1993-2005
*(Ricky Schroder) Danny Sorenson, up-and-coming police detective of Norwegian descent who works out of the 15th precinct in New York City. On the 1999-2000 season episode “Who Murders Sleep” Danny reveals a disturbing nightmare to his Polish partner, Andy Sipowicz. The dreams have Danny trying to save his sisters from a fire but can’t. The episode also mentions Danny holding the hands of his sisters as they arrived by plane from Norway. He was only six-years old at the time. His parents had recently got a divorce. In the spring of 2001 Danny went undercover at a local strip club but the club's owner killed Danny and buried his body in an abandoned lot. Five months later, Danny's death was avenged by his partner Andy Sipowicz.

THE VIKINGS (TALES OF THE VIKINGS)/SYN/1959-60
*(Jerome Courtland) Leif Ericson, the Norse explorer who traveled the seas in search of adventure during the medieval ages. Also featured were Walter Barnes as Finn, Stefan Schnabel as Firebeard; Paul Bull as Haldar; Buddy Baer as Also and June Thorburn as Jessica. Filmed in Europe (the snowcapped mountains of West Germany) with same sets and costumes used in the motion picture The Vikings (1958) starring Kirk Douglas.


 

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