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Blair General Hospital - Large metropolitan hospital featured on the medical drama DR. KILDARE/NBC/1961-66.

Illustration from Ideal Toys board game 'Dr. Kildare - Medical Game for the Young'
Illustration of Blair General Hospital

Physicians on duty included:

  • Richard Chamberlain as Dr. James Kildare (intern/resident specializing in Internal Medicine)
  • Raymond Massey as Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Kildare's mentor)
  • Eddie Ryder as Dr. Simon Agurski
  • Jud Taylor as Dr. Thomas Gerson
  • Steve Bell as Dr. Quint Lowry
  • Ken Berry as Dr. Kapish
  • Robert Paget as Dr. John Ross
  • Martin Balsam as Dr. Milton Orliff
  • Andrew Prine as Dr. Roger Helvick
  • William Shatner as Dr. Carl Noyes
  • Philip Bourneuf as Dr. Wickens
  • James T. Callahan as Dr. Yates Atkinson MD
  • Dean Stockwell as Dr. Rudy Devereux
  • Dan O'Herlihy as Dr. Phillip Downey
  • Barry Atwater as Dr. Demerest
  • James Mason as Dr. Maxwell Becker
  • Mart Hulswit as Dr. Vincent Brill
  • Bruce Hyde as Dr. Jeff Brenner
  • James Earl Jones as Dr. Lou Rush
  • Lew Gallo as Dr. Philip Leland
  • Susan Oliver as Dr. Jessie Martel
  • William Sargent as Dr. Steve Bardeman
  • Donald Harron as Dr. Ian MacDuff
  • Paul Stewart as Dr. Guiseppe Muretelli
  • James Edwards as Dr. Lench
  • Paulene Myers as Dr. Sackley
  • Noah Keen as Dr. Bellaman
  • Gail Kobe as Dr. Anne Warner
  • Ford Rainey as Andy Meadows MD
  • Carol Eve Rossen as Dr. Lois Bower
  • Charles McGraw as Dr. Kenneth Hasker
  • Laurence Haddon as Dr. Galmeir
  • Sandy Kenyon as Dr. Galdi
  • Frank Killmond as Dr. Brown
  • Sammy Reese as Dr. Dan Shanks
  • Sidney Blackmer as Dr. Andrew Bennett
  • Charles Alvin Bell as Dr. William Coombs
  • Robert Brubaker as Dr. John Connor
  • Rip Torn as Dr. Nicholas Keefe
  • Theodore Bikel as Dr. Mahmel Homatka
  • Robert Culp as Jesse Hartwood MD
  • Diana Hyland as Dr. Lilith McGraw
  • Kevin McCarthy as Harvey Gruboldt MD
  • Brendan Dillon as Dr. Gault
  • Wilton Graff as Dr. Cassidy
  • Mary Webster as Dr. Pauline Stewart
  • Robert Cornthwaite as Dr. Max Gunther
  • Jan Arvan as Dr. Friedkin
  • Whit Bissell as Dr. Kenneth Kline
  • William Bramley as Dr. Bernard Krantz
  • Robert F. Simon as Dr. Brantell

Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie and Richard Chamberlain as Dr. James Kildare - DR. KILDARE
Dr. Gillespie and Dr. Kildare

Other support personnel included:

  • Lee Meriwether as Nurse Bonnie Mynes
  • Carol Anderson as Millie McLean RN
  • Ann Loos as Nurse Whitman
  • Lory Patrick as Nurse Betty Taylor
  • Della Sharman as Betty Johnson RN
  • Patience Cleveland as Jackie Barnett RN
  • Helen Wallace as Lucy Webber RN
  • Jean Inness as Nurse Fain
  • Lee Kurty as Nurse Zoe Lawton
  • Jo Helton as Nurse Conant
  • Christopher Riordan as Dr. Halliman's Orderly
  • Joan Patrick as Susan Deigh, the Receptionist
  • Audrey Larkins as Receptionist
  • Bert Freed as Director

TRIVIA NOTE: The Dr. Kildare character was created by author Max Brand (under the pen name for Frederick Schiller Faust) in a series of short stories. Between 1938 and 1947, several movies were made starring   Lew Ayres as Kildare and Lionel Barrymore as Gillespie (these actors continued their roles in a late 1940s radio network series).

In the early 1970s, the Dr. Kildare franchise was revived as YOUNG DR. KILDARE/SYN/1972 starring Mark Jenkins as Dr. James Kildare and Gary Merrill as Dr. Leonard Gillespie with Claiborne Cary as Nurse; Norma Crane as Nurse Connors; Joyce Van Patten as Nurse Marvin; and Marsha Mason as Nurse Marsha Lord.


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