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American Playhouse; Star Crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski, The

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American Playhouse
Star Crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski, The
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Series Description

Weekly series of drama, comedy and musical productions. See individual titles or press kit for more info. or description. First production: John Cheever's "The Shady Hill Kidnapping." AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE productions have included filming stage presentations; theatrically released films; produced for television dramas. Series release date: 1/1982

Program Description

Jean Shepherd’s continuing saga of a typical Midwestern family and their teenage son Ralph, whose not-so-typical experiences provide hilarious insights into the pang and pains of growing up in America. This time around, Jean Shepherd takes us into the family dining room for Thanksgiving dinner and Ralph’s newly discovered infatuation with an exotic Polish girl from East Chicago who has moved in next door.

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Thanksgiving Day
Olivia Tappan (Producer)
Fred Barzyk (Producer)
Jean Shepherd (Writer)
Marilyn Greenstein (Producer)
Solbes, Jean ()
Colonna, Robert J. ()
Yonis, Jeff ()
Gerety, Peter ()
Edinberg, Ruth ()
Garo, Armen ()
Quinn, Jim ()
Bolton, Barbara ()
Toste, Frank ()
McDonough, Tim ()
Lebow, Will ()
Ine, Jay ()
Seguin, Richard ()
Shepherd, Jean ()
Kowanko, Pete ()
Coe, George ()
Lampley, William ()
McLarty, Ron ()
Sangiolo, Anita ()
Tolentino, Joan ()
Fuzzhead ()
Lynch, William B. ()
Lahiff, James T. ()
Kamhi, Katherine ()
Chicago: “American Playhouse; Star Crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski, The,” 12/01/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 24, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_722D9F8F185742C18B6EBD9835D96925.
MLA: “American Playhouse; Star Crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski, The.” 12/01/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 24, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_722D9F8F185742C18B6EBD9835D96925>.
APA: American Playhouse; Star Crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_722D9F8F185742C18B6EBD9835D96925
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