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September 9, 1974 – December 30, 1974
(13) one hour episodes (1 season)
in color on ABC
Created by: David Gerber
Produced by: Columbia Pictures Television and David Gerber Productions
Composed by: John Barry
This series was based on the successful 1966 movie, Born Free. It follows the basic plot line of the movie.
George Adamson (Gary Collins) and his wife Joy Adamson (Diana Muldaur) are game wardens on a preserve in Kenya. They have an adopted lioness named Elsa and several other furry friends to keep them company. Their job of protecting the wildlife in a huge area in Africa pits them against poachers, predators and natural disasters.
The show tried to always enlighten the viewer with a bit of animal conservation education. It was scheduled opposite Gunsmoke on another network and never got the chance to find its audience. Due to its low ratings it was canceled after only half of a season.
Video Clip of Born Free
Gary Collins passed away in 2012, he was 74
Do you recognize Diana Muldaur but just can’t seem to place her?