DR. KILDARE Debuted on NBC this Day in 1961
He later became the king of the miniseries, RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN became an instant star this day in 1961 when his series Dr. Kildare debuted on NBC. Its success caused a long-standing rivalry between Chamberlain and his TV rival, Vince Edwards of Ben Casey. Did you know that Toms River has a KILDARE DRIVE, or KILDARE DR.? Picture, my own comic book.