Life Goes On

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Life Goes On
Life Goes On-Logo.jpg
Premiere September 12, 1989
Finale May 23, 1993
Creator Michael Braverman
Network ABC
Style 60-minute drama
Company The Toots Company,
Warner Bros. Television
Seasons 4
Episodes 83
Origin USA

Life Goes On is a drama that aired on ABC.

The drama featured the Thatcher family, whose son, Charles "Corky" Thatcher, had Down syndrome, while their daughter Becca did well at school but was socially awkward. Tony Award-winning stage actress Patti LuPone played the mother Elizabeth ("Libby") and Bill Smitrovich played the father Drew. Eldest sister Paige Thatcher was played by Monique Lanier during the 1989–1990 seasons and by Tracey Needham during the 1990–1993 seasons. Becca's boyfriend and Corky's buddy Tyler Benchfield was played by Tommy Puett for the first two seasons. In the last two seasons, Becca's boyfriend Jesse McKenna was played by Chad Lowe.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Bill Smitrovich Drew Thacher 1 2 3 4
Patti LuPone Libby Thacher 1 2 3 4
Kellie Martin Becca Thacher 1 2 3 4
Chris Burke Charles "Corky" Thacher 1 2 3 4
Monique Lanier Paige Thacher 1
Tracey Needham   2 3 4
Tommy Puett Tyler Benchfield 1 2
Chad Lowe Jesse McKenna 3 4
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Lance Guest Michael 3 4
Andrea Friedman Amanda Swanson 3 4
Tanya Fenmore Maxie 1 2
Mary Page Keller Gina 2
Leigh Ann Orsi Zoe 2
David Byrd Hans 2
Ray Buktenica Jerry Berkson 3
Michael A. Goorjian Ray Nelson 3
Kiersten Warren Goodman 4

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One September 12, 1989 May 13, 1990 22
Season Two September 16, 1990 May 5, 1991 22
Season Three September 22, 1991 May 10, 1992 22
Season Four September 20, 1992 May 23, 1993 17

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season May 9, 2006 6

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