I was checking something about Signs of Life when I ran across a site that had D’Onofrio listed as having had a guest role on the series “Life Goes On.” I searched for that specifically, and found a site that appears to be in German, that lists the episode title as The Basketball Player.
Anyone know anything about this? Or have tapes of Life Goes On?
Interesting. I have two German friends who I will have reveiw that site and tell me. I've never heard of Life Goes on - at first I thought it was just the German's renaming Dying Young; they do that sooooo often. But it is listed on a different line.
Was this a german TV series? or a US one? Well, I'll find out all I can from my friends today. One is my lab partner, so I'm sure to chat with her today.
Post by NikkiGreen on Feb 13, 2004 13:11:56 GMT -5
"Life Goes On" was a fabulous family drama starring Patti Lupone, Bill Smitrovich, Kelli Martin and Chris Burke as the Thatchers. CB (who has Downs Syndrome in real life) played Corky, a boy with Downs, who went to a "regular" school.
I did see a lot of episodes, but I don't recall too many details.
"Let me not grope in vain in the dark but keep my mind still in the faith that the day will break and truth will appear in its simplicity." ~~~R. Tagore, Whisperings~~~
Life Goes On was an excellent series. The family it was centered on included the girl Trisha mentioned, and a young man with Down’s Syndrome. I believe it was the first time someone with a mental disability had ever had a lead role in a series. The series dealt well with his issues in a very straight-forward way, and helped a lot of people get over their discomfort around mentally disabled people. I don’t think the boyfriend with HIV was part of the original story line, but when they brought him in they did an equally good job with that situation, humanizing the issue and bringing it home in a way that really affected the audience. By the end of the series, that really was the main story line.
Life Goes On, to me, is a bit like the television equivalent of an independent film, so I wouldn’t at all be surprised if he really did take a guest role in it.
ETA: Good heavens, Nikki, you remember the names? That's a good deal more than I could do, after all this time! Though when I hear "Corky" that definately rings a bell.
Last Edit: Feb 13, 2004 13:24:31 GMT -5 by Observer2
Trisha, you reminded me... the main premise of Life Goes On is that it was about a boy with Down's Syndrome going through the rites of passage in his teen years. His sister had a boyfriend with HIV. She went on to star in the TV series Christie.
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