The '70s was a memorable time in television history, and there isn't a shortage of iconic characters we still admire today. If you're like any other kid who grew up in this decade, you'd be hard-pressed not to be able to identify one of these lovable TV personalities. From the groundbreaking comedy featuring the charismatic Archie Bunker from "All In the Family" to the divorced mother Ann Romano from "One day At A Time," this decade had characters the everyday person could relate to.
This period highlighted characters that made significant cultural influences for years to come. Not only did many of them make you laugh hysterically, but they also tackled once-taboo subjects such as sex, interracial marriage, women empowerment, and even politics. These on-screen talents were beloved by so many of us because their personas came right into our living room. Its unlikely characters like those of the '70s would ever be shown again on TV.
The '70s weren't just about sitcoms and social issues but also about the action on the screen. Who could forget the blonde-haired Kris Monroe played by Cheryl Lad on "Charlie's Angels"? This lighthearted crime action series showed us that beautiful women could dominate the TV screen, not only because of their appearance but because of their personality. It also proved to be an inspiration for other female characters for years to come. Or what about Officer Frank Poncherello played by Erik Estrada? These shows helped paved the way for action television series in the modern era.
Lastly, the '70's TV shows need to mention the characters who played the part of life in rural America. You can't forget John-Boy Walton in "The Waltons," which gave viewers a first-hand experience of a Virginia family's life during the Great Depression and World War II. Also "Little House On The Prarie", adapted from Laura Ingall's Wilder's book series, features rugged and handsome Charlie Ingalls played by Michael Landon. You get a flashback to the 1870s about life on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota.
As you can see, the '70s had plenty of eccentric TV characters that we still love today. Let's see how well you really know them. Fire up your memory, and let's see how many of those lovable TV personalities you can name. Good luck!