I’ll Fly Away

Jim 1990s

Aired: 1991-1992 (NBC)I'll Fly Away

DAD: Forrest Bedford (Sam Waterston) / Separated

DAD’S JOB: Attorney

KIDS: Nathaniel (Jeremy London), Francie (Ashlee Levitch), John Morgan (John Aaron Bennett)

WHERE’S MOM?: Mentally ill in an asylum.

STAND-IN “MOM”:  Lilly Harper (Regina Taylor) / Housekeeper

Lawyer Forrest Bedford struggles to raise his family and deal with a mentally ill wife amid the civil rights unrest of the South in the early 1960s. When his long time housekeeper retires, he hires Lilly, a young black woman, to act as his housekeeper and to care for the children.