A young artist struggles to complete a painting that he especially wants to have ready for his first show – a portrait of his maternal
grandfather, who died several years earlier. As he tries to find the image that will capture his grandfather, he reflects on the times he spent with him, recalling that it was Grandpa Doc who first encouraged him to express himself through art. The memories flow as his work continues until, finally, he captures the image he had been seeking.
“Portrait of Grandpa Doc” was produced by Diane Baker and written and directed by Randal Kleiser, who wrote and directed the intergenerational classic “Peege” and directed the award-winning movie “Grease.” Starring Melvyn Douglas as Grandpa Doc and Bruce Davison as his grandson, and co-starring Anne Seymour and Barbara Rush. The award-winning “Grandpa Doc” was broadcast in 1977 as an ABC Weekend Special.