"A Place to Die"
Season 3, Episode 16
Number (#53) in series (133 episodes)
Tape date December 4, 1975
Air date: December 30, 1975
Network/Country: CBS-TV / United States
Written by: Jack Elinson & Norman Paul (teleplay / story)
Roger Shulman & John Baskin (teleplay)
Directed by: Herbert Kenwith
Production code: 316
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Cast Information
Starring: Esther Rolle
Jimmie Walker
Ja'net Dubois
Bern Nadette Stanis
Ralph Carter
John Amos
Guest starring: Arnold Johnson
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A Place to Die is the sixteenth episode of Season 3 and the fifty-third episode overall. Written as a teleplay by Jack Elinson, Norman Puul, who wrote the original story, with John Baskin and Roger Shulman, the episode, which was directed by Herbert Kenwith, premiered on CBS-TV, first airing on December 30, 1975.


Before their New Year's Celebration, a dying old man whom Michael befriended decides that he wants to die in the Evans household, surrounded by loved ones.


An elderly man named Hubert )Arnold Johnson) who knows Michael, asks to spend New Years Eve at the Evans' house so that he can die surrounded by friends.

Plot summaryEdit

Once again befriending one of life's castaways, Michael (Ralph Carter) brings a lonely old man named Hubert (Arnold Johnson) home for the Evanses' New Year's celebration. Surrounded by the warmth and conviviality of a loving family, Hubert decides that the Evans apartment would be the perfect place for him to die. However, he's certain that his demise will occur any second now -- an event that would certainly cast a pall on the festivities.

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