Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)

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Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family; his outspoken wife Cathy, teenage ... See full summary »

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 Danny Williams / ... (344 episodes, 1953-1964)
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 Rusty Williams (344 episodes, 1953-1964)
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 Linda Williams (222 episodes, 1957-1964)
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Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family; his outspoken wife Cathy, teenage daughter Teri from his first marriage, children Russ and Linda, and old-fashioned Uncle Tonouse. Later episodes feature Annette Funicello as an au pair girl. Most episodes conclude with a song by Danny or one of the children. Affection expressed as hostility ("I love you, you little jerk") and ironic humor characterize this show. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@intersource.com>

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Danny Thomas and Marjorie Lord appeared as the same characters Danny and Kathy Williams in The Joey Bishop Show: This Is Your Life (1961). See more »

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Referenced in Roseanne: Don't Make Room for Daddy (1994) See more »

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We Made Room for Daddy ****
30 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Outstanding comedy series of the 1950s starring Danny Thomas as Danny Williams, a comedy pro who battles his loving family along the way.

Created by Sheldon Leonard, the show was memorable with a phenomenal supporting cast. When Jean Hagen left the show to pursue a movie career, she was replaced by Marjorie Lord. Lord knew just how to recite her lines in such a way so as to get what she wanted.

Rusty Hamer, who committed suicide in 1990, at 42, was simply terrific as the precocious Russell. He often did battle with his father in a memorable but comic way. Rusty sure had excellent comic timing for one so young.

Who can forget Hans Conreid as Uncle Tanousse? Amanda Randolph was that spunky maid.

We certainly made room for this daddy and his family for each and every episode.


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