Private Secretary (1953–1957)

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Susie is secretary to handsome talent agent Peter Sands and keeps getting messed up in (and messing up) his private life. She's assisted (usually) by receptionist Vi and semi-rival Sylvia. ... See full summary »

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1957   1956   1955   1954   1953  
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Susie McNamara (104 episodes, 1953-1957)
Don Porter ...
 Peter Sands (46 episodes, 1953-1957)
Ann Tyrrell ...
 Vi Praskins / ... (33 episodes, 1953-1957)
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Susie is secretary to handsome talent agent Peter Sands and keeps getting messed up in (and messing up) his private life. She's assisted (usually) by receptionist Vi and semi-rival Sylvia. Cagey is Peter's business rival. The show alternated Sunday nights with "The Jack Benny Show." Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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1 February 1953 (USA)  »

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It was the first American television to have a woman working, in this case a single woman, rather then just being a housewife. See more »

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Referenced in The Jack Benny Program: Humphrey Bogart Show (1953) See more »

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Jessie White
11 December 2005 | by (Framingham Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Jessie White, whose role as the sanatorium attendant in the movie "Harvey" is another gem and was later known as The Lonely Repairman in the Maytag commercials, played Cagey Calhoun.

He was frequently called upon by Susie to put into action some hair-brained scheme to get either get her boss into or out of a tight spot.

I seem to remember him referring to Susie "Foxy" with a wink-wink,nudge-nudge interaction. Does anyone remember what his link to the Susie character was? I was surprised to read that he was from Buffalo. He had a wonderful Brooklyn NY accent!


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