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4 January 1957 (USA) See more »
Arthur Lake had played Dagwood in a long series of "Blondie" movies. This show, retelling stories and situations familiar to readers of the comic strip, lasted one year.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 12)

Arthur Lake ... Dagwood Bumstead (26 episodes, 1957)

Pamela Britton ... Blondie Bumstead (26 episodes, 1957)
Florenz Ames ... J.C. Dithers / ... (26 episodes, 1957)
Ann Barnes ... Cookie Bumstead (26 episodes, 1957)
Stuffy Singer ... Alexander Bumstead (26 episodes, 1957)

Harold Peary ... Herb Woodley / ... (26 episodes, 1957)

Hollis Irving ... Mrs. Woodley / ... (12 episodes, 1957)

Elvia Allman ... Cora Dithers / ... (9 episodes, 1957)

Series Directed by
Paul Landres (14 episodes, 1957)
Hal Yates (4 episodes, 1957)

Abby Berlin (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Chic Young (20 episodes, 1957)
John L. Greene (11 episodes, 1957)

Tom Reed (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
William Harmon .... producer (20 episodes, 1957)
Hal Roach Jr. .... executive producer / producer (19 episodes, 1957)
Series Cinematography by
Lothrop B. Worth (1 episode, 1957)
Series Film Editing by
Roy V. Livingston (1 episode, 1957)
Series Casting by
Ruth Burch (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Charles Gemora .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1957)
Series Music Department
Mahlon Merrick .... music (19 episodes, 1957)
Series Other crew
Martha Manor .... stand-in (23 episodes, 1957)

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30 min (26 episodes)
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Debuted on NBC on 4 January 1957 and last aired 27 September 1957.See more »
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Followed by "Blondie" (1968)See more »


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Blondie, 5 September 2009
Author: rcj5365 from Durham, North Carolina

Based on the classic comic strip by Chic Young,the television series "Blondie" was the first of two television series based on the characters. The first of these aired on NBC-TV on January 4, 1957 and it was very short-lived. The series produced 26 episodes,in black and white and was produced by Hal Roach Studios in association with King Features Syndicate and NBC-TV. Although actress Penny Singleton,who played Blondie in the theatrical versions of the films from the 1940's was chosen to repeat the role,the producers chose actress Pamela Britton for the title role as Blondie Bumstead. Actor Arthur Lake who starred in the theatrical features with Singleton in the 1940's who reprise his role as Dagwood Bumstead for the television version. Britton,who is better remembered as the nosy landlady in the later popular early-1960's TV series "My Favorite Martian",was not the best choice here and it shows in some of the episodes.

However,the series came in as a midseason replacement for a recent canceled NBC show,but audiences didn't catch on quickly. In fact,"Blondie" stay on for a full season,a full 26 episodes before being canceled on July 5, 1957. It would be another eleven years before another version would come in which CBS would revive the series in 1968,which was canceled after 14 episodes.

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