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 Stuart Bailey / ... (150 episodes, 1958-1964)
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 Kookie / ... (137 episodes, 1958-1963)
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 Jeff Spencer (136 episodes, 1958-1963)
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 Suzanne / ... (126 episodes, 1958-1963)
Louis Quinn ...
 Roscoe (119 episodes, 1958-1963)
Byron Keith ...
 Lt. Roy Gilmore (80 episodes, 1958-1963)
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Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, right next door to a snazzy restaurant where Kookie worked as a valet. The finger-snapping, slang-talking Kookie occasionally helped Stu and Jeff with their cases, and eventually became a full-fledged member of the detective agency. Rex Randolph and J.R. Hale also joined the firm, and Suzanne was their leggy secretary. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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10 October 1958 (USA)  »

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Sunset 77  »

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The "Dino's Lodge" that featurs performances in numerous episodes often includes the Frankie Ortega Trio. The trio were a Los Angeles-based 3-piece jazz band signed with Warner Bros. Records and that often headlined at the real life Dino's during their heyday of the 1950s and 60s. See more »

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Quality TV to grow up on
22 April 2005 | by (Port Washington, NY) – See all my reviews

The transition for large screen to small was still unlearned when "77" was released. Playhouse 90, Live From Carnegie Hall and network sponsored orchestras were still in vogue - serious TV with a performing arts feel. Note the cinema feel to this series. It was filmed, not video taped.

I enjoyed this show as a child as it was intelligent mystery/drama. It was done before secret agents. It required the private investigators to be resourceful. They were alway honest. Just the stuff a boy scout like me needed to round out his masculinity. Stuart Bailey was the smart guy. Older and no-nonsense. Jeff Spencer was the cute guy. And Kookie, well, the only thing good about Kookie were the cars he drove.

Good stuff.


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