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Release Date:
6 October 1958 (USA) See more »
Katy O'Connor is the assistant manager of the Bartley House Hotel in New York City working for Jason Macauley... See more »
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Won Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination See more »
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Ann Sothern ... Katy O'Connor (93 episodes, 1958-1961)
Ann Tyrrell ... Olive Smith (55 episodes, 1958-1961)

Don Porter ... James Devery (46 episodes, 1959-1961)

Series Directed by
James V. Kern (16 episodes, 1959-1961)
Abby Berlin (11 episodes, 1958-1960)
Richard Whorf (9 episodes, 1960-1961)
Sidney Miller (5 episodes, 1958)
Paul Harrison (2 episodes, 1958)
Series Writing credits
Phil Davis (7 episodes, 1958-1959)
Robert Van Scoyk (7 episodes, 1960-1961)
Leonard Gershe (6 episodes, 1959-1961)
Barbara Avedon (4 episodes, 1958-1960)
Henry Sharp (4 episodes, 1958-1960)
Mel Diamond (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
John Kohn (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
George O'Hanlon (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
Bob Fisher (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Alan Lipscott (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Bob Ross (2 episodes, 1958)
Bill Manhoff (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Arthur Phillips (2 episodes, 1959)
Ashe King (2 episodes, 1960)

Series Produced by
Desi Arnaz .... executive producer (77 episodes, 1958-1961)
William Andrew .... associate producer / executive producer (36 episodes, 1958-1961)
Arthur Hoffe .... producer (32 episodes, 1958-1961)
Devery Freeman .... producer (32 episodes, 1959-1960)
Albert J. Cohen .... producer (10 episodes, 1958-1959)
Series Cinematography by
Robert Pittack (93 episodes, 1958-1961)
Series Film Editing by
Axel Hubert Sr. (15 episodes, 1958-1961)
Series Casting by
Marcella Napp (14 episodes, 1958-1961)
Series Art Direction by
Ralph Berger (93 episodes, 1958-1961)
Charles F. Pyke (25 episodes, 1960-1961)
Rolland M. Brooks (24 episodes, 1960-1961)
Frank T. Smith (7 episodes, 1958-1959)
Series Set Decoration by
Ross Dowd (42 episodes, 1958-1961)
Series Costume Design by
Florence Hackett (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
Series Makeup Department
Gene Hibbs .... makeup artist (72 episodes, 1958-1961)
Gertrude Wheeler .... hair stylist (67 episodes, 1958-1960)
Jane Shugrue .... hair stylist (26 episodes, 1960-1961)
Series Production Management
Argyle Nelson .... production supervisor (93 episodes, 1958-1961)
James Paisley .... production manager (93 episodes, 1958-1961)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Westen .... assistant director (36 episodes, 1958-1960)
Gilbert Mandelik .... assistant director (26 episodes, 1960-1961)
Jay Sandrich .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1958)

Lou Watt .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Don Smith .... property master (8 episodes, 1959-1961)
Reggie Smith .... property master (7 episodes, 1958-1959)
Series Sound Department
Max M. Hutchinson .... sound mixer / sound engineer (37 episodes, 1959-1961)
Jack Lowry .... re-recording editor (32 episodes, 1959-1960)
Robert Reeve .... re-recording editor (7 episodes, 1958-1959)
John Morris .... sound engineer (5 episodes, 1958)
Dick Le Grand .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Chester Philbrick .... chief set electrician (88 episodes, 1958-1961)
John Rougeot .... key grip (13 episodes, 1958-1961)
B.B. David .... chief set electrician (5 episodes, 1960-1961)

Robert F. Sparks .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Marcella Napp .... casting (1 episode, 1958)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Florence Hackett .... costumer (91 episodes, 1958-1961)
Series Editorial Department
Bill Heath .... editoral supervisor (92 episodes, 1958-1961)
Dann Cahn .... editorial supervisor (2 episodes, 1958)
Series Music Department
Bonnie Lake .... composer: theme music (93 episodes, 1958-1961)
Ann Sothern .... composer: theme music (93 episodes, 1958-1961)
Gordon Zahler .... music supervisor (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
Leith Stevens .... music supervisor (3 episodes, 1958)
Series Other crew
Richard Michaels .... script supervisor / script clerk (34 episodes, 1959-1961)
Pat Miller .... script supervisor (11 episodes, 1958-1960)
Robert Van Scoyk .... script consultant (4 episodes, 1960-1961)
Bob Schiller .... story consultant (3 episodes, 1958)
Bob Weiskopf .... story consultant (3 episodes, 1958)

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30 min (92 episodes)
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Was shown in syndicated reruns after it went off the air.See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The delectable Ann Sothern's last series, 23 August 2007
Author: Emaisie39 from United States

Ann Sothern was always an amazingly talented woman. She had a beautiful singing voice (the Oscar winning "Lady Be Good"MGM 1941),was a superb dramatic actress(the Oscar winning "A Letter to Three Wives"20th 1948) and a wonderful comedienne(the classic "Trade Winds" UA 1938 and 50 years later Oscar nominated for her performance opposite Bette Davis and Lillian Gish in "The Whales of August" 1987). She remained a very big star for 30 years but today she is mysteriously forgotten. Like Eve Arden she could make a nothing script funny or at least amusing with her one of a kind timing. She was a star by 1935 and reached her peak as a major MGM star in the early forties though that studio rarely put her in the quality vehicles she deserved. By 1951 she had left MGM for the stage but hepatitis cut this short. Her old friend Lucille Ball had also been a highly popular yet misused star throughout the forties but Lucy suddenly became one of the greatest superstars with the debut of "I Love Lucy" in October 1951. Following Lucy's lead, the still very beautiful Ann jumped into the new medium in 1952. Her first Television sitcom "Private Secretary" debuted to mediocre reviews but great popularity in early 1953. When seen today this show as well as its followup "The Ann Sothern Show" is quite entertaining and Ann is at her most charismatic in both series which she produced herself. She had great chemistry with handsome Don Porter, mousy Ann Tyrell and just in P.S. catty Joan Banks. The Sothern-Porter-Tyrell team remained on the air almost continuously from February 1953 through September 1961 winning Sothern five Emmy nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy. Sothern first teamed with Lucy for the classic "Lucy and Desi Meet in Havana"(10/1957) special. They were back together on "The Ann Sothern Show" in 1959 but had their most delightful moments together on several marvelous "Lucy Show" episodes in 1965 which gave Ann her last big success. Though well past forty Sothern remained extremely beautiful in both hit series but her weight fluctuated wildly. In 1953 she still had her pinup girl figure but by early 1956 she had ballooned to such an extent she was always filmed in black and hidden behind over-sized clipboards, file cabinets and large plants. Watching these photographic tricks maintain Sothern's allusion of youth and sexiness is an amazing thing to see. By the debut of "The Ann Sothern Show" in October 1958 she had slimmed down considerably but she never got her figure back like it was in those early days of "Private Secretary."She remained a comedic delight until her last show was cancelled in late 1961. She returned to films in several superb performances through the mid-70s but her popularity finally faded out. Nonetheless she is still a joy to watch.

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