Season: 1
Year: 1979


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Episode #1.1

29 January 1979
In 1909, Maggie starts working at the White House as second maid, but is run ragged with her usual work and extra tasks as a beautician. Daughter Lillian has an operation for her crippled leg but is heartbroken to learn she will still need crutches. Maggie asks Mrs. Jaffray to hire grown-up Lillian, but she refuses to hire a handicapped woman.

Olivia Cole ... Maggie Rogers

Leslie Uggams ... Lillian Rogers Parks

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Houseman Levi Mercer

Robert Hooks ... Chief Barber John Mays

Leslie Nielsen ... Ike Hoover
Hari Rhodes ... Butler Coates
Bill Overton ... Doorman Jackson
Helena Carroll ... First Maid Annie

David Downing ... Butler Dixon

Cloris Leachman ... Mrs. Jaffray

Paul Winfield ... Emmett Rogers Sr

Julie Harris ... Mrs. Helen 'Nellie' Taft

Victor Buono ... President William Howard Taft

Robert Vaughn ... President Woodrow Wilson

Kim Hunter ... Mrs. Ellen Wilson

Claire Bloom ... Mrs. Edith Galt Wilson

Celeste Holm ... Mrs. Florence Harding

George Kennedy ... President Warren G. Harding (credit only)

Ed Flanders ... President Calvin Coolidge (credit only)

Lee Grant ... Mrs. Grace Coolidge (credit only)
Larry Gates ... President Herbert Hoover (credit only)

Jan Sterling ... Mrs. Lou Hoover (credit only)

Eileen Heckart ... Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt (credit only)

John Anderson ... President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (credit only)

Harry Morgan ... President Harry S. Truman (credit only)

Estelle Parsons ... Mrs. Bess Truman (credit only)

Barbara Barrie ... Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower (credit only)

Andrew Duggan ... President Dwight D. Eisenhower (credit only)

Kevin Hooks ... Emmett Jr.
Tania Johnson ... Young Lillian
Murphy Robinson ... Young Emmett

Dana Wynter ... Mrs. Colgate

John Randolph ... Sen. Fall

Anna Mathias ... Maureen

Kathleen Doyle ... Moira
Brendan Dillon ... Kearney
Joe Lowry ... Michaels
Dan Mason ... Dr. Irving
Gary Bordon ... Charlie Taft

Sara Ballantine ... Woodrow Wilson's Daughter (uncredited)

Gregory Itzin ... White House Tour Guide (uncredited)

Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Pamela Munro ... Margaret Wilson (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: Episode #1.2

5 February 1979
An insecure Harding waffles about assignments, as the Attorney General tries to cover up the Teapot Dome scandal and a superstitious Florence Harding sees signs and omens everywhere. Maggie becomes First Maid when Annie resigns. President Coolidge moves into the White House with a zoo including a raccoon and quickly establishes himself as cheap, even monitoring kitchen expenses. He even obtains Mrs. Jaffray's resignation. President Hoover and the Great Depression arrive. Tired of unemployment, Lillian decides she's ready to work at the White House, but her irrepressible spirits do not fit her well for service.

Olivia Cole ... Maggie Rogers

Leslie Uggams ... Lillian Rogers Parks

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Houseman Levi Mercer

Robert Hooks ... Doorman and Presidential Barber John Mays

Leslie Nielsen ... Ike Hoover
Hari Rhodes ... Butler Coates
Bill Overton ... Doorman Jackson (credit only)

David Downing ... Butler Dixon (credit only)
Helena Carroll ... First Maid Annie Gilhooley

James A. Watson Jr. ... Houseman Fraser

Cloris Leachman ... Mrs. Jaffray

Barry Sullivan ... Attorney General Harry Daugherty

Julie Harris ... Mrs. Helen 'Nellie' Taft (archive footage)

Victor Buono ... President William Howard Taft (archive footage)

Robert Vaughn ... President Woodrow Wilson (archive footage)

Kim Hunter ... Mrs. Ellen Wilson (archive footage)

Claire Bloom ... Mrs. Edith Galt Wilson

Celeste Holm ... Mrs. Florence Harding

George Kennedy ... President Warren G. Harding

Ed Flanders ... President Calvin Coolidge

Lee Grant ... Mrs. Grace Coolidge
Larry Gates ... President Herbert Hoover

Jan Sterling ... Mrs. Lou Hoover

Eileen Heckart ... Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt (credit only)

John Anderson ... President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (credit only)

Harry Morgan ... President Harry S. Truman (credit only)

Estelle Parsons ... Mrs. Bess Truman (credit only)

Barbara Barrie ... Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower (credit only)

Andrew Duggan ... President Dwight D. Eisenhower (credit only)

Kevin Hooks ... Emmett Rogers Jr.
Diane Shalet ... Mrs. Long

Kathleen Doyle ... Moira
Tom Scott ... Roach

John Randolph ... Sen. Fall
Harry Townes ... Judge Jesse Smith

Noble Willingham ... Charles Cramer

Francis X. McCarthy ... Charles Forbes (as Frank McCarthy)
Ford Rainey ... Edwin N. Denby
Lee Kessler ... Presidential Secretary
Carson Sipes ... Calvin Coolidge Jr.
Bill Barrett ... John Coolidge
Ron Recasner ... Veteran

Season 1, Episode 3: Episode #1.3

12 February 1979
The Depression hits even the White House, with pay cuts for the staff while Mrs. Hoover continues to entertain extravagantly. Maggie collapses but is unwilling to rest. A visitor captures Lillian's interest, leading to a quickie Virginia wedding, but her new husband is unable to find a job and Lillian remains in her job. Maggie retires after 30 years of service, and Wheatley and Frasier both join the Army.

Leslie Uggams ... Lillian Rogers Parks

Olivia Cole ... Maggie Rogers

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Houseman Levi Mercer

Robert Hooks ... Doorman and Presidential Barber John Mays

Leslie Nielsen ... Chief Usher Ike Hoover
Hari Rhodes ... Butler Coates
Bill Overton ... Doorman Jackson

David Downing ... Butler Dixon

James A. Watson Jr. ... Houseman Fraser
Diane Shalet ... Housekeeper Long

Richard Roat ... Chief Usher Crim
Louise Latham ... Housekeeper Nesbitt

Julie Harris ... Mrs. Helen 'Nellie' Taft (archive footage)

Victor Buono ... President William Howard Taft (credit only)

Robert Vaughn ... President Woodrow Wilson (archive footage)

Kim Hunter ... Mrs. Ellen Wilson (credit only)

Claire Bloom ... Mrs. Edith Galt Wilson (credit only)

Celeste Holm ... Mrs. Florence Harding (credit only)

George Kennedy ... President Warren G. Harding (credit only)

Ed Flanders ... President Calvin Coolidge (archive footage)

Lee Grant ... Mrs. Grace Coolidge (credit only)
Larry Gates ... President Herbert Hoover (credit only)

Jan Sterling ... Mrs. Lou Hoover

Eileen Heckart ... Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt

John Anderson ... President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Harry Morgan ... President Harry S. Truman (credit only)

Estelle Parsons ... Mrs. Bess Truman (credit only)

Barbara Barrie ... Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower (credit only)

Andrew Duggan ... President Dwight D. Eisenhower (credit only)

Harrison Page ... Wheatley Parks

Bibi Besch ... Marguerite 'Missy' LeHand
James Crittenden ... Roy Clayton

Woodrow Parfrey ... Louis Howe

Bill Quinn ... Andrew Mellon
Tom Clancy ... Alexander Woolcott

Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Luke Henry (as Stymie Beard)
Tom Scott ... Roach
Gerry Black ... Prettyman

Bebe Drake ... Sevilla (as Bebe Drake-Hooks)

Kathleen Doyle ... Moira
Guy Christopher ... Secret Service
Lee Kessler ... Secretary

Ian Abercrombie ... British Valet (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: Episode #1.4

19 February 1979
WWII brings changes to the White House, including Russians as guests. Mrs. Roosevelt brings Maggie back to supervise the visit of Mrs. Chiang Kai-Shek. After all the Roosevelt years, the staff has trouble adjusting to President & Mrs. Truman. The lack of a foundation finally makes the White House unsafe to live in and the Trumans let most of the staff go, but call Lillian back to organize temporary Presidential residence Blair House. The Eisenhowers' lack of respect for Presidential tradition irritates the staff, and Mrs. Eisenhower's demand for new items keeps Lillian hopping.

Leslie Uggams ... Lillian Rogers Parks

Olivia Cole ... Maggie Rogers

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Houseman Levi Mercer

Robert Hooks ... Doorman and Presidential Barber John Mays
Bill Overton ... Doorman Jackson

David Downing ... Butler Dixon
Louise Latham ... Housekeeper Nesbitt

Richard Roat ... Chief Usher Crim
Marged Wakeley ... Housekeeper Walker

Julie Harris ... Mrs. Helen 'Nellie' Taft (archive footage)

Victor Buono ... President William Howard Taft (archive footage)

Robert Vaughn ... President Woodrow Wilson (archive footage)

Kim Hunter ... Mrs. Ellen Wilson (archive footage)

Claire Bloom ... Mrs. Edith Galt Wilson (archive footage)

Celeste Holm ... Mrs. Florence Harding (credit only)

George Kennedy ... President Warren G. Harding (archive footage)

Ed Flanders ... President Calvin Coolidge (credit only)

Lee Grant ... Mrs. Grace Coolidge (credit only)
Larry Gates ... President Herbert Hoover (credit only)

Jan Sterling ... Mrs. Lou Hoover (credit only)

Eileen Heckart ... Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt (credit only)

John Anderson ... President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (credit only)

Harry Morgan ... President Harry S. Truman

Estelle Parsons ... Mrs. Bess Truman

Barbara Barrie ... Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower

Andrew Duggan ... President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Nancy Morgan ... Margaret Truman

Ann Doran ... Ellen Truman

Heather Angel ... Mrs. Wallace
Betty A. Bridges ... Vietta (as Betty Bridges)
Tom Scott ... Roach
Gerry Black ... Prettyman

Bebe Drake ... Sevilla (as Bebe Drake-Hooks)

Henry G. Sanders ... Moaney (as Henry Gayle Sanders)
Ron Kelly ... Secret Service

Marilyn Chris ... Diane Clare

Emmaline Henry ... Lady

Kevin Hooks ... Emmett Rogers Jr.

Leslie Nielsen ... Ike Hoover (archive footage)

Ramon Sison ... Monico Lubao

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