A middle-aged gay artist shares his New York apartment with a single mother and her little girl.

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1983   1982   1981  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 Sidney Shore 44 episodes, 1981-1983
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 Laurie Morgan 44 episodes, 1981-1983
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 Patti Morgan 44 episodes, 1981-1983
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 Jason Stoller 29 episodes, 1981-1983
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 Judge Mort Harris 18 episodes, 1981-1982
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A middle-aged gay artist shares his New York apartment with a single mother and her little girl.

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28 October 1981 (USA)  »

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Alla älskar Sidney  »

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Even though Sidney was openly gay in the television movie that the show was based on, the producers toned down that aspect of his personality when the show premiered due to the fact that they were afraid that they would not get any sponsors for a show featuring an openly gay character. See more »

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Referenced in Gimme a Break!: The Big Apple: Part 2 (1984) See more »

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Friends Forever
Music by Billy Goldenberg
Lyrics by Carol Connors
Performed by Tony Randall, Swoosie Kurtz and Kaleena Kiff
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NOT the first gay character in a series!
17 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

That honor belongs to Jodie Dallas, played by Billy Crystal, on Susan Harris's sitcom "Soap." Tony Randall's Sidney Shorr was a simple follow-up, based on a sentimental TV-movie called "Sidney Shorr: A Girl's Best Friend." The person who posted such a hateful message about the show seems to forget that Randall wasn't a young gay man dancing disco every night. He was a mature man, not romantically involved, and not involved with the bar scene. There are all types of gays, just like there are all kinds of straights, and Randall shouldn't be condemned for not living up to someone's cliched stereotype. Admittedly, the show wasn't stellar, and Randall wasn't doing his best work. But undoubtedly it helped change the perceptions about homosexuality among some older people.


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