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The Danny Thomas Show 

Make Room for Daddy (original title)
Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family: his outspoken wife Kathy, teenage ... See full summary »
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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Danny Thomas ...  Danny Williams / ... 344 episodes, 1953-1964
Rusty Hamer Rusty Hamer ...  Rusty Williams 344 episodes, 1953-1964
Marjorie Lord ...  Kathy Williams / ... 228 episodes, 1957-1964
Angela Cartwright ...  Linda Williams 223 episodes, 1957-1964
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Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family: his outspoken wife Kathy, teenage daughter Terry from his first marriage, children Russ and Linda, and old-fashioned Uncle Tonoose. Later episodes feature Annette Funicello as an au pair girl. Most episodes conclude with a song by Danny or one of the children. Affection expressed as hostility ("I love you, you little jerk") and ironic humor characterize this show. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@intersource.com>

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USA

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English

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29 September 1953 (USA) See more »

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The Children's Hour See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The show was actually based on 14 years of Danny Thomas's real-life persona, depicted the comedian as an entertainer whose main problem was spending as much time as possible with his family. See more »

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Referenced in Mad Men: Meditations in an Emergency (2008) See more »

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We Made Room for Daddy ****
30 December 2007 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

Outstanding comedy series of the 1950s starring Danny Thomas as Danny Williams, a comedy pro who battles his loving family along the way.

Created by Sheldon Leonard, the show was memorable with a phenomenal supporting cast. When Jean Hagen left the show to pursue a movie career, she was replaced by Marjorie Lord. Lord knew just how to recite her lines in such a way so as to get what she wanted.

Rusty Hamer, who committed suicide in 1990, at 42, was simply terrific as the precocious Russell. He often did battle with his father in a memorable but comic way. Rusty sure had excellent comic timing for one so young.

Who can forget Hans Conreid as Uncle Tanousse? Amanda Randolph was that spunky maid.

We certainly made room for this daddy and his family for each and every episode.


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