Charming and wise Lily Ruskin lives with her daughter and son-in- law who, along with her close friend Hilda Crocker, are always trying to find suitable older marriageable companionship for... See full summary »

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Parke Levy
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5   4   3   2   1  
1959   1958   1957   1956   1955   1954  
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Spring Byington ...  Lily Ruskin 157 episodes, 1954-1959
Frances Rafferty ...  Ruth Henshaw 156 episodes, 1954-1959
Dean Miller ...  Matt Henshaw 156 episodes, 1954-1959
Harry Morgan ...  Pete Porter 156 episodes, 1954-1959
Verna Felton ...  Hilda Crocker 156 episodes, 1954-1959
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Charming and wise Lily Ruskin lives with her daughter and son-in- law who, along with her close friend Hilda Crocker, are always trying to find suitable older marriageable companionship for her. Running comedy bits included neighbor Porter's complaints about his (heard but unseen) wife Gladys. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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USA

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English

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4 October 1954 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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This long-running half-hour CBS sitcom debuted on 4 October 1954 and was last broadcast on 20 April 61. Mostly remembered today for featuring neighbor 'Harry Morgan' as Pete Porter, who complained constantly about his unseen wife, Gladys. They'd eventually get their own show as a spin-off in the fall of 1960. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Desi Arnaz/Desi Arnaz, Jr. (1976) See more »

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Deatiled Episode Guide Forthcoming
21 October 2009 | by frex59See all my reviews

I have written a biography of December BRIDE actress Verna Felton for Bear Manor Media, which should be available for purchase in 2010. It contains a comprehensive episode guide for December BRIDE, complete with filming dates, episode synopses, and complete guest casts. Information it took years to compile and is available nowhere else! This show is largely forgotten today, but it boasted the fine talents of an ensemble cast, with formats similar to I LOVE LUCY. Spring Byington and Verna Felton could be considered senior citizen versions of Lucy and Ethel, in fact. Season Two is perhaps the best, with Season Three running a close second. The show ran out of steam by the fifth season, however, episodes near the end of this final season are superior to the first half. Fredrick Tucker frex59@bellsouth.net


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