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77 Sunset Strip 

Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama.


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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins. See more awards »




Complete series cast summary:
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ...  Stuart Bailey / ... 173 episodes, 1958-1964
Edd Byrnes ...  Kookie / ... 163 episodes, 1958-1963
Roger Smith ...  Jeff Spencer 161 episodes, 1958-1963
Jacqueline Beer ...  Suzanne Fabry 149 episodes, 1958-1963
Louis Quinn ...  Pete Roscoe / ... 142 episodes, 1958-1963
Byron Keith ...  Lt. Roy Gilmore / ... 86 episodes, 1958-1963
Robert Logan ...  J.R. Hale / ... 72 episodes, 1961-1963


Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California, right next door to a snazzy restaurant where Kookie worked as a valet. The finger-snapping, slang-talking Kookie occasionally helped Stu and Jeff with their cases, and eventually became a full-fledged member of the detective agency. Rex Randolph and J.R. Hale also joined the firm, and Suzanne was their leggy secretary. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Action | Crime | Drama


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Did You Know?


The network handed the creative reigns of the show over to Jack Webb and William Conrad for the show's final season. Webb and Conrad proceeded to fire the entire cast except Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. and re-molded his character Stu Bailey into an international spy. See more »


77 Sunset Boulevard is actually a bridge over the 101 Freeway. Further, the opening sequence shows the Sunset Tower Hotel in the distance, which would place them in the 8000 block of Sunset. See more »


Featured in The Roth Show: The New York City Way (2014) See more »


77 Sunset Strip
Written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston
Theme song; short instrumental version played during opening credits; full vocal version performed during closing credits
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18 March 2006 | by bcjjSee all my reviews

Several episodes of 77 Sunset Strip and Hawiian Eye were shown late at night/early morning on channel 9 in Australia several years ago, and they was fantastic. It appeared briefly on cable TV but is this is only geared for the post 1970 generation they did not last long and were taken off. Gee cable is rubbish. I use to watch 77 Sunset Strip and its clones regularly in the late 50's & 60's. 77 Sunset Strip still stands up today even though or because it is black and white. I cannot understand why Warners don't release these old shows on double sided DVD's and sell them as boxed sets at a reasonable price like several companies have done with old black & white movies. 77 Sunset Strip & its pilot "Girl on the Run" would fit onto 10 or 11 double sided DVD's. There would be some money it for Warners, and if they wait too long people like me won't be around to buy and appreciate these shows. Also what about CHEYENNE, Surfside Six, Bronco, Adventures in Pardise, Sugarfoot etc. Maybe the independents could bring out the old westerns and cop & private eye shows right back to the beginning of the 50's.

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Release Date:

10 October 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunset 77 See more »

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Technical Specs


(206 episodes) |

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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