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77 Sunset Strip 

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 ... See full summary »

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

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ...  Stuart Bailey / ... 177 episodes, 1958-1964
Edd Byrnes ...  Kookie / ... 171 episodes, 1958-1963
Roger Smith ...  Jeff Spencer 166 episodes, 1958-1963
Jacqueline Beer ...  Suzanne / ... 147 episodes, 1958-1963
Louis Quinn ...  Roscoe 142 episodes, 1958-1963
Byron Keith ...  Lt. Gilmore / ... 86 episodes, 1958-1963
Robert Logan ...  J.R. Hale / ... 72 episodes, 1961-1963
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunset 77 See more »

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Runtime:

(206 episodes) |

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The ownership battle over the rights to this show was the reason that Roy Huggins left Warner Brothers. He'd created the concept behind the series, and Selby was his creation, but the pilot episode was released theatrically, and had not been written by Huggins at all. lt was a Warner Brothers property because the actual writer had been working for hire and had no legal claim to it, and so legal ownership of the show belonged to them. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Hawaiian Eye: Waikiki Widow (1959) See more »

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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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Hallelujah! 77 SUNSET STRIP On GoodLife Channel!
12 January 2002 | by dtbSee all my reviews

I thoroughly agree with everybody who loves 77 SUNSET STRIP, the detective show that was hip and jazzy long before shows like Miami VICE and 24 came along! I used to live in NYC, so like you, I'd been longing to see this and/or the other Warner Bros. 1950s/'60s detective shows back on TV. But when my family and I moved to Pennsylvania last fall, we were in for a swell surprise: on Saturday nights, the GoodLife TV Network -- usually a religious channel, of all things -- shows all these series under the umbrella title "The Private Eyes"! At 8 PM the evening kicks off with BOURBON STREET BEAT (my fave next to 77 SUNSET STRIP -- the New Orleans-set series was greatly underrated, IMO), then 77 SUNSET STRIP at 9 PM, HAWAIIAN EYE at 10 PM (young Robert Conrad and Connie Stevens -- yum!), then the night winds up with SURFSIDE SIX at 11 PM (formulaic but fun, even if it's got the weakest theme song of this quartet :-). The GoodLife TV Network is on the Service Electric cable system in our area, so if you or a friend have access to this, set the timer on your VCR for Saturday night! (And if you liked the '50s/'60s Warner Bros. Westerns, too, you can see them on Sunday night!) UPDATE FOR 2006: As of this writing, The GoodLife Channel has since been renamed American Life TV, the block of detective shows is now shown twice on Monday nights, and the revolving lineup now includes the late, great David Janssen's detective series HARRY O (some weeks they show BOURBON STREET BEAT, some weeks they show SURFSIDE SIX, but the detective show lineup always includes 77 SUNSET STRIP and HARRY O).


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