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

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Oliver Hailey
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1983   1982   1981  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
Tony Randall ...  Sidney Shore 44 episodes, 1981-1983
Swoosie Kurtz ...  Laurie Morgan 44 episodes, 1981-1983
Kaleena Kiff ...  Patti Morgan 44 episodes, 1981-1983
Chip Zien ...  Jason Stoller 29 episodes, 1981-1983
Alan North ...  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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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Gimme a Break!: Love, Kidney (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Friends Forever
Music by Billy Goldenberg
Lyrics by Carol Connors
Performed by Tony Randall, Swoosie Kurtz and Kaleena Kiff
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A show that was as good as it could be, for its time
10 February 2009 | by sts-26See all my reviews

This series popped into my head this evening, and I checked out IMDb. I have read the other comments, and would like to add my two-cents worth.

One fact that I have not seen mentioned is this: Sidney is miserable and friendless because he is bitter over the loss of his lover, which he seems incapable of getting over. If I remember correctly, his boyfriend had died, and - with the great reluctance to explore that relationship on the show - it is easy to assume in retrospect that the boyfriend was a victim of one of the big issues - gay bashing? AIDS? ...Anyway....

The whole message of the show, as sugary sweet as it was, is that everyone needs someone to share his life with, and, while the ideal is to have a lover (whatever your sexual persuasion), good platonic friends can be a pretty good substitute. Families are made, not born.

The great achievement of the show was that it shattered stereotypes - that was the whole point of Sidney being neither a disco-dwelling, toy-boy hunting sugar daddy, nor a camp, shrieking queen. The show also captured an ennui that was soon to swamp the gay community, and those who saw it as a pop-culture touchstone, as AIDS took a greater and greater toll.

Love, Sidney was soulful and complex, and is owed much by all involved with, and fans of, such shows as Will and Grace.


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28 October 1981 (USA) See more »

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