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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Cast

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alla älskar Sidney See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Follows Sidney Shorr: A Girl's Best Friend (1981) 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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the "First" of it's kind...
18 May 2004 | by kylebengelSee all my reviews

OK, let's clear the air. No, this was NOT the first openly-gay character on television. But this WAS the first openly-gay LEAD character on television.

Billy Crystal was a supporting actor on 'Soap' and so was not a Lead. And while the writing was not all that great and the concept was paper-thin, this show did break new and important ground on television. Shows like 'Will & Grace' and 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy' owe a lot to this program. Was the show any good? Yeah, it was decent. Was it important? Yes, unbelievably so. As Tony Randall passes away from our sight on this day, we should remember that we all owe him a debt of thanks.

Thanks, Tony; We will miss you.


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