The Danny Thomas Show
Make Room For Daddy

September 29, 1953 - September 14, 1964
ABC (1953-1957) & CBS (1957-1964)
Situation Comedy - 336 Episodes


Danny Williams:   Danny Thomas
Mrs. Margaret Williams:   Jean Hagen
Mrs. Kathy Williams:   Marjorie Lord
Rusty Williams:   Rusty Hamer
Terry Williams:   Sherry Jackson
  Penny Parker
Linda Williams:   Angela Cartwright
Louise:   Louise Beavers
  Amanda Randolph
Phil Arnold, agent:   Horace McMahon
Benny, piano player:   Ben Lessy
Jesse Leeds:   Jesse White
Uncle Tenoose:   Hans Conried
Liz O'Neal:   Mary Wickes
Phil Brokaw:   Sheldon Leonard
Pat Hannigan:   Pat Harrington, Jr.
Gina Minelli:   Annette Funicello
Uncle Charley Halper:   Sid Melton
Bunny Halper:   Pat Carroll
Frank, Danny's taylor:   Frank Jenks
Patty Williams (O'Hara):   Lelani Sorenson
Harry, song writer:   Harry Ruby
Piccola, singer:   Piccola Pupa
Buck, Gina's boyfriend:   Richard Tyler
Jose Jimenez:   Bill Dana
Alfie, waiter:   Bernard Fox
Mr. Heckendorn:   Gale Gordon
Mr. Svenson:   John Qualen
Mr. Daly:   William Demarest

Format One: 1953-1957

505 East 50th Street, New York, Apartment 542, the
residence of the Williams family: Danny, a nightclub
entertainer at the Copa Club; his wife, Margaret; and
their children, Terry and Rusty. Stories depict the
home and working life of Danny Williams, a man
whose career often leaves him with little
time to spend with his beloved family.

Format Two: 1957-1964

Same background as format one. Shortly after Margaret's
death, Rusty contracts the measles. Hiring Kathleen
O'Hara, a beautiful registered nurse, widow, and mother
of a young daughter, to care for Rusty, Danny and she
fall in love and marry one year following. Stories relate
the trials and tribulations of the Williams family.

ABC aired 24 episodes of the spin-off series

"Make Room For Granddaddy" for one season (1970-1971).

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Watch this clip from the series.
Watch these clips too...
With Dean Martin (part one)
With Dean Martin (part two)
Rusty reads the want ads
Dogs gone wild
Two sleepy people (part one)
Two sleepy people (part two)
With Paul Anka (part one)
With Paul Anka (part two)
With Paul Anka (part three)
With Paul Anka (part four)
Shoats are pigs
With Jack Benny
With Tennessee Earnie Ford
With Shirley Jones
Opening with commercial
Pilot with Andy Griffith

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Check out these classic TV Guide covers...
June 18, 1955 TV Guide cover August 24, 1957 TV Guide cover May 17, 1958 TV Guide cover
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February 17, 1962 TV Guide cover April 25, 1964 TV Guide cover




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