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The Danny Thomas Show 

Make Room for Daddy (original title)
Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family: his outspoken wife Kathy, teenage ... See full summary »
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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Danny Thomas ...  Danny Williams / ... 344 episodes, 1953-1964
Rusty Hamer Rusty Hamer ...  Rusty Williams 344 episodes, 1953-1964
Marjorie Lord ...  Kathy Williams / ... 228 episodes, 1957-1964
Angela Cartwright ...  Linda Williams 223 episodes, 1957-1964
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Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family: his outspoken wife Kathy, teenage daughter Terry from his first marriage, children Russ and Linda, and old-fashioned Uncle Tonoose. Later episodes feature Annette Funicello as an au pair girl. Most episodes conclude with a song by Danny or one of the children. Affection expressed as hostility ("I love you, you little jerk") and ironic humor characterize this show. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@intersource.com>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

29 September 1953 (USA) See more »

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The Children's Hour See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show's original sponsor was The American Tobacco Company, especially its cigarette brands Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, and Tareyton. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Mothers-In-Law: Make Room for Baby (1969) See more »

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So sad about Rusty Hamer ...
4 October 2017 | by dweilermg-1See all my reviews

When Make Room for Daddy ended its run in 1960s Danny Thomas offered to put Rusty Hamer through college but Hamer turned him down believing he had a future in acting. Sadly after the series ended acting jobs for Rusty were few and far between. Eventually in 1990 depression over being a 42 year old has been led to his suicide.


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