Randolph continued acting in television series well into the 1960s. Aylesworth, Thomas G. and Bowman, John S. (1987). Rusty won the part and was cast as the wise-cracking, somewhat bratty son of Danny Williams, the night club entertainer played by Danny Thomas on the show, When the family comedy premiered on the ABC network on September 29, 1953, Rusty was just six years old. Amanda Randolph was born on September 2, 1896 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. The star was dedicated on February 8, 1960. Andy's Aunt Bee comes in to act as his live-in housekeeper and as surrogate mother/grandmother to Opie. Cathy Lewis, Actress: Fibber McGee and Molly. [16] She is survived by her daughter Anne Archer,[3] her son, Gregg Archer, grandchildren Tommy Davis, Jeffrey Jastrow, Tracey McCarter, Adelle Archer, and Nathan Archer, and three great-grandchildren. 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 second wife Kathy, teenage daughter Terry and son Rusty from his first marriage and Kathy's young daughter Linda and Danny's old … The series was conceived as a vehicle for entertainer Joey Bishop by Danny Thomas and Louis F. Edelman in 1960. She died on August 24, 1967 in Duarte, California, USA. In the backdoor pilot episode from The Danny Thomas Show, viewers learn Andy lost his wife when Opie was "the least little speck of a baby." That show was the first television sitcom to star a black person. Beavers was one of three actresses (including Hattie McDaniel and Ethel Waters) to portray housekeeper Beulah on the Beulah television show. Thomas' series was then a top-20 hit and served as a launching pad for The Joey Bishop Show. Long-running sitcom about Danny Williams, a nightclub entertainer with a wife and two kids. Linda then was adopted by Danny, and the show's ratings dramatically increased. Her family moved to New York City when she was 15. In 1966, she played Mrs. Martha Meade, the wife of Bob Hope's character, in the screwball comedy Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!. Lord appeared in a 1950 episode of The Lone Ranger titled "Bullets for Ballots", also featuring Craig Stevens, and a 1955 episode entitled "The Law Lady". [citation needed], Lord has a star in the television section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6317 Hollywood Boulevard. The Jack Benny Show… The whole family is at the club for Linda's birthday. Lord remained active beyond her 90th birthday. Marjorie Lord (née Wollenberg; July 26, 1918 – November 28, 2015) was an American television and film actress. Danny Thomas (born Amos Muzyad Yaqoob Kairouz; January 6, 1912 – February 6, 1991) was an American philanthropist, producer, and nightclub comedian, singer, and actor whose career spanned five decades.He created and starred in one of the most successful and long-running situation comedies in the history of American network television, the eponymous Danny Thomas Show. The Dick Van Dyke Show. Season 1. 320: 7 "My Fair Uncle" Danny Thomas: Fred S. Fox & Iz Elinson: November 11, 1963 () Uncle Tonoose plans to get married. She gained more visibility in Danny Thomas' other hit classic TV show, Make Room for Daddy, where she played the family's maid. Her third husband was Harry Volk, the former CEO of Union Bank and a Los Angeles philanthropist, to whom she was married from 1976 until his death in 2000. While appearing in Springtime for Henry with Edward Everett Horton, director Henry Koster approached her and signed her to a contract with Universal Studios. Amanda Randolph. 1 Cast 1.1 Singing cast (regular) 2 Plot 3 Series Danny Thomas - Danny Williams Jean Hagen - Margaret Williams Sherry Jackson - Terry Williams Rusty Hamer - Rusty Williams Danny Thomas played the role of Danny Williams, a successful comedian and nightclub entertainer at the "Copa Club," a takeoff on the … In 1935, at the age of 16, Lord made her Broadway debut in The Old Maid with Judith Anderson. DIRECTOR. Her most memorable role came in 1957 with Danny Thomas’ ABC domestic comedy, “Make Room for Daddy,” where she played a gracious Irish woman, Kathy O’Hara. "No Small Parts" takes a look at his rise to fame. Danny Williams, a nightclub entertainer, (a character almost identical to that of Danny Thomas himself) tries to strike a balance between family life and the entertainment business. [4], Although most of Lord's success came in television, she said in 1963: "I am primarily a stage actress. The Jazz Singer. Andy Griffith was a film actor and famous gospel singer when he scored his own show in 1960. Daniel Kaluuya, known for his roles in "Black Mirror" and Get Out, stars in Judas and the Black Messiah. [9], Lord was married three times. Marjorie Lord, who starred as the cheery and supportive wife Kathy Williams on the showbiz-centered hit sitcom Make Room for Daddy/The Danny Thomas Show… "[5], In the 1970s, Lord was active in dinner theater productions, spending 34 weeks in such presentations in 1973 alone. Marjorie Lord. Danny and Benny interfere with Liz's love life, be that as it may. [2] Her father was a cosmetics executive. The leads were played by Judith Anderson and Helen Menken. William Demarest. Marjorie Lord, who later gained fame as the wife of Danny Thomas on TV's The Danny Thomas Show (1953), was a replacement cast member in a supporting role. Her film work includes a number of wartime pictures, including the 1943 mystery Sherlock Holmes in Washington, starring Basil Rathbone in the title role. Though "The Andy Griffith Show" was cancelled way back in 1968, its spirit lives on in small towns across the U.S., and also in the 249 episodes still in regular rotation -- ready to give viewers a dose of nostalgia for a time when even the bumbling Barney could make a living as a Deputy Sheriff. S01:E01 - Lose Me in Las Vegas. She also played a maid, Louise, for the first two seasons of The Danny Thomas Show (1953–1955). In the first episode of the show Andy has a maid that is getting married and moving away. Danny Thomas Special: The Road to Lebanon. [14] Lord is grandmother of Tommy Davis, son of her daughter Anne, both of whom are noted members of the Church of Scientology. 321: 8 "Shy Alfie" Danny Thomas With Danny Thomas, Rusty Hamer, Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright. Angela Margaret Cartwright (born September 9, 1952) is an American actress primarily known for her roles in movies and television. Mary Wickes (born Mary Isabella Wickenhauser; June 13, 1910 – October 22, 1995) was an American film and television actress.She often played supporting roles as prim, professional women, secretaries, nurses, nuns, and housekeepers, who made sarcastic quips when the leading characters fell short of her high standards.