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December Bride (1954–1959)

TV Series | 30 min | Comedy

Charming and wise Lily Ruskin lives with her daughter and son-in- law who, along with her close friend Hilda Crocker, are always trying to find suitable older marriageable companionship for her. Running comedy bits included neighbor ...See moreCharming and wise Lily Ruskin lives with her daughter and son-in- law who, along with her close friend Hilda Crocker, are always trying to find suitable older marriageable companionship for her. Running comedy bits included neighbor Porter's complaints about his (heard but unseen) wife Gladys. Written by Ed Stephan See less
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Updated Oct 4, 1954

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Oct 4, 1954 (United States)

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Spring Byington
Lily Ruskin Lily Ruskin   See fewer
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Frances Rafferty
Ruth Henshaw Ruth Henshaw   See fewer
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Dean Miller
Matt Henshaw Matt Henshaw   See fewer
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Harry Morgan
Pete Porter Pete Porter   See fewer
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Verna Felton
Hilda Crocker Hilda Crocker   See fewer
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Norman Leavitt
Carpenter / Lester / Mr. Foster Carpenter / Lester / Mr. Foster   See fewer
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Lyle Talbot
Bill Monahan / Mr. Butterfield / Mr. Winters Bill Monahan / Mr. Butterfield / Mr. Winters   See fewer
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Gail Bonney
Madeline / Madeline Schweitzer Madeline / Madeline Schweitzer   See fewer
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Lee Millar
George George   See fewer
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Edith Simmons
Edna the Maid / Janice / Woman With Baby Edna the Maid / Janice / Woman With Baby   See fewer
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Isabel Randolph
Miss Twilly / Aunt Emily Miss Twilly / Aunt Emily   See fewer
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Elvia Allman
Sarah Selkirk / Nora Sarah Selkirk / Nora   See fewer
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Rolfe Sedan
Gibbons / Mr. Wilson / Professor Gibbons / Mr. Wilson / Professor   See fewer
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Dick Elliott
Stanley Stanley   See fewer
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James Flavin
First Policeman First Policeman   See fewer
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Russell Trent
Tom, the Cop Tom, the Cop   See fewer
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Harry Cheshire
Gus / Poole Gus / Poole   See fewer
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Frank Jenks
George Bigelow / Man George Bigelow / Man   See fewer
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Madge Blake
Anita / Anita Henderson / Margaret Anita / Anita Henderson / Margaret   See fewer
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Joel Grey
Jimmy Jimmy   See fewer
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Will Wright
Doctor / Mr. Jordon Doctor / Mr. Jordon   See fewer
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Joseph Kearns
Indian Guide / Mr. Murray, Desi Arnaz's Agent / Thornhill Indian Guide / Mr. Murray, Desi Arnaz's Agent / Thornhill   See fewer
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Howard McNear
Smedley Smedley   See fewer
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Ross Ford
Harry Gibson / Tom Hodges Harry Gibson / Tom Hodges   See fewer
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Mr. Graves Mr. Graves   See fewer
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Paul / Paul Farnum Paul / Paul Farnum   See fewer
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Joi Lansing
Candy / Linda / Miss Sullivan Candy / Linda / Miss Sullivan   See fewer
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Regis Toomey
Tom Anderson Tom Anderson   See fewer
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Carl Manheim Carl Manheim   See fewer
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Dr. Nelson / Henry, Tourist Dr. Nelson / Henry, Tourist   See fewer
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John Qualen
Mr. Thompson / The Count Mr. Thompson / The Count   See fewer
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Robert Burton
Bob Carraday Bob Carraday   See fewer
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Benny Rubin
Henry, Mickey's Barber Henry, Mickey's Barber   See fewer
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Lennie Heller Lennie Heller   See fewer
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Robert Foulk
Jack Schuyler Jack Schuyler   See fewer
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Mr. Hawthorne Mr. Hawthorne   See fewer
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Edythan Walker Edythan Walker   See fewer
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Frieda Manheim Frieda Manheim   See fewer
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Itchy (as Marc 'Butch' Cavell) Itchy (as Marc 'Butch' Cavell)   See fewer
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Porter at train station Porter at train station   See fewer
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Gladys Porter in a Gorilla Suit Gladys Porter in a Gorilla Suit   See fewer
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Mrs. Adams Mrs. Adams   See fewer
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