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It's a Living (1980–1989)

TV Series | 30 min | Comedy

This series featured a group of waitresses (and a pianist, Sonny) who work at a fancy restaurant at the top of a skyscraper.
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Seasons
6   |   5   |   4   |   3   |   2   |   1   See all
Creators
Dick Clair (created by) | Jenna McMahon (created by) | Stu Silver (created by)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Oct 30, 1980

Release date (First episode)
Oct 30, 1980 (United States)

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Gail Edwards
Dot Higgins Dot Higgins   See fewer
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Barrie Youngfellow
Jan Hoffmeyer Gray / Jan Hoffmeyer Jan Hoffmeyer Gray / Jan Hoffmeyer   See fewer
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Paul Kreppel
Sonny Mann Sonny Mann   See fewer
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Marian Mercer
Nancy Beebe Nancy Beebe   See fewer
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Crystal Bernard
Amy Tompkins Amy Tompkins   See fewer
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Richard Stahl
Howard Miller Howard Miller   See fewer
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Sheryl Lee Ralph
Ginger St. James Ginger St. James   See fewer
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Ann Jillian
Cassie Cranston Cassie Cranston   See fewer
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Louise Lasser
Maggie McBurney Maggie McBurney   See fewer
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Earl Boen
Dennis Hubner Dennis Hubner   See fewer
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Susan Sullivan
Lois Adams Lois Adams   See fewer
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Wendy Schaal
Vicki Allen Vicki Allen   See fewer
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Richard Kline
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7.2 / 10 | 494 votes