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The Life of Riley (1949)

The Life of Riley (1949)

Jackie Gleason's first television series aired on NBC during the 1949-50 season. It was based on the hit radio program of the same name which had starred William Bendix. The series was canceled after 26 episodes with one critic saying that Gleason "had no future in television." Ironically, both Gleason and Life of Riley had futures. Gleason would carry on and become a superstar with The Honeymooners and his long-running variety program. Life of Riley would return in 1953 with Bendix reprising his radio role and would also become a hit.
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Final: 1x26 -- Five Dollar Bill (Mar/28/1950)

Jackie Gleason
As Chester A. Riley
Rosemary DeCamp
As Peg Riley
Gloria Winters
As Babs Riley
Lanny Rees
As Junior Riley
Sid Tomack
As Jim Gillis

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Recurring Guests

Bob Jellison as Waldo Binny (8 eps)
Maxine Semon as Honeybee (4 eps)
James Lydon as Simon Vanderhopper (3 eps)
John Eldredge as Sheekman (2 eps)
Alan Reed as Punchy (2 eps)
Anne Burr as Marilyn (2 eps)

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Warning: The Life of Riley (1949) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: October 04, 1949
Ended: March 28, 1950
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