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The Bill Dana Show

The Bill Dana Show



Jose Jimenez (Bill Dana) is a Latin American immigrant who works as a bellhop at the Park Central Hotel. He also lived in a special bachelor section of the hotel. His biggest obstacles were another bellhop by the name of Eddie (Gary Crosby), hotel manager Phillips (Jonathan Harris), and hotel detective Glick (Don Adams). The show was a spin-off of Make Room for Daddy as Dana had originated the character of Jose on that series. Crosby left the series after its first season and was replaced by Maggie Peterson as Susie, a waitress in the hotel's coffee shop. Despite sharp writing which provided more than a few laughs the show was up against the popular and long-running Ed Sullivan Show on CBS and found itself on the cancellation floor after a year and a half on the air and 42 episodes.


Episode Info

Final: 2x16 -- The Court Jester (Jan/17/1965)


An executive wants to hire Jose as a type of court jester to keep everyone in his company in good humor.
Cast
Bill DanaBill Dana
As Jose Jimenez
Jonathan Harris (1)Jonathan Harris (1)
As Jerome Phillips
Don AdamsDon Adams
As Byron Glick
Gary CrosbyGary Crosby
As Eddie Martin (S01)
Maggie PetersonMaggie Peterson
As Susie (S02)
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Crew

Executive Producer: Sheldon Leonard
Producer: Jack Elinson, Howard Leeds
Associate Producer: Ronald Jacobs
Editor: Robert Moore (5)
Casting: Marjorie Benson
Music: Irving Szathmary
Hairstylist: Donna McDonough
Make-up: Thomas Tuttle
Set Decorator: Ken Swartz
Property Master: Jerry McFarland

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Recurring Guests

Bill Idelson as Babcock (7 eps)
Andrew Duncan (1) as Binky Bennington (4 eps)
Charles Smith (1) as Desk Clerk (4 eps)
Amzie Strickland as Mrs. Phillips (3 eps)
Nestor Paiva as Mr. Gomez (3 eps)
Francisco Ortega as Mr. Rodriguez (3 eps)
Bob Hoffman as Elliott (3 eps)
Herb Vigran as Delivery Man (2 eps)
Arthur Batanides as Augie (2 eps)
Allan Melvin as Detective Buchanan (2 eps)

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Warning: The Bill Dana Show guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 07:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 1963
Ended: January 17, 1965
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