The Ann Sothern Show




The Ann Sothern Show Cast


Series Description
    


The Ann Sothern Show was a 30 minute comedy series on CBS about the assistant manager (Katy O'Connor) of a chic New York City hotel. Most of the storylines centered around the lives of Katy, her fellow hotel co-workers, and hotel guests. Katy had a potential romantic interest with James Devery that almost, but never quite, happened until the end of the series.

Ann Sothern Show Cast

Ann Sothern .... Katy O'Connor
Ann Tyrrell .... Olive Smith
Ken Berry .... Woody Hamilton
Don Porter .... James Devery (1959-1961)
Jesse White .... Oscar Pudney (1959-1961)
Jack Mullaney .... Johnny Wallace (1958-1960)
Jacques Scott .... Paul Martine (1958-1959)
Reta Shaw .... Florence McCauley (1958-1959)
Ernest Truex .... Jason McCauley (1958-1959)
Louis Nye .... Dr. Delbert Gray (1960-1961)


Ann Sothern Show Trivia

Starting with episode #24, the Ann Southern show underwent drastic changes. The hotel manager was transferred to the hotel in Calcutta. The new manager was James Devery, a younger, unmarried man who provided Katy with flirtacious opportunities. Katy also gained a roomate, best friend, and secretary when Olive Smith joined the show. A young bellboy with a crush on Katy named Johnny Wallace was added and a suave room clerk with a French accent named Paul Martine appeared.

In 1959, the Ann Sothern show won a Golden Globe Award for the "Best TV Show". Ann Sothern herself was nominated that year for an Emmy as "Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series" but she lost the award to Jane Wyatt for her role on, "Father Knows Best"!

The Ann Sothern show was not Ann Sothern's first TV series. She had previously starred in the highly successful series, "Private Secretary", which ran for five seasons and 104 episodes! Ann set a record on that series by becoming the first working woman on a U.S. TV sitcom! As a compliment to that record, Ann had already played the part of a "working girl" secretary on the "Adventures of Maisie Radio Show" for 7 1/2 years!

Although you never saw her, you may have heard Ann's voice if you ever saw the series, "My Mother the Car". Ann provided the voice of the mother, Gladys Crabtree on that show!

You'll notice that several of the Ann Sothern show's Cast also starred with her on Private Secretary! Don Porter, Jesse White, and Ann Tyrrell were all major characters on both series!

Lucille Ball appeared in episode #36, "The Lucy Story". She played Lucy Ricardo, her well-known role established on the series, "I Love Lucy" and continued on "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour". Actually, the Ann Southern show was produced at Desilu Studios which was owned by Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz.


Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Season 1
  1. Bridal Suite (10/6/1958)
  2. Six Wives Plus Two (10/13/1958)
  3. Love Comes to Olive (10/20/1958)
  4. Governess for a Day (10/27/1958)
  5. Masquerade Ball (11/3/1958)
  6. New Lease on Life (11/10/1958)
  7. The Countess of Bartley (11/17/1958)
  8. The Thanksgiving Story (11/24/1958)
  9. Say It with Music (12/1/1958)
  10. The Big Gamble (12/8/1958)
  11. It's a Dog's Life (12/15/1958)
  12. The Boss's Son (12/22/1958)
  13. The East Side Story (12/29/1958)
  14. Johnny Moves Up (1/5/1959)
  15. Give It Back to the Indians (1/12/1959)
  16. Three Loves Has Katy (1/19/1959)
  17. The Five Year Itch (1/26/1959)
  18. Hurrah for the Irish (2/2/1959)
  19. The O'Connors Stick Together (2/9/1959)
  20. The High Cost of Living (2/16/1959)
  21. Two on the Aisle (2/23/1959)
  22. Stand-In Heiress (3/2/1959)
  23. Katy's Big Surprise (3/9/1959)
  24. Katy's New Boss (3/23/1959)
  25. The Road to Health (3/30/1959)
  26. The Engagement Ring (4/6/1959)
  27. Katy's Investment Club (4/13/1959)
  28. The Square Peg (4/20/1959)
  29. Geisha Girl (4/27/1959)
  30. The Ugly Bonnet (5/4/1959)
  31. The Raise (5/11/1959)
  32. Springtime for Katy (5/18/1959)
  33. Katy Goes Through Channels (6/1/1959)
  34. A Promotion for Johnny (6/8/1959)
  35. Baby at the Bartley House (6/15/1959)
Season 2
  1. The Lucy Story (10/5/1959)
  2. Katy and the Cowboy (10/12/1959)
  3. Nervous Breakup (10/19/1959)
  4. Domestic Katy (10/26/1959)
  5. The Sal Mineo Story (11/2/1959)
  6. The Big Pay-Off (11/16/1959)
  7. Old Buddy Boy (11/23/1959)
  8. Queen for a Night (11/30/1959)
  9. Katy and the New Girl (12/7/1959)
  10. Katy's Tender Trap (12/14/1959)
  11. Top Executive (12/21/1959)
  12. Katy Mismanages (12/28/1959)
  13. Woman Behind the Throne (1/4/1960)
  14. Slightly Married (1/11/1960)
  15. Devery's White Elephant (1/18/1960)
  16. Katy's New Career (1/25/1960)
  17. The Witness (2/1/1960)
  18. The Dog Who Came to Dinner (2/8/1960)
  19. Olive's Dream Man (2/15/1960)
  20. A Touch of Larceny (2/22/1960)
  21. Common Cents (2/29/1960)
  22. The Freeloader (3/14/1960)
  23. Billy (3/21/1960)
  24. I Can Get it for You Wholesale (3/28/1960)
  25. Katy Meets Danger (4/4/1960)
  26. The Roman Hatter (4/11/1960)
  27. Surprise, Surprise (4/18/1960)
  28. One for the Books (4/25/1960)
  29. Doubting Devery (5/2/1960)
  30. Boy Genius (5/9/1960)
  31. Wedding March (5/16/1960)
  32. Angels (5/23/1960)
Season 3
  1. A Tooth for a Tooth (10/6/1960)
  2. Loving Arms (10/13/1960)
  3. The Girls (10/20/1960)
  4. The Pitch Hitter (10/27/1960)
  5. Olive in Love (11/3/1960)
  6. Go-Go Gordon (11/10/1960)
  7. Hasta Luego (11/17/1960)
  8. The Proposal (11/24/1960)
  9. Secret Admirer (12/1/1960)
  10. Option Time (12/8/1960)
  11. Setting the Date (12/15/1960)
  12. The Other Woman (12/22/1960)
  13. The Elopement (12/29/1960)
  14. Operation Pudney (1/5/1961)
  15. Mr. Big Show (1/19/1961)
  16. Toujour L'amour (1/26/1961)
  17. The Royal Visit (2/2/1961)
  18. Just Friends (2/9/1961)
  19. The Widow (2/16/1961)
  20. Always April (2/23/1961)
  21. Two's Company (3/2/1961)
  22. Vamp 'Til Ready (3/9/1961)
  23. Pandora: The Pat Carroll Show (3/16/1961)
  24. The Wedding (3/23/1961)
  25. The Beginning (3/30/1961)
  26. The Invitation (9/4/1961)




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