The Millionaire




The Millionaire Cast


Series Description
    


The Millionaire TV show was a 30 minute drama series on CBS about an ultra-rich benefactor who has his private secretary present total strangers with $1 Million tax free! The lucky recipients were not allowed to tell anyone (except their spouse) how they got the money, how much they got or from where it came. If they violated that oath, they would have to return the money. It was exciting to see how the instant wealth changed the person's life.

The Millionaire Cast

Marvin Miller .... Michael Anthony
Paul Frees .... John Beresford Tipton (Voice)


The Millionaire Trivia

It's important to remember that in the mid-1950s, one million dollars was an absolutely huge sum of money. Those were the days of penny candy and nickel sodas. It was the equivalent of someone winning a mega-lottery today!

Marvin Mueller became very identified with his role as Michael Anthony, the fellow you wanted to see when you opened your door! For a while, instead of giving autographs to his fans, he would present them with a check made out for "One Million Dollars Worth Of Luck"! Marvin also won Grammys in 1965 and 1966 for his recitations of Dr. Seuss stories.

The face of the ultra-rich benefactor, "John Beresford Tipton" was never seen during the entire series! Each episode began with Mr. Tipton sitting in the den of his mansion handling pieces of a chess set. He would call for Michael Anthony and hand him the name of that week's lucky new millionaire! All the audience ever saw of Tipton was the back of his head or his hand as he passed the name to Anthony.

Paul Frees made a career out of his voice. Prior to doing the voice of multi-millionaire "John Beresford Tipton" on "The Millionaire", he did many popular radio programs including, "The Green Lama (1949)" and the "Escape Radio Show (1947-1954)". Many years later, he would even participate in one of the few attempts to bring drama back to radio as the narrator for "Bradbury 13". Some of his other more well-known voices included Boris Badenov on the cartoon series, "Rocky, Bullwinkle, & Friends", Inspector Fenwick on "Dudley Do-Right" and Ludwig Von Drake, the professor duck from "The Wonderful World of Disney". He could vary his voice so widely that he even once starred in a show titled, "The Speaker" where he played ALL the parts. He also did re-dubs for actors that either had foreign accents or when they "flubbed" a line.


Opening Narrative

(Voice of Marvin Miller as Michael Anthony who was sitting at his desk)

"Hello, My name is Michael Anthony. And until his death, I was executive secretary to John Beresford Tipton, a multi-billionaire who had the strange hobby of giving away one million dollars. One million dollars, tax-free to an individual who had never met him-who indeed had never heard of him!"

(John Bereford Tipton's mansion appears)

"This is Silverston, John Beresford Tipton's 60,000 acre estate. Mr. Tipton was a man of amazingly wide interests. So wide that one never knew what to expect when called into his presence."

(Then a flashback scene of Michael Anthony entering a room where John Bereford Tipton was sitting with his back to the camera)

"You sent for me, Sir?"

(Then Mr. Tipton would tell Mr. Anthony who would be that week's recipient of the tax-free one million dollar check!)

Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Season 1
  1. Millionaire Amy Moore (1/19/1955)
  2. Millionaire Carl Nelson (1/26/1955)
  3. Millionaire Joe Iris (2/2/1955)
  4. The Story of Dan Mulcahy (2/9/1955)
  5. The Story of Emily Short (2/16/1955)
  6. The Story of Margaret Browning (2/23/1955)
  7. The Story of Harvey Blake (3/2/1955)
  8. The Story of Nancy Marlborough (3/9/1955)
  9. The Story of Betty Jane Ryan (3/16/1955)
  10. The Story of Charles Lamar (3/23/1955)
  11. The Story of Ken Fowler (3/30/1955)
  12. The Story of Pev Johnson (4/6/1955)
  13. The Story of Quentin Harwood (4/13/1955)
  14. The Story of Fred Malcolm (4/20/1955)
  15. The Story of Luke Fortune (4/27/1955)
  16. The Story of Jack Martin (5/4/1955)
  17. The Story of Walter Carter (5/11/1955)
  18. The Story of Merle Roberts (5/18/1955)
  19. The Story of Uncle Robby (5/25/1955)
  20. The Story of Sam Donovan (6/1/1955)
  21. The Story of Vickie Lawson (6/8/1955)
  22. The Story of Cobb Marley (6/15/1955)
  23. The Story of Mildred Milliken (6/22/1955)
Season 2
  1. The Story of Rita Keeley (9/28/1955)
  2. The Robert Croft Story (10/5/1955)
  3. Millionaire Joe Seaton (10/12/1955)
  4. Millionaire Iris Miller (10/19/1955)
  5. The Story of Tom Bryan (11/2/1955)
  6. The Story of Peggy Demos (11/9/1955)
  7. The Story of Jerome Wilson (11/16/1955)
  8. The Story of Nora Paul (11/23/1955)
  9. The Story of Steve Carey (11/30/1955)
  10. The Story of Don Lewis (12/7/1955)
  11. The Story of Jeff Ellis (12/14/1955)
  12. The Story of Wilbur Gerrold (12/21/1955)
  13. The Story of Philip Sargent (12/28/1955)
  14. The Reverend Hardin Story (1/11/1956)
  15. The Cindy Bowen Story (1/18/1956)
  16. The Jean Griffith Story (1/25/1956)
  17. The Dr. Larry Evans Story (2/1/1956)
  18. The Brian Hendricks Story (2/8/1956)
  19. The Arthur Darner Story (2/15/1956)
  20. The Story of Victor Volante (2/22/1956)
  21. The Candy Caldwell Story (2/29/1956)
  22. The Rip Matson Story (3/7/1956)
  23. The Rita Hanley Story (3/14/1956)
  24. The Eric Vincent Story (3/21/1956)
  25. The Bedelia Buckley Story (3/28/1956)
  26. The Tom Mead Story (4/4/1956)
  27. The Story of Lucky Swanson (4/11/1956)
  28. The Jane Costello Story (4/18/1956)
  29. The Ed Murdock Story (4/25/1956)
  30. The Louise Williams Story (5/2/1956)
  31. The Todd Burke Story (5/9/1956)
  32. The Captain Carroll Story (5/16/1956)
  33. The Sally Delaney Story (5/23/1956)
  34. The Story of Olivia Grainger (5/30/1956)
  35. The Jill Mayfield Story (6/6/1956)
  36. The Ralph McKnight Story (6/13/1956)
Season 3
  1. The Kathy Munson Story (9/12/1956)
  2. The Story of Jane Carr (9/19/1956)
  3. The Story of Anna Hartley (9/26/1956)
  4. The Story of Charlie Simpson (10/3/1956)
  5. The Story of Fred Graham (10/10/1956)
  6. The Story of Virginia Lennart (10/24/1956)
  7. The Story of Joey Diamond (10/31/1956)
  8. The Story of David Tremayne (11/7/1956)
  9. The Story of Waldo Francis Turner (11/14/1956)
  10. The Story of Jay Powers (11/21/1956)
  11. The Story of Harvey Borden (11/28/1956)
  12. The Story of Valerie Hunt (12/5/1956)
  13. The Story of Salvatore Michaelangelo Buonarotti (12/12/1956)
  14. The Story of Mildred Kester (12/19/1956)
  15. The Story of Betty Perkins (12/26/1956)
  16. The Story of Nick Cannon (1/2/1957)
  17. The Story of Nancy Wellington (1/9/1957)
  18. The Story of Russell Herbert (1/16/1957)
  19. The Story of Anton Bohrman (1/23/1957)
  20. The Story of Charles Wyatt (1/30/1957)
  21. The Story of Jim Driskill (2/6/1957)
  22. The Story of Professor Amberson Adams (2/13/1957)
  23. The Story of Judge William Westholme (2/20/1957)
  24. The Story of Jerry Bell (2/27/1957)
  25. The Story of Jerry Patterson (3/6/1957)
  26. The Story of Jimmy Reilly (3/13/1957)
  27. The Story of Rose Russell (3/27/1957)
  28. Millionaire Doctor Alan March (4/3/1957)
  29. Millionaire Crystal Sands (4/10/1957)
  30. Millionaire Maggie Sheeler (4/17/1957)
  31. Millionaire Carol Wesley (4/24/1957)
  32. The Hub Grimes Story (5/1/1957)
  33. The Chris Daniels Story (5/8/1957)
  34. The Josef Marton Story (5/15/1957)
  35. The Ted McAllister Story (5/22/1957)
  36. The Dan Larsen Story (5/29/1957)
  37. The Diane Loring Story (6/5/1957)
  38. The Bob Fielding Story (6/12/1957)
Season 4
  1. The Story of Matt Kirby (9/18/1957)
  2. The Pete Marlowe Story (9/25/1957)
  3. The Roy Delbridge Story (10/2/1957)
  4. The Story of Carl Bronson (10/9/1957)
  5. The Laura Hunter Story (10/16/1957)
  6. The Larry Parker Story (10/23/1957)
  7. The Ruth Ferris Story (10/30/1957)
  8. The Story of Hap Connolly (11/13/1957)
  9. The Story of Frank Keegan (11/20/1957)
  10. The Story of Larry Smart (11/27/1957)
  11. Millionaire Anitra Dellano (12/4/1957)
  12. The Story of Hugh Waring (12/11/1957)
  13. Millionaire Barbara Lydon (12/18/1957)
  14. The Regina Wainwright Story (12/25/1957)
  15. The Rod Matthews Story (1/1/1958)
  16. The Marjorie Martinson Story (1/8/1958)
  17. The Peter Barkley Story (1/15/1958)
  18. The Jonathan Bookman Story (1/22/1958)
  19. The Doris Winslow Story (1/29/1958)
  20. The Michael Holm Story (2/5/1958)
  21. The Story of Martha Crockett (2/12/1958)
  22. The John Richards Story (2/26/1958)
  23. The Johanna Judson Story (3/5/1958)
  24. The Raymond Dupar Story (3/12/1958)
  25. The Neal Bowers Story (3/19/1958)
  26. The John Smith Story (3/26/1958)
  27. The Susan Birchard Story (4/2/1958)
  28. The Tony Drummond Story (4/9/1958)
  29. The Story of the Thorne Sisters (4/16/1958)
  30. The Rafe Peterson Story (4/23/1958)
  31. The Story of Andrew Sterling (4/30/1958)
  32. The Wally Bannister Story (5/7/1958)
  33. The Jack Garrison Story (5/14/1958)
  34. The Paul Taylor Story (5/21/1958)
  35. The Russ White Story (5/28/1958)
Season 5
  1. The Betty Hawley Story (9/3/1958)
  2. The Norman Conover Story (9/10/1958)
  3. The Fred Morgan Story (9/17/1958)
  4. The Ken Leighton Story (9/24/1958)
  5. The David Barrett Story (10/1/1958)
  6. The Martin Scott Story (10/8/1958)
  7. The Ellen Curry Story (10/15/1958)
  8. The William Vaughan Story (10/22/1958)
  9. The Cat Story (10/29/1958)
  10. The Dan Howell Story (11/5/1958)
  11. The Newman Johnson Story (11/12/1958)
  12. The Lee Randolph Story (11/19/1958)
  13. The Frank Harrigan Story (12/3/1958)
  14. The Pete Hopper Story (12/10/1958)
  15. Millionaire Eric Lodek (12/17/1958)
  16. Millionaire William Courtney (1/7/1959)
  17. Millionaire Terrence Costigan (1/14/1959)
  18. Millionaire Irene Marshall (1/21/1959)
  19. Millionaire Julia Conrad (1/28/1959)
  20. Millionaire Emily Baker (2/4/1959)
  21. Millionaire John Rackman (2/11/1959)
  22. Millionaire Father Gilhooley (2/18/1959)
  23. Millionaire Hank Butler (2/25/1959)
  24. Millionaire Angela Temple (3/4/1959)
  25. Millionaire Charlie Weber (3/11/1959)
  26. Millionaire Alicia Osante (3/18/1959)
  27. Millionaire Marcia Forrest (3/25/1959)
  28. Millionaire Henny Banning (4/1/1959)
  29. Millionaire Sally Simms (4/8/1959)
  30. Millionaire Ann Griffin (4/15/1959)
  31. Millionaire Karl Miller (4/22/1959)
  32. Millionaire Gilbert Burton (4/29/1959)
  33. Millionaire Susan Ballard (5/6/1959)
  34. Millionaire Bill Franklin (5/13/1959)
  35. Millionaire Louise Benson (5/20/1959)
  36. Millionaire Martha Halloran (5/27/1959)
  37. Millionaire Charles Bradwell (6/10/1959)
Season 6
  1. Millionaire Mark Fleming (9/16/1959)
  2. Millionaire Harry Brown (9/23/1959)
  3. Millionaire Lorraine Daggett (9/30/1959)
  4. Millionaire Phillip Burnell (10/7/1959)
  5. Millionaire Doctor Joseph Frye (10/21/1959)
  6. Millionaire Jim Hayes (10/28/1959)
  7. Millionaire Maureen Reynolds (11/4/1959)
  8. Millionaire Jeff Mercer (11/11/1959)
  9. Millionaire Tom Hampton (11/18/1959)
  10. Millionaire Sergeant Matthew Brogan (11/25/1959)
  11. Millionaire Mitchell Gunther (12/2/1959)
  12. Millionaire Andrew C. Cooley (12/9/1959)
  13. Millionaire Nancy Pearson (12/16/1959)
  14. Millionaire Jackson Green (12/23/1959)
  15. Millionaire Timothy Mackail (12/30/1959)
  16. Millionaire Elizabeth Tander (1/6/1960)
  17. Millionaire Sylvia Merrick (1/13/1960)
  18. Millionaire Whitney Ames (1/20/1960)
  19. Millionaire Janie Harris (1/27/1960)
  20. Millionaire Margaret Stoneham (2/3/1960)
  21. Millionaire Jerry Mitchell (2/10/1960)
  22. Millionaire Sandy Newell (2/17/1960)
  23. Millionaire Larry Maxwell (3/2/1960)
  24. Millionaire Karen Summers (3/9/1960)
  25. Millionaire Jessica Marsh (3/16/1960)
  26. Millionaire Julie Sherman (3/23/1960)
  27. Millionaire Tony Rogers (3/30/1960)
  28. Millionaire Susan Johnson (4/6/1960)
  29. Millionaire Nancy Cortez (4/13/1960)
  30. Millionaire Katherine Boland (4/20/1960)
  31. Millionaire Mara Robinson (4/27/1960)
  32. Millionaire Dixon Cooper (5/4/1960)
  33. Millionaire Vance Ludlow (5/11/1960)
  34. Millionaire Peter Longman (5/25/1960)
  35. Millionaire Maggie Dalton (6/1/1960)
  36. Millionaire Patricia Collins (6/8/1960)




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