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Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis (CBS 1959-1963, Dwayne Hickman)

Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis

Sitcom Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis was about good old all American teen Dobie Gillis growing up in Central City, where his parents run a grocery store. Dobie’s head is full of big plans but unfortunately that’s where they usually stayed. After a spell in the army and then at college, the show ended.

Then on 10 May 1977 a one off special appeared called Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis? In which the now well into adulthood Dobie (married to Zelda) runs the grocery store with his Dad and also has a young teenage son of his own.

Another sequel appeared on 21 Feb 1988 called Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis offering more of the same.

production details
USA / CBS – Martin Manulis – TCF / 147×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 1959-1963 black and white

Creator: Max Shulman / Executive Producer: Martin Manulis / Producers: Rod Amateau, Joel Kane, Guy Scarpitta

cast
DWAYNE HICKMAN as Dobie Gillis
FRANK FAYLEN as Herbert T. Gillis
FLORIDA FRIEBUS as Winifred ‘Winnie’ Gillis
SHEILA JAMES as Zelda Gilroy
BOB DNEVER as Maynard Krebs
TUESDAY WELD as Thalia Menninger(59-60)
WARREN BEATTY as Milton Armitage(59-60)
DARRYL HICKMAN as Davey Gillis(59-60)
BOBBY DIAMOND as Duncan ‘Dunky’ Gillis
TOMMY FARRELL as Riff Ryan
YVONNE LIME as Melissa Frome