TV Tuesday: The Betty Hutton Show 1959

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Sixty years ago, today, the sitcom The Betty Hutton Show debuted on CBS. Originally titled Goldie, it was sponsored by General FoodsPost Cereals and, produced by Desilu and Hutton Productions. Created by Stanley Roberts, it starred Betty Hutton, Dennis Joel (Olivieri), Peter Miles, Gigi Perreau, Gavin Muir, Tom Conway and Jean Carson.

From Wikipedia:

Hutton stars as Goldie, a showgirl-turned-manicurist. One of Goldie’s regular customers is a millionaire, Mr. Strickland. After he suddenly dies, Goldie discovers that he has left everything he owns, including his $60 million fortune and his three children, to her.

From IMDB:

A talkative manicurist inherits a legacy and the custody of three children from a rich Wall Street broker customer.

Episode List

Although Hutton was a popular actress, the show only lasted for thirty episodes before being cancelled, mainly because it was scheduled opposite ABC‘s popular series The Donna Reed Show.

Betty Hutton’s Website

Episode One: Betty Crosses The Tracks

21 thoughts on “TV Tuesday: The Betty Hutton Show 1959

    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    October 2, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Wow never heard of this show before.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      October 2, 2019 at 3:50 am

      Neither had I. I’d heard of The Donna Reed Show.

    Silk Cords said:
    October 2, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Sounds like a great premise for a sitcom also, although I suppose Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was similar in the broadest sense of concept. Ergo not the only time it’s been done.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      October 2, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      Good point. I hadn’t thought of that.

    floatinggold said:
    October 2, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Fine, you’ve convinced me. I will stay.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      October 2, 2019 at 1:46 pm

      Huh?

        floatinggold said:
        October 2, 2019 at 2:42 pm

        The movie is about Goldie. One of the kids keep asking her to stay.

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          October 2, 2019 at 2:45 pm

          OH! OK! Yeah. Duh. 😄

    badfinger20 said:
    October 5, 2019 at 11:11 am

    I liked it. In the fifties, they usually didn’t deal with death much at all. I looked for episode 2 but no one has posted it yet.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      October 5, 2019 at 3:06 pm

      And, it’s kinda hard to do death well in a comedy.

      As IMDB grows (connected to Amazon…hell, what isn’t), it will eventually show up. I know there is a DVD.

        badfinger20 said:
        October 5, 2019 at 3:30 pm

        I found the second episode… elsewhere.
        I really liked it… it is a good storyline.

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          October 5, 2019 at 3:48 pm

          Where’d you find it?

            badfinger20 said:
            October 5, 2019 at 5:11 pm

            Newsgroup

              The Hinoeuma responded:
              October 5, 2019 at 5:53 pm

              Is that like a forum?

                badfinger20 said:
                October 5, 2019 at 5:53 pm

                Ah… hold on…email

                  The Hinoeuma responded:
                  October 5, 2019 at 10:28 pm

                  You got the second episode from an email? Or was it a link?

                    badfinger20 said:
                    October 5, 2019 at 10:29 pm

                    No I sent you one… about it

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      October 5, 2019 at 11:00 pm

                      OH. LOL! Going there…

                      badfinger20 said:
                      October 5, 2019 at 11:05 pm

                      Lol… I could have said it better!

                      The Hinoeuma responded:
                      October 5, 2019 at 11:46 pm

                      We are starting to sound like “Who’s On First?” LOL!

                      badfinger20 said:
                      October 5, 2019 at 11:47 pm

                      Lol it’s all in code! I sent another.

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