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THE LIFE OF RILEY Vol 2 DVD TV Jackie Gleason (1949)

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THE LIFE OF RILEY Vol 2 DVD TV Jackie Gleason (1949)

THE ORIGINAL VERSION LIFE OF RILEY 2 HOURS LOST EPISODES JACKIE GLEASON

Beginning October 4, 1949, the show was adapted for television for the DuMont Television Network, but Bendix's film contracts prevented him from appearing in the role. Instead, Jackie Gleason starred along with Rosemary DeCamp as wife Peg, Gloria Winters as daughter Barbara (Babs), Lanny Rees as son Chester Jr. (Junior), and Sid Tomack as Gillis, Riley's manipulative best buddy and next-door neighbor. John Brown returned as the morbid counseling undertaker Digby (Digger) O'Dell ("Well, I guess I'll be... shoveling off"; "Business is a little dead tonight"). Television's first Life of Riley won television's first Emmy (for "Best Film Made For and Shown on Television"). However, it came to an end on March 28, 1950 because of low ratings and because Gleason left the show, thinking he could find a better showcase for his unique abilities. Groucho Marx received a credit for "story."

Jackie Gleason ............... Chester A. Riley
Rosemary DeCamp .............. Peg Riley
Lanny Rees ................... Junior Riley
Gloria Winters ............... Babs Riley
Sid Tomack ................... Jim Gillis
Maxine Semon ................. Honeybee Gillis
John Brown ................... Digby "Digger" O'Dell
Bill Green ................... Carl Stephenson
Bob Jellison ................. Waldo Binny
George McDonald .............. Egbert Gillis

EPISODES

Pegs Birthday
The Boarder
Juniors Birthday Party
Prom Dress

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