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Westinghouse Studio One (CBS)(1948-58) 60 min "live" Monday Night Dramatic Anthology
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958-60) Filmed Anthology series hosted by Desi Arnaz
Westinghouse Playhouse: The Nanette Fabray Show (Revue/NBC)(Early 1961) Comedy series starring Nanette Fabray
Westinghouse Playhouse:
The Nanette Fabray Show (1961)
aka: "Yes, Yes Nanette" (syndication title)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, Robert Leszczak
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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WESTINGHOUSE PLAYHOUSE: THE NANETTE FABRAY SHOW
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 Beejay Production Company
in association with Revue Studios

for NBC (Fridays)
Produced by Larry Berns

US Comedy series 1961 26 episodes x 30 min
6Jan61-7Jul61
Starring
Nanette Fabray as Nan McGovern
Wendell Corey as Dan McGovern
Bobby Diamond as Buddy
Jacklyn O'Donnell as Nancy
Doris Kemper as Mrs. Harper
Recurring :
Paul Maxey as Bert Stanley, Dan's producer
 
Premise:
Nan, a successful Broadway star, marries Dan McGovern a widower. On their
way home, Dan tells her that he had not told his two children, Buddy and
Nancy, that he was getting married. Nan is then confronted with two rude
and indifferent stepchildren and the housekeeper, Mrs. Harper.
The series details her trials and tribulations in dealing with the kids and
housekeeper.

"Nanette" theme from Westinghouse Playhouse.
music composed by Axel Stordahl.

### Westinghouse Playhouse: Nanette Fabray ###
############## season early 1961 #############
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NBC Fridays

[01] Nanette Fabray: AMATEUR MOTHER
6Jan61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Reba Waters (as Jane)
Bek Nelson (as Airline Stewardess)
    Dan and Nan are married after a quick courtship in New York, and they
board the plane for Hollywood. [JK]

[02] Nanette Fabray: I SEEN THE SAW (copyright title)
13Jan61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Tom Fadden (as Carpenter)
Paul Newlan (as Workman)
Kipp Hamilton (as Sylvia Morrow)
    Nan's perturbed by the news that writer Sylvia Morrow is coming to
the house to collaborate with Dan. [JK]

[03] Nanette Fabray: POKER GAME
20Jan61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Peter Leeds (as Sid)
John Gallaudet (Hank)
Herb Ellis (as Marty)
Herb Vigran (Vince)      
  The "Poker Game" is the big problem around the house. Dan wants to
break the news gently about his weekly game with his four buddies. [JK]
                     
[04] Nanette Fabray: IT'S ALL IN THE MIND
27Jan61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Jimmy Hawkins (as Dinky) 
Buddy gives his pal Dinky a snake in return for a live bat. Later,
Nan finds Buddy hanging upside down like his new pet. [JK]

1.5 [--] Nanette Fabray: THE PLANNED PICNIC [verified -RL]
03Feb61 NBC Fri
Written by Hugh Wedlock & Howard Snyder
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest Cast:
Jerry Barber ........ Golfer
Synopsis:
Nan gets it into her head that the family's life is too disorganized. She concots
a master schedule that accounts for every minute of the day. [JK]

[06] Nanette Fabray: A DATE FOR BUDDY
10Feb61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Cheryl Holdridge (as Mona Morgan)
Howard Wendell (as Mr. Morgan)
Sheila Bromley (as Mrs. Morgan)
    Mona Morgan's a pretty thing and she'd like to act in Dan's movie.
She thinks dating Buddy will help her case. [JK]

[07] Nanette Fabray: A TALE OF TWO MOTHERS
17Feb61 NBC Fri
    Guest Cast:
Glenda Farell (as Laura)
    Kathryn Card (as Mrs. McGovern)
   Carl Benton Reid (as Mr. McGovern)
The honeymoon is over, and Dan announces that his parents are coming
to visit. Nan has a surprise too -- her mother is going to drop in
at the same time. [JK]

[08] Nanette Fabray: NANETTE'S TEENAGE SUITOR
24Feb61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Joel Grey (as Herbie)
    Ryan O'Neal (as Larry)
Reba Waters (as Jane)
    Young Nancy's friend Herbie enjoys coming to the McGovern house--but
not to see Nancy. Herbie has a crush on Nan. [JK]

[09] Nanette Fabray: A SPECIAL SPECIAL
3Mar61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Jesse White (as Fred Sanford) (recurring)
   Fred Sanford one of Nan's old friends, is in town to direct a TV show.
Caught short with an ailing guest star he asks Nan to substitute. [JK]
   
[10] Nanette Fabray: BUDDY'S FORMAL DINNER
10Mar61 NBC Fri
   Nan gets a call from an old friend who'd like Buddy to escort her
daughter to a formal dinner. Nan says yes, then decides she'd better
make sure that Buddy knows his manners. [JK] 

[11] Nanette Fabray: FOR RICHER OR POORER
17Mar61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Paul Maxey (as Burt Stanley)(recurring)
Jack Albertson (as Clyde)
    After arguing with his producer Burt Stanley, Dan is threatened with
being fired. Putting on a brave front, Nan starts on an economy
    drive. [JK]

[12] Nanette Fabray: THE SHOW MUST GO ON
24Mar61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Karen Green (as Karen)
Jesse White (as Fred Sandford)(recurring)
   Producer Sandford sees little Nancy rehearsing for a school play,
and decides to use her in his plot to lure Nan back to the
theatre. [JK]

[13] Nanette Fabray: HOME HONEYMOON
31Mar61 NBC Fri
  Nan and Dan are off to Hawaii on a delayed honeymoon - if they can
just get past the front door. Right in the midst of packing, the
   sight of an unfinished script starts Dan's creative juices flowing
and it looks as though the trip is off. [JK] 

 1.14 [--] Nanette Fabray: THOSE GOLDEN DAYS [verified -RL]
7Apr61 NBC Fri
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest Cast:
GiGi Verone .......... Jennie
Joan Harding ......... Peggy
Smokey Fabares ....... Shirley
Synopsis:
Nan becomes concerned about Dan's health and prescribes a series of exercises to keep
him young and trim. But the harder he exercises, the more he feels like Methuselah. [JK]

1.15 [--] Nanette Fabray: THE PIPES OF PAN [verified -RL]
Revue-Beejay Prod. no. TP13804
14Apr61 NBC Fri
Written by Alan Lipscott & Bob Fisher
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest Cast:
Paul Maxey .......... Bert Stanley (recurring)
Bob Anderson ........ the officer
Mimi Kidd ........... the friend
Synopsis:
Buddy has a hot rod but no driver's license. Nan agrees to drive him down to the Motor
Vehicles Bureau where he can take the test. She grabs the wheel and takes off  in the
bucket of bolts -- with her view of the road somewhat reduced by her large sunhat. [JK]

1.16 [--] Nanette Fabray: MOTH TRAP [verified -RL]
Revue-Beejay Prod. no. TP13805
21Apr61 NBC Fri
Written by Luther Davis
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest Cast:
Marya Stevens ....... Lucia Di Moore
Jan Arvan ........... headwaiter
Scott Elliott ....... doorman
Dan Tobin ........... Arrow Vann
Bruce Mysak (as Captain)
Synopsis:
Nan and Dan have no regrets when they encounter old heart-throbs from show - business days. [JK]

1.17 [--] Nanette Fabray: SWEET CHARITY [verified -RL]
28Apr61 NBC Fri
Written by Benedict Freedman & John Fenton Murray
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest Cast:
Shirley Mitchell ..... Shirley
Sandra Gould ......... Sandy
Miriam Nelson ........ Miriam
June Hutton .......... June
Synopsis:
Dan would like Nan to pay less attention to committees and more to him.
Nan agrees to spend more time at home -- with her committees. [JK]
 
[--] 5May61 NBC Fri
Pre-empted for : "Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Joke and the Valley"


[18] Nanette Fabray: DEAR DIARY
Revue Prod. no. TP13827
12May61 NBC Fri
    Nan, leafing through her diary, happens  upon a vital statistic --
the date of her marriage six months ago. [JK]

[19] Nanette Fabray: BARBY
19May61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Mimi Gibson (as Barby)
    Nan is anxious to have a baby around the house, but Dan hopes that her
motherly instincts will be satisfied by the presence of his 11-year-old
daughter Barby. The girl arrives--and Nan treats  her like a newborn
child. [JK]

[20] Nanette Fabray: NANCY COME HOME
Revue Prod. no. TP13825
26May61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Ryan O'Neal (as Roger)
    Nancy catches the bouquet at a wedding and starts planning for the day
when she'll have a big wedding of her own. Then Dan tells her he thinks
big weddings are a waste time and money --- and says she'd be better
off eloping. [JK]

[21] Nanette Fabray: COUNTRY CLUB
Revue Prod. no. TP13818
2Jun61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Fred Banks (as Norman)
David Garcia (as Preston Fairbanks)
Parly Baer (as Edgar Fairbanks)
Frances Robinson (as Mrs. Fairbanks)
Mark Shipley (as Grocery Boy)
   Nan thinks Nancy would do well to cultivate a new social life among
the young smart set. In particular she has in mind the very eligible
(and snobbish) Preston Fairbanks. [JK]

[22] Nanette Fabray: BEHIND EVERY GREAT MAN
Revue Prod. no. TP13819
9Jun61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Paul Maxey (as Bert Stanley)(recurring)
    Jeanette Nolan (as Flora Stanley)
    "Behind Every Great Man is a woman", according to Nan's view on life.
She decides the fastest way to make asuccess out of Dan is by
influencing Flora Stanley, the wife of Dan's pro-ducer. [JK]

[23] Nanette Fabray: HOUSE GUEST (broadcast title)
(a.k.a. "The Welcome Guest") (copyright title)
Revue Prod. no. TP13829
16Jun61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Barbara Nichols (as Lorraine)
   Nan remembers her old schoolfriend
    Lorraine Hadley as a simple, uncom-
    plicated girl. But when Lorraine arrives on a visit she turns out to
be very sophisticated. [JK]

[24] Nanette Fabray: THE MRS. HARPER STORY
Revue Prod. no. TP13820
23Jun61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Connie Gilchrist (as Clara Bassett)
    Mrs. Harper, the McGovern's housekeeper, is in a tizzy. It seems she is
      about to receive a visit from her old rival Clara Basset--and Clara
thinks Mrs. Harper is a wealthy widow. [JK]

[25] Nanette Fabray: BALLET-OOP
Revue Prod. no. TP13826
30Jun61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Mimi Kidd. (as Mrs. Bailey)
Frank Bank (as Tiny)
Ryan O'Neal (as Mick)
B.J. MacDougal (as B.J.)
Jamie MacDougall (as Jamie)
    Buddy's football team has hit a loosing streak, but Nan knows just the
thing that will turn the boy into fleet-footed  atheletes-ballet lessons. [JK]

[26] Nanette Fabray: NAN SUITS DAN (final show)
Prod. no. TP13828
7Jul61 NBC Fri
Guest Cast:
Paul Maxey (as Bert Stanley)(recurring)
Arte Johnson (as Clerk)
    Scott Elliott (as Customer)            
    Nan goes on a brightening-up spree. First it's new drapes for the living
room, then it's a fancy Italian suit for Buddy- and then it's Dan's
turn but Dan doesn't intend to be redecorated. [JK]

### Westinghouse Playhouse: Nanette Fabray ###
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