Four Star Playhouse

1952, TV Show

A well-regarded '50s anthology show featuring four marquee actors who starred on a rotating basis. Originally, two of the four were to be Joel McCrea and Rosalind Russell, but they were replaced by David Niven and Ida Lupino (joining Charles Boyer and Dick Powell). A recurring character, nightclub owner Willie Dante, was spun off into his own series called `Dante' in 1960, with Howard Duff taking over the role originated by Powell.

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Premiered: September 01, 1952, on CBS
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Premise: A well-regarded '50s anthology show featuring four marquee actors who starred on a rotating basis. Originally, two of the four were to be Joel McCrea and Rosalind Russell, but they were replaced by David Niven and Ida Lupino (joining Charles Boyer and Dick Powell). A recurring character, nightclub owner Willie Dante, was spun off into his own series called `Dante' in 1960, with Howard Duff taking over the role originated by Powell.

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