TV's longest-running live-action comedy was the brainchild of lawyer-turned-bandleader Ozzie Nelson and began on the radio in 1944. There wasn't, in fact, much `adventure' anyone could discern in the lives of the suburban Nelson clan (nor was it ever exactly clear what the TV Ozzie did for a living), but this wholesome sitcom ran for 14 years (and a remarkable 435 episodes), and made a bona fide rock-and-roll star out of younger son Rick.

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Connie Harper
Alice, Miss Edwards, Mother, Waitress
Ben Bennett
Ben, Clerk, Counterman, Florist, Grocery Clerk, Harvey, Jeweler, Ted
Sally Hughes
Chairwoman, Detective, Mrs. Rogers, Sally
Janet Waldo
Ann, Customer, Janet, Mary Jo, Mrs. Martin, Nurse
Paula Winslowe
Mrs. Cosgrove, Mrs. Peabody, Mrs. Stevens, Mrs. Willoughby, Registrar
Barbara Eiler
Barbara, Dean of Nurses, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Harvey, Waitress
Francis DeSales
Governor, Mr. Dobson, Mr. Turner, Ralph
Hal Smith
Baker, Charlie, Driver, Gates, Mr. Wilson
Isabel Randolph
Mrs. Brewster, Mrs. Hastings, Mrs. Hopkins, Mrs. Wilson
Dick Ryan
Captain, Cyclist, Delivery Man, Waiter
Henry Hunter
Clerk, Counselor, Mr. Kingsley, Salesman
Joyce Taylor
Dorothy, Maria, Norma
Barbara Gayle
Dorothy, Helen, Linda, Sorority Girl
Glenn Taylor
Higgins, Instructor, Mr. Baxter, Professor
Katie Regan
Betty, Jane, Katie, Terry
Linda Evanstad
Linda, Mary, Sally, Shirley
Richard Gittings
Cooper, Fire Captain, Golf Official, Store Owner
Russ Thompson
Counterman, Repairman, Ringmaster, Russ
William McLean
Barry, Mac, Perry, Superintendent
Will Wright
Mr. Hendrix, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Stewart
Sarah Selby
Mrs Murry, Mrs. Howard, Mrs. Mac
Janet Lake
Betty, Carolyn, Terry
Mabel Rea
Blonde, Bonnie, Mabel
Mack Williams
Art Teacher, Clerk, Mr. Harris
Richard Powers
Mr. Jenkins, Officer, Sergeant
Stanley Farrar
Clerk, Florist, Store Manager
John Doucette
Hammerhead, Laramie Kid
Madge Blake
Mrs. Dipple, Mrs. Hastings
Bob Jellison
Station Attendant, Watchman
Pat McCaffrie
Cab Driver, Mr. Ferguson
Vera Marshe
Receptionist, Salesgirl

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