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It’s Always Jan

1 9 5 5 – 1 9 5 6 (USA)
26 x 30 minute episodes

Jan Stewart (Janis Paige) was a nightclub singer who performed regularly in a place called Tony’s Cellar in New York but was always aspiring to bigger and better things which, despite her talent, never panned out.

Jan was a war widow with a ten-year-old daughter named Josie (Jeri Lou James).

Jan and Josie had two other female roommates in their Eastside Manhattan apartment to help pay the bills: Up-and-coming actress/model Val Marlowe (Merry Anders) and secretary to a theatrical production assistant, Pat Murphy (Patricia Bright).

The three adult women frequently quibbled over and competed for the attention of eligible bachelors.

There were two of them in the regular cast – a young Arte Johnson played delicatessen delivery boy Stanley Schreiber and Sid Melton portrayed Jan’s loyal agent and longtime friend Harry Cooper.

The series ran on  CBS from 10 September 1955 to 30 June 1956.

Jan Stewart
Janis Paige
Pat Murphy
Patricia Bright
Val Marlowe
Merry Anders
Josie Stewart
Jeri Lou James
Stanley Schreiber
Arte Johnson
Harry Cooper
Sid Melton
Mrs Johnson
Kathleen Freeman
Jack Adams
Dan Tobin