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Love and Marriage

1 9 5 9 – 1 9 6 0 (USA)
18 x 30 minute episodes

A behind-the-scenes look at the business of a music publishing company as seen through the eyes of Patricia Baker (Jeanne Bal), the daughter of Bill Harris (William Demarest, pictured above), a widower who owns the near-bankrupt Harris Music Publishing Company in Los Angeles.

Bill is behind the times and cannot accept the new wave in music – Rock and Roll. Patricia knows her father is wrong and must convince him of that fact.

Stories follow Patricia as she struggles to save the family business by acquiring Rock and Roll personalities and songs.

Steve (Murray Hamilton) is Patricia’s lawyer husband; Susan (Susan Reilly) and Jenny (Jennie Lynn) are their daughters; Stubby Wilson (Stubby Kaye) is the firm’s song plugger; Sophie (Kay Armen) is the firm’s secretary.

The show added a couple of characters in late 1959 – a Chinese songwriter named Jimmy Chang (Robert Kino) and a housekeeper for the Bakers names Han Cho-Yee (Judy Dan). Jimmy and Han fell madly in love, even though Han’s very strict and traditional father Mr Cho-Yee (Benson Fong) had arranged for her to marry someone else.

Bill Harris
William Demarest
Patricia Baker
Jeanne Bal
Kay Armen
Steve Baker
Murray Hamilton
Susan Baker
Susan Reilly
Jenny Baker
Jennie Lynn
Stubby Wilson
Stubby Kaye
Jimmy Chang
Robert Kino
Han Cho-Yee
Judy Dan
Mr Cho-Yee
Benson Fong