1 9 8 0 (USA)
13 x 30 minute episodes
The year is 1942. Four young ladies – level-headed Edith Bedelmeyer (Annie Potts); girl-next-door Betty Crandall (Lorna Patterson); dumb but sweet blonde war bride Loretta Smoot (Georgia Engel), and stuck-up photographer Camille Rittenhouse (Francine Tacker) – are forced to share a one-room attic apartment in “Coolidge House” – a Washington DC boarding house.
The four learn to live together and help each other while taking jobs to help the war effort.
George (Merwin Goldsmith) and Irma (Marcia Lewis) Coolidge are their landlords, and Frankie Malardo (Adrian Zmed) is a cab-driving buddy of the girls who also lives in the house with his roommate and pal, Benny Loman (Peter Scolari).
Scott Baio (Happy Days) guested as Edith’s brother, and Micheal McKean (Lenny from Laverne and Shirley) as a bitter soldier in a wheelchair.