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77 Sunset Strip 

Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama.

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Roy Huggins
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ...  Stuart Bailey / ... 173 episodes, 1958-1964
Edd Byrnes ...  Kookie / ... 163 episodes, 1958-1963
Roger Smith ...  Jeff Spencer 161 episodes, 1958-1963
Jacqueline Beer ...  Suzanne Fabry 149 episodes, 1958-1963
Louis Quinn ...  Pete Roscoe / ... 142 episodes, 1958-1963
Byron Keith ...  Lt. Roy Gilmore / ... 86 episodes, 1958-1963
Robert Logan ...  J.R. Hale / ... 72 episodes, 1961-1963
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Storyline

Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California, right next door to a snazzy restaurant where Kookie worked as a valet. The finger-snapping, slang-talking Kookie occasionally helped Stu and Jeff with their cases, and eventually became a full-fledged member of the detective agency. Rex Randolph and J.R. Hale also joined the firm, and Suzanne was their leggy secretary. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sunset 77 See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(206 episodes) |

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The sixth season shows Stuart Bailey's (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.'s) office in The Bradbury Building, a Los Angeles, California landmark. See more »

Goofs

77 Sunset Boulevard is actually a bridge over the 101 Freeway. Further, the opening sequence shows the Sunset Tower Hotel in the distance, which would place them in the 8000 block of Sunset. See more »


Soundtracks

77 Sunset Strip
Written by Mack David and Jerry Livingston
Theme song; short instrumental version played during opening credits; full vocal version performed during closing credits
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Great Detective Show didn't take itself too seriously
25 September 2001 | by brb4311See all my reviews

This was a wonderful show. Kookie and Roscoe gave it an added comic element. It also allowed for human effort. As I recall, even the secretary often gave ideas for solving cases.

I recall the caper where Roscoe, the horse player who always played hunches (and always lost) had to come up with all the winners for the day's races. After much effort he did so, but of course he did not bet on a single one.

I watch little TV any more but I tried out Remington Steele, because the daughter of Efriam Zimbalist, Jr.: Stephanie Zimbalist was cast as one of the leads. The two shows shared much similarity. They were both detective shows which really was only peripherally about solving cases. Mostly they were about relationships.

I'm guessing that all the film of these shows is not around any more or I think they would be shown as reruns. I would sure love to see some of these shows either on TV or bought on VHS tapes.


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