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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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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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 "Dino's Lodge", that featured performances in numerous episodes, often included the Frankie Ortega Trio. The trio were a Los Angeles-based three-piece jazz band signed with Warner Brothers Records, and that often headlined at the real-life Dino's during their heyday of the 1950s and 60s. 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 »

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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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Quality TV to grow up on
22 April 2005 | by Gus-41See all my reviews

The transition for large screen to small was still unlearned when "77" was released. Playhouse 90, Live From Carnegie Hall and network sponsored orchestras were still in vogue - serious TV with a performing arts feel. Note the cinema feel to this series. It was filmed, not video taped.

I enjoyed this show as a child as it was intelligent mystery/drama. It was done before secret agents. It required the private investigators to be resourceful. They were alway honest. Just the stuff a boy scout like me needed to round out his masculinity. Stuart Bailey was the smart guy. Older and no-nonsense. Jeff Spencer was the cute guy. And Kookie, well, the only thing good about Kookie were the cars he drove.

Good stuff.


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