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Oh Those Bells aired from March until May 1962 on CBS.


This series was a loosely structured attempt to bring contemporary slapstick humor to television. The Wiere Brothers ( Herbert, Harry, Sylvester), an internationally known trio of slapstick comedians , portrayed the last living members of a family with a long history as theatrical prop costume and wig makers. They worked in a Hollywood prop shop, run by irascible Henry Slocum ( Henry Norell) with the help of his sweet , understanding secretary, Kitty ( Carol Byron). Despite their gentle natures, the brothers managed to turn simple everyday situations into frenetic disasters. When things started to go wrong their world looked like it had been taken over by The Three Stooges in their prime.



Here is Herbert Wiere's Obituary from Variety
Published on Mon., Aug. 23, 1999


Herbert Wiere


By JILL PESSELNICK


Herbert Wiere, a member of the comedic team the Wiere Brothers, who appeared in stage, film and TV productions, died Aug. 5 at the Simi Valley Hospital of natural causes. He was 91.
Born in Vienna, Wiere and his brothers, Harry and Sylvester, formed their performing group as teenagers. In their act, Herbert would be engaged in a serious bit while Harry and Sylvester would be dancing, performing hat tricks or doing other antics.


After a stint in America in the late 1930s, the brothers permanently relocated. They continued their live act up to 1970, working on the vaudeville and later the nightclub circuits.


The Wiere Brothers appeared in several movies, including 1943's "Swing Shift Maisie" starring Ann Southern, 1947's "Road to Rio" with Bing Crosby and 1967's "Double Trouble" starring Elvis Presley.


The trio also performed on TV variety programs such as the "Ed Sullivan Show," the "Perry Como Show" and the "Merv Griffin Show." In 1962, the brothers had their own series, "Oh, Those Bells."


Sylvester died in 1970, and the remaining Wiere brothers continued to perform as a team for another 15 years.


Harry died in 1992.


Wiere is survived by his wife, Jocelyn, a Radio City Music Hall dancer in the 1930s, two sons, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


For more on Oh Those Bells go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh!_Those_Bells


For an episode guide go to http://ctva.biz/US/Comedy/OhThoseBells.htm


For more on The Wiere Brothers go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiere_Brothers


To watch the opening credits go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juXv5zc0Bj8
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