Leave It To Larry aired from October until December 1952 on CBS.
The problems of a young man working for his father-in-law formed the basis of this comedy. Larry Tucker ( Eddie Albert), a pleasant enough fellow with a wife, Amy ( Betty Kean) and 2 children, Stevie and Harriet ( Glen Walken, Lydia Schaeffer), faced Amy's father every morning in the shoe store were he worked. He faced Mr. Koppel ( Ed Begley) every night too, since Amy's father also owned and lived in the two-family house where Larry and his family lived. Too much family , all of the time, made Larry's life a bit hectic. Someone in the family always had it in for someone else, and he was always in the middle.
This show was little noted and certainly little watched , for it was scheduled opposite Milton Berle's Texico Star Theater on Tuesdays.
Leave It To Larry had premiered with a different cast supporting Albert, and Begley-Katherine Bard ( as Amy), Olive Templeton, Bradley Houston, Gene Lee, and Patsy Bruder. These were replaced almost immediately by the cast listed above.
Singer and Dancer Betty Kean Dies at 71
Gained Fame With Her Sister Jane Over a 50-Year Career
October 02, 1986
Betty Kean, half of the singing and dancing Kean Sisters, died Monday of cancer at her Hollywood home. She was 71.
Her career stretched across five decades and began when she was a teen-age dancer at Hollywood's old Florentine Gardens. In the intervening years she appeared in dozens of film and television shows, in nightclubs throughout the country, on Broadway and in touring companies of such successful productions as "No, No Nanette," "Irene," "Bye, Bye Birdie" and "Call Me Mister."
With her younger sister, Jane, she toured the world and starred with her on Broadway in "Ankles Away."
Widow of comedian Lew Parker, with whom she appeared frequently, she was in the chorus at the Florentine Gardens when she persuaded the management to hire her tap-dancing sister. They developed an act and began appearing in Los Angeles at such clubs as the Trocadero and gradually moved into vaudeville and other stage work.
Both sisters made frequent television appearances, Betty on "The Ed Sullivan Show," "Cavalcade of Stars," "That Girl," "Happy Days" and "Love Boat."
In addition to her sister, best known as Trixie Norton on "The Honeymooners," Miss Kean is survived by a daughter and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Sportsmen's Lodge, Studio City.
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