Love, Sidney 41 years old

Love, Sidney is an American situation comedy which ran on NBC from October 28, 1981 until June 6, 1983. The series was based on a short story written by Marilyn Cantor Baker, which was subsequently adapted into a TV movie entitled Sidney Shorr: A Girl's Best Friend, which NBC aired on October 5, 1981, a few weeks before the series premiered. The premise involved a gay man and his relationship with a single mother and her five year-old daughter whom he invites to live with him. Tony Randall stars as Sidney Shorr, with Swoosie Kurtz as Laurie Morgan and Kaleena Kiff as her daughter Patti. The series was produced by Warner Bros. Television. Love, Sidney was the first program on American television to feature a gay character as the central lead, although for the series, Sidney's homosexuality was almost entirely downplayed from its subtle yet unmistakable presence in the two-hour pilot.



Name Character
Swoosie Kurtz She was 37 , now 78 years old
Barbara Bryne She was 52 , now 94 years old
Alan North He was 60 , 79 years old when he died
Tony Randall He was 61 , 84 years old when he died
Lynne Thigpen She was 32 , 54 years old when she died
Chip Zien He was 34 , now 76 years old
Itzhak Perlman He was 36 , now 77 years old
Kaleena Kiff She was 7 , now 48 years old


Name Job title
Richard Baer Writing He was 70 , 51 years old when he died Writer
George Eckstein Production He was 53 , 81 years old when he died Executive Producer
Jay Sandrich Directing He was 49 , now 91 years old Director
Ernest Chambers Production He was 74 , 77 years old when he died Producer
Bob Brunner Production Producer
George Arthur Bloom Writing He was 36 , now 78 years old Writer
Everett Greenbaum Writing He was 61 , 79 years old when he died Writer
Oliver Hailey Writing Writer
Jim Parker Production He was 47 , now 89 years old Producer
Tony Mordente Directing He was 45 , now 87 years old Director
Love, Sidney (41 years)


  • First Air Date: 1981-10-28
  • Runtime: [30] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 46