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The Debbie Reynolds Show (sitcom)

    (NBC Primetime, 1969 - 1970)

    [In the spirit of "I Love Lucy", "The George Burns and Gracie
     Allen Show" and "My Little Margie", film star Debbie Reynolds
     played a slightly ditzy young woman whose well-meaning efforts 
     to deal with the vicissitudes of life lead to complications;

     Perhaps this formula was tried because the series was produced
     by Jess Oppenheimer, producer of the classic "I Love Lucy"; 

     But by the late 1960s, this premise had been explored in many
     sitcoms; unfortunately this series didn't have a particularly
     original twist on the formula, despite a cast that included 
     support from Don Chastain and veteran character actor (and
     voice actor) Tom Bosley; the series only lasted one season;

     Reynolds starred on TV in one subsequent ABC series over a 
     decade later called "Aloha Paradise" (1981) which was also
     short-lived]


Open Theme: "The Debbie Reynolds Show Theme"

    [above is title in the BMI Repertoire database, ASCAP
     title variations...
     aka: "Debbie Reynolds Sig (M T)"]

     Composer: Jack Wilton Marshall (ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: [not found in the 1978 ASCAP Index of
                      performed compositions]

     1991 Publisher: [listed without publisher in both ASCAP
                      and BMI databases]

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Close Theme: "With a Little Love"

    [THEME title credit in the Ray Clark collection;
     Reynolds sang the closing THEME over the End Credits;

     aka: "Debbie Reynolds Sig (M T)";
     this is apparently a vocal version of the THEME above]

     Composers: music by Jack Wilton Marshall (ASCAP/BMI) and
                lyric by Debbie Reynolds (not affiliated with ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: [not found in the 1978 ASCAP Index of
                      performed compositions]

     1991 Publisher: [not found in either ASCAP or BMI databases]

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:

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