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It's a Living 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1980–1989)
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This series featured a group of waitresses (and a pianist, Sonny) who work at a fancy restaurant at the top of a skyscraper.
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Complete series cast summary:
Gail Edwards ...  Dot Higgins 120 episodes, 1980-1989
Barrie Youngfellow Barrie Youngfellow ...  Jan Hoffmeyer Gray / ... 120 episodes, 1980-1989
Paul Kreppel ...  Sonny Mann 120 episodes, 1980-1989
Marian Mercer ...  Nancy Beebe 120 episodes, 1980-1989
Crystal Bernard ...  Amy Tompkins 93 episodes, 1985-1989
Richard Stahl ...  Howard Miller 93 episodes, 1985-1989
Sheryl Lee Ralph ...  Ginger St. James 71 episodes, 1986-1989
Ann Jillian ...  Cassie Cranston 49 episodes, 1980-1986
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This half-hour situation comedy centered on a small group of waitresses working at a first class restaurant. A stern female supervisor and a young male piano player are also added into the mix. Written by Phil Fernando

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Comedy

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TV-14

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Marian Mercer and Richard Stahl both appeared in 9 to 5 See more »

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Referenced in Talk Show the Game Show: National Treasure (2017) See more »

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I loved this show but can't find it anywhere!
18 June 2006 | by astrautzSee all my reviews

This show was about a group of waitresses working in a restaurant in Los Angeles. It introduced me to Ann Jillian and several other actresses still working in the industry. I loved the theme song and still can remember it now. Like many of the shows I grew up with I can't find it on DVD anywhere. "Alice"(the TV show) is getting a DVD. Where are some of the others that I remember so well? "One Day at a Time" also comes to mind. I know that it was also called "Making a Living" for a season and can find all kinds of information on it. Why do they release all the crap that passes for entertainment, and don't release some of the shows that we grew up in the '80's with!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1980 (USA) See more »

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Making a Living See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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