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The People's Choice is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from 1955 to 1958, primarily sponsored by The Borden Company.

It stars Jackie Cooper as Socrates "Sock" Miller, an ex-Marine and a young politician in fictitious New City, California. Sock has a basset hound named "Cleo", whose thoughts, as she balefully observes Sock's dilemmas, are recorded on the soundtrack for the viewers' amusement. Cleo's real name was Bernadette. Much of Cleo's dialog consists of wisecracks. The popularity of the basset hound breed increased markedly with the run of the show. During the last season of The People's Choice, Croft began her eight-year role as Clara Randolph on ABC's The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. The versatile Croft had also been a semi-regular on Our Miss Brooks and I Love Lucy and a regular on The Lucy Show and Here's Lucy.

  1. Irving Brecher


Series Cast

  1. Jackie Cooper

    Jackie Cooper

    Socrates 'Sock' Miller

    104 Episodes

  2. Patricia Breslin

    Patricia Breslin

    Amanda 'Mandy' Peoples Miller

    104 Episodes

  3. Mary Jane Croft


    104 Episodes

  4. Dick Wesson

    Dick Wesson

    Rollo 'Hex' Hexley

    104 Episodes

  5. John Stephenson

    John Stephenson

    Roger Crutcher

    104 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3

1957 | 34 Episodes

Season 3 of The People's Choice premiered on October 3, 1957.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m



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