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The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1959 to 1963. The series and several episode scripts were adapted from a 1951 collection of short stories of the same name, written by Max Shulman, who had also written a feature film adaptation of his short stories for MGM in 1953, The Affairs of Dobie Gillis.

The series revolved around the life of teenager/young adult Dobie Gillis, who, along with his best friend, beatnik Maynard G. Krebs, struggles against the forces of his life - high school, the military, college, and his parents - as he aspires to attain both wealth and dates with girls. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis was produced by Martin Manulis Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Creator Shulman also wrote the theme song in collaboration with Lionel Newman.

  1. Max Shulman


Series Cast

  1. Dwayne Hickman as Dobie Gillis

    Dwayne Hickman

    Dobie Gillis

    147 Episodes

  2. Bob Denver as Maynard G. Krebs

    Bob Denver

    Maynard G. Krebs

    147 Episodes

  3. Frank Faylen as Herbert T. Gillis

    Frank Faylen

    Herbert T. Gillis

    147 Episodes

  4. Florida Friebus as Winifred Gillis

    Florida Friebus

    Winifred Gillis

    147 Episodes

  5. Sheila James Kuehl as Zelda Gilroy

    Sheila James Kuehl

    Zelda Gilroy

    147 Episodes

  6. Bobby Diamond as

    Bobby Diamond

    36 Episodes

  7. William Schallert as Prof. Leander Pomfritt and Mr. Leander Pomfritt

    William Schallert

    Prof. Leander Pomfritt, Mr. Leander Pomfritt

    20 Episodes

  8. Doris Packer as

    Doris Packer

    16 Episodes

  9. Tuesday Weld as Thalia Menninger

    Tuesday Weld

    Thalia Menninger

    16 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 4

1962 • 36 Episodes

Season 4 of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis premiered on September 26, 1962.

The Devil and Dobie Gillis

(4x36, June 5, 1963) Season Finale

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The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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