The Millionaire

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The Millionaire
Premiere January 19, 1955
Finale June 8, 1960
Network CBS
Style 30-minute anthology drama
Company Don Fedderson Productions
Seasons 6
Episodes 206
Origin USA

The Millionaire is a anthology drama that aired on CBS. Essentially a character study, the show features an unseen philanthropist, John Beresford Tipton, who sends out checks for $1 million to a different person each week. The show's drama is how the sudden windfall effects the recipient in some way. The show was so believable that CBS would get flooded with letters from the viewers asking for a check for $1 million. It went into replays on CBS daytime in the fall of 1960.

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Marvin Miller Michael Anthony 1 2 3 4 5 6
Paul Frees John Beresford Tipton 1 2 3 4 5 6

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One January 19, 1955 June 22, 1955 23
Season Two September 28, 1955 June 6, 1956 37
Season Three September 12, 1956 June 12, 1957 39
Season Four Septmeber 18, 1957 May 28, 1958 35
Season Five September 3, 1958 June 10, 1959 37
Season Six September 16, 1959 June 7, 1960 36

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