Harold Peary Willard Waterman Walter Tetley Lurene Tuttle Mary Lee Robb Lillian Randolph Richard Crenna Barbara Whiting Earle Ross Richard Le Grand Arthur Q.
Bryan Shirley Mitchell Bea Benaderet Una Merkel Martha Scott Cathy Lewis Gale Gordon Mel Blanc Conrad Binyon it was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs.
In the first season, under writer Levinson, Birdie was often portrayed as less than intelligent, but she slowly developed as the real brains and caretaker of the household under Whedon and other writers.
Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle, later by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) matured to a young woman through the 1940s.
Only Gildersleeve, Leroy and Birdie remained on a continuing basis.
All other characters were seldom heard, and gone were Marjorie and her family as well as the studio audience, live orchestra and original scripts.
Several women passed through Gildersleeve's life during the series, including three he almost married before settling into a pattern of casual dating.After living in the same household for a few years, the newlyweds moved next door.