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Encyclopedia > The Nanny (television)
The Cast of The Nanny
The Cast of The Nanny

The Nanny was an American sitcom that first aired on November 3, 1993 on CBS. It starred Fran Drescher as "the nanny named Fran" (as Ann Hampton Callaway sang in the theme she wrote). Six seasons were aired; the show ended its run in 1999. The show was produced by Sternin & Frasier Ink, Inc. and High School Sweethearts Productions. In association with and distributed by TriStar Television This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... Fran Drescher Francine Joy Drescher (born in Flushing, New York, on September 30, 1956) is an American actress. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Categories: Television stubs | Television companies | Sony subsidiaries ...


Part of the show's success and originality stems from the fact that - along with Rhoda - it is one of the only successful American comedies with an explicitly Jewish main character. Many of the characters in the series (e.g. Yetta, her grandmother) were named after Fran Drescher's real family. Rhoda was an American situation comedy and a television spin-off of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. ... The word Jew (Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ...


The plot revolved around nasal-voiced Fran Fine (Fran Drescher) who, fresh out of her job as a bridal consultant in her boyfriend's shop, first appeared on the Manhattan doorstep of wealthy and widowed Broadway producer Maxwell Sheffield (played by former Days of our Lives star Charles Shaughnessy) peddling cosmetics. When he mistakenly believed she was there in response to his classified ad, she quickly seized upon the opportunity to become the nanny for his three children. But soon Fran, with her off-beat nurturing and no-nonsense honesty, touched Maxwell as well as the kids. It was a situation of blue collar meets blue blood, as Fran gave the prim-and-proper Maxwell and his children a dose of "Queens logic," helping them become a healthy, happy family. Fran Drescher Francine Joy Drescher (born in Flushing, New York, on September 30, 1956) is an American actress. ... Manhattan is an island bordering the lower Hudson River. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Days of our Lives is a long-running American soap opera. ... Charles Shaughnessy Charles Shaughnessy (born February 9, 1955) is a British television and film actor. ... Queens County in New York State Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the United States, is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City. ...

Fran Drescher
Fran Drescher

Proudly running the Sheffield household was the butler, Niles (Daniel Davis), who watched all events with a bemused eye and leveled problems with his quick wit. Niles quickly recognized Fran's gift at bringing warmth back to the family and did his best to undermine Maxwell's socialite business partner, C.C. Babcock (Lauren Lane), in their ongoing game of one-upmanship. C.C. viewed Fran with a mixture of skepticism and jealousy, as she had designs on the very available Sheffield herself. This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Daniel Davis as Niles in The Nanny Daniel Davis (born November 26, 1945 in Gurdon, Arkansas) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his role of Niles the butler, in The Nanny. ... Categories: Television stubs ...


From the outset, Mr. Sheffield clearly was smitten with Fran, even if he was too shy to admit it, and Fran was equally taken with Mr. Sheffield. For the first few years, the writers teased viewers with a series of '"will they or won't they?" situations. At the end of the fifth season, the two wed, and in the sixth - and final - year, the two welcomed twins into the family. Far more unexpected was the pairing of Niles and C.C., whose antagonism towards each other apparently had masked their true feelings.


Perpetually hovering close by were Fran's typically obsessive and food loving (who would often when hungry steal the food off the children if she deemed it "too big for them") "Jewish mother" Sylvia and her cigarette-addicted grandmother Yetta, dispensing advice while plotting to get the pair to the altar.


The Nanny was executive produced by Drescher and her then-husband Peter Mark Jacobsen, who was her high school sweetheart.

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(Trivia notes: Ann Morgan Guilbert portrayed neighbor Millie Halper on The Dick Van Dyke Show. Fran Drescher's dog Chester occasionally appeared as C.C.'s pet, most notably in an episode where he destroyed Shari Lewis's sock puppet, "Lamb Chop.") Fran Drescher Francine Joy Drescher (born in Flushing, New York, on September 30, 1956) is an American actress. ... Charles Shaughnessy Charles Shaughnessy (born February 9, 1955) is a British television and film actor. ... Daniel Davis as Niles in The Nanny Daniel Davis (born November 26, 1945 in Gurdon, Arkansas) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his role of Niles the butler, in The Nanny. ... Categories: Television stubs ... Categories: Stub | 1978 births ... The Cast of The Nanny The Nanny was an American sitcom that first aired on November 3, 1993 on CBS. It starred Fran Drescher as the nanny named Fran (as Ann Hampton Callaway sang in the theme she wrote). ... Madeline Zima (born September 16, 1985 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American actress. ... Ann Morgan Guilbert (b. ... The Dick Van Dyke Show was an American television situation comedy which aired from October 3, 1961 to September 7, 1966. ... Chester Drescher was a performing dog born in 1982 in Queens, New York, New York, USA and he died in the year 2000. ... Shari Lewis (born Sonia Hurwitz; January 17, 1933 - August 2, 1998) was a ventriloquist, puppeteer, and childrens television show host, most popular during the 1960s. ... Lamb Chops Play-Along was a childrens television show created by Shari Lewis, which was shown on PBS in the United States starting in 1992. ...


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