A sequel to the series, "Make Room for Granddaddy" aired from … The story goes that Thomas was forced to hire Hagen to play his wife but that he never warmed to her, to put it mildly, often complaining about her attitude and … Make Room for Daddy (later called "The Danny Thomas Show") is an ABC network sitcom series, starring Danny Thomas in the lead role. Russell Craig "Rusty" Hamer (February 15, 1947 – January 18, 1990) was an American stage, film and television actor. From 1953 to 1964, Rusty Hamer played Rusty Williams, the freckle-faced, curly-haired son on the Danny Thomas sitcom Make Room for Daddy (renamed The Danny Thomas Show). From 1953 to 1964, Rusty Hamer played Rusty Williams, the freckle-faced, curly-haired son on the Danny Thomas sitcom Make Room for Daddy (renamed The Danny Thomas Show). TRIVIA The Thomas family originally lived at … ... She is the wife of the producer but who are those kids related to. An aging entertainer and his wife take on care of their 6-year-old grandson. A RELIGIOUS READING - - "Claudia's Letter" is a dramatic recording by actress Marjorie Lord of an authentic letter from the wife of Pontius Pilate, written while in exile after the crucifixion. In 1990, at the age of 42, he shot himself in the head. With Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright, Michael Hughes. The show first aired on ABC from September 29, 1953 to April 25, 1957, and on CBS (under "The Danny Thomas Show") from October 7, 1957 to April 27, 1964, lasting for 343 episodes. 'Rusty' Hammer A transformative figure in California's civic and business communities, died peacefully alongside family and friends in his San Jose home on … Russell J. Make Room for Daddy’s original cast included Jean Hagen who played Margaret Williams, Danny’s wife, and Rusty Hamer who played the Williams’ son, Rusty, a child with impeccable comedic timing. He is best known for portraying Rusty Williams, the wisecracking son of entertainer Danny Williams (Danny Thomas), on the ABC/CBS situation comedy Make Room for Daddy (later retitled The Danny Thomas Show), from 1953 to 1964. by Anonymous: reply 200: 07/26/2012: Rusty Hamer battled with alcoholism and depression after the show ended, and was only able to find work as a messenger, house-painter and cook. Angela Cartwright was far more annoying than poor Rusty Hamer who commited suicide in despair as a young adult. by Anonymous: reply 199: 05/24/2012: china anne mcclain and skai jackson. Marjorie Lord, upper right, with Danny Thomas and the cast of “The Danny Thomas Show," Rusty Hamer, Penny Parker, and Angela Cartwright, seated, in 1959. Rusty Hamer, the precocious young star of television's legendary "Make Room for Daddy" series and a talent Danny Thomas called "the best boy actor I ever saw in my life," has killed himself.