Love, Sydney was an NBC sitcom based on Marilyn Cantor Baker's short story "Sidney Shoor: A Girl's Best Friend", starring Tony Randall, Swoosie Kurtz, Kaleena Kiff, Alan North, Chip Zien, Barbara Bryne and Lynne Thigpen.

The series originally aired as a TV movie on October 5, 1981.

The show aired from October 28, 1981 to June 6, 1983, lasting for two seasons & 44 episodes.

It became the first program on American television to feature a gay character as the central lead although for the series, Sidney's homosexuality was almost entirely downplayed from its subtle yet unmistakable presence in the two-hour pilot.


The show was about a gay man named Sidney who shares an apartment in New York with a woman named Laurie Morgan and her young daughter, Patti.


  • Tony Randall as Sidney Shorr
  • Swoosie Kurtz as Laurie Morgan
  • Kaleena Kiff as Patti Morgan
  • Alan North as Judge Mort Harris (1981-1982)
  • Chip Zien as Jason Stoller
  • Barbara Bryne as Mrs. Gaffney (1982-1983)
  • Lynne Thigpen as Nancy (1982-1983)


Love, Sidney Intro00:59

Love, Sidney Intro

Love, Sidney Promo (1982)00:13

Love, Sidney Promo (1982)

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