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The Life of Riley (1949) was a Comedy Film directed by Herbert I. Leeds and produced by Irving Brecher and Herbert I. Leeds.

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The Life of Riley was the very first sitcom to ever win an Emmy Award. The other two nominees that it beat were, The Silver Theatre and The Lone Ranger.
The Life of Riley was 'Jackie Gleason''s first TV show.
Prior to 'Jackie Gleason''s casting, a pilot starring 'Lon Chaney, Jr.' as Riley was shot but never sold.
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Also directed by Herbert I. Leeds




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Also released in 1949




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