Laramie castmembers John Smith, Robert Fuller, Hoagy Carmichael and Robert Crawford, Jr.
(L to R)
Laramie is an American Western television series that aired on NBC
from 1959 to 1963. Laramie was a Revue Studios production which originally starred John Smith as Slim Sherman,
Robert Fuller as Jess Harper, Hoagy Carmichael as Jonesy and Robert Crawford, Jr. as Andy Sherman.
The story was about two brothers and a drifter who come together
to run a stagecoach stop for the Great Central Overland Mail. After the first season, Hoagy Carmichael's contract
was not renewed by NBC. His character was written out with the explanation that he accompanied Andy to boarding
school in St. Louis, Missouri. Andy, however, would appear in a couple of episodes during the second
To restore the chemistry of the original cast, as the third season
began, Spring Byington and Dennis Holmes joined the cast as Miss Daisy Cooper and Mike Williams respectively. The
series also made the transition from black-and-white to color at the beginning of its third season (September
1961). On January 1, 1962, a new version of the NBC peacock "living color" logo was introduced before that night's
Laramie broadcast, and would be used before every color show on the network until 1970. Because of this, it is
sometimes referred to as the "Laramie peacock". Due to low ratings, Laramie was canceled after its fourth