December Bride

December Bride was a Syndication network sitcom created by Parke Levy adapted from the 1952-53 Syndication radio network series of the same name.

The show aired from October 4, 1954 to May 7, 1959, lasting for five seasons & 156 episodes.


Widow Lily Ruskin's life centered around her daughter, Ruth Henshaw and Ruth's husband Matt, with whom she lives with in Westwood, California. The storylines often revolved around Ruth & and Matt's attempts at pairing Lily up with suitable bachelors.


  • Spring Byington as Lily Ruskin
  • Frances Rafferty as Ruth Henshaw
  • Dean Miller as Matt Henshaw
  • Verna Felton as Hilda Crocker
  • Harry Morgan as Pete Porter
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