Do you remember which actors played these classic TV characters first?

Which Catwoman and Darrin Stephens came first?

There is only one Barney, one Hawkeye. But when it comes to certain classic TV characters, a couple of actors stepped into the role.

Thus, there were two Darrins, two Beckys, two Marilyns, two… well, you'll see below.

Try to pick the performer who played the character first! Good luck!
  1. Who was first to slip into the Catwoman costume — Eartha Kitt or Julie Newmar?
  2. Who was the first Darrin Stephens married to Samantha on 'Bewitched' — Dick Sargent or Dick York?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  3. Who was the first Becky on 'Roseanne' — Lecy Goranson or Sarah Chalke?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. Who was the first to play family matriarch Miss Ellie on 'Dallas' — Barbara Bel Geddes or Donna Reed?
    Image: Lorimar
  5. Who was the first to play Marilyn Munster on 'The Munsters' — Pat Priest or Beverley Owen?
    Image: MCA TV
  6. Who was the first actor to play son Lionel Jefferson on 'The Jefferson' — Mike Evans or Damon Evans?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  7. Which kid drummer played for 'The Partridge Family' first — Brian Forster or Jeremy Gelbwaks?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  8. Who was the first Gladys Kravitz on 'Bewitched' — Alice Pearce or Sandra Gould?
    Image: Sony Pictures Television
  9. Which actress first played Alice Kramden on 'The Honeymooners' — Pert Kelton or Audrey Meadows?
  10. Finally, which '70s teen heartthrob was the first to portray Felix's son, Leonard, on 'The Odd Couple' — Leif Garrett or Willie Aames?

Do you remember which actors played these classic TV characters first?

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Rickey 1 month ago
You got 9 out of 10
You took a good look and these and figured it out!
WILD 1 month ago
You got 8 out of 10
You took a good look and these and figured it out!
ndebrabant 1 month ago

You got 9 out of 10
You took a good look and these and figured it out!
EllisClevenger 8 months ago
You got 6 out of 10
Looks like your memory was a little fuzzy. It sometimes helps to phone a friend! Better luck next time.
Yes, I could have used a life line on this one.
Kenson 8 months ago
9/10. I have never watched 1 episode of Rosanne. Did guess right on one as well (6).
JeffTanner 8 months ago
You got 6 out of 10 --------------Looks like your memory was a little fuzzy. It sometimes helps to phone a friend! Better luck next time.
ndebrabant 8 months ago

You got 10 out of 10
You took a good look and these and figured it out!
SheriHeffner 8 months ago
9 out of 10. I got the last one wrong.
stephaniestavropoulos 8 months ago
I didn't think I'd come up with one, but here are a couple: Who played BillieJo Bradley first: Gunilla Hutton, Jeanine Reilly, or Meredith McCrae? Who portrayed BobbieJo Bradley first: Pat Woodall, or Lori Saunders?
Jeanine Riley and Pat Woodall. Both of them were fine actresses.
cperrynaples SheriHeffner 8 months ago
Yep , and for your other question, it was Reilly/Hutton/McCrae and Woodall/Sanders in that order. Linda Kaye Henning was the only Betty Jo!!
JeffTanner cperrynaples 8 months ago
Yeah, And she was the most gorgeous one of all!! Betty Jo, Linda Kaye Henning, Paul Henning's daughter, that is.
I may be mistaken, but I think Linda Kaye {She never used her last name, because, if I remember right, folks might have though that she got part due to nepotism because her father was the writer/creator of PJ.} and she wanted to get the role on her on acting ability
Yes, but in interviews Henning has said that people began to think that Danny Kaye was her father, and he had a CBS show at that time!
teire 8 months ago
8/10. Sad that for Darrin and Gladys, illness and death were the reasons for the recasting. On the bright side, Lecy Goranson got to head off to school and then return. The show made a “second Darrin” joke when Sarah Chalke took over the role.
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cperrynaples teire 8 months ago
No, but Roseanne made a Patty Duke joke when Gorenson and Chalke appeared together. They got William Schallert to appear. And yes, both actresses did last year's reboot!
JeffTanner SheriHeffner 8 months ago
And Sarah Chalke went on to co-star in ''Scrubs''.
cperrynaples JeffTanner 8 months ago
Yep, for 8 years between Roseanne and Roseanne 2.0!
cperrynaples teire 8 months ago
And a few notes on Dick York: Despite an inability to walk and having COPD, he continued to raise money for people who were even sicker!
cperrynaples 8 months ago
9/10! missed the last one! 9 might not be fair to some since MeTv has never run the Kelton episodes! Also, don't forget Sheila Mackrae [and please don't troll me for misspellings, as I write these from memory]! RIP Beverly Owen!
SheriHeffner cperrynaples 8 months ago
I never knew about the first lady either until a few days ago. I seen a strange woman playing Alice on what looked like a kinescope version on Decades. I have to watch this channel on an antenna box that picks up over the air signals. And I never knew Beverly Owen passed away, may she rest in peace.
cperrynaples SheriHeffner 8 months ago
Pert Kelton was Alice on the Dumont network. The reason Meadows took over was because Kelton was blacklisted, not a heart problem as is commonly reported. Kelton did get to play Alice's mother in the '60's reboot!
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