Bill Bixby And The Cast Of ‘The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father’ — Here’s What Happened To Them
In the late 1960s, television viewers were introduced to a heartwarming comedy called “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father.” The show starred Bill Bixby as Tom Corbett, a widower who was raising his young son Eddie, played by Brandon Cruz. The show ran for three seasons from 1969 to 1972 and became a beloved classic.
But what happened to the cast of “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father” after the show ended?
Bill Bixby, who played Tom Corbett, went on to have a successful career in Hollywood. He starred in several hit TV shows, including “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Magician,” and “Goodnight, Beantown.” He also directed episodes of various TV shows and even directed some feature films. Sadly, Bixby passed away in 1993 at the age of 59 due to complications from cancer.
Brandon Cruz, who played Eddie Corbett in “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father,” continued to act after the show ended. He appeared in various TV shows, including “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Love Boat,” and “MacGyver.” Cruz also pursued a career in music and was a member of the punk rock band Dr. Know. He has been involved in various social causes and organizations, including animal rights and addiction recovery programs. Cruz is still active in the entertainment industry today.
Miyoshi Umeki, who played Mrs. Livingston, the Corbett family’s housekeeper, was already an established actress before “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father.” She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Sayonara” in 1958. After the show ended, Umeki continued to act in movies and TV shows. She passed away in 2007 at the age of 78 due to complications from cancer.
James Komack, who played Norman Tinker, Tom Corbett’s best friend, went on to have a successful career as a TV producer and writer. He created several hit TV shows, including “Chico and the Man,” “Welcome Back, Kotter,” and “The Partridge Family.” He passed away in 1997 at the age of 73.
The cast of “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father” went on to have successful careers in Hollywood and beyond. Although some of them are no longer with us, their contributions to television and entertainment will always be remembered.