Something About Lee Wiley
|"Something About Lee Wiley"|
|Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre episode|
|Episode no.||Season 1|
|Directed by||Sidney Pollack|
|Written by||David Rayfiel|
|Featured music||Benny Carter|
|Original air date||October 11, 1963|
|Running time||1 hour|
Something About Lee Wiley was an American television film broadcast by NBC on October 11, 1963, as part of the television series, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre. The film told the story of jazz singer Lee Wiley. Piper Laurie played the role of Wiley.
Singer Lee Wiley (played by Piper Laurie) suffers temporary blindness after being injured in a fall from a horse in Oklahoma. Her marriage to bandleader Jess Stacy later fails.
The cast included performances by:
The production was nominated at the 16th Primetime Emmy Awards in two categories: Sydney Pollack four outstanding directorial achievement in drama; and David Rayfiel for outstanding writing achievement in drama, original.
- "Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre, Season 1". The Classic TV Archive. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
- "Emmy Guide". The Tampa Tribune. May 24, 1964. p. On the Air TV-Radio Magazine – via Newspapers.com.
- Howard Stern (October 22, 1963). "Hope Missed Chance To Feature Lee Wiley". The Troy Record. p. 8.