Kate & Allie

KATE & ALLIE/CBS/1984-89 (Mentally Handicapped)

Louis (Michael Countryman), a slightly retarded young man befriended by Chip Lowell (Frederick Koehler) early in the 1986 season of this popular sitcom set in Greenwich Village, New York City.


Louis was found living in an abandoned building after his mother had died. He loved TV and often quoted phrases from the PRICE IS RIGHT.

Kate & Allie helped Louis find shelter at the Waverly House, a home that assisted the mentally handicapped.

Later in the series Louis found a girlfriend named Catherine (Deidre O’Connell) who worked at a ceramic shop.

The KATE & ALLIE series was honored by the Special Olympics Committee for creating an awareness of the mentally retarded.


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