Dating dancing dreams and dilemmas
Livingston; James Komack (one of the series' producers) as Norman Tinker (Tom's pseudo-hippie, quirky photographer), and actress Kristina Holland as Tom's secretary, Tina.
After graduation from high school in 1952, against his parents' wishes, he majored in drama at City College of San Francisco.
An only child, Bixby was born a fourth-generation Californian of English descent, in San Francisco, California.
His father, Wilfred Everett Bixby II, was a store clerk and his mother, Jane (née Mc Farland) Bixby, was a senior manager at I. In 1942, when Bixby was eight years old, his father enlisted in the Navy during World War II and traveled to the South Pacific.
In 1946, his mother encouraged him to take ballroom dance lessons and from there he started dancing all around the city.
While dancing, he attended Lowell High School, where he perfected his oratory and dramatic skills as a member of the Lowell Forensic Society.