Being an "old timer" who remembers radio, the Life of Riley radio and TV show
took that name because the phrase "He lives the life of Riley" was quite
popular at that and earlier times. The phrase, whatever it's origins, predate
William Bendix and the show's producers, I'm sure.
-Ben in NV
P.S. I remember when "That's the $64 question" was in vogue, and yes, it
predates the $64,000 question. But neither have a thing to do with this
list. :) And now, back to tonight's program....