HATTIE FIELDS - Sixties. A widow. Nice, cozy, and very dependant on Hortense.
HORTENSE BRAND - Sixties. Vital, involved. She cares.
DANIEL BRAND - Late sixties. A rough diamond in the rough.
ROGER BRAND - Thirty-five. Attractive, outgoing, vital, and nervous because he's been married, isn't any more, and can't quite cope.
ARLENE KANDER - Twenty-seven. Attractive, outgoing, vital, and nervous because she's not married at all.
ANDREW GRAEL - Seventeen. Daniel and Hortense's grandson, Roger's nephew. Very sure of himself. But once in a while we are reminded that Booth Tarkington was no dope.
CHARLOTTE GRAEL - Forty. A suburban mother of four. She is the Brands' daughter, Roger's sister. She is a mother of four, that's her life's work.
HELLEVI GESSNEHR - An attractive stewrdess on the S.S. Gripsholm. Should have a Swedish accent.