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A number of movie star birthdays this week including the following: Katharine Hepburn (Lux Radio Theater’s “Undercurrent”); Gary Cooper (Lux Radio Theater’s “The Virginian”), Anne Baxter (Suspense, Martin & Lewis Show); Margo (Suspense) and Fred Astaire (Screen Director’s “The Sky’s The Limit”, guest on Burns & Allen plus The Bob Hope Show).
We also mark the birthdays of TV legend Phil Silvers (in a Suspense episode); announcer Frank Martin (Lights Out, Night Beat); author Daphne du Maurier (Lux Radio Theater’s “The Birds”); John Archer (The Shadow); newsman Mike Wallace (announcer on Sky King, Meet The Meeks); author Leslie Charteris (Four episodes of The Saint) and boxer Joe Louis (his appearance on The Jack Benny Program)
We debut the memorable and very popular “Marjorie’s Wedding” episode of The Great Gildersleeve which aired 67 years ago on May 10th, 1950.
We have a First and Finale special marking the 80th anniversary of Edgar Bergen’s, and of course Charlie McCarthy’s, debut on The Chase and Sanborn Hour but playing the May 9th, 1937 episode followed by the final one sponsored by the coffee maker (which aired on December 26th, 1948).
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