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The birthday tributes include ones for movie stars Randolph Scott, Ann Sothern and Dan Duryea as well as specials for writer Gwen Bagni (Night Beat, Escape, Suspense); author Somerset Maugham (his stories The Out Station and The Vessel Of Wrath as adapted for Escape); Wyllis Cooper (creator of Lights Out, Quiet Please); Portland Hoffa (Fred Allen’s wife and co-star); J. Carrol Naish (Life With Luigi); Florence Halop (Miss Duffy on Duffy’s Tavern).
And saving the best for last we honor very busy radio and television actor Howard McNear (Doc on radio’s Gunsmoke, Floyd The Barber on the Andy Griffith TV Show). McNear will be heard in two different specials not only featuring his work in Gunsmoke but also The Whistler, The Family Theater, The Casebook of Gregory Hood and Yours Truly Johnny Dollar on which he plays the title character in “The Indestructible Mike Matter”.
We also are marking the 72nd anniversary of the radio debut of The Fat Man and the 62nd anniversary of the launch of Fort Laramie.
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