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Quite the famous folks birthday week as we celebrate movie star leading men, radio and television legends, singer/actors, famous detective novel authors and more.
We’ll have two different birthday specials for Vincent Price. One of them features two episodes of The Saint; Escape’s “Three Skeleton Key” plus some of my past visit with his son, V. Barrett Price and his daughter, Victoria Price. The other special finds Price in three Suspense productions; “Present Tense”, “The Hunting Trip” and “Pit & The Pendulum” as well as Yours Truly Johnny Dollar’s “The Price Of Fame Matter.”
We also mark the birthdays of the following folks among others: future Perry Mason star Raymond Burr (Fort Laramie, Pat Novak For Hire); Dennis Day (with two from A Day In The Life Of Dennis Day plus a couple from the Jack Benny Program); John Wayne (Lux Radio Theater’s “Red River”, Screen Director’s “Stagecoach”); Robert Montgomery (Lux Radio Theater’s “The Lady In The Lake”, Screen Director’s “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”); Arthur Conan Doyle (multiple Sherlock Holmes productions plus Escape’s version his stories “The Ring Of Thoth”); Dashiell Hammett (Sam Spade, The Fat Man); Al Jolson (Kraft Music Hall); Sam Edwards (Mutual Radio Theater, Crime Classics, Fort Laramie); Ben Alexander (Dragnet, The Great Gildersleeve, Martin & Lewis Show); Herbert Marshall (The Man Called X, Suspense); Tony Barrett (Suspense, The Whistler, Frank Race); Jeanne Bates (The Whistler); Paul Lukas (Suspense’s “World Of Darkness”) and singer/actress Ginny Simms.
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