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Heading up our birthday specials will be two for Phil Harris with multiple episodes of The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Program was well as “Death On My Hands” – the 1951 Suspense episode with Phil & Alice playing it straight directed by Elliott Lewis (as an actor he is Frankie on The Harris & Faye Show).
Course we also will hear Phil on episodes of The Jack Benny Program which brings us to another birthday celebrant, Jack’s wife. We have a couple different birthday blocks airing for Mary Livingstone, not only appearing on her husband’s long running series, but we also bring back Mary and Jack in Lux Radio Theater’s comedy broadcast “Seven Keys To Baldpate”.
Other birthday celebrations; Clayton “Bud” Collyer (Adventures of Superman); Errol Flynn (Lux Radio Theater’s “British Agent”); cartoon voice legend Paul Frees (Escape, The Whistler, The Green Lama, The Black Book); Martin Gabel (Norman Corwin’s United Nations Radio “Could Be”, Molle Mystery Theater); Norman Rose (narrator on Dimension X, X Minus One); Gwen Davies (Let’s Pretend); Carleton Hobbs (Sherlock Holmes); boxer Jack Dempsey (featured on Dunninger Master Mentalist and Bill Stern’s Sports Newsreel); and playwright Lillian Hellman (The Little Foxes).
We also mark some serie’s debut anniversaries – Ellery Queen (79th); Boston Blackie (74rd); Rogue’s Gallery (73rd).
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