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Headlining yet another busy week is a two-hour special celebrating the 70th anniversary of My Favorite Husband. Starring Lucille Ball and Richard Denning, the radio comedy, which later evolved into television’s first mega-hit sitcom I Love Lucy, officially launched on July 23rd, 1948. We celebrate that debut anniversary with four in a row.
We have a centennial birthday celebration for Stacy Harris (Agent Jim Taylor on This Is Your FBI and also featured in requested episodes of Suspense & Escape) as well as birthday block for the following folks:
Gracie Allen (Burns & Allen Show); Harold Peary (Honest Harold, Fibber McGee & Molly, The Great Gildersleeve, Lux Radio Theatre’s “The Show-off”); William Powell (Two From Suspense plus Screen Director’s ” Love Crazy”); Jackson Beck (Philo Vance); Raymond Edward Johnson (Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Crime Club, Everyman’s Theater); Rudy Vallee (Mail Call, Duffy’s Tavern); writer Raymond Chandler (Philip Marlowe); writer Blake Edwards (The Lineup, Richard Diamond); Keenan Wynn (Three From Suspense); baseball legend Leo Durocher (guest on Fred Allen Show & Jack Benny Program); Barbara Eiler (The Life Of Riley, Dennis Day Show, The Whistler); Karl Swenson (The Chase) and author Aldous Huxley (“Brave New World” on CBS Radio Workshop).
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