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We mark the 88th anniversary of the debut of The Shadow. This year I have four straight episodes of the character which debuted on radio on the evening of July 31st, 1930. You’ll hear Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone and Bret Morrison in that famed radio role.
As to birthdays we celebrate:
Wally Maher (two different specials featuring his work on The Whistler, Suspense, The Lineup and Michael Shayne, Detective); David Brian (Mr. District Attorney); Parley Baer (Chester on Gunsmoke and also featured on Suspense, Escape and others); Robert Taylor (Lux Radio Theater’s “Broadway Bill”, special guest on The Jack Benny Program); Louis Armstrong (Jack Benny Program, An American Gallery); Gary Merrill (Gangbusters); motion picture actress Myrna Loy (Suspense), Irene Tedrow (as Lizzie Borden in Crime Classics); writer John Meston (Gunsmoke, Escape); author Brett Halliday (creator of Michael Shayne, Detective); Chester Stratton (Crime Club); Larry Haines (Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Gangbusters); Barbara Fuller still with us and 93! (Night Beat, Philip Marlowe) and multiple Oscar and Emmy nominated composer Walter Scharf (The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Program).
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