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Heading up our birthday tributes this week channel friend actress Peggy Webber as she turns 93. Still quite busy with her modern radio troupe, The California Artist Radio Theater, we celebrate her this year with an appearance as Ma Friday on Dragnet plus her work alongside John Dehner in the famed post-apocalyptic science fiction Escape production “Earth Abides”.
Additional birthday specials for Lauren Bacall (Bold Venture, Lux Radio’s To Have and Have Not); Edmond O’Brien (Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Suspense, The Family Theater); Lawrence Dobkin (Suspense, The Whistler, Escape); Penny Singleton (Blondie); Tom Conway (Sherlock Holmes, The Saint); Anne Seymour (Inner Sanctum Mysteries); Jackie Cooper (Suspense, Lux Radio’s Lives Of A Bengal Lancer) and Claudette Colbert (Lux Radio’s The Awful Truth).
Plus birthday tributes for the following authors: Roald Dahl (Escape’s Poison); Walter B. Gibson (The Shadow, Nick Carter, Blackstone The Magic Detective); O. Henry (The Cisco Kid) and Agatha Christie (with Campbell Playhouse’s version of The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd, Radio City Playhouse’s Witness For The Prosecution).
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