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This week we mark President’s Day/Washington’s Birthday with a creative block: The CBS Radio Workshop’s “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue”; Ronald Reagan playing Ulysses S. Grant on The Cavalcade Of America, and A Washington’s Birthday episode of Fibber McGee & Molly.
We have a great week of birthday specials for some of radio’s top performers including Gale Gordon (Our Miss Brooks, Fibber McGee & Molly, Casebook Of Gregory Hood, My Favorite Husband, Harris & Faye, The Halls Of Ivy); Robert Young (Father Knows Best, Suspense); Sheldon Leonard (The Saint, Jack Benny Program, Martin & Lewis), Alonzo Deen Cole (The Witch’s Tale, Casey Crime Photographer); composer Frederick Steiner (This Is Your FBI, CBS Radio Workshop) and legendary SNL announcer Don Pardo 1918-2014 (Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator).
We also celebrate the birthdays of some motion picture actors including Edward Arnold, Merle Oberon, Cedric Hardwicke, Adolphe Menjou and Zachary Scott.
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