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This week marks the return of Major League Baseball so on the channel we are presenting multiple baseball themed comedies and dramas including Lux Radio Theatre’s“Pride Of The Yankees”, The Mutual Radio Theatre’s “The Baseball Announcer”, Destination Freedom’s “Ballad Of Satchel Paige” plus various Hall Of Famers visiting variety shows. Dizzy Dean and Babe Ruth visit The Bob Hope Show, Bob Feller on The Jack Benny Program, Joe DiMaggio on The Eddie Cantor Show and, of course, Abbott & Costello’s “Who’s On First” will be featured.
Topping the birthday tributes this week is a celebration for that talented radio, film and television actor with a truly unique voice, Frank Lovejoy. We will hear him in his best known radio role of Randy Stone in Night Beat, plus his work on Escape as well as Suspense.
Additional birthday tributes for the following folks: motion picture actress Nancy Kelly (Two From Suspense “Taming Of The Beat” & “Drive-In”); Richard Denning (George in My Favorite Husband, Jerry in Mr. & Mrs. North); Charles Russell (The original lead in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar); writer Lucille Fletcher (“The Hitchhiker”, “Night Man” “Dark Journey” and “Sorry, Wrong Number”).
We also mark the birthdays of Fletcher Markle (Studio One, Mutual Radio Theatre); Ed Begley, Sr (American Portraits, Richard Diamond, Let George Do It); Andy Clyde (sidekick California on Hopalong Cassidy); French singer Jean Sablon (guest on Burns & Allen plus Duffy’s Tavern); Les Damon (The Falcon, Gangbusters, Suspense); comedian Henry Morgan (Columbia Workshop’s “Descent Of The Gods”, CBS Radio Workshop’s “The Crazy Life”); Leonard Nimoy (hosting The Mutual Radio Theatre) and announcer Fred Foy (The Green Hornet).
And we celebrate the series debut anniversaries of both Arch Oboler’s Plays 80th and Academy Award Theater’s 73rd.
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