Apr 29th to May 5th Shows and Highlights

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Here’s what’s on tap this week:

We celebrate the 87th anniversary of Jack Benny’s radio debut with a First and Finale Special plus mark this week’s Kentucky Derby with a two-hour horse themed block featuring episodes from The Jack Benny Program, Duffy’s Tavern, Boston Blackie, Gangbusters).

Quite a busy week for birthdays as well:

We have a Centennial Celebration for Irish born American actor Dan O’Herlihy as he’ll star in Escape, Suspense and An American Gallery (in which he plays famed 19th century Poet Longfellow).

Here are some folks marking birthdays:

Eve Arden (Our Miss Brooks and The Danny Kaye Show); Bing Crosby; Mary Astor (Campbell Playhouse’s “Hurricane”); big screen leading man Glenn Ford (Suspense as well as Studio One’s version of the thriller “The 39 Steps” the same book was also made into 1935 Alfred Hitchcock directed motion picture); British film star Brian Aherne; Alice Faye (Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show); Ben Wright (PursuitSuspense); Tyrone Power (guest on The Jack Benny Program); Harry McNaughton (It’s Higgins, Sir); Dan O’Herlihy; Rosemary Rice; James Nusser (Gunsmoke, Let George Do It) and legendary radio writer/director Norman Corwin (Columbia Workshop’s “Odyssey Of Runyon Jones”, “Citizen Of The World”) Plus I will bring back a portion of my past interview with him on the eve of his 100th birthday.


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