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It’s quite the famous folk’s birthday week as we celebrate movie star leading men, radio and television legends, singer/actors, famous detective novel authors and more.
We’ll have two different birthday blocks for Jimmy Stewart as he stars as The Six Shooter, as well as re-creates for radio, his work in the following films; “Destry Rides Again”, “Call Northside 777 and “Magic Town. Plus he visits The Bob Hope Show and heads up the powerful Suspense production known as “Mission Completed”.
We also mark the birthdays of the following folks among others: future Perry Mason star Raymond Burr (Fort Laramie, Pat Novak For Hire); Dennis Day (with two from A Day In The Life Of Dennis Day plus a couple from the Jack Benny Program); John Wayne (Lux Radio Theatre’s “She Wore A Yellow Ribbon”, Screen Director’s “Stagecoach”); and Robert Montgomery (Lux Radio Theatre’s “The Lady In The Lake“, Screen Director’s “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”).
Also birthday block for the following: Arthur Conan Doyle (multiple Sherlock Holmes productions plus Escape’s version his stories “The Ring Of Thoth”); Sam Edwards (Mutual Radio Theatre, Crime Classics, Fort Laramie); Ben Alexander (Dragnet, The Great Gildersleeve, Martin & Lewis Show); Herbert Marshall (The Man Called X, Suspense); Tony Barrett (Suspense, The Whistler, Frank Race); Jeanne Bates (The Whistler); Paul Lukas (Suspense’s “World Of Darkness”); Al Jolson (Kraft Music Hall); plus singers/actresses Peggy Lee and Ginny Simms.
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