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This week kicks off with some annual Memorial Day specials including the following:
Norman Corwin’s On A Note of Triumph V-E Day Celebration which once again includes my past visits with both Corwin and radio actor and WWII vet, Cliff Carpenter as well as war themed episodes of America At War; Suspense, The CBS Radio Workshop, plus Lux Radio Theater’s adaptation of the following WWII era motion picture “Salute To The Marines”.
We’ll have two different birthday specials for Vincent Price. One of them features two episodes of The Saint; Escape’s “Three Skeleton Key” plus some of my past visit with his son, V. Barrett Price and his daughter, Victoria Price. The other special finds Price in three Suspense productions as well as Yours Truly Johnny Dollar’s “The Price Of Fame Matter.”
Quite a busy week for radio legend birthdays as we celebrate both Bob Hope (Bob Hope Show, Cavalcade Of America, Suspense) and Fred Allen (Fred Allen Show, Family Theater, Screen Director’s Playhouse).
Others birthday specials include Stacy Keach, Sr (director of Tales Of The Texas Rangers); cartoon voice wiz Mel Blanc (The Mel Blanc Show, Jack Benny Program, Judy Canova Show); Walter Tetley (Leroy on The Great Gildersleeve, Julius on The Phil Harris & Alice Faye Show); Don Ameche (Chase & Sanborn Hour, The Bickersons); Marilyn Monroe (Guest on Bergen & McCarthy) and author Dashiell Hammett (Sam Spade, The Fat Man).
We also celebrate the series debut anniversaries of The Jack Carson Show and The Adventures Of Archie Andrews. Both launched 76 years ago.
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