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Hey folks, happy be be returning from the 7th Annual Radio Spirits sea cruise with channel fans, and hope all of you back here enjoyed the 17th Annual Christmas In July Week.
This week’s highlights feature some belated birthday blocks plus regularly scheduled ones.
Both Gracie Allen and Harold Peary get two speciality blocks. Gracie will be featured in some new to the channel Burns & Allen episodes plus make visits to both The Bob Hope Show and The Jack Benny Program.
Harold Peary stars in both The Great Gildersleeve and Honest Harold, has a leading role on Lux Radio Theatre, and is heard as a cast member on Fibber McGee & Molly.
Other birthday blocks (some also belated to do Christmas In July Week) are for the following: Raymond Edward Johnson (Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Crime Club); Louis Armstrong (An American Gallery, guest on The Jack Benny Program); William Powell (Suspense, Screen Director’s Playhouse); Myrna Loy (Suspense); Wally Maher (Michael Shayne, Suspense, The Line-up, The Whistler); Stacy Harris (This Is Your FBI, Escape);
Jackson Beck (Philo Vance); Irene Tedrow (Suspense, Crime Classics); Larry Haines (Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Suspense); Barbra Fuller, still with us and 94 (Night Beat, Philip Marlowe); Gary Merrill (Gangbusters, Escape); Barbara Eiler (The Life Of Riley, Dennis Day Show); Alice Frost (Mr. & Mrs. North); Karl Swenson (The Chase, The Whistler); baseball legend Leo Durocher (guest on Fred Allen Show, Jack Benny Program)
Plus birthday blocks for a number of writers: Blake Edwards (Richard Diamond, The Line-Up); John Meston (Gunsmoke, Escape); Brett Halliday (Michael Shayne) and Raymond Chandler (Philip Marlowe).
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