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This week we celebrate a number of series anniversaries including: Bulldog Drummond (79th); Romance (77th) and the 85th Anniversary of both Lights Out and Fibber McGee & Molly.
Speaking of Fibber McGee and Molly, that series also gives ups our lead birthday tribute as we celebrate Molly actress Marian Jordan (April 15, 1898 – April 7, 1961). Not only will she star in multiple episodes of her comedy series, Marian and husband Jim also re-create for radio their work in the motion picture “Heavenly Days” plus play it straight in the thrilling Suspense offering “Backseat Driver.”
Some of the other birthday tributes include ones for: Sir John Gielgud (Sherlock Holmes); motion picture leading man William Holden (Suspense, Bob Hope Show); movie actress Joan Lorring (Suspense, Inner Sanctum Mysteries); Les Tremayne (The Thin Man, The Whistler, Inner Sanctum Mysteries); Joan Alexander (Lois Lane on Superman, Ellen Deering on Philo Vance); Al Hodge (The Green Hornet); Hans Conried (The Life Of Riley, My Friend Irma, Suspense, CBS Radio Workshop); Bob Hastings (Archie Andrews, X-Minus One); Arthur Lake (Dagwood in Blondie); Frank Fontaine (hobo John L.C. Sivony on The Jack Benny Program) and writer Louis Vittes (The Saint, Man From Homicide, Barrie Craig).
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