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The headline this week is easy – Olivia de Havilland’s 104th – How about that?! We have the Oscar winning actress in two episodes of The Academy Award Theatre as well as Screen Director’s Playhouse plus as the special guest on The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show.
Speaking of Oscar winners: we also celebrate Charles Laughton as the British acting legend is featured in a couple of Suspense plus stops by Duffy’s Tavern as well as The Abbott and Costello Show.
Other birthday blocks for: Ed Gardner (Duffy’s Tavern); Lena Horne (Suspense); John Gibson (Casey Crime Photographer, Mysterious Traveler, Columbia Workshop); Gloria Stuart (Suspense); Santos Ortega (Dimension X, Inner Sanctum); Nelson Eddy (Chase & Sanborn Hour) and WXYZ station owner George W. Trendle (The Green Hornet).
We mark some series debut anniversaries: Philo Vance (75th); The Thin Man (79th); Abbott and Costello (80th) and The Aldrich Family (81st).
Independence Day Specials (and for my Canadian listeners, Happy July 1st – Canada Day!)
We have some traditional patriotic fare from Norman Corwin and James Cagney (Yankee Doodle Dandy), we also have a couple Revolutionary War stories from the NBC series Inheritance plus The CBS Radio Workshop’s audio tribute to the USA known as “Sounds Of A Nation”.
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