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Headlining the list this week is a two-hour “Love For Lucy” special marking Lucille Ball’s birthday. In addition to a couple episodes of My Favorite Husband plus her appearance on The Screen Director’s Playhouse. In a second special, we have Lucy hosting The Family Theatre plus getting all dramatic in a couple episodes of Suspense.
We bring back an annual birthday block for motion picture leading man, Robert Mitchum as he’ll be heard in an hour long Suspense radio version of the motion picture “Crossfire” plus star in the half hour episode “Death At Life Oak” also produced for Suspense.
Additional birthday tributes for the following film performers: Robert Taylor (Lux Radio, Jack Benny Program); Billie Burke, best known for playing Glinda The Good Witch in The Wizard Of Oz (special guest on The Charlie McCarthy Show); Leo Carrillo (also a guest on The Charlie McCarthy Show); and Swimmer/actress Esther Williams (guest on Duffy’s Tavern).
We also mark the birthdays of Wally Maher (Michael Shayne, The Lineup, Suspense, The Whistler); Stan Freberg (The Stan Freberg Show, CBS Radio Workshop); David Brian (Mr. District Attorney); Irene Tedrow (Chandu, The Magician); Parley Baer (Chester on Gunsmoke plus episodes of Escape & Suspense); and Larry Haines (The Chase, Crime Club, Inner Sanctum).
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