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This week we mark George Washington’s Birthday with a creative block: The CBS Radio Workshop’s “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue”; Ronald Reagan playing Ulysses S. Grant on The Cavalcade Of America; A Washington’s Birthday episode of Fibber McGee & Molly plus Behind The Mike looks at FDR’s third inaugural ceremony and celebration.
Headlining the birthday tributes – a centennial celebration for actor/singer Betty Hutton (1921 – 2007) as she is featured in a 1945 offering of Mail Call.
We also have a birthday tribute for Elizabeth Taylor (Lux’s version of “National Velvet”) as well as celebrating other motion picture stars including: Madeleine Carroll, Joan Bennett, Franchot Tone and Reginald Gardiner.
Some additional birthday blocks for: Jim Backus (Alan Young Show and guest shots on Jeff Regan Investigator and Richard Diamond Private Detective); Louise Erickson (A Date With Judy, The Life Of Riley, The Great Gildersleeve); Dane Clark (Suspense, Crime and Peter Chambers); Mason Adams (Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Mysterious Traveler, X-Minus One;
Sheldon Leonard (The Saint, Jack Benny Program, Martin & Lewis); Alonzo Deen Cole (The Witch’s Tale, Casey Crime Photographer); legendary SNL announcer Don Pardo (Barrie Craig, X Minus One); science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon (X-Minus One), Olan Soule (Grand Marquee); musical composter Fred Steiner (This Is Your FBI) and famed playwright, screenwriter and author Ben Hecht (Two from Suspense).
We also marks series debut anniversary of Broadway Is My Beat (72nd).
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