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One fun highlight this week is celebrating the anniversary of the debut of a recurring sound effect. We’ll play a fun episode of Fibber McGee & Molly featuring their famed cluttered hall closet (first heard March 5th, 1940).
Headline the birthday celebrants is former child star turned Oscar nominated character actor, Dean Stockwell who is turning 85 this week. We’ll feature him at age 14 in The Family Theatre’s production of “Hans Brinker & The Silver Skates”. Speaking of child stars we also have Bobby Driscoll as Jim Hawkins in Lux Radio Theatre’s “Treasure Island”.
We are also presenting birthday blocks for two-time Oscar nominee John Garfield (Screen Director’s Playhouse version of “Body and Soul”, Suspense); Desi Arnaz (which includes the radio audition of I Love Lucy); Dinah Shore; Lou Costello; Virginia Gregg (Family Theatre, The Whistler, Suspense); Lee Allman (Lenore Case on The Green Hornet); and announcer Cy Harrice (Sherlock Holmes).
We also have birthday blocks for Virginia Christine (Gunsmoke); Minerva Pious (Mrs. Nussbaum on The Fred Allen Show); Oscar and Tony Award Winner Rex Harrison (Academy Award Theatre, Duffy’s Tavern, Sports Newsreel); Cliff Carpenter (Ford Theatre, X-Minus One); and character actor Edgar Barrier (Escape, Lights Out).
Finally we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the official radio debut of the comedy series, Duffy’s Tavern.
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