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We mark the 86th anniversary of the radio debut of The Green Hornet with three episodes starring Al Hodge, Robert Hall and then Jack McCarthy.
Additional debut anniversaries for the following: Frank Lovejoy series Night Beat’s 72nd with a First and Finale special; Dangerous Assignment’s 72nd; and Frontier Gentleman’s 64th.
Heading up this week’s birthday tributes are two blocks for motion picture leading man Clark Gable. He recreates for radio his Oscar winning role in Lux Radio Theatre’s “It Happened One Night” plus he fills in for original lead Gary Cooper in Lux’s adaptation of “A Farewell To Arms”.
We also celebrate the birthdays of the following: motion picture actress and director Ida Lupino (she stars in two from Suspense plus visits Duffy’s Tavern); Ronald Reagan (Lux Radio Theatre); Tallulah Bankhead (Screen Director’s Playhouse version of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Lifeboat”, Fred Allen Show); Zsa Zsa Gabor (Bob Hope Show); John Lund (Johnny Dollar, Suspense); Nigel Bruce (Dr. Watson on Sherlock Holmes); and Janet Waldo (cartoon voice legend featured on The Great Gildersleeve).
Also birthday tributes for child actress Gigi Perreau (The Family Theatre) she is turning 81; Eddie Cantor; Bennett Kilpack (Mr. Keen Tracer Of Lost Persons); Walter Catlett (This Is Your FBI) and Hopalong Cassidy creator, writer Clarence E. Mulford.
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