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A number of double birthdays blocks this week as we have two blocks each dedicated to Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Peter Lorre and Paul Frees.
Mary will be heard alongside her husband, Jack Benny, in a number of his shows, plus they work together in Lux Radio Theatre’s “Seven Keys To Baldpate”. Phil will be featured in multiple episodes of his comedy show co-starring his wife Alice Faye plus some on The Jack Benny Program, and even his dramatic work on Suspense.
The motion picture character actor Peter Lorre stars in two from Mystery In The Air and also shows up on Suspense, The Inner Sanctum Mysteries as well as The Jack Benny Program and The Fred Allen Show. Cartoon voice wiz, Paul Frees is featured on The Green Lama, The Whistler, Escape, Hawk Larabee and more.
We also birthday specials for Errol Flynn (Lux Radio Theatre’s “British Agent”); playwright Lillian Hellman (The Little Foxes); Eleanor Parker (Screen Director’s Playhouse – “Next Time We Love” with Jimmy Stewart); Jack Moyles (Rocky Jordan, Dark Venture, The Whistler); Jane Russell (Command Performance); Peter Lind Hayes (The Family Theatre); Norman Rose (Dimension X) and boxing legend Jack Dempsey (Guest on Dunninger The Master Mentalist, Colgate Sports Newsreel).
We mark a couple series debut anniversaries of Boston Blackie (78th) and Rogue’s Gallery (77th).