Aug 1st to Aug 7th Shows and Highlights

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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 she guest stars on The Kraft Music Hall and works with Red Skelton in The Screen Guild Theatre. In a second special, some drama as Lucy joins Mark Stevens in Lux Radio Theatre’s adaptation of their 1946 film noir crime drama “The Dark Corner” plus an offering from The Screen Director’s Playhouse.

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); Myrna Loy (Suspense); 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 Gary Merrill (Gangbusters, Escape).

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); Larry Haines (The Chase, Crime Club, Inner Sanctum) and Louis Armstrong (An American Gallery, Jack Benny Program).


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