Friday, December 12, 2008

OTR BIRTHS/DEATHS JUL thru DEC

Last Updated April 1, 2009

07-01-1881 - Josef Pasternack - Czenstachown, Poland - d. 4-29-1940
conductor: “Atwater Kent Concert”; “Carnation Contented Hour”
07-01-1894 - John Lair - Livingston, KY - d. 11-13-1985
announcer, director: “National Barn Dance”; “Sunday Mornin’ Gatherin’”
07-01-1899 - Cavan O’Connor - Nottingham, England - d. 1-11-1997
singer: “The Vagabond Lover”
07-01-1899 - Charles Laughton - Scarborough, England - d. 12-15-1962
actor: “Three Ring Time”; “Columbia Presents Corwin”; “Blue Ribbon Town”
07-01-1901 - Irna Phillips - Chicago, IL - d. 12-23-1973
actor, writer: Mother Moran “Today’s Children”; “The Guiding Light”; “Road of Life”
07-01-1902 - William Wyler - Muhlhausen, Germany - d. 7-28-1981
film director: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”; “Hollywood Fights Back”
07-01-1907 - Bill Stern - Rochester, NY - d. 11-19-1971
sportscaster: “Carnival of Champions”; “Colgate Sports Newsreel”
07-01-1908 - Alvino Rey - Oakland, CA - d. 2-24-2004
bandleader: “Horace Heidt and His Brigadiers”
07-01-1909 - Gertrude Fass - d. 3-6-2005
writer: “Suspense”; “The Whistler”
07-01-1909 - Madge Evans - NYC - d. 4-26-1981
panelist: “Leave It to the Girls”; “Who Said That?”
07-01-1911 - Larry Berns - Belfast, Northern Ireland
producer, director: “The Bill Goodwin Show”
07-01-1912 - Murray Matheson - Casterto, Australia - d. 4-25-1985
actor: “Theatre Guild On the Air”
07-01-1913 - Dolph Nelson - d. 12-7-1981
actor, director: “Captain Midnight”; “Art Linkletter’s House Party”
07-01-1914 - Michael Wilson - McAlester, OK - d. 4-9-1978
blacklisted screen writer: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-01-1916 - Olivia De Havilland - Tokyo, Japan
actor: “Plays for Americans”; “Your Hollywood Parade”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-01-1920 - Ronnie Bonner - Philadelphia, PA - d. 4-19-1991
song writer: “Uncle Wip”
07-01-1921 - Margarita Duparinova - Bulgaria - d. 11-3-2005
actor: Starred in Bulgarian radio
07-01-1923 - Ralph Young - NYC- d. 8-22-2008
singer: “Fitch Bandwagon”
07-01-1925 - Farley Granger - San Jose, CA
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”, “Screen Guild Theatre”
07-01-1927 - Grady Bass - d. 7-24-1991
sportscaster: KSFA Nacogdoches, Texas
07-01-1931 - Leslie Caron - Boulogne, France
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-01-1934 - Jamie Farr - Toledo, OH
actor: Armed Forces Radio
07-01-1934 - Jean Marsh - London, England
actor: “Earplay”
07-02-1892 - Jack Hylton - Great Lever, England - d. 1-29-1965
bandmaster: CBS 1935-1936 Sundays at 10:30 PM Standard Oil
07-02-1910 - Earl Robinson - d. 7-20-1991
composer: “The Pursuit of Happiness”
07-02-1910 - Jeff Alexander - Whidbey Island, WA - d. 12-4-1989
conductor: “Amos ‘n’ Andy”; “Light Up Time”; “Tums Hollywood Theatre”
07-02-1914 - Clint Alley - d. 3-9-1994
sportscaster: WKOY West Virginia
07-02-1916 - Barry Gray - Red Lion, NJ - d. 12-21-1996
talk show host: “Barry Gray on Broadway”; “Scout About Town”
07-02-1916 - Ken Curtis - Lamar, CO - d. 4-28-1991
singing cowboy: “Hollywood Barn Dance”
07-02-1921 - Paul Atkerson - d. 5-16-1988
newscaster: KPHO Phoenix, Arizona
07-02-1924 - Bryant Arbuckle - d. 6-27-1976
disk jockey: WAIR Winston-Salem, North Carolina
07-02-1927 - Brock Peters - NYC - d. 8-23-2005
actor: Darth Vader “Star Wars”; “Earplay”
07-02-1928 - John Timpson - Harrow, England - d. 11-19-2005
presenter: “Today”
07-02-1961 - Maria de Lourdes Hinojosa - Mexico City
radio journalist: “Latino USA”
07-03-1878 - George M. Cohan - Providence, RI - d. 11-5-1942
composer: “Collier Hour”; “Ed Sullivan Show”; “Free Company”
07-03-1881 - Leon Errol - Sydney, Australia - d. 10-12-1951
actor, comedian: WENR Chicago
07-03-1890 - Herbert A. Bell - Rock Valley, IA - d. 1-30-1970
radio manufacturer: Co-founder of Packard-Bell in 1945
07-03-1899 - Herb Polesie - d. 6-8-1979
panelist,director: “Twenty Questions”; “It Pays to Be Ignorant”
07-03-1900 - John Mason Brown - Louisville, KY - d. 3-16-1969
host-critic: “Of Men and Books”
07-03-1903 - John Lake - Leesburg, VA - d. 6-28-1960
actor: “Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch”; “Twelve Players”
07-03-1903 - Wynne Gibson - NYC - d. 5-15-1987
actor: Amah “Thanks for Tomorrow”; Angie “When a Girl Marries”
07-03-1906 - George Sanders - St. Petersburg, Russia - d. 4-25-1972
host: “High Adventure”; “Hollywood Hotel”; “U.S. Steel Hour”; “Cavalcade of America”
07-03-1908 - Robert B. Meyner - Phillipsburg, NJ - d. 5-27-1990
governor new jersey: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
07-03-1911 - Pembroke Davenport - Dallas, TX - d. 1-27-1985
pianist, arranger: “Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians”
07-03-1913 - Dorothy Kilgallen - Chicago, IL - d. 11-8-1965
commentator: “Voice of Broadway”; “Breakfast with Dorothy and Dick”
07-03-1915 - Jerry Gray - Boston MA - d. 8-10-1976
bandleader: “I Sustain the Wings”; “Philip Morris Frolics”; “Club 15”
07-03-1919 - Fred Maddox - Boaz, AL - d. 10-29-1992
bass: “Maddox Family Band”
07-03-1920 - Louise Allbritton - Oklahoma City, OK - d. 2-16-1979
actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”; “This Is My Best”; “Cavalcade of America”
07-03-1926 - Anne Gerety - NYC - d. 10-25-2003
actor: Aunt Bery “Star Wars”
07-03-1930 - Pete Fountain - New Orleans, LA
dixieland clarinetist: “New Year’s All-Star Parade of Bands”
07-03-1930 - Robert Robertson - St. Andrews, Scotland - d. 1-16-2001
actor: “Have Gun, Will Travel”
07-03-1937 - Tom Stoppard - Zlin, Czechoslovakia
writer: “Earplay Weekday Theatre”; “The Dissolution of Dominic Boot”
07-04-1883 - Rube Goldberg - San Francisco, CA - d. 12-7-1970
cartoonist: “Famous Comic Artists”; “The Shell Show”; “Biography in Sound”
07-04-1884 - George Trendle - Norwalk, OH - d. 5-22-1972
executive: WXYZ Detroit; Original idea for “The Lone Ranger”
07-04-1885 - Louis B. Mayer - Minsk, Byelorussia, Russian Empire - d. 10-29-1957
film executive: “Good News of 1938/39”; “Songs By Sinatra”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-04-1888 - Henry Armetta - Palermo, Italy - d. 10-21-1945
actor: “Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour”
07-04-1888 - Otto Rauhut - San Francisco, CA - d. 12-27-1986
director: “Otto Rauhut Violin Ensemble” KPO San Francisco, California
07-04-1895 - Irving Caesar - NYC - d. 12-17-1996
lyricist: “Biography In Sound”; “Perspective”
07-04-1898 - Johnny Lee - Los Angeles, CA - d. 12-12-1965
actor: Algonquin J. Calhoune “Amos ‘n’ Andy”
07-04-1900 - Gertrude Lawrence - London, England - d. 9-6-1952
singer, actor: “Royal Gelatin Hour”; “Campbell Playhouse”; “Radio Reader’s Digest”
07-04-1900 - Robert S. Allen - Latonia, KY - d. 7-17-1978
news commentory: “Listen America”; “News of the World”
07-04-1901 - Adelaide Klein - NYC - d. 3-18-1983
actor: Mrs. S. Kent Wentworth “Life Can Be Beautiful”; Dragon Lady “Terry and the Pirates”
07-04-1902 - George Murphy - New Haven, CT - d. 5-3-1992
actor, emcee: “Let’s Talk Hollywood”; “Hollywood Calling”
07-04-1902 - Vince Barnett - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 8-10-1977
actor: “Shell Chateau”; “Rudy Vallee Sealtest Show”
07-04-1907 - Tommy Carr - Philadelphia, PA - d. 4-23-1997
actor: Jerry Hall “Magic Island”
07-04-1908 - Harold John Adonis - d. 7-xx-1981
singer, announcer: New York City and Jersey City
07-04-1909 - Al Jarvis - Winnipeg, Canada - d. 5-6-1970
disc jockey, songwriter: “Make-Believe Ballroom”
07-04-1909 - Alec Templeton - Cardiff, South Wales - d. 3-28-1963
pianist, satirist: “You Shall Have Music”; “Universal Rhythm”; “Alec Templeton Time”
07-04-1909 - Fielden Farrington - Michigan - d. 7-xx-1977
announcer: “Green Hornet”; “Just Plain Bill”; “Romance of Helen Trent”
07-04-1910 - Gloria Stuart - Santa Monica, CA
actor: “Suspense”
07-04-1911 - Dwight Hauser - Idaho - d. 1-18-1969
producer, director: “Defense Attorney”; “I Fly Anything”; “Man from Homicide”
07-04-1911 - Mitch Miller - Rochester, NY
bandleader: “Here’s to Veterans”
07-04-1911 - Olga Druce - d. 4-18-2004
director: “House of Mystery”; “When a Girl Marries”
07-04-1912 - Virginia Graham - Chicago, IL - d. 12-22-1998
talk show host: “Cancer Can Be Cured”; “Weekday Theatre”
07-04-1913 - Barbara Weeks - Boston, MA - d. 6-24-2003
actor: “Pulitzer Prize Plays”; “Inner Sanctum Mysteries”; “Romance”
07-04-1915 - Timmie Rogers - Detroit, MI - d. 12-17-2006
actor: “Jubilee”
07-04-1916 - Iva Toguri d’Aquino “Tokyo Rose” - Los Angeles, CA - d. 9-26-2006
disc jockey, american patriot: (Little Orphan Ann) Zero Hour NHK Tokyo, Japan
07-04-1919 - Shirley Eder - NYC - d. 5-28-2005
entertainment reporter: “Monitor”; “Composite”
07-04-1921 - Russ Carlyle - Cleveland, OH
vocalist, bandleader: “Tommy Flynn Orchestra”; “Big Band Remotes”
07-04-1923 - Thelma Holland - Waukesha, WI - d. 3-11-2008
guitarist: “Hank and Thelma”
07-04-1924 - Eva Marie Saint - Newark, NJ
actor: “As Easy as A.B.C.”; John Steele, Adventurer
07-04-1926 - Mary Stuart - Miami, FL - d. 2-28-2002
actor: “Doctor Christian”; “Advs. of Maisie”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-04-1927 - Neil Simon - The Bronx, NY
writer: (Brother of Danny) “The Milton Berle Show”
07-05-1879 - Wanda Landowska - Warsaw, Poland - d. 8-16-1959
harpsichordist: “New York Philharmonic”
07-05-1898 - Richard P. Condie - d. 12-22-1985
director mormon tabernacle choir: “Music and the Spoken Word”
07-05-1899 - Tim Ryan - Bayonne, NJ - d. 10-22-1956
actor: “Tim and Irene Show”
07-05-1902 - Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. - Nahant, MA - d. 2-27-1985
u.s. senator: “Information Please”
07-05-1903 - Hester Sondergaard - Minnesota - d. 2-26-1994
actor: (Sister of Gale Sondergaard) “Columbia Presents Corwin”; “Studio One”
07-05-1904 - Don Goddard - Binghamton, NY - d. 3-20-1994
news commentator: “The Goodyear Rubber Company’s Farm Radio News”
07-05-1905 - John Abbott - London, England - d. 5-24-1996
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-05-1908 - Don Dunphy - NYC - d. 7-22-1998
boxing play-by-play broadcaster: “Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn 6-18-1941”; “Navy Relief Program”
07-05-1911 - Richard Newton - Vancouver, Canada - d. 1-13-2006
actor: “Now Hear This”
07-05-1921 - Mort Fega - d. 1-21-2005
long time jazz disc jockey in New York
07-05-1928 - Beverly Tyler - Scranton, PA - d. 11-23-2005
actor: “Family Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-05-1930 - Tommy Cook - Duluth, MN
actor: Little Beaver “Red Ryder”; Alexander Busmtead “Blondie”; Chester A. Riley, Jr. “Life of Riley”
07-05-1934 - Katherine Helmond - Galveston, TX
actor: L.A. Theatre Works “Night Mother”
07-05-1935 - John Griffin - Hammond, Australia
writer: “Santa Anna’s Wooden Leg”
07-05-1936 - Shirley Knight - Goessel, KS
Sang with the Horace Heidt Orchestra on Wichita Radio at the age of 8
07-05-1940 - Curcy H. (Bud) Andrews, Jr.
musical director: KSEL Lubbock, TX
07-06-1875 - Roger Babson - d. 3-5-1967
economist: “Babson Reports”
07-06-1882 - Ralph Morgan - NYC - d. 6-11-1956
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-06-1892 - Jack Yellen - Razcki, Poland - d. 4-17-1991
lyricist: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-06-1894 - Myra Marsh - Maine - d. 10-29-1964
actor: Dora Foster “A Date with Judy”; Mother “My Friend Irma”
07-06-1894 - Shelly Lee Alley - Alleyton, Texas - d. 6-1-1964
songwriter, musician, vocalist: WFAA Dallas, Texas
07-06-1895 - Grete Stueckgold - d. 9-13-1977
soloist: “The Chesterfield Show”; “Chesterfield Presents”
07-06-1898 - Hans Eisler - Germany - d. 2-6-1962
orchestra leader: “The Littlest Angel”; “Mr. Pickwick’s Christmas”
07-06-1904 - Marie Baumer - d. 7-31-1977
writer: “Mr. Chameleon”
07-06-1905 - Pauline Drake - Denver, CO - d. 2-5-1981
actor: Bessie “Great Gildersleeve”; “Miss Duffy “Duffy’s Tavern”
07-06-1910 - Alexander Kendrick - d. 5-17-1991
correspondent: “Years In Crisis”; “As Europe Sees the Marshall Plan”
07-06-1910 - Dorothy Kirsten - Montclair, NJ - d. 11-18-1992
singer: “Keepsakes”; “Kraft Music Hall”; “Light Up Time”
07-06-1911 - Betty Worth - NYC - d. 7-xx-1993
actor: Florence Weston “The Man I Married”; Andrea Reynolds “We Love and Learn”
07-06-1912 - Redd Evans - Meridian, MS - d. 8-29-1972
vocalist: “Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra”
07-06-1915 - Laverne Andrews - Minneapolis, MN - d. 5-8-1967
singer: (The Andrews Sisters) “Andrews Sisters Revue:
07-06-1918 - Gaylord Avery - d. 3-11-1996
announcer: “Gangbusters”; “My Son Jeep”
07-06-1918 - Sebastian Cabot - London, England - d. 8-23-1977
actor: Toussiant Charbonneau “Horizons West”; “Studio One”; “Lives of Harry Lime”
07-06-1922 - William Schallert - Los Angeles, CA
actor: “Sears Radio Theatre”
07-06-1923 - Marie McDonald - Westchester, NY - d. 10-21-1965
actor: “Duffy’s Tavern”; “Maxwell House Coffee Time”; “Proudly We Hail”
07-06-1924 - Billy Mauch - Peoria, IL - d. 9-29-2006
actor: “Coast-to-Coast on a Bus”; “Let’s Pretend”; “Robinson Crusoe, Jr.”
07-06-1924 - Bobby Mauch - Peoria, IL - d. 10-15-2007
actor: “Coast-to-Coast on a Bus”; “Let’s Pretend”; “Robinson Crusoe, Jr.”
07-06-1925 - Bill Haley, Jr. - Highland Park, MI - d. 2-9-1981
rocker: “Camel Rock and Roll Party”; “Stars for Defense”
07-06-1925 - Merv Griffin - San Mateo, CA - d. 8-12-2007
singer: “San Francisco Sketchbook/Merv Griffin Show”
07-06-1925 - Ruth Cracknell - Sydney, Australia - d. 4-14-2002
actress for the BBC
07-06-1927 - Alan “Fluff” Freeman - Melbourne, Australia - d. 11-27-2006
announcer, singer: “Records Around Five”; “Pick of the Pops”
07-06-1927 - Janet Leigh - Merced, CA - d. 10-3-2004
actor: “Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players” - Radio Debut
07-06-1929 - James Berwick - Dublin, Ireland - d. 8-17-2000
actor: “Frankenstein”
07-06-1931 - Della Reese - Detroit, MI
singer-actor: “Manhattan Melodies”; “Camel Rock and Roll Party”
07-06-1938 - Luana Patten - Long Beach, CA - d. 5-1-1996
actor: “Martha Deane Show”; “Radio Reader’s Digest”; “Hallmark Playhouse”
07-06-1946 - George Walker Bush - New Haven, CT
u.s. president: Saturday morning presidential broadcast
07-07-1887 - Raymond Hatton - Red Oak, IA - d. 10-21-1971
actor: Football Coach “Jack Oakie’s College”
07-07-1888 - John Frank - Missouri - d. 2-15-1961
actor: Jimmie Allen “Air Advs. of Jimmie Allen”
07-07-1890 - Tom Powers - Owensboro, KY - d. 11-9-1955
commentator: “Central City”
07-07-1894 - David Ross - NYC - d. 11-12-1975
actor: Bob “Mary and Bob”
07-07-1896 - Yasha Bunchuk - Russia - d. 7-31-1944
cellist: “Roxy and His Gang”
07-07-1898 - Arlene Harris - Toronto, Canada - d. 6-12-1976
actor: Mrs. Higgins “Baby Snooks”; Human Chatterbox “Al Pearce and His Gang”
07-07-1899 - George Cukor - NYC - d. 1-23-1983
film director: “Marilyn Monroe: Fame is Fickle”; “Hollywood Calling”
07-07-1903 - Joe Boland - d. 6-21-1987
actor: Police Sergeant “Abie’s Irish Rose”
07-07-1906 - Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige - Mobile, AL - d. 6-8-1982
baseball hall of famer: “Destination Freedom”
07-07-1907 - Elton Britt - Marshall, AR - d. 6-23-1972
singer: “Tennessee Jed”
07-07-1907 - Robert Heinlein - Butler, MO - d. 5-8-1988
science fiction writer: “Beyond Tomorrow”; “Dimension X”; “X Minus One”
07-07-1908 - Ben Brady - NYC - d. 3-20-2003
host: “The Comedy Writers Show”
07-07-1909 - Eddie Mayehoff - Baltimore, MD - d. 11-12-1992
actor: Waldo Greentree/Nick Scott “Against the Storm”
07-07-1911 - Gian Carlo Menotti - Cadegliano, Italy - d. 2-1-2007
opera composer: “Best of All”
07-07-1911 - Joan Perry - Pensacola, FL - d. 9-15-1996
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-07-1911 - Lou Maury - Butte, MT - d. 12-11-1975
pianist: “What’s the Name of That Song?”
07-07-1914 - Robert Luff - Bedford, England - d. 2-18-2009
impresario: produced series of weekly shows for Radio Normandie
07-07-1915 - Ruth Ford - Hazelhurst, MS
actor: “Mercury Theatre”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
07-07-1915 - Terry O’Sullivan - Kansas City, MO - d. 9-14-2006
announcer: “All-Star Western Theatre”; “The Jack Smith Show”
07-07-1915 - Yul Brynner - Vladivostock, Czarist Russia - d. 10-10-1985
actor: “As Easy as A.B.C.”
07-07-1917 - Doris Dudley - NYC - d. 8-14-1985
actor: Peggy Meek “Meet Mr. Meek”
07-07-1919 - Brenda Bruce - Manchester, England - d. 2-19-1996
actor: “Lady in a Fog”
07-07-1919 - Daisy Lange - Ohio
bass: (Coon Creek Girls) “WLS National Barn Dance”
07-07-1919 - Jon Pertwee - Chelsea, England - d. 5-20-1996
actor: The Doctor “Doctor Who”; Worzel; Gummidge “Worzel Gummidge”
07-07-1920 - Charles Flynn - Chicago, IL - d. 9-29-1999
actor: Jack Armstrong “Jack Armstrong, The All-American Boy”
07-07-1921 - Rod Peterson - Phoenix, AZ - d. 8-9-2004
writer: “Have Gun, Will Travel”
07-07-1922 - Artie Malvin - NYC - d. 6-16-2006
vocalist: “Moonlight Serenade”; “I Sustain These Wings”; “Wehrmact Hour”
07-07-1924 - Mary Ford - Pasadena, CA - d. 9-30-1977
singer: “Les Paul and Mary Ford Show”
07-07-1925 - Wally Phillips - Portsmouth, OH - d. 3-27-2008
radio personality: WGN Chicago, Illinois
07-07-1927 - Doc Severinsen - Arlington, OR
trumpet player: Bands of Ted Fio Rito, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman
07-07-1927 - Gloria Mann - New York - d. 4-21-1961
actor: Veronica Lodge “Archie Andrews”
07-07-1940 - Geoff Page - Grafton, Australia
writer: “Sally Rivers’ All Girl Band”
07-07-1940 - Ringo Starr - Liverpool, England
singer: (The Beatles) “Here We Go Again”
07-07-1943 - Joel Siegel - Los Angeles, CA - d. 6-29-2007
movie critic: “Joel Siegel’s New York”
07-07-1946 - Joe Spano - San Francisco, CA
actor: “We Hold These Truths”
07-07-1947 - Goran Hagg - Sweden
author: “Konung Kark XI: s sista dagar och dod”
07-08-1882 - Percy Grainger - Melbourne, Australia - d. 2-20-1961
composer: “Prudential Family Hour”; “The Pause that Refreshes.”
07-08-1885 - John Brinkley - Jackson County, NC - d. 5-26-1942
the “goat gland doctor”
07-08-1889 - Eugene Pallette - Winfield, KS - d. 9-3-1954
actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”
07-08-1898 - Melville Ruick - Boise, ID - d. 12-24-1972
actor, announcer: “Cavalcade of America”; “Quiet Please”; “Suspense”
07-08-1908 - Nelson Rockefeller - Bar Harbor, ME - d. 1-26-1979
vice president: Helped fund “Hello Americans” with Orson Welles
07-08-1910 - Jack Rubin - New York - d. 10-10-1952
writer: “Hallmark Hall of Fame”; “The Hardy Family”; “Hilltop House”; “The O’Neills”
07-08-1911 - Gertrude Niesen - Mid-Atlantic Ocean - d. 3-27-1975
singer: “Songs by Gertrude Niesen”; “Good News of 1939”
07-08-1912 - Donna Dameral - Chicago, IL - d. 2-15-1941
actor: Marge Mintere “Myrt and Marge”
07-08-1913 - Ann Thomas - Newport, RI - d. 4-28-1989
actor: Sharon O’Shaughnessy “Bob Burns Show”; Barbara Weeks “We Love and Learn”
07-08-1913 - Bill Thompson - Terre Haute, IN - d. 7-15-1971
actor: Wallace Wimple, Horatio K Boomer and others “Fibber McGee and Molly”
07-08-1913 - Walter Kerr - Evanston, IL - d. 10-9-1996
drama critic: “Stagestruck”
07-08-1914 - Billy Eckstine - Philadelphia, PA - d. 3-8-1993
jazz vocalist: “Yessiree . . .It’s Mr. B!”; “ABCs of Music”; “Julilee”; “Big Show”
07-08-1917 - Faye Emerson - Elizabeth, NJ - d. 3-9-1983
actor: “My Silent Partner”
07-08-1917 - Glenn Langan - Denver, CO - d. 1-19-1991
actor: “Chuck Morgan “Stand By For Crime”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-08-1917 - Pamela Brown - London, England - d. 9-18-1975
actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Theatre On the Air”
07-08-1918 - Craig Stevens - Liberty, MO - d. 5-10-2000
actor: “Hollywood Radio Theatre”
07-08-1928 - Royce Baerg - d. 9-22-2002
disk jockey: KNEX McPherson, Kansas
07-08-1931 - Louis Wayne Ballard - Miami, OK
singer: “Tulsa University Radio Choir”
07-08-1932 - Jerry Vale - NYC
singer: “Peter Lind Hayes Show”
07-08-1934 - Marty Feldman - East London, England - d. 12-3-1982
comedian, writer: “Round the Horne”; “We’re In Business”
07-08-1935 - Steve Lawrence - Brooklyn, NY
singer: “Roadshow”
07-08-1940 - Marcia Rodd - Lyons, KS
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
07-09-1878 - Hans Von “H.V.” Kaltenborn - Milwaukee, WI - d. 6-14-1965
commentator: “Current Events”; “Editing the News”
07-09-1881 - Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel - Stillwater, MN - d. 1-13-1936
emcee: “Roxy’s Gang”; “Roxy Revue”
07-09-1894 - Alan Lipscott - d. 11-20-1961
writer: “The Life of Riley”
07-09-1894 - Dorothy Thompson - Lancaster, NY - d. 1-30-1961
commentator: “Commentary”
07-09-1901 - Jester Hairston - Belews, NC - d. 1-18-2000
calypso singer: King Moses “Bold Venture”
07-09-1907 - Eddie Dean - Posey, TX - d. 3-4-1999
actor: Larry Burton “Modern Cinderella”
07-09-1910 - Alfred Kreymborg - NYC - d. 7-2-1991
writer: “The Columbia Workshop”
07-09-1912 - John McQuade - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 9-21-1979
actor: Charlie Wild “Charlie Wild, Private Detective”; Steve Lansing “Our Gal Sunday”
07-09-1915 - Joan Tompkins - d. 1-29-2005
actor: Nora Drake “This Is Nora Drake”; Siri Allen “Against the Storm”
07-09-1917 - Kay Aldredge - Tallahassee, FL - d. 1-12-1995
actor: “Maxwell House Coffee Time”
07-09-1917 - Ted Steele - Hartford, CT - d. 10-15-1985
bandleader: “Ted Steele’s Studio Club”; “Chesterfield Supper Club”
07-09-1919 - Earl Hagen - Chicago, IL - d. 5-26-2008
conductor: “Music With Wings”; Wrote TV Theme for “Andy Griffith Show”
07-09-1923 - Molly O’Day - McVeigh, KY - d. 12=5=1987
country singer: “Renfro Valley Barn Dance”, Midday Merry-Go-Round”
07-09-1924 - Leonard Pennario - Buffalo, NY - d. 6-27-2008
pianist: “Kraft Music Hall”; “Concert Hall”
07-09-1925 - Alan Dale - Brooklyn, NY - d. 4-20-2002
singer, actor: “Sing It Again”
07-09-1927 - Ed Ames - Malden, MA
singer,: (Ames Brothers) “Sing It Again”; “Robert Q. Lewis Show”
07-09-1929 - Lee Hazelwood - Mannford, OK - d. 8-4-2007
disk jockey, singer, songwriter
07-09-1935 - Michael Williams - Liverpool, England - d. 1-11-2001
actor: George Cragge “In the Red”; Dr. John Watson “Sherlock Holmes”
07-09-1955 - Mia Dillon - Colorado
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
07-10-1877 - Caroline Crockett Ellis - d. 5-17-1963
actor: Mary Ward “Travels of Mary Ward”; “Caroline’s Golden Store”
07-10-1888 - Graham McNamee - Washington, D.C.. - d. 5-9-1942
announcer: “Fleischmann Hour”; “Fire Chief”; “Treasury Hour”
07-10-1889 - Noble Sissle - Indianapolis, IN - d. 12-17-1975
songwriter, orchestra leader: “Freedom’s People”
07-10-1890 - Louis Katzman - Odessa, Russia - d. 11-13-1943
musical director: “Fred Allen’s Linit Bath Club”
07-10-1894 - Jimmy McHugh - Boston, MA - d. 5-23-1969
song writer: “Cavalcade of Music”; “It’s Time to Smile”; “The Navy Sings”
07-10-1896 - Slim Summerville - Albuquerque, NM - d. 1-5-1946
actor: “Hollywood Star Time”
07-10-1905 - Thomas Gomez - NYC - d. 6-18-1971
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-10-1908 - Harry Golder - Detroit, MI - d. 10-16-1968
announcer: “The Lone Ranger”
07-10-1908 - Hjerluf Provenson - Racine, WI - d. 5-14-1957
announcer: “John’s Other Wife”; “The Gulden Serenaders”
07-10-1909 - Bernard Katz - San Francisco, CA - d. 5-22-1992
pianist: (Cousin of Mel Blanc) “Katz on the Keys”
07-10-1910 - Helen Pickens - Macon, GA
singer: (Pickens Sisters) “The Pickens Sisters”; “The Magic Key”
07-10-1910 - Hugh B. Cave - Chester, England - d. 6-27-2004
writer: “Escape”; “Romance”
07-10-1913 - Joan Marsh - Porterville, CA - d. 8-10-2000
actor: “Calling All Cars”; “Good News of 1939”
07-10-1914 - Joe Shuster - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - d. 7-30-1992
co-creator (with Jerry Siegel): “Advs. of Superman”
07-10-1916 - Dick Carey - Hartford, CT - d. 4-5-1994
jazz pianist: “Louis Armstrong and the Original All-Stars”
07-10-1917 - Don Herbert - Waconia, MN - d. 6-12-2007
actor: “Captain Midnight”; Jack Armstrong, All-American Boy”
07-10-1918 - Ernest Ricca - d. 10-10-1987
director: “Lorenzo Jones”; “Valiant Lady”; “Stella Dallas”; “Romance of Helen Trent”
07-10-1918 - John Easton - NYC - d. 4-10-1984
announcer: “The Great Gildersleeve”; “Advs. of Maisie”
07-10-1920 - David Brinkley - Wilmington, NC - d. 6-11-2003
newscaster: WRC Washington D.C.; “Nightline”
07-10-1921 - Jeff Donnell - South Windham, ME - d. 4-13-1988
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-10-1923 - Earl Hamner, Jr. - Schuyler, VA
writer: “NBC University Theatre of the Air”
07-10-1923 - John Bradley - Antigo, WI - d. 1-11-1994
raiser of second flag on Iwo Jima: “Interview programs”
07-10-1926 - Carleton Carpenter - Bennington, VT
actor: “NBC University Theatre”; “Stagestruck”
07-10-1926 - Fred Gwynne - NYC - d. 7-2-1993
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
07-11-1881 - Clarence Budington Kelland - Powers Park, MI - d. 2-19-1964
writer: “Scattergood Baines”
07-11-1884 - Howard Estabrook - Detroit, MI - d. 7-16-1978
screen writer: “Screen Guild Theatre”
07-11-1888 - Dr. Lyman Bryson - Valentine, NE - d. 11-24-1959
moderator: “American School of the Air”; “Invitation to Learning”; “People’s Platform”
07-11-1892 - Thomas Mitchell - Elizabeth, NJ - d. 12-17-1962
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Cavalcade of America”
07-11-1894 - Walter Wanger - San Francisco, CA - d. 11-18-1968
film producer: “Information, Please”; “Hollywood Fights Back”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-11-1897 - Johnny Marvin - Butler, Oklahoma Territory - d. 12-20-1944
country singer: Had his own show on NBC
07-11-1906 - Fred Feibel - Union City, NJ - d. 5-16-1978
organist: “Between the Bookends”; “Organ Reveille”
07-11-1906 - Harry Von Zell - Indianapolis, IN - d. 11-21-1981
actor, announcer: Bill Smith “Smiths of Hollywood”; “George Burns and Gracie Allen Show”
07-11-1909 - Irene Hervey - Venice, CA - d. 12-20-1998
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-11-1914 - Tommy Bartlett - Milwaukee, WI - d. 9-6-1998
emcee: “Welcome Travlers”
07-11-1922 - Bernard Punsly - NYC - d. 1-20-2004
actor: (The Dead End Kids) “Texaco Star Playhouse”
07-11-1922 - Gene Evans - Holbrook, AZ - d. 4-1-1998
actor: “Family Theatre”
07-11-1928 - Hope Miller - d. 7-25-1992
actor: “Let’s Pretend”
07-11-1929 - Hermann Prey - Berlin, Germany - d. 7-22-1998
operatic baritone: “Metropolitan Opera”
07-11-1933 - Chuck Cassey - Chicago, IL
composer, conductor: (Chuck Casey Singers) “Voices of Vista”
07-11-1942 - Tommy Vance - Oxford, England - d. 3-6-2005
presenter: Radio 1
07-12-1863 - Herschel Mayall - Bowling Green, KY - d. 6-10-1941
actor: “The Lone Ranger”; “The March of Time”
07-12-1884 - Edgar Stehli - Lyons, France - d. 7-16-1973
actor: Dr. Huer “Buck Rogers”; Rex A. Starr “It’s Murder”
07-12-1886 - Jean Hersholt - Copenhagen, Denmark - d. 6-2-1956
actor: Dr. Paul Christian “Dr. Christian”
07-12-1890 - Joseph Latham - Bolivar, NY - d. 10-10-1970
actor: Uncle Will “Home Sweet Home”; Elmer Eeps “Just Plain Bill”
07-12-1895 - Kirsten Flagstad - Hamar, Norway - d. 12-7-1962
opera singer: “General Motors Concerts”; “Metropolitan Opera”
07-12-1895 - Oscar Hammerstein II - NYC - d. 8-23-1960
lyricist: “Pet Milk Show”
07-12-1898 - Joe Reichman - St. Louis, MO - d. 4-14-1970
bandleader: (the Pagliacci of the Piano) “A Song is Born”
07-12-1903 - Ray Winters - Menomonie, WI - d. 12-8-1978
announcer: “Kitty Keene”; “The Lamplighter”; “Whispering Streets”
07-12-1908 - Milton Berle - NYC - d. 3-27-2002
comedian: “Milton Berle Show”; “Let Yourself Go”; “Three Ring Time”
07-12-1909 - Joey Faye - NYC - d. 4-26-1997
actor: Recruit “The Rookies”
07-12-1912 - Jim McClain - d. 5-5-2004
host: Dr. I.Q. “Dr. I.Q”; Dr. I.Q. “Dr. I.Q. Jr.”
07-12-1912 - Will Bradley - Newtown, NJ - d. 7-20-1978
bandleader: “Mildred Bailey Show”; “Saturday Night Swing Session”
07-12-1913 - Edgar E. Willis - Calgary, Canada
author: “A Radio Director’s Manual”; “Writing Radio and Television Scripts”
07-12-1913 - Maurice Rifkin - Ohio - d. 9-3-2001
producer, syndicator: “The Guy Lombardo Show”; “Boston Blackie”
07-12-1915 - Joseph Bolton - The Bronx, New York - d. 1-7-1997
composer: appeared on various radio stations
07-12-1917 - William Griffis - Chapel Hill, NC - d. 4-13-1998
actor: “Cavalcade of America”; “Roger Kilgore, Public Defender”
07-12-1919 - Earl Blessey - d. 5-22-1990
sportscaster, disk jockey: WVMI Biloxi, Mississippi
07-12-1919 - Vera Hruba Ralston - Prague, Czechoslovakia - d. 2-9-2003
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-12-1920 - Keith Andes - Ocean City, NJ - d. 11-11-2005
actor: “Sears Radio Theatre”
07-12-1920 - Pierre Berton - Whitehorse, Canada - d. 11-30-2004
author: “Klondike”
07-12-1921 - Lyn Duddy - NYC - d. 2-23-1998
conductor: (Lyn Duddy Singers) “Breakfast with Burrows”
07-12-1927 - Conte Candoli - Mishawaka, IN - d. 12-14-2001
trumpeter: “Artistry in Rhythm”
07-12-1934 - Van Cliburn - Shreveport, LA
pianist: “Van Cliburn Concert”
07-13-1886 - Father Flanagan - Roscommon, Ireland - d. 5-15-1948
founder of boys town: “Bill Stern Colgate Sports Newsreel”; “Good New of 1939”
07-13-1889 - Frank M. Thomas - St. Joseph, MO - d. 11-25-1989
actor: Police Captain “Martin Kane, Private Eye”
07-13-1895 - Bradley Kincaid - Kentucky - d. 9-13-1989
country singer: “Grand Ole Opry”; “WLS Barn Dance”
07-13-1895 - Sidney Blackmer - Salisbury, NC - d. 10-5-1973
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-13-1902 - Frank Dane - Aalborg, Denmark - d. 6-xx-1963
actor: “Perry Mason”; “Mary Noble, Backstage Wife”
07-13-1902 - Phillips H. Lord - Hartford, VT - d. 10-19-1975
actor: Seth Parker “Seth Parker”; Mitchell Frazier “Story of Mary Marlin”
07-13-1903 - Milo Boulton - Ohio - d. 2-2-1989
host: “We, the People”
07-13-1906 - Harry Sosnick - Chicago, IL - d. 3-22-1996
conductor: “Pennzoil Parade”; “Your Hit Parade”; “Beat the Band”
07-13-1908 - Tim Spencer - Webb City, MO - d. 4-26-1974
singer: (Sons of the Pioneers) “The Roy Rogers Show”
07-13-1912 - Joseph Bell - California - d. 3-xx-1987
director, actor: “Big Town”, “East of Cairo”; “Will Rogers Show”
07-13-1913 - Dave Garroway - Schenectady, NY - d. 7-21-1982
emcee, announcer: “World’s Great Novels”; “Dave Garroway Show”; “Dial Dave Garroway”
07-13-1914 - Hershel ‘Hersh’ Barbour - d. 8-1-1974
disk jockey, sportscaster: WCKB Dunn, North Carolina
07-13-1917 - Jimmie Dale - Newark, NJ
singer: “Grand Ole Opry”
07-13-1919 - Dirk Fredericks - Brooklyn, NY - d. 12-31-1976
announcer: “Music Tent”
07-13-1921 - Philip L. Bodner - Waterbury, CT
saxophonist: Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey orchestras
07-13-1922 - Lois Kibbee - Rhinelander, WI - d. 10-18-1993
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
07-13-1923 - Norma Zimmer - Larsen, ID
singer: (Talking People)“Meredith Willson’s Music Room”
07-13-1924 - Patrick Campbell - d. 5-30-2003
actor: “The Chase”
07-13-1928 - Bob Crane - Waterbury, CT - d. 6-29-1978
actor: “Bob Crane Show”
07-13-1934 - Dennis Crosby - California - d. 5-7-1991
actor: “Bing Crosby Show”
07-13-1934 - Peter Gzowski - Toronto, Canada - d. 1-24-2002
CBC Morningside host
07-13-1934 - Philip Crosby - California - d. 1-13-2004
actor: “Bing Crosby Show”
07-13-1946 - Robert Caswell - Rockhampton, Australia - d. 10-29-2006
writer: “Little Lunches”; “The Phone Friend”
07-13-1948 - Anthony Korneiser - NYC
co-host: “Out of Bounds”
07-14-1880 - Donald Meek - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 11-18-1946
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-14-1892 - Gene Rouse - Boulder, CO - d. 8-26-1956
announcer/newscaster: “First Nighter”; “Grand Hotel”; “Vanity Fair”
07-14-1897 - Cornelia Osgood - d. 4-xx-1984
actor: Dorothy Regent “Chandu the Magician”; Adella Winston “Stepmother”
07-14-1898 - Louise Lorimer - d. 8-11-1995
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Short Story”
07-14-1898 - Pat C. Flick - Philadelphia, PA - d. 11-1-1955
actor: Pablo Ittheptiches “Fred Allen Show”
07-14-1898 - “Happy” Chandler - Corydon, KY - d. 6-15-1991
governor, baseball commissioner: “University of Chicago Round Table”
07-14-1901 - George Tobias - NYC - d. 2-27-1980
actor: “Cavalcade of America”; “Screen Guild Theatre”
07-14-1902 - Harlan Ware - d. 5-7-1967
writer: “The Bartons”; “One Man’s Family”
07-14-1903 - Irving Stone - San Francisco, CA - d. 8-26-1989
author: “Cavalcade of America”; “Hallmark Playhouse”; “Arch Oboler’s Plays”
07-14-1903 - Ken Murray - Nyack, NY - d. 10-12-1988
comedian: “Hollywood Hotel”; “Texaco Star Theatre”
07-14-1904 - Annabella - La Varenne Hilaire, Val-de-Marne, France - d. 9-18-1996
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-14-1904 - Isaac Bashevis Singer - Radzymin, Poland - d. 7-24-1991
yiddish storyteller: “Earplay”
07-14-1904 - Nadia Reisenberg - Vilna, Lithuania - d. 6-10-1983
pianist: “Benny Goodman Music Festival”
07-14-1909 - Isabel Jewell - Shoshone, WY - d. 4-5-1972
actor: “Dr. Kildare”; “NBC Presents: Short Story”
07-14-1909 - Walter Gross - NYC - d. 11-27-1967
composer, pianist: “Piano Playhouse”; “Carnation Contented Hour”
07-14-1910 - Boris Aplon - Chicago, IL - d. 11-27-1995
actor: Ivan Shark “Captain Midnight”
07-14-1911 - Terry-Thomas - London, England - d. 1-8-1990
comedian: “Top of the Town”
07-14-1912 - Woody Guthrie - Okemah, OK - d. 10-2-1967
songwriter, singer: “Pursuit of Happiness”
07-14-1913 - Gerald R. Ford - Omaha, NE - d. 12-26-2006
accidental u.s. president: “Meet the Press”
07-14-1914 - Billy Kyle - Philadelphia, PA - d. 2-23-1966
pianist: “Flow Gently, Sweet Rhythm”
07-14-1914 - George F. Putnam - Breckenridge, MN - d. 9-12-2008
newscaster, announcer: “George Putnam and the News”; “The Army Hour”
07-14-1914 - John Laing - NYC - d. 5-15-1979
announcer: “Great Gildersleeve”; “Sealtest Variety Theatre”
07-14-1915 - Jack Gregson - Spokane, WA - d. 6-5-1988
announcer, emcee: “Jack’s Place”; “Live Like a Millionaire”
07-14-1915 - Jerome Lawrence - Cleveland, OH - d. 2-29-2004
cbs staff writer: “Frank Sinatra Show”; “Doris Day Show”; “Kate Smith Show”
07-14-1917 - Douglas Edwards - Ada, OK - d. 10-13-1990
newscaster: “Wendy Warren and the News”
07-14-1919 - Claude Trenier - Mobile, AL - d. 11-17-2003
singer: “Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra”
07-14-1923 - Dale Robertson - Harrah, OK
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-14-1926 - Harry Dean Stanton - West Irvine, KY
vocalist: “Suspense”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-14-1927 - John Chancellor - Chicago, IL - d. 7-12-1996
newscaster: WMAQ Chicago, NBC; “Voice of America”
07-14-1928 - George Rose - Limestone County, AL - d. 12-16-2006
disk jockey: Cousin Josh “The Cousin Josh Jam-O-Ree”
07-14-1928 - George “Cousin Josh” Rose - Huntsville, AL - d. 12-16-2006
country singer: “Grand Ole Opry”
07-14-1928 - Nancy Olson - Milwaukee, WI
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Dimension X”
07-14-1930 - Polly Bergen - Knoxville, TN
actor: “MGM Musical Comedy Theatre”
07-14-1931 - Robert Stephens - Bristol, England - d. 11-12-1995
actor: Aragorn “The Lord of the Rings”
07-14-1932 - Del Reeves - Sparta, NC - d. 1-1-2007
country singer: “Grand Ole Opry”
07-14-1944 - Lynn Lorring - NYC
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
07-15-1889 - Marjorie Rambeau - San Francisco, CA - d. 7-6-1970
actor: “Advs. of Ellery Queen”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-15-1893 - William Dieterle - Rhein-Palatinate, Germany - d. 12-8-1972
movie director: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Screen Director’s Playhouse”
07-15-1897 - Howard Lanin - Philadelphia, PA - d. 4-26-1991
bandleader: ((King of Society Dance Music) “Atwater Kent Hour”; “Campbell Soup Show”
07-15-1900 - Ernest Batchelor - d. 2-25-1976
disk jockey: WDAX McRae, Georgia
07-15-1900 - Helen Shields - Champaign, IL - d. 8-7-1963
actor: Linda Dale “I Love Linda Dale”; Sylvia Meadows “Amanda of Honeymoon Hill”
07-15-1903 - Walter D. Edmonds - Boonville, NY - d. 1-24-1998
writer: “Information Please”
07-15-1905 - Dorothy Fields - Allenhurst, NJ - d. 3-28-1974
lyricist: “Music for Millions”
07-15-1905 - Shirley Povich - Bar Harbor ME - d. 6-4-1998
sports columnist: “World Series Preview”; ”Sonny Liston vs. Cassius Clay”
07-15-1906 - Richard Armour - San Pedro, CA - d. 2-28-1987
humorist: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy”
07-15-1908 - Lee Erwin - Cincinnati, OH - d. 9-21-2000
organist, arranger: Moneybags Erwin “Arthur Godfrey Show”
07-15-1908 - Parke Levy - Philadelphia, PA - d. 3-8-1993
creator, writer, director: “Joe Penner”; “My Friend Irma”
07-15-1910 - Ken Lynch - Cleveland, OH - d. 2-13-1990
actor: Lt. Matt King “Twenty-First Precinct”; Christopher Gard “Cafe Istanbul”
07-15-1912 - John Ademy - d. 9-1-1976
bass-baritone: WCAO Baltimore, Maryland
07-15-1913 - Cowboy Copas - Muskogee, OK - d. 3-5-1963
singer: “Grand Ole Opry”; “Country Music Time”
07-15-1916 - Len Sterling - Chicago, IL
announcer/actor: “FBI in Peace and War”; “Pot ‘O Gold”; “Sunday Serenade”
07-15-1918 - Joan Roberts - NYC
singer: “The Texaco Star Theatre”
07-15-1919 - Eve McVeagh - Ohio - d. 12-10-1997
actor: Harriet Beatty “Clyde Beatty Show”
07-15-1920 - B. H. Anderly - d. 1-13-1998
newscaster, disk jockey: KLIZ Brainerd, Minnesota
07-15-1923 - Herb Sargent - Philadelphia, PA - d. 5-6-2005
writer: Wrote for radio in the 1940s
07-15-1925 - Phil Carey - Hackensack NJ - d. 2-6-2008
actor: “Family Theatre”
07-15-1927 - Nan Martin - Decatur, IL
actor: “We Hold These Truths”
07-16-1882 - Charles Egelston - Covington, KY - d. 10-31-1958
actor: Shuffle Shober “Ma Perkins”; Humphrey Fuller “Just Plain Bill”
07-16-1887 - Floyd Gibbons - Washington, D.C. - d. 9-23-1939
commentator: “Headline Hunter”; “World Adventures”; “Nash Program”
07-16-1888 - Percy Kilbride - San Francisco, CA - d. 12-11-1964
actor,host: “Paul Whiteman Presents”; “Melody Round-Up”; “Stars in the Air”
07-16-1891 - Blossom Seeley - San Francisco, CA - d. 4-17-1974
song and dance trouper: “The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air”
07-16-1902 - Andrew Stone - Oakland, CA - d. 6-9-1999
film writer: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-16-1903 - Carmen Lombardo - London, Canada - d. 4-17-1971
saxophonist: (Guy’s brother) “Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra”; “Esso Marketer”
07-16-1903 - Edith Walton - d. 3-1-1975
journalist: “Speaking of Books”; “Author Meets the Critics”
07-16-1906 - Asakusa Ichimaru (Mitsue Goto) - Japan - d. xx-xx-1997
singer: “Mitsukoshi Calendar of Songs”
07-16-1906 - Vincent Sherman - Vienna, GA - d. 6-18-2006
screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Screen Director’s Playhouse”
07-16-1907 - Barbara Stanwyck - Brooklyn, NY - d. 1-20-1990
actor: “Prudential Family Hour of Stars”; “This Is My Story”
07-16-1907 - Ned Calmer - Chicago, IL - d. 3-9-1986
news analyst: “World News Roundup”
07-16-1908 - Frank Singiser - Montevideo, MN - d. 5-28-1982
newscaster: “Mutual News”
07-16-1911 - Ginger Rogers - Independence, MO - d. 4-25-1995
actor: “Star and the Story”; “Packard Hour”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-16-1911 - Sonny Tufts - Boston, MA - d. 6-4-1970
actor: “Harold Lloyd’s Comedy Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”
07-16-1912 - Raphael (Ray) Barr - NYC - d. 3-17-1983
composer, arranger, pianist: “Cliquot Club Eskimos”
07-16-1915 - Elaine Barrie - NYC - d. 3-1-2003
actor: (Wife of John Barrymore) “Streamlined Shakespeare”
07-16-1915 - Joe O’Brien - Yonkers, NY - d. 7-24-2005
announcer: “Jack and Cliff”; “Rosemary”
07-16-1916 - Lionel Baxter - d. 11-11-2000
sportscaster: WAPI Birmingham, Alabama
07-16-1917 - William Woodson - Los Angeles, CA
actor: John Britton :Just Plain Bill”; Narrator “This is Your FBI”
07-16-1920 - Shirley Thomas - d. 7-21-2005
producer: “Hopalong Cassidy”
07-16-1925 - Cal Tjader - St. Louis, MO - d. 5-5-1982
jazz vibrophonist: “Music for Moderns”; “”Ass-Star Parade of Bands”
07-16-1926 - Stanley Clements - Long Island, NY - d. 10-16-1981
actor: “Family Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-16-1927 - Mindy Carson - NYC
singer: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
07-16-1928 - Robert Sheckley - NYC - d. 12-9-2005
writer: “X-Minus One”
07-16-1930 - Joey Giardello - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-4-2008
middleweight boxer; “Tops In Sports”; “Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts”
07-16-1932 - Max McGee - Saxton City, NV - d. 10-20-2007
color commentator for the Green Bay Packers
07-16-1948 - Stella Kent - United Kingdom
writer: “Because”
07-17-1881 - Artur Argiewicz - d. 5-10-1966
violinist: “Everyready Hour”
07-17-1883 - James Abbe - d. 11-11-1973
photographer: “James Abbe Observes”
07-17-1889 - Erle Stanley Gardner - Malden, MA - d. 3-11-1970
creator, writer: “Advs. of Christopher London”; “Perry Mason”; “Life in Your Hands”
07-17-1899 - James Cagney - NYC - d. 3-30-1986
actor: “Arch Oboler’s Plays”; “Screen Guild Theatre”
07-17-1902 - Edward Gargan - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-19-1964
actor: “This Is Your F.B.I.”; “This Is Our Heritage”
07-17-1904 - John B. Hughes - d. 11-6-1989
news commentator: “Hughes Reel”
07-17-1905 - William Gargan - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-17-1979
actor: Martin Kane “Martin Kane, Private Eye”; Barrie Craig “Barrie Craig, Private Investigator”
07-17-1906 - Anton Karras - Vienna, Austria - d. 1-9-1985
composer, zither: “The Third Man”
07-17-1906 - John Carroll - New Orleans, LA - d. 4-24-1979
actor: “Hello Mom”; “Suspense”
07-17-1908 - Jack Douglas - d. 1-31-1989
writer: “Jack Paar Show”; “The Martin and Lewis Show”
07-17-1911 - Earl Glade, Jr. - Utah - d. 5-14-2001
announcer: “Music and the Spoken Word (Mormon Tabernacle Choir)”
07-17-1912 - Art Linkletter - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
emcee: “People Are Funny”; “House Party”
07-17-1914 - Eleanor Steber - Wheeling, WV - d. 10-3-1990
singer: “Voice of Firestone”; “I.J. Fox Trappers”
07-17-1915 - Cass Daley - Philadelphia, PA - d. 3-22-1975
comedienne: “New Fitch Bandwagon”; “Cass Daley Show”; “Maxwell House Coffee Time”
07-17-1916 - Irene Manning - Cincinnati, OH - d. 5-28-2004
singer: Night Club Singer “Mr. Broadway”; “Wehmacht Hour”; “Railroad Hour”
07-17-1917 - Lou Boudreau - Harvey, IL - d. 8-10-2001
sportscaster: Chicago Cubs
07-17-1917 - Phyllis Diller - Lima, OH
comedian: “Special Delivery: Vietnam”
07-17-1918 - Red Sovine - Charleston, WV - d. 4-4-1980
country singer: “Country Music Time”; “Country Hoedown”
07-17-1920 - Helen Walker - Worcester, MA - d. 3-10-1968
actor: “Proudly We Hail”; “Suspense”; “Harold Lloyd Comedy Theatre”
07-17-1926 - Doyle Bladon - d. 6-4-2006
disk jockey: KFOR Lincoln, Nebraska
07-17-1935 - Diahann Carroll - The Bronx, NY
singer: “Army Bandstand”; “Manhattan Melodies”; “Stars for Defense”
07-17-1951 - Lucie Arnaz - Hollywood, CA
celebrity interviewer: “Tune In With Lucie Arnaz”
07-17-1954 - J. Michael Straczynski - Patterson, NJ
author: “Encounter at Twilight”
07-18-1891 - Gene Lockhart - Ontario, Canada - d. 3-21-1957
actor: “Nebbs”; “Doctor Fights”; “Abroad with the Lockharts”
07-18-1893 - Richard Dix - St. Paul, MN - d. 9-20-1949
actor: “Eveready Hour”
07-18-1903 - Chill Wills - Seagoville, TX - d. 12-15-1978
actor: “Armed Forces Radio Theatre”; “Dinner Bell Round-Up Time”
07-18-1903 - Riza Royce - Lancaster, PA - d. 10-20-1980
actor: Victoria Lorring “Young Widder Brown”
07-18-1906 - Clifford Odets - Philadelphia, PA - d. 8-15-1963
playwright: “Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour”; “Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players”
07-18-1906 - S.I. Hayakawa - Vancouver, Canada - d. 2-27-1992
u.s. senator: “Americana”
07-18-1908 - Lupe Velez - San Luis Potosi, Mexico - d. 12-14-1944
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Speed Show”
07-18-1908 - Martha Mears - Mexico, MO - d. 12-13-1986
singer: “G. I. Laffs”
07-18-1909 - Harriet Nelson - Des Moines, IA - d. 10-2-1994
actor: Daisy June “Red Skelton Show”; “Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”
07-18-1910 - Lou Bush - Louisville, KY - d. 9-19-1979
orchestra leader: “Guest Star”; “Stars for Defense”; “Here’s to Veterans”
07-18-1910 - Wyn Sayre - Lakeview, IA - d. 12-17-2007
singer: (Doring Sisters) “Contented Hour”
07-18-1911 - Hume Cronyn - London, Ontario, Canada - d. 6-15-2003
actor: Ben Marriott “Marriage”
07-18-1913 - Eric Pohlmann - Vienna, Austria - d. 7-25-1979
actor: During WWII broadcast for BBC European Service
07-18-1913 - Joe Ripley - d. 2-3-1993
announcer: “Armstrong Circle Theatre”; “Dorothy Dix on the Air”
07-18-1913 - Marvin Miller - St. Louis, MO - d. 2-8-1985
actor: Ben Lyon “Jeff Regan, Investigator”; Gil Whitney “Romance of Helen Trent”
07-18-1913 - Michael Roy - Hanaford, ND - d. 6-26-1976
host: “Mike Roy’s Kitchen”
07-18-1913 - Red Skelton - Vincennes, IN - d. 9-17-1997
comedian: “Avalon Time”; “Red Skelton Show”
07-18-1914 - Phyllis Brooks - Boise, ID - d. 8-1-1995
actor: “Silver Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Command Performance”
07-18-1916 - Irene Winston - NYC - d. 9-1-1964
actor: Myra Gordon “Valiant Lady”; Rosemary Hemingway “Woman In White”
07-18-1918 - Jane Frazee - Duluth, MN - d. 9-6-1985
vaudeville act with sister
07-18-1920 - Charlie McCarthy - Chicago, IL - d. 9-30-1978
dummy: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
07-18-1923 - Sam Gray - Chicago, IL
actor: “High Moment”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
07-18-1927 - Kurt Masur - Brieg, Germany
conductor: New York Philharmonic
07-18-1964 - Wendy Williams - Ocean Township, NJ
host: “The Wendy Williams Experience”
07-19-1889 - Max Fleischer - Vienna, Austria - d. 9-11-1972
cartoonist: “Popeye the Sailor”
07-19-1891 - Raymond Bramley - Independence, OH - d. 11-27-1977
actor: Burton York “Howie Wing”; Silas Finke “David Harum”
07-19-1896 - Merle Kendrick - d. 5-23-1968
orchestra conductor: “Cabin B-13”
07-19-1901 - Juano Hernandez - San Juan, Puerto Rico - d. 7-17-1970
actor: Kolu “Jungle Jim”; Lothar “Mandrake the Magician”
07-19-1902 - Buster Bailey - Memphis, TN - d. 4-12-1967
clarinet: “Flow Gently, Sweet Rhythm”
07-19-1906 - “Tiny” Hill - Sullivan, IL - d. 12-13-1971
orchestra leader: “Tiny” Hill and His Orchestra”
07-19-1907 - Thomas Grandin - Cleveland, OH - d. 10-xx-1977
correspondent: “ABC News”; “CBS News of Europe”; “World News Today”
07-19-1910 - Fred Kirby - Charlotte, NC - d. 4-22-1996
country, bluegrass: “Briarhoppers”
07-19-1911 - Dennis Conrad Bardens - Midhurst, England - d. 2-7-2004
editor of weekly BBC radio documentaries “Focus”
07-19-1912 - Frank Kane - d. 11-29-1968
writer: “The Shadow”
07-19-1913 - Charlie Teagarden - Vernon, TX - d. 12-10-1984
trumpet: (Brother of Jack) “Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street”
07-19-1914 - Hubert Gregg - London, England - d. 3-28-2004
host: “Thanks for the Memory for 30 Years”
07-19-1914 - Lou Krugman - Passaic, NJ - d. 8-8-1992
actor: Tony Griffin “Romance of Helen Trent”; Ulysses Hink “Dear Mom”; “Gunsmoke”
07-19-1917 - Larry Marcus - Beaver, UT - d. 8-28-2001
writer: “Suspense”; “Dark Venture”; “Nightbeat”
07-19-1925 - Ivor Roberts - Nottingham, England - d. 9-5-1999
character actor: “Station Road”
07-19-1930 - Rhoda Williams - Denver, CO - d. 3-8-2006
actor: Betty Anderson “Father Knows Best”; “Life of Riley”
07-19-1940 - Dennis Cole - Detroit, MI
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
07-19-1943 - Paula Keiser - Elizabeth, NJ
general manager, chief engineer, part owner, WCRM, Clare, MI
07-19-1966 - Hilary Bell - Stratford-upon-Avon, England
writer: “Cruisin’”
07-20-1869 - Howard Thurston - d. 4-13-1936
conjuror: “Thurston, the Magician”
07-20-1881 - Hugh Sothern - Anderson County, KS - d. 4-13-1947
actor: John Marshall “Those We Love”
07-20-1883 - Mary Cecil - Louisville, KY - d. 12-21-1940
actor: Miranda Chandler “The Life and Love of Dr. Susan”
07-20-1890 - Theda Bara - Cincinnati, OH - d. 4-13-1955
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-20-1890 - Verna Felton - Salinas, CA - d. 12-14-1966
actor: Blossom Blimp “Sealtest Village Store”; Liz Pierce “Judy Canova Show”
07-20-1896 - Harry Horlick - Tiflis, Russia - d. 7-xx-1970
conductor: “A&P Gypsies”
07-20-1898 - J. E. Mainer - Weaversville, NC - d. 6-12-1971
country: (Mainer’s Crazy Mountaineers) “Crazy Water Crystals Barn Dance”
07-20-1901 - Dilys Powell - Bournemouth, England - d. 6-3-1995
film critic: “The Critics”; “Critics Forum”
07-20-1902 - Jimmie Tansey - Omaha, NE - d. 11-4-1950
actor: Danny O’Neill “The O’Neills”; Clement Arnaud “Hilltop House”
07-20-1905 - Murray Forbes - Chicago, IL - d. 1-28-1987
actor: Willie Fitz “Ma Perkins”; Benny Fox “Foxes of Flatbush”
07-20-1907 - Art Jarrett - Brooklyn, NY - d. 7-23-1987
singer, bandleader: “Coca Cola’s Spotlight Parade”; “Fitch Bandwagon”
07-20-1908 - Fritz Littlejohn - Paculet, SC - d. 11-25-2005
news writer/supervisor for NBC radio (1945-1952)
07-20-1908 - Jerry Desmonde - Middlesbrough, England - d. 2-11-1967
actor: “Crime Classics”
07-20-1910 - Muriel Evans - Minneapolis, MN - d. 10-26-2000
four radio shows of her own in Washington D.C.
07-20-1911 - Bill Dillard - Philadelphia, PA - d. 1-16-1995
jazz trumpeter: “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts”; “Arthur Godfrey Time”
07-20-1912 - Tom McDermott - McHenry, IL - d. 3-6-1996
producer, director: “Portia Faces Life”; “Rosemary”; “Wendy Warren and the News”
07-20-1916 - Mary Barclay - Wilton, Somerset, England - d. 2-19-2008
actor: “Advs. in Odyssey”
07-20-1918 - Cindy Walker - Mart, TX - d. 3-23-2006
songwriter: “National Barn Dance”; “Spike Jones”; “Lifebouy Show”
07-20-1919 - K.T. Stevens - Los Angeles, CA - d. 6-13-1994
actor: Lois Graves “Junior Miss”
07-20-1920 - Max Bicknell - d. 11-11-1995
disk jockey: KIUL Garden City, Kansas
07-20-1923 - James Bree - England - d. 12-1-2008
actor: “Sergeant Musgrave’s Dance”
07-20-1925 - Lola Albright - Akron, OH
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “MGM Theatre Of the Air”
07-20-1935 - Ted Rogers - South London, England - d. 5-2-2001
comedian: “The Billy Cotton Band”
07-20-1938 - Diana Rigg - Doncaster, England
actor: Agave “Dionysos”
07-20-1938 - Natalie Wood - San Francisco, CA - d. 11-29-1981
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-20-1943 - Wendy Richard - Middlesbrough, England - d. 2-26-2009
actor: Anne Marie Rat “Cat’s Whiskers”; “Dad’s Army”
07-21-1863 - C. Aubrey Smith - London, England - d. 12-20-1948
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-21-1883 - Cecil Humphreys - Cheltenham, England - d. 11-6-1947
actor: “Theatre Guild on the Air”
07-21-1892 - Lenore Ulric - New Ulm, MN - d. 12-30-1970
guest artist: “Watch the Fun Go By”
07-21-1894 - Elsie Hitz - Cleveland, OH - d. 5-14-1976
actor: Ellen Randolph “Story of Ellen Randolph”; Gail Brewster “Dangerous Paradise”
07-21-1895 - Ken Maynard - Vevey, IN - d. 3-13-1973
cowboy actor: Ken Maynard Show”
07-21-1899 - Ernest Hemingway - Oak Park, IL - d. 7-2-1961
author: “NBC University Theatre”; “Columbia Workshop”; “Screen Guild Theatre”
07-21-1899 - Sara Dougherty Carter - Flatwoods, VA - d. 1-8-1979
singer: (Carter Family) XERA Mexico
07-21-1901 - Allyn Joslyn - Milford, PA - d. 1-22-1981
actor: “Island Boat Club”; “Page of Romance”; “Show Boat”
07-21-1905 - Diana Trilling - d. 10-23-1996
writer: “NBC University Theatre”
07-21-1909 - Gene Kirby - d. 3-xx-1985
announcer, sportscaster: “The Adele Clark Show”; “Big Moment in Sports”
07-21-1910 - Carl Ravazza - Alameda, CA - d. 7-29-1968
bandleader: “Carl Ravazza and His Orchestra”; “One Night Stand”
07-21-1910 - Himan Brown - NYC
actor, producer: Papa Marino “Little Italy”; “Inner Sanctum Mysteries”
07-21-1910 - Mary Eastman - Kansas City, MO
soprano: “Atwater Kent Hour”; “Waltz Time”
07-21-1911 - Alice Cornett Asherman - Plant City, FL - d. 4-23-2002
singer: Had own program five times weekly on NBC
07-21-1912 - Frank Deniz - Cardiff, Wales - d. 7-17-2005
guitarist: “Harry Parry’s Radio Rhythm Club”
07-21-1912 - Robert Sloane - NYC - d. 4-3-1955
writer: “The Fat Man”; “The Life of Riley”; “Inner Sanctum Mysteries”
07-21-1914 - Robert Presnell, Jr. - d. 6-14-1986
writer: “The Smiths of Hollywood”
07-21-1915 - Floyd McDaniel - Athens, AL - d. 7-22-1995
guitarist, vocalist: (Member of the Ink Spots) “The Four Ink Spots”; “Let’s Go Nightclubbing”
07-21-1920 - Isaac Stern - Kreminiecz, Ukraine, USSR - d. 9-22-2001
violinist: “Jack Benny Program”; “New York Philharmonic”
07-21-1922 - Kay Starr - Dougherty, OK
singer: “The Bob Crosby Show”
07-21-1924 - Don Knotts - Morgantown, WV - d. 2-24-2006
actor: Windy Wales “Bobby Benson’s Adventures”
07-21-1925 - Anne Meacham - Chicago, IL - d. 1-12-2006
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
07-21-1926 - Bill Pertwee - Amersham, England
actor: ARP Warden Hodges “Dad’s Army”
07-21-1926 - Josephine Premice - Brooklyn, NY - d. 4-13-2001
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
07-21-1942 - Patricia Elliott - Gunnison, CO
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
07-21-1949 - Ian Kennedy-Williams - Weston-Super-Mare, England
writer: “Beached”
07-22-1874 - Arthur Maitland - d. 5-23-1959
actor: Zeke “David Harum”; Mr. Weatherby “Archie Andrews”
07-22-1879 - Harry Armstrong - Somerville, MA - d. 2-28-1952
composer/singer
07-22-1893 - Andrew Stanton - Philadelphia, PA - d. unknown
actor: “Bachelor’s Children”; “Little Orphan Annie”; “Pretty Kitty Kelly”
07-22-1894 - Major George Fielding Eliot - Brooklyn, NY - d. 4-21-1971
cbs military analyst during World War II
07-22-1898 - Stephen Vincent Benet - Bethlehem, PA - d. 3-13-1943
writer: “Columbia Workshop”
07-22-1903 - Betty Roland - Kaniva, Australia - d. 2-12-1996
writer: “New Day”
07-22-1904 - Magdalen King-Hall - London, England - d. 3-1-1971
children’s author who also wrote radio plays
07-22-1907 - Perry Botkin - Richmond, IN - d. 10-14-1973
musician: (Perry Botkin and Trio) “The King’s Men”
07-22-1908 - Amy Vanderbilt - Staten Island, NY - d. 12-27-1974
etiquette expert: “Jack Benny Program”
07-22-1908 - Shirley Howard - d. 1-13-1988
singer: “Tommy Riggs and Betty Lou”
07-22-1910 - Dorris Macon - d. 2-15-1982
singer: (Son of Uncle Dave Macon) :”Grand Ole Opry”
07-22-1912 - Orren Allen - d. 2-5-1993
sportscaster: WKAN Kankakee, Illinois
07-22-1913 - Licia Albanese - Bari, Italy
singer: “Treasure Hour of Song”
07-22-1917 - Lou McGarity - Athens, GA - d. 8-28-1971
jazz trombonist: “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concert”; “Arthur Godfrey Show”
07-22-1918 - Buddy Black - Huntington, PA - d. 6-5-1990
announcer: “Chuck Foster and His Orchestra”
07-22-1922 - Jason Robards, Jr. - Chicago, IL - d. 12-26-2000
actor: “Pepper Young’s Family”
07-22-1924 - Margaret Whiting - Detroit, MI
singer: “Philip Morris Frolics”; “Barry Wood Show”; “Bob Hope Show”
07-22-1926 - Bryan Forbes - Stratford, England
actor: “Junior Brains Trust”
07-22-1928 - Orson Bean - Burlington, VT
actor: “Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street”
07-22-1940 - Alex Trebek - Sudbury, Canada
news reporter for CBC in Canada
07-23-1883 - Albert Warner - Poland - d. 11-26-1967
co-founder of warner brothers: “Warner Brothers Academy Theatre”
07-23-1888 - Raymond Chandler - Chicago, IL - d. 3-26-1959
detective story author: “Phillip Marlow”
07-23-1891 - Everett Glass - Bangor, ME - d. 3-22-1966
actor: spokesman for “the 21 old men of 10 grammercy park: “I Love Adventure”
07-23-1892 - Dr. W. W. Bauer - d. 12-25-1967
host: “Doctors at Work”; “Your Health”
07-23-1894 - Arthur Treacher - Brighton, England - d. 12-14-1975
actor: “Philco Radio Playhouse”; “Philip Morris Playhouse on Broadway”
07-23-1895 - Aileen Pringle - San Francisco, CA - d. 12-16-1989
actor: Anne Hill “Joyce Jordan, Girl Interne”
07-23-1900 - “Lefty” Ingram - Tennessee - d. 2-xx-1987
reeds: “The Swift Jewel Cowboys”
07-23-1901 - Maurice Brachhausen - d. 9-xx-1976
sound effects: Head of the ABC Sound Effects department
07-23-1908 - Ernest Dudley - Dudley, England - d. 2-1-2006
writer: “Enter Sexton Blake”; “Dr. Morelle”
07-23-1908 - Irving Mansfield - d. 8-25-1988
producer: “It’s Always Albert”; “The Morey Amsterdam Show”
07-23-1908 - Karl Swenson - Brooklyn, NY - d. 10-8-1978
actor: Lorenzo Jones “Lorenzo Jones”; Lord Henry Brinthrope “Our Gal Sunday”
07-23-1909 - Helen Martin - St. Louis, MO - d. 2-25-2000
actor: “Sears Radio Theatre”
07-23-1910 - Gale Page - Spokane, WA - d. 1-8-1983
actor: Holly Sloan “Story of Holly Sloan”; Gertrude Lamont “Masquerade”
07-23-1910 - Nat Brandywine - NYC - d. 3-7-1978
pianist, bandleader: “Wonderful City”
07-23-1912 - Jackson Beck - NYC - d. 7-28-2004
actor: Philo Vance “Philo Vance”; Gregory Hood “Casebook of Gregory Hood”
07-23-1914 - Edward Axt - d. 9-1-1998
saxophonist: “Major Bowes Capitol Family Program”
07-23-1915 - Frances Chaney - Odessa, Ukraine - d. 11-23-2004
actor: (One of Hollywood Ten) Marion Kirby “Advs. of Topper”; Burma “Terry and the Pirates”
07-23-1916 - Kurt Kreuger - Michenberg, Germany - d. 7-12-2006
actor: “New National Guard Show”; “Bud’s Bandwagon”
07-23-1916 - Sandra Gould - Brooklyn, NY - d. 7-20-1999
actor: Lucy Twitchell “Sad Sack”; Miss Duffy “Duffy’s Tavern”
07-23-1918 - Anne Ayars - Los Angeles, CA - d. 2-27-1995
vocalist: “The Chicago Theatre of the Air”
07-23-1918 - Pee Wee Reese - Ekron, KY - d. 8-14-1999
baseball great: “Play Ball”; “Box Score Review”; “Feature Project: This Game of Baseball”
07-23-1920 - Christopher Lynch - County Limerick, Ireland - d. 4-15-1994
singer: “Voice of Firestone”
07-23-1924 - Gavin Lambert - East Gristead, England - d. 7-17-2005
writer: Wrote commercials for radio
07-23-1925 - Gloria De Haven - Los Angeles, CA
actor: “NBC Radio Theatre”
07-23-1936 - Don Drysdale - Van Nuys, CA - d. 7-2-1993
baseball announcer: California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers
07-23-1937 - Robert W. Morgan - Galion, OH - d. 5-22-1998
host (communicator) “Monitor”
07-23-1940 - Don Imus - Riverside, CA
host (communicator) “Monitor”
07-23-1944 - Alex Buzo - Sydney, Australia - d. 8-16-2006
writer: “File on Rod”
07-24-1802 - Alexandre Dumas - Aisne, France - d. 12-5-1870
writer: “Works adapted for radio
07-24-1853 - William Gillette - Hartford, CT - d. 4-29-1937
actor: Sherlock Holmes “Sherlock Holmes”
07-24-1875 - Frank Moulan - NYC - d. 5-13-1939
comedian: “Roxy and His Gang”
07-24-1878 - Lord Dunsany - London, England - d. 10-25-1957
writer: “The Columbia Workshop”
07-24-1888 - Basil Ruysdael - Jersey City, NJ - d. 10-10-1960
announcer: “Beggar’s Bowl”; “Your Hit Parade”; “Cavalcade of America”
07-24-1898 - Amelia Earhart - Atchinson, KS - d. 7-2-1937
aviatrix: “Amelia Earhart”, “Cities Service Concerts”
07-24-1901 - Mabel Albertson - Lynn, MA - d. 9-28-1982
actor: (Sister of Jack Albertson) “The Phil Baker Show”
07-24-1903 - Hazel Arth - d. 3-17-1991
second place winner Atwater-Kent National Radio Auditions
07-24-1904 - Delmer Daves - San Francisco, CA - d. 8-17-1977
movie writer/director: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”
07-24-1907 - Glenn Riggs - East McKeesport, PA - d. 9-12-1975
announcer: “Musical Varities”; “Hop Harrigan”; “Boston Blackie”
07-24-1911 - Dudley McCarthy - Sydney, Australia - d. 10-3-1987
auther of radio plays
07-24-1911 - Jane Hoffman - Seattle, WA - d. 7-26-2004
actor: “The Author’s Studio”
07-24-1911 - Raymond Edward Johnson - Kenosha, WI - d. 8-15-2001
actor: Raymond your host “Inner Sanctum Mysteries”; Don Winslow “Don Winslow of the Navy”
07-24-1913 - Brian Reece - Noctorum, England - d. 4-12-1962
actor: Archibald Berkeley-Willoughby “The Advs. of P.C. 49”
07-24-1913 - Hollace (Vivien) Shaw - Fresno, CA - d. 3-2-1976
singer: “Blue Velvet”; “Vic Damone and Hollace Shaw Show”
07-24-1914 - Frank Silvera - Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies - d. 6-11-1970
actor: “X Minus One”
07-24-1914 - Vincent Bogert - New York - d. 11-28-1978
writer: “Duffy’s Tavern”
07-24-1915 - Lloyd Marx - d. 5-26-1988
composer, conductor: “Capitol Family Hour”; “Original Amateur Hour”
07-24-1916 - Bob Eberly - Mechanicville, NY - d. 11-17-1981
singer: (Jimmy Dorsey Band)
07-24-1917 - Robert Farnon - Toronto, Canada - d. 4-23-2005
conductor: “AEFP Farewell Party”; “Songs for America”ß
07-24-1919 - Jerry Wayne - Buffalo, NY - d. 9-15-1996
vocalist: Lover “Happy Island”; “Your All-Time Hit Parade”
07-24-1921 - Billy Taylor - Greenville, SC
host: “Mildred Bailey Show”; “Bing Crosby Show”; “Genius of Duke”
07-24-1921 - Giuseppe Di Stefano - Motta, Sicily, Italy - d. 3-3-2008
operatic tenor: “Standard Hour”, “Metropolitan Opera”
07-25-1894 - Isabella Beech - d. 1-3-1972
food editor: Francis Lee Barton “Mother Knows Best”
07-25-1894 - Walter Brennan - Swampscott, MA - d. 9-21-1974
actor: Grandpa Vanderhof “You Can’t Take it with You”; Judge Roy Bean “Law West of the Pecos”
07-25-1896 - Leo Russotto - d. 1-29-1978
musical coach and arranger: “Roxy and His Gang”
07-25-1899 - Ralph Dumke - South Bend, IN - d. 1-4-1964
actor: Willie Tompkins “We, the Abbotts”; Pat Plenty “Quality Twins”
07-25-1900 - Al Pearce - San Francisco, CA - d. 6-2-1961
comedian: Elmer Blurt “Here Comes Elmer”; “Al Pearce Show”
07-25-1901 - Lila Lee - Union Hill, NJ - d. 11-13-1973
actor: “Fleischman’s Yeast Hour”
07-25-1903 - Percy Angwin - d. 9-22-1985
sportscaster: WSKI Montpelier, Vermont
07-25-1904 - Bob Beddome - d. 8-xx-1983
baritone: KFWI San Francisco, California
07-25-1905 - Harold Peary - San Leandro, CA - d. 3-30-1985
actor: Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve , “Fibber McGee and Molly and The Great Gildersleeve”
07-25-1906 - Johnny Hodges - Cambridge, MA - d. 5-11-1970
alto saxophonist: “Esquire Jazz Concert”; “Duke Ellington and His Orchestra”
07-25-1907 - Jack Gilford - NYC - d. 6-4-1990
comedian: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
07-25-1910 - Ted Dale - d. 7-25-1975
orchestra leader: :Carnation Contented Hour”
07-25-1916 - Barbara Vernon - Inverell, Australia - d. 4-6-1978
writer: “The Gerney”
07-25-1917 - Arthur Alsberg - NYC - d. 8-7-2004
wrote comedy routines for Milton Berle and Danny Kaye
07-25-1918 - Louanne Hogan - St. Paul, MN - d. 1-23-2006
singer: “One Night Stand”
07-25-1918 - Nan Grey - Houston, TX - d. 7-25-1993
actor: Kathy Marshall “Those We Love”
07-25-1922 - Earl Gillespie - Chicago, IL - d. 12-12-2003
sportscaster: voice of the Milwaukee Braves
07-25-1936 - Michael Chapin - Hollywood, CA
actor: Andy ‘Skipper’ Barbour “One Man’s Family”
07-26-1856 - George Bernard Shaw - Dublin, Ireland - d. 11-2-1950
playwright: “Wisconsin College of the Air”; “George Bernard Shaw Speech”
07-26-1883 - Walter Blaufuss - Milwaukee, WI - d. 8-23-1945
composer, conductor, pianist: “Breakfast Club”; “Viennese Ensemble”
07-26-1894 - Aldous Huxley - Godalming, Surrey, England - d. 11-22-1963
writer: “CBS Radio Workshop”
07-26-1896 - Charles Butterworth - South Bend, IN - d. 6-13-1946
comedian: “Fred Astaire Show”
07-26-1897 - Paul Gallico - NYC - d. 7-15-1976
writer: “Author’s Playhouse”; “Keep ‘Em Rolling”; “Radio City Playhouse”
07-26-1899 - Danton Walker - Marietta, GA - d. 8-8-1960
broadway columnist: “Forty-Five Minutes on Broadway”; “Twin Views of the News”
07-26-1901 - Serge Koussevitzky - Vyshni Volocheck, Russia - d. 6-4-1978
symphony conductor: “Boston Symphony Orchestra”
07-26-1902 - Gracie Allen - San Francisco, CA - d. 8-27-1964
comedienne: “The Adventures of Gracie”; “The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show”
07-26-1903 - Donald Voorhees - Allentown, PA - d. 1-10-1989
conductor: “Show Boat”; “Cavalcade of America”; “Telephone Hour”
07-26-1906 - Galen Drake - Kokomo, IN - d. 6-30-1989
commentator: “Galen Drake”
07-26-1908 - Professor Hale Sparks - d. 11-13-1997
director of broadcast University of California: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy”
07-26-1909 - Vivian Vance - Cherryvale, KS - d. 8-17-1979
actor: Ethel Mertz “I Love Lucy”
07-26-1911 - Mary Mason - Pasadena, CA - d. 10-13-1980
actor: Mary Aldrich “The Aldrich Family”; Maudie Mason “Maudie”s Diary”
07-26-1912 - Buddy Clark - Dorchester, MA - d. 10-1-1949
singer: “Your Hit Parade”; “New Carnation Contented Hour”
07-26-1912 - Monty Margetts - Vancouver, Canada - d. 2-27-1997
announcer: “This Woman’s Secret”
07-26-1914 - Erskine Hawkins - Birmingham, AL - d. 11-11-1992
bandleader: “Apollo Concerts”; “Big Band Themes on the Air”
07-26-1914 - Ralph Blane - Broken Arrow, OK - d. 11-13-1995
singer: “Johnny Green and His Orchestra”
07-26-1915 - Fred S. Fox - St. Louis, MO - d. 10-23-2005
writer: “Freddie the Fox”
07-26-1918 - Stacy Harris - Big Timber, Quebec, Canada - d. 3-13-1973
actor: Jim Taylor “This is Your F.B.I.”; Carter Trent “Pepper Young’s Family”
07-26-1919 - Virginia Gilmore - El Monte, CA - d. 3-28-1986
actor: “The Ford Theatre”
07-26-1921 - Jean Sheperd - South Chicago, IL - d. 10-16-1999
host: “The Jean Sheperd Show”
07-26-1921 - John de Lancie, Sr. - Berkeley, CA - d. 5-17-2002
principle oboist: “Phildelphia Symphony Orchestra”
07-26-1922 - Blake Edwards - Tulsa, OK
writer: “Lineup”; “Richard Diamond, Private Detective”
07-26-1924 - Ann Howard Bailey - Memphis, TN - d. 11-23-2006
writer: “Suspense”
07-26-1924 - Louis Bellson - Rock Falls, IL - d. 2-14-2009
jazz drummer: “Land’s Best Bands”; “Benny Goodman: Let’s Dance”
07-26-1935 - Walter Winchell, Jr. - NYC - d. 12-25-1967
radio news writer
07-26-1945 - Helen Mirren - London, England
actor: “NPR: Morning Edition”
07-27-1877 - Florence Gill - London, England - d. 2-19-1965
actor: “Uncle Walter’s Doghouse”
07-27-1881 - Jack Roseleigh - Tennessee - d. 1-5-1940
actor: Sam Davis “Pepper Young’s Family”; Dr. Winslow “Road of Life”
07-27-1889 - Ada Arlitt - d. 9-13-1976
host: “Mother’s Discussion Group”
07-27-1890 - J. Walter Leopold - NYC - d. 12-28-1956
pianist, composer: KFI Los Angeles, California
07-27-1890 - Judith Lowry - Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory - d. 11-29-1976
actor: Emma ‘Stevie’ Stevens “Valiant Lady”; Emmy Fergusson “Welcome Valley”
07-27-1901 - Henrietta Drake-Brockman - Perth, Australia - d. 3-8-1968
writer: “The Quick and the Dead”
07-27-1905 - Leo Durocher - West Springfield, MA - d. 10-7-1991
baseball legend: “baseball announcer”; “Double Play with Durocher and Day”
07-27-1912 - Irve Tunick - NYC - d. 9-5-1987
writer: “The Cavalcade of America”; “You Are There”
07-27-1913 - Liam Redmond - Limerick, Ireland - d. 10-31-1989
actor: “Great Plays”
07-27-1914 - Ira Avery - Albany, NY - d. 8-14-1984
director: “We Came This Way”; “Eternal Light”
07-27-1916 - Keenan Wynn - NYC - d. 10-14-1986
actor: Moe ‘Shrevie’ Shrevnitz “The Shadow”; Gregory Smith “Amazing Mr. Smith”
07-27-1918 - Veola Vonn - NYC - d. 10-28-1995
actor: Dimples Wilson “Blondie”; Princess Nadji “Chandu the Magician”
07-27-1919 - David Swift - Minneapolis, MN - d. 12-31-2001
writer: “Opie Cates Show”
07-27-1920 - Henry “Homer” Haynes - d. 8-7-1971
comedian: (Homer and Jethro) “WLS National Barn Dance”
07-27-1920 - Michael Evans - Sittingbourne, England - d. 9-4-2007
actor: “Theatre Guild On the Air”
07-27-1922 - Norman Lear - New Haven, CT
writer: “The Martin and Lewis Show”
07-27-1928 - Barbara Eiler - Los Angeles, CA - d. 7-16-2006
actor: Babs Riley “Life of Riley”; Millie Anderson “Day in the Life of Dennis Day”
07-27-1933 - Nick Reynolds - San Diego, CA - d. 10-2-2008
singer: (The Kingston Trio) “Guest Star”; “Guard Session”
07-28-1874 - Alice Duer Miller - NYC - d. 8-22-1942
author: “Author, Author”
07-28-1892 - Joe E. Brown - Holgate, OH - d. 7-6-1973
comedian, quizmaster: “Ceiling Unlimited”; “Joe E. Brown Show”; “Stop or Go”
07-28-1901 - Felix Mills - Fort Collins, CO - d. 4-5-1987
musical director: “Aldrich Family”; “Burns and Allen”; “Tarzan”
07-28-1901 - Hal Totten - Newark, NJ - d. 4-5-1985
sportscaster: first play-by-play announcer for Chicago Cubs; “Elgin Campus Review”
07-28-1901 - Rudy Vallee - Island Pond, VT - d. 7-3-1986
singer, bandleader, emcee: (The Vagabond Lover) “Fleischmann Hour”; Rudy Vallee Show”
07-28-1903 - Duane Thompson - Red Oaks, IA - d. 8-15-1970
actor: Telephone Operator “Hollywood Hotel”
07-28-1910 - Bill Goodwin - San Francisco, CA - d. 5-9-1958
announcer, actor: “George Burns and Gracie Allen Show”; Johnny Fletcher “Johnny Fletcher”
07-28-1910 - Frank Loesser - NYC - d. 7-28-1969
composer: “Cavalcade for Victory”; “Abe Burrows Show”; “Heartbeat of Broadway”
07-28-1911 - Ann Doran - Amarillo, TX - d. 9-19-2000
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-28-1912 - George Cisar - Illinois - d. 6-13-1979
actor: Tim “Tena and Tim”
07-28-1912 - Herbert Finn - Boston, MA - d. 5-28-2002
comedy writer: “Duffy’sTavern”; “Amos ‘n’ Andy”
07-28-1914 - Carman Dragon - Antioch, CA - d. 3-28-1987
conductor: “Maxwell House Coffee Time”; “Baby Snooks Show”; “Railroad Hour”
07-28-1915 - Frankie Yankovic - d. 10-14-1998
polka king: “Frankie Yankovic and His Yanks”; “Guest Star Time”
07-28-1916 - Laird Cregar - Philadelphia, PA - d. 12-9-1944
actor: “Hello, Americans”; “Radio Hall of Fame”; “Suspense”
07-28-1920 - Art Hannes - Newport, KY - d. 3-30-1992
announcer: “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”; “Gangbusters”; “Suspense”
07-28-1925 - Paul Rogers - Chicago, IL - d. 3-3-2007
host: “Great Music from Chicago”; “Music Unlimited”; “Nightside”
07-28-1931 - Darryl Hickman - Hollywood, CA
actor: “Family Theatre”
07-28-1937 - Peter Duchin - NYC
pianist: “Stars for Defense”
07-28-1940 - Phil Proctor - Goshen, IN
actor: “Empire of the Air”
07-29-1869 - Booth Tarkington - Indianapolis, IN - d. 5-19-1946
writer: “Maude and Cousin Bill”
07-29-1876 - Maria Ouspenskaya - Tula, Russia - d. 12-3-1949
actor: “Towards the Century of the Common Man”; “Treasury Star Parade”
07-29-1877 - William Beebe - Brooklyn, NY - d. 6-4-1962
author: “Information Please”
07-29-1887 - Sigmund Romberg - Nagykanizsa, Austria-Hungary - d. 11-9-1951
composer, conductor: “An Evening with Romberg”; “Swift Hour”
07-29-1888 - Niles Welch - Hartford, CT - d. 11-21-1976
announcer: “The Campbell Playhouse”
07-29-1892 - Horace Braham - London, England - d. 9-7-1955
actor: Charles Lang “Wendy Warren and the News”; Ernest Benning “Big Sister”
07-29-1892 - Lewis James - Dexter, MI - d. 2-19-1959
vocalist: “The Mobiloil Concert”; “The Revelers Quartet”
07-29-1892 - William Powell - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 3-5-1984
actor: Father “My Mother’s Husband”
07-29-1894 - Kenneth Daigneau - d. 6-11-1948
actor: Captain Silver “Sea Hound”
07-29-1895 - Bill Corum - Speed, MO - d. 12-16-1958
boxing color man: “Gillettes’s Cavalcade of Sports”
07-29-1896 - William Ford Manley - d. 7-10-1954
writer: “Snow Village Sketches”
07-29-1900 - Don Redman - Piedmont, WV - d. 11-30-1964
bandleader: “Don Redman and His Orchestra”; “Chipso Radio Program”
07-29-1900 - Owen Lattimore - Washington, DC - d. 5-31-1989
consultant: “Pacific Story”
07-29-1905 - Clara Bow - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-27-1965
actor: (The It Girl) “Kay Parker in Hollywood”
07-29-1906 - Thelma Todd - Lawrence, MA - d. 12-16-1935
comedienne: Series with Zasu Pitts
07-29-1909 - Bernard Mackey - d. 3-5-1980
singer, guitarist: (Member of the Ink Spots) “The Four Ink Spots”; “Let’s Go Nightclubbing”
07-29-1910 - Joseph Curtin - Cambridge, MA - d. 4-5-1979
actor: Nick Charles “Advs. of the Thin Man”; John Perry “John’s Other Wife”
07-29-1910 - Sydney Roslow - d. 11-12-2002
psychologist: “What Makes You Tick?”
07-29-1911 - Florence Freeman - NYC - d. 4-25-2000
actor: Ellen Brown “Young Widder Brown”; Wendy Warren “Wendy Warren and the News”
07-29-1913 - Geraldine Kay - d. 9-25-2001
actor: Barbara Palmer “Masquerade”; Kyle Ling “Lone Journey”
07-29-1913 - Stephen McNally - NYC - d. 6-4-1994
actor: “Ford Theatre”; “Screen Director’s Playhouse”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
07-29-1914 - Robert Haag - Illinois
actor: Sheriff Mark Chase “Death Valley Days”
07-29-1914 - “Professor” Irwin Corey - Brooklyn, NY
actor: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
07-29-1916 - Albert Lewin - NYC - d. 4-23-1996
writer: “Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy”; “Eddie Cantor Show”
07-29-1919 - Vic Lewis - London, England - d. 2-9-2009
band leader: “Jazz Alive”
07-29-1922 - Johnny Barricks - d. 12-3-2005
disk jockey: WKAY Glasgow, Kentucky
07-29-1924 - Lloyd Bochner - Toronto, Canada - d. 10-29-2005
actor: “The Chase”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
07-29-1924 - Robert Horton - Los Angeles, CA
actor: “Suspense”
07-29-1927 - Luther Sies - Westminster, MD
author: “The Encyclopedia of American Radio 1920-1960”
07-29-1938 - Peter Jennings - Toronto, Canada - d. 8-7-2005
news broadcaster: “When Conventions Were Conventions”
07-29-1949 - Tim James Archer - Lancaster, CA
singer of radio commercials
07-29-1950 - Bill Estes - Racine, WI - d. 4-13-2008
regional manager of Wisconsin Public Radio’s WHAD-FM
07-30-1880 - Robert R. McCormick - Chicago, IL - d. 4-1-1955
newspaper publisher, commentator: “The Chicago Theatre of the Air”
07-30-1890 - Casey Stengel - Kansas City, MO - d. 9-30-1975
hall of fame baseball manager: “DiMaggio Farewell”; “Witness!”; “Tops in Sports”
07-30-1909 - Gordon Hughes - d. 4-19-1999
director: “Lights Out”; “The Guiding Light”
07-30-1911 - Richard Louis Ables - d. 8-1-1997
composer, musician: Woody Herman Orchestra; Charlie Barnet Orchestra
07-30-1912 - Charles Irving - Minneapolis, MN - d. 2-15-1981
actor: Tex Mason “Bobby Benson’s Advs.”; Jerry Malone “Young Dr. Malone”
07-30-1912 - Edward L. Bliss - Fizhou, China - d. 11-25-2002
cbs news correspondent: (One of Morrow’s Boys) CBS News Twentieth Century Roundup”
07-30-1914 - John Meston - Pueblo, CO - d. 3-24-1979
writer: “Gunsmoke”; “Escape”; “Fort Larmie”
07-30-1916 - Dick Wilson - Preston, Lancashire, England - d. 11-19-2007
actor: “Family Theatre” Mr. Whipple in Charmin commercials
07-30-1922 - Meredith Davies - Birkenhead, England - d. 3-9-2005
conductor: “City of Birmingham Choir”
07-30-1928 - Christine McGuire - Middletown, OH
singer: (The McGuire Sisters) “Arthur Godfrey Time”
07-30-1928 - Joe Nuxhall - Hamilton, OH - d. 11-15-2007
baseball annoucer for the Cincinnati Reds
07-30-1958 - Robert Leppzer - Cambridge, MA
producer: “Wounded Knee: Roots of Earth”
07-31-1854 - Charles Goodell - Dudley, MA - d. 4-27-1937
clergyman: (The Shepard of the Air) “Sabbath Reveries”
07-31-1892 - Herbert W. Armstrong - Des Moines, IA - d. 1-16-1986
preacher: “Plain Truth”; “The World Tomorrow”
07-31-1894 - John Mayo - Providence, RI - d. 4-28-1974
announcer: Staff announcer for both CBS and NBC
07-31-1894 - Roy Bargy - Newaygo, MI - d. 1-15-1974
conductor: “Jimmy Durante Show”; “Kraft Music Hall”; “Rexall Summer Theatre”
07-31-1900 - Elmo Roper - Hebron, NE - d. 4-30-1971
pioneering polster: “America’s Town Meeting of the Air”; “Word from the People”
07-31-1902 - Robert E. Griffin - Hutchinson, KS - d. 12-19-1960
actor: Wilbur Ramage “Story of Holly Sloan”; Michael West “Bright Horizon”
07-31-1904 - Billy Hillpot - Red Bank, NJ - d. 2-25-1985
singer: Trade “Smith Brothers: Trade and Mark”; “Camel Pleasure Hour”
07-31-1904 - Brett Halliday - Chicago, IL - d. 2-4-1977
creator of Michael Shayne; host on “Murder by Experts”
07-31-1908 - W.F. “Bill” Shadel - Milton, WI - d. 1-29-2005
newscaster: Reported the D-Day landings for CBS
07-31-1909 - Roger Krupp - Minnesota - d. 5-25-1987
announcer, newscaster: “Advs. of Ellery Queen”; “Famous Jury Trials”
07-31-1911 - George Liberace - Menasha, WI - d. 10-16-1983
sideman: Orrin Tucker Band, Anson Weeks Band
07-31-1912 - Chester Stratton - Paterson, NJ - d. 7-7-1970
actor: Carter Trent “Pepper Young’s Family”; Hop Harrigan “Hop Harrigan”
07-31-1912 - Irv Kupcinet - Chicago, IL - d. 11-11-2003
sportscaster: WGN Chicago “Chicago Bears”
07-31-1912 - Milton Friedman - Brooklyn, NY - d. 11-16-2006
economist: Radio Australia
07-31-1913 - Brook Byron - Weakly County, TN - d. 5-29-2006
actor: “Top Secret”; “Suspense”
07-31-1915 - Chet Forrest - Brooklyn, NY - d. 10-10-1999
composer, pianist: “U.S. Treasury Star Parade”
07-31-1916 - Bill Todman - NYC - d. 7-29-1979
producer, director, writer: “Treasury Salute”; “Winner Take All”; “What’s My Line”
07-31-1919 - Curt Gowdy - Green River, WY - d. 2-20-2006
sportscaster: play-by-play Boston Red Sox
07-31-1919 - Norman Del Mar - Hempstad, England - d. 2-6-1994
conductor: “Scottish Orchestra”
07-31-1921 - Barbara Fuller - Nahant, MA
actor: Claudia Barbour “One Man’s Family”; Peggy Fairchild “Step Mother”
07-31-1922 - Hank Bauer - East St. Louis, IL - d. 2-9-2007
baseball great: “Tops in Sports”
07-31-1924 - Garard Green - Madras, India - d. 12-26-2004
actor: “Sherlock Holmes”
07-31-1927 - Tony Thomas - Portsmouth, England - d. 7-8-1997
announcer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
07-31-1931 - Kenny Burrell - Detroit, MI
guitarist: “Newport Jazz Festival”; “Jazz Alive”
07-31-1936 - David Halliwell - Brighouse, England - d. 3-16-2006
writer: “Spongehenge”; “There’s a Car Park in Whitherton.
08-01-1812 - Herman Melville - NYC - d. 9-28-1891
author: Several of his works adapted for radio
08-01-1898 - Caesar Petrillo - Chicago, IL - d. 11-22-1963
orchestra leader: (Brother of James C. Petrillo) “First Nighter”
08-01-1904 - Eli Mintz - Lemberg, Austria - d. 6-8-1988
actor: Uncle David “The Goldbergs”
08-01-1905 - Alice Frost - Minneapolis, MN - d. 1-6-1998
actor: Pamela North “Mr. and Mrs. North”; Martha Jackson “Woman of Courage”
08-01-1906 - Judd McMichael - Minneapolis, MN - d. 10-30-1989
singer: (The Merry Macs) “Bing Crosby Show”; “Fred Allen Show”
08-01-1910 - Jerry Mann - NYC - d. 12-6-1987
singer: (The Jerry Mann Voices) “Manhattan Merry-Go-Round”
08-01-1910 - Walter Scharf - NYC - d. 2-24-2003
music director: “Phil Harris and Alice Faye Show”
08-01-1911 - Fora Campbell - d. 11-6-1978
actor: Jean Forbes Lambert “Brave Tomorrow”; Janice King “Strange Romance of Evelyn Winters”
08-01-1912 - Ronnie Kemper - Missoula, MT - d. 2-16-1997
bandleader: “Ronnie Kemper”; “Horace Heidt Orchestra”
08-01-1915 - Bela Kovacs - Youngstown, OH - d. 8-xx-1985
actor: Prince Baccarritti “Space Patrol”
08-01-1915 - Stanley J. Wolf - d. 7-28-1996
writer,producer: “Topper”; “One Foot in Heaven”
08-01-1916 - James Hill - Jeffersonville, IN - d. 1-11-2001
writer: “Beulah”
08-01-1918 - Bill Shipley - Ottawa, KS - d. 11-25-1996
announcer: “The Jimmy Dorsey Show”; “Look Your Best”
08-01-1923 - Carol Teitel - Brooklyn, NY - d. 7-27-1986
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
08-01-1924 - Marcia Mae Jones - Los Angeles, CA - d. 9-2-2007
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-01-1926 - Meg Randall - Clinton, OK
actor: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-02-1886 - Cesare Sodero - Naples, Italy - d. 12-16-1947
conductor: Series of condensed operas on WEAF New York
08-02-1890 - Leila Roosevelt - d. 11-4-1973
explorer: (cousin of FDR) “So You Want to Be”
08-02-1892 - Jack L. Warner - London, Ontario, Canada - d. 9-9-1978
film studio owner” “Jack Benny Program”; “Warner Brothers Academy Award Theatre”
08-02-1892 - John Kieran - The Bronx, NY, New - d. 12-10-1980
panelist: “Information, Please”
08-02-1892 - Karolyn Wells Bassett - Derby, CT - d. 6-2-1931
was very popular in early radio
08-02-1899 - Charles Bennett - d. 6-15-1995
screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Radio City Playhouse”
08-02-1899 - Earle Larimore - Portland, OR - d. 10-22-1947
actor: “Alias Jimmy Valentine”; “Life Can Be Beautiful”
08-02-1900 - Helen Morgan - Danville, IL - d. 10-8-1941
hostess, singer: “Helen Morgan, Songs”; “Broadway Melodies”; “Fred Allen Show”
08-02-1902 - Guy Repp - d. 11-24-1986
actor: Dr. Abernathy “County Seat”; Benito Mussoline “Our Secret Weapon”
08-02-1903 - Victor McLeod - d. 12-12-1972
writer: “The Bing Crosby Show”; “Stop or Go”
08-02-1904 - John McClain - Ohio - d. 5-3-1967
writer: “Hollywood Hotel”
08-02-1905 - Myrna Loy - Raidersburg, MT - d. 12-14-1993
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-02-1905 - Ruth Nelson - Saginaw, MI - d. 9-12-1992
actor: “Arch Obler’s Plays”; “Columbia Workshop”
08-02-1912 - Ann Dvorak - NYC - d. 12-10-1979 - d. 12-10-1979
actor: “Movietone Radio Theatre”
08-02-1912 - Gwen Plumb - Sydney, Australia - d. 6-4-2002
scripter, actor: “Big Sister”; “Blue Hills”
08-02-1912 - Harry Bailey - Indianapolis, IN
writer: “Cavalcade for Victory”; “Father’s Day Program”
08-02-1913 - Hal Block - d. 6-16-1981
writer, panelist: “Burns and Allen”; “Milton Berle Show”; “What’s My Line”
08-02-1914 - Beatrice Straight - Old Westbury, NY - d. 4-7-2001
actor: “Great Scenes from Great Plays”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
08-02-1915 - Gary Merrill - Hartford, CT - d. 3-5-1990
actor: Bruce Wayne/Batman “Adventures of Superman”
08-02-1915 - Johnny Long - Newell, NC - d. 10-31-1972
bandleader: “The Teen-Timers Show”; “Judy, Joe, and Johnny”
08-02-1916 - Johnny Coons - d. 7-6-1975
actor: Chuck Ramsey “Captain Midnight”; Clipper “Sky King”; “Vic and Sade”
08-02-1921 - Kathryn Bankston - d. 4-10-1987
women’s programming: WRBC Athens, Georgia
08-02-1924 - Joe Harnell - The Bronx, NY - d. 7-14-2005
jazz arranger: (Joe Harnell Quartet) “The Navy Swings”
08-02-1942 - Doris Kenner-Jackson - North Carolina - d. 2-4-2000
singer: (Shirelles) “Murray The K: Live from the Brooklyn Fox”
08-02-1943 - Rose Tremain - London, England
author: “The Wisest Fool”
08-03-1885 - Arthur Sinclair - Dublin, Ireland - d. 12-14-1951
actor: John A. Considine “Jumbo Fire Chief Program”
08-03-1886 - Anna Barbash - d. 1-1-1983
soprano: “Memories of Jennie Lind”
08-03-1886 - Russ Westover - Los Angeles, CA - d. 3-5-1966
writer: Creator of the comic strip “Tillie the Toiler”
08-03-1894 - Harry Heilmann - San Francisco, CA - d. 7-9-1951
sportscaster: WXYZ Detroit
08-03-1896 - Wendell Hall - St. George, KS - d. 4-4-1969
singer: (The Red Headed Music Maker) “Eveready Hour”; “Red Headed Music Maker”
08-03-1900 - Ernie Pyle - Dana, IN - d. 4-18-1945
world war II correspondent: “Words at War”; “Cavalcade of America”
08-03-1902 - Irma Glen - Chicago, IL - d. 12-15-1982
organist: “Irma Glen Lovable Music”; “Vic and Sade”
08-03-1903 - John S. Young - Springfield, MA - d. 1-12-1976
announcer: Foreign news for NBC in Nyw York
08-03-1904 - Clifford Simak - Millville, WI - d. 4-24-1988
writer: “Dimension X”
08-03-1905 - Dolores Del Rio - Durango, Mexico - d. 4-11-1983
actor: “Hollywood on the Air”
08-03-1905 - Gaylord Carter - Wiesbaden, Germany - d. 11-20-2000
organist: “Amos ‘n’ Andy”; “Breakfast in Hollywood”
08-03-1906 - James Thieran Biggs - Richwood, OH - d. 8-27-1996
radio and telegraph operator: WVZ
08-03-1906 - Robert Emmett Dolan - Hartford, CT - d. 9-26-1972
music maestro: “The Circle”; “Birdseye Open House”
08-03-1907 - Adrienne Ames - Fort Worth, TX - d. 5-31-1947
film star: WHN New York, New York
08-03-1907 - Irene Tedrow - Denver, CO - d. 3-10-1995
actor: Janet Archer “Meet Corliss Archer”; Dorothy Regent “Chandu, the Magacian”
08-03-1911 - Ken Patterson - Montana - d. 2-16-1990
actor: “Dragnet”
08-03-1915 - Hugh Douglas - Chicago, IL - d. 9-1-1993
announcer: “Have Gun, Will Travel”; “CBS Radio Workshop”
08-03-1916 - Horace Logan - Shreveport, LA - d. 10-13-2002
creator of “The Louisana Hayride”
08-03-1916 - Milton Drake - NYC - d. 11-13-2006
songwriter: “Mairzy Doats”
08-03-1917 - Charlie Shavers - NYC - d. 7-8-1971
jazz trumpeter: “Jump Time”; “Mildred Bailey Show”; “Tommy Dorsey Show”
08-03-1917 - Larry Haines - Mt. Vernon, NY - d. 7-17-2008
actor: Carl Ward “Young Dr. Malone”; Fred Molina “This is Nora Drake”
08-03-1918 - Les Elgart - New Haven, CT - d. 7-29-1995
bandleader: “Let’s Go to Town”; “Manhattan Melodies”
08-03-1920 - Marilyn Maxwell - Clarinda, IA - d. 3-20-1972
singer, actor: “Kraft Music Hall”; “Abbott and Costello Show”; “Bob Hope Show”
08-03-1923 - Jean Hagen - Chicago, IL - d. 8-29-1977
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Stars in the Air”
08-03-1925 - Billy James Hargis - Texarkana, TX - d. 11-27-2004
preacher: Broadcast his ministry on more than 500 radio stations.
08-03-1926 - Tony Bennett - NYC
singer: “F.W. Woolworth Hour”; “Songs for Sale”; “Stepping Out”
08-03-1927 - Gordon Scott - Portland, OR - d. 4-30-2007
actor: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy”
08-04-1792 - Percy Shelley - Field Place, England - d. 7-8-1822
poet: Many of his poems were read over the radio
08-04-1889 - William Keighley - Philadelphia, PA - d. 6-24-1984
host: Lux Radio Theatre
08-04-1890 - Carson Robison - Oswego, KS - d. 3-24-1957
singer: “Eveready Hour”; “Dutch Masters Minstrels”
08-04-1897 - Abe Lyman - Chicago, IL - d. 10-23-1957
bandleader: “Jack Pearl Show”; “Lavender and New Lace”; “Waltz Time”
08-04-1898 - Hugh O’Connell - d. 1-19-1943
actor, comedian: “Vanity Fair”
08-04-1901 - Arcadie Berkenholz - d. 5-1-1975
violinist, orchestra leader: NBC Blue Network
08-04-1901 - Louis Armstrong - New Orleans, LA - d. 7-6-1971
trumpeter: “Pursuit of Happiness”; “Sealtest Village Store”; “Story of Swing”
08-04-1901 - Mildred Henry Merrill - d. 3-28-1995
writer: “Lone Ranger”; “Green Hornet”; “Official Detective”
08-04-1903 - Helen Kane - The Bronx, NY - d. 9-26-1966
actor: (The Boop-Boop-a-Doop Girl) “Today’s Children”
08-04-1904 - Alice Bahman - d. 6-16-1970
woman’s program: (Mother of Jonathan Winters) WIZE Springfield, Ohio
08-04-1904 - Phil Clark - London, England - d. 9-27-1985
actor: Mr. Keen “Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persosn”
08-04-1904 - Theodore Newton - Lawrenceville, NJ - d. 2-28-1963
actor: Christopher Parker “Joyce Jordan, M.D.”
08-04-1905 - Frank Luther - Lakin, KS - d. 11-16-1980
singer: “Luther-Layman Singer”; “Frank Luther Show”; “Happy Wonder Bakers Trio”
08-04-1905 - Luther Roundtree - d. 4-30-1990
banjo player: “The Bob Burns Show”
08-04-1905 - Maurice Brown - Brooklyn, NY - d. 5-xx-1984
composer, conductor: “Let’s Pretend”; “Theatre Guild on the Air”
08-04-1908 - Wally Maher - Cincinnati, OH - d. 12-27-1951
actor: Dan Murray “One Man’s Family”; Archie Goodwin “Advs. of Nero Wolfe”
08-04-1909 - Alan Kent - Chicago, IL - d. 12-4-1993
announcer, emcee, writer: “Duffy’s Tavern”; “Career of Alice Blair”
08-04-1910 - Paul Harris - d. 11-2-1996
actor: “Covered Wagon Days”
08-04-1913 - Barbara Townsend - Oakland, CA - d. 1-29-2002
actor: “Theatre Guild on the Air”; “Cavalcade of America”
08-04-1913 - Wesley Addy - Omaha, NB - d. 12-31-1996
actor: “Theatre Guild On the Air”; “Cavalcade of America”; “Great Plays”
08-04-1914 - Dick Todd - Montreal, Canada - d. 5-xx-1975
singer: “Avalon Time”; “Your Hit Parade”; “Rinso-Spry Vaudeville Theatre”
08-04-1915 - William Keene - Pennsylvania - d. 5-23-1992
actor: Red Lantern “Land of the Lost”
08-04-1921 - Herb Purdum - d. 4-16-1993
writer: “Gunsmoke”
08-04-1936 - Elsbery Hobbs - Manhattan, NY - d. 5-31-1996
singer: (The Drifters) “Grand Ole Opry”; “Camel Rock and Roll Party”
08-04-1952 - Kristoffer Tabori - Malibu, CA
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
08-05-1882 - General Hugh S. Johnson - Ft. Scott, KS - d. 4-15-1942
militarist (Old Ironpants) 15 minute commentary thrice weekly on NBC
08-05-1887 - Reginald Owen - Wheathampton, England - d. 11-5-1972
actor, writer: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-05-1890 - Al Goodman - Nikopol, Russia - d. 1-10-1972
orchestra leader: “Fred Allen Show”; “Al Goodman’s Musical Album”; “Your Hit Parade”
08-05-1899 - Sam Beckwith - d. 10-1-1983
disk jockey: KEEN San Jose, California
08-05-1900 - Frances Royster Williams - d. 10-19-1998
cartoonist: Created “Cuddles and Tuckle” the basis for several radio shows
08-05-1905 - Wilbur Evans - Philadelphia, PA - d. 5-31-1987
singer:”Vicks Open House”; “Stars from the Blue”
08-05-1906 - Allen C. Anthony - Buffalo, NY - d. 5-10-1962
announcer: “Dr. I.Q.”; “Dr. I.Q., Jr.”
08-05-1906 - Joan Hickson - Kingsthorpe - England - d. 10-17-1998
actor: “Strong Poison”
08-05-1906 - John Huston - Nevada, MO - d. 8-28-1987
actor, writer: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-05-1908 - Don Albert - d. 3-4-1980
orchestra leader: WGN Chicago, Illinois 1935
08-05-1911 - David Brian - NYC - d. 7-15-1993
actor: Mr. District Attorney “Mr. District Attorney”
08-05-1911 - Robert Taylor - Filley, NE - d. 6-8-1969
host, actor: “Good News of 1938”; “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Plays for Americans”
08-05-1912 - Clyde Barrie - d. 11-xx-1987
baritone: CBS 1935-1937; KUOA Siloam Springs, Arkansas
08-05-1912 - Lew Valentine - San Benito, TX - d. 6-20-1976
quizmaster: Mennen Jury Trials”; “Dr. I.Q., the Mental Banker”
08-05-1914 - Anita Colby - Washington, DC - d. 3-27-1992
actor: “Radio Hall of Fame”
08-05-1914 - Parley Baer - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 11-22-2002
actor: Chester Wesley Proudfoot “Gunsmoke”; Doc Clemmens “Rogers of the Gazette”
08-05-1915 - Peter Lisagor - Keystone, WV - d. 12-10-1976
chicago daily news d.c. bureau chief: “Meet the Press”
08-05-1916 - Elizabeth Bemis - d. 11-4-2004
newscaster: WLW Cincinnati, Ohio
08-05-1917 - Don Stanley - Stoughton, WI - d. 1-20-2003
announcer: “Advs. of Nero Wolfe”; “Out of the Deep”; “The Saint”
08-05-1918 - Tom Drake - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-11-1982
actor: “Harold Lloyd Comedy Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Proudly We Hail”
08-05-1920 - Selma Diamond - London, Ontario, Canada - d. 5-14-1985
writer: “Big Show”
08-05-1923 - Eileen Browne - Edinburgh, Scotland - d. 4-14-1999
host: “Listed with Mother”
08-05-1924 - Eddie Brandt - Chicago, IL
writer: “The Spike Jones Show”
08-05 1917 - Lilyan Perron - Fall River, MA
singer: “Vocal Varieties”; “The Fred Waring Show”
08-06-1881 - Leo Carrillo - Los Angeles, CA - d. 9-10-1961
actor: Pedro “Grapevine Rancho”; “Four Frightened People”; “Good News of 1939”
08-06-1881 - Louella Parsons - Freeport, IL - d. 12-9-1972
commentator: “Hollywood Hotel”; “Louella Parsons”
08-06-1888 - Arthur Fields - Philadelphia, PA - d. 3-29-1953
singer: “Old Man of the Mountains”; “Pipe Smoking Time”
08-06-1892 - Victor Rodman - Arkansas - d. 6-29-1965
actor: Jerry Payne “Those We Love”
08-06-1894 - Jack Kirkwood - Scotland - d. 8-2-1964
actor: Jack Williams “Saunders of the Circle X”; Uncle Jim “Hawthorne House”
08-06-1895 - Phil Boutelje - Phildelphia, PA - d. 7-29-1979
arranger: Paul Whiteman Orchestra
08-06-1900 - Tony Parenti - New Orleans, LA - d. 4-17-1972
jazz clarinetist: “WNYC, NY Jazz Festival”
08-06-1903 - Henry Burbig - d. 12-14-1980
dialect comedian: “Burbig’s Syncopated History”; “Vitaphone Hour”
08-06-1909 - Mike Barry - d. 1-10-1992
sportscaster: WKO Louisville, Kentucky
08-06-1911 - Dwight Butcher - Oakdale, TN - d. 11-11-1978
singer: (Cedar Ridge Boys) WBAP Fort Worth, Texas
08-06-1911 - Lucille Ball - Celoron, NY - d. 4-26-1989
comedienne: Liz Cooper “My Favorite Husband”; Lucy Ricardo “I Love Lucy”
08-06-1912 - Marina Koshetz - Moscow, Russia - d. 12-9-2000
singer: “Kraft Music Hall”
08-06-1914 - Dorothy Ashmore - d. 7-3-1989
women’s programming: WCAT Orange, Massachusetts
08-06-1914 - Enright “Hi” Busse - Minnesota - d. 7-13-1997
singer: (Riders of the Purple Sage) “Roy Rogers Show”; “Andrew Sisters”
08-06-1915 - Jim Ameche - Kenosha, WI - d. 2-4-1983
actor: Jack Armstrong “Jack Armstrong”; Jim West “Silver Eagle”
08-06-1916 - Phil Leeds - NYC - d. 8-16-1998
comic actor: “Jane Pickens Show”; “Slapsie Maxie Show”
08-06-1917 - Edward Jewesbury - London, England - d. 1-30-2002
actor: “Lady in a Fog”
08-06-1917 - Robert Mitchum - Bridgeport, CT - d. 7-1-1997
actor: “Family Theatre”; “So Proudly We Hail”
08-06-1921 - Buddy Collette - Los Angeles, CA
composer: “Uprising: Buddy Collette: Jazz Legend and Civil Rights Activist”
08-06-1921 - Ella Raines - Snoqualmie, WA - d. 5-30-1988
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Red Cross Show”
08-06-1922 - Jackie Kelk - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-5-2002
actor: Jimmy Olsen “Advs. of Superman”; Homer Brown “Aldrich Family”
08-06-1922 - Old Joe Clark - Johnson City, TN - d. 2-20-1998
banjo playing humorist: “Renfro Valley Barn Dance”
08-06-1923 - William B. Williams - Babylon, NY - d. 8-3-1986
disc jockey: Leading New York DJ for more than 40 years at WNEW
08-06-1925 - Barbara Bates - Denver, CO - d. 3-18-1969
writer: “Just Plain Bill”; “Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons”
08-06-1932 - Jerry Girard - Chicago, IL - d. 3-25-2007
disk jockey, record librarian, news writer, sportscaster
08-06-1933 - Beverly Wills - California - d. 10-24-1963
actor: (Daughter of Joan Davis) Fluffy Adams “Junior Miss”
08-07-1883 - Reinald Werrenrath - NYC - d. 9-12-1953
baritone: “Old Company Program”
08-07-1884 - Billie Burke - Washington, D.C. - d. 5-14-1970
comedienne: “Billie Burke Show”; Mrs. Featherstone “Gay Mrs. Featherstone”
08-07-1902 - Charles Cornell - Budapest, Hungary - d. 12-3-1993
composer: “Boston Blackie”; “Date with Judy”
08-07-1903 - Hilda Hopkins Burke - d. 4-6-1978
soprano: WBAL Baltimore, Maryland
08-07-1904 - Dr. Ralph Bunche - Detroit, MI - d. 12-7-1971
activist: “The Big Show”
08-07-1904 - Herbert Colin Rice - Guilford, England - d. 5-27-1991
creator, writer, producer: “Bobby Benson”
08-07-1906 - Ernestine Wade - Mississippi - d. 4-14-1983
actor: Sapphire Stevens “Amos ‘n’ Andy”
08-07-1907 - Alexander Turner - London, England - d. xx-xx-1993
writer: “Coat of Arms”
08-07-1908 - Dave Bacal - NYC - d. 9-12-1986
staff organist for CBS
08-07-1909 - Sheldon Stark - NYC - d. 2-6-1997
writer: “The Columbia Workshop”; “Straight Arrow”
08-07-1910 - Freddie Slack - Westby, WI - d. 8-10-1965
pianist, bandleader: “Kraft Music Hall”
08-07-1911 - Nicholas Ray - Galesville, WI - d. 6-16-1979
director: Free lance
08-07-1913 - George Van Eps - Plainfield, NJ - d. 11-29-1998
guitarist: “Pete Kelly’s Blues”; “Guest Star”; “Just Jazz”
08-07-1914 - Clifford Thorsness - d. 6-14-2002
sound effects: “Fibber McGee and Molly”; “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
08-07-1914 - June Travis - Chicago, IL
actor: Stormy Curtis/Wilson “Girl Alone”; Bernice Farraday “Arnold Grimm’s Daughter”
08-07-1920 - Mel Diamond - NYC - d. 4-5-2002
comedy writer: Kate Smith, Milton Berle, Bob Hope and Mickey Rooney
08-07-1921 - Poni (Jane) Adams - San Antonio, TX
contestant escort: “Darts for Dough”
08-07-1921 - Warren Covington - Philadelphia, PA - d. 8-24-1999
orchestra leader: “Warren Covington and His Orchestra”
08-07-1926 - Stan Freberg - Los Angeles, CA
comedian: “That’s Rich”; “Stan Freberg Show”
08-07-1927 - Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer - Paris, IL - d. 1-21-1959
actor: “Thirty Minutes In Hollywood”
08-07-1942 - Garrison Keillor - Anoka, MN
vocalist, storyteller: “A Prarie Home Companion”
08-08- 1900 - Victor Young - Chicago, IL - d. 11-11-1956
conductor, composer: “Shell Chateau”; “Old Gold Don Ameche Show
08-08-1885 - Gene Buck - Detroit, MI - d. 2-25-1957
president of ascap: “World’s Fair Concert”
08-08-1887 - Malcolm Keen - Bristol, England - d. 1-30-1970
actor: “Cavalcade of America”
08-08-1889 - Major J. Andrew White - d. 3-13-1966
Pioneer announcer, sportscaster and executive
08-08-1895 - Nat Pendelton - Davenport, IA - d. 10-11-1967
actor: “Dr. Kildare”
08-08-1896 - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings - Washington, D.C. - d. 12-14-1953
novelist: “Stars in the Air”
08-08-1900 - James Pierce - Freedom, IN - d. 12-11-1983
actor: Tarzan “Tarzan”
08-08-1900 - Robert Siodmak - Memphis, TN - d. 3-10-1973
film director: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”
08-08-1904 - Ray Buffum - d. 12-13-1980
writer, director: “A Man Named Jordan”; “Rogue’s Gallery”
08-08-1905 - Nino Martini - Verona, Italy - d. 12-9-1976
singer: “Seven Star Revue”
08-08-1905 - Ross Graham - Benton, AR - d. 1-5-1986
bariton-bass: “Cities Service Concert”; “Show Boat”
08-08-1906 - Joe DuVal - Wisconsin - d. 4-22-1966
actor: Professor Wiz the Owl “Cinnamon Bear”, Big Town”
08-08-1906 - Richard Cunliffe - McKeesport, PA - d. 12-12-1968
composer, arranger: “Ted Weems and His Orchestra”
08-08-1907 - Benny Carter - NYC - d. 7-12-2003
saxaphonist, songwriter (Professor) “Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street”
08-08-1909 - Bob Davis - Charleston, MS - d. unknown
singer: “Spotlight Bands”; “One Night Stand”
08-08-1910 - Sylvia Sidney - The Bronx, NY - d. 7-1-1999
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Columbia Presents Corwin”; “Philip Morris Playhouse”
08-08-1912 - Gail Henshaw - NYC - d. 4-20-1954
actor: Kitty Keene “Kitty Keene”; Linda Munson “The Woman in White”
08-08-1913 - Axel Stordahl - Staten Island, NY - d. 8-30-1963
conductor: “Songs by Sinatra/Frank Sinatra Show”; “Your Hit Parade”; “Coke Time”
08-08-1914 - Pete King - Greenville, OH - d. 9-21-1982
conductor: (Pete King Chorale) “Bing Crosby Show”; “Doris Day Show”
08-08-1917 - Ann Francine (Francine) - Philadelphia, PA - d. 12-3-1999
singer: “Hour of Charm”
08-08-1917 - Malvin Wald - Brooklyn, NY - d. 3-6-2008
writer: “Suspense”
08-08-1921 - Webb Pierce - West Monroe, LA - d. 2-24-1991
singer: “”Grand Ole Opry”; Louisiana Hayride”
08-08-1922 - Esther Williams - Los Angeles, CA
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Tex and Jinx”
08-08-1922 - Rory Calhoun - Los Angeles, CA - d. 4-28-1999
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-08-1923 - Jimmy Witherspoon - Gurdon, AR - d. 9-18-1997
blues singer: (Jay McShann’s Band) “Jubilee”
08-08-1926 - Richard Anderson - Long Beach, NJ
actor: “Suspense”
08-08-1927 - Basil Kirchin - Blackpool, England - d. 6-18-2005
drummer: “Harry Roy and His Orchestra”
08-08-1930 - Terry Nation - South Wales - d. 3-9-1997
comedy writer: “Goon Show”
08-08-1937 - Dustin Hoffman - Los Angeles, CA
actor: “Soundstage”
08-08-1945 - Percy Granger - Norman, OK - d. 3-10-1997
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
08-09-1892 - Joe Emerson - Grand Rapids, MI - d. 9-30-1969
gospel singer: “Hymns of All Churches”; “Hymn Time”
08-09-1894 - Kathleen Lockhart - Southsea, England - d. 2-18-1978
actor: “The Nebbs”; “Abroad with the Lockharts”
08-09-1901 - Charles Farrell - Onset Bay, Cape Cod, MA - d. 5-6-1990
actor: Verne Albright “My Little Margie”
08-09-1901 - Gaby Casadesus - Marceilles, France - d. 11-11-1999
pianist: “The Telephone Hour”
08-09-1902 - Zino Francescatti - Marseilles, France - d. 9-17-1991
violinist: “Encores from the Bell Telephone Hour”; “Concert Hall Program”
08-09-1903 - Don Bernard - d. unknown
director: “Blondie”; “Life of Riley”; “Meet Mr. Meek”
08-09-1903 - Maurice Wells - Nebraska - d. 6-25-1978
actor: Donald Putnam “Your Family and Mine”; Warren Biggers “Lawyer Tucker”
08-09-1905 - Leo Genn - London, England - d. 1-26-1978
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-09-1906 - Gunnar Back - Escanaba, MI - d. 11-27-1983
newscaster: “CBS Morning News Roundup”; “Headline Addition”
08-09-1908 - A.I. Bezzerides - Samsun, Turkey - d. 1-1-2007
screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-09-1910 - Snag Werris - NYC - d. 2-27-1987
writer: “The Comedy Writers Show”; “Quixie Doodles”
08-09-1911 - Robert K. McCormick - Danville, KY - d. 9-4-1984
newscaster: “Robert K. McCormick and the News”
08-09-1912 - Anne (Wiggins) Brown - Baltimore, MD - d. 3-13-2009
singer: “NBC Symphony Orchestra”; “This Week Around Paris”
08-09-1919 - Ralph Houk - Lawrence, KS
baseball manager: “Tops In Sports”
08-09-1921 - Joe Anzivin - Youngstown, OH - d. 5-24-2003
sportscaster: KGMB Honolulu, Hawaii
08-09-1934 - Cynthia Harris - NYC
actor:“CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
08-10-1874 - Herbert Hoover - West Branch, IA - d. 10-20-1964
u.s. president: “The People’s Platform”
08-10-1878 - Louis Esson - Sydney, Australia - d. 11-27-1943
writer: “Lola, the Lorelei”
08-10-1887 - Hugh Herbert - Binghamton, NY - d. 3-12-1952
actor: Pop “That’s My Pop”; “Rudy Vallee Hour”; “Family Theatre”
08-10-1895 - Harry Richman - Cincinnati, OH - d. 11-3-1972
singer, dancer, actor: “Harry Richman Dodge Program”; “Chase and Sanborn Hour”
08-10-1896 - Louis Sobol - New Haven, CT - d. 2-9-1986
columist: “Album of Manhattan”; “Voice of Broadway”; “Bright Lights of New York”
08-10-1896 - Walter Lang - Memphis, TN - d. 2-7-1972
film director: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”
08-10-1899 - Jack Haley - Boston, MA - d. 6-6-1979
comedian: “Log Cabin”; “Wonder Show”; “Sealtest Village Store”
08-10-1899 - Walter Ashenbrenner - d. 11-xx-1981
violinist: WJAZ Chicago, Illinois
08-10-1901 - Josef Koestner - Wilmersdorf, Germany - d. 9-16-1990
orchestra leader: “Ry-Krisp Show”; “Hoover Sentinels Serenade”
08-10-1902 - Curt Siodmak - Dresden, Saxony, Germany - d. 9-2-2000
film writer: “Suspense”
08-10-1902 - Franklyn Ferguson - Texas - d. 9-18-1969
announcer: “The Breakfast Club”; “Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy”
08-10-1902 - Louise Massey - Midland, TX - d. 6-20-1983
singer: (Louise Massey and the Westerners) “National Barn Dance”; “Show Boat”
08-10-1902 - Venezuela Jones - d. 6-22-1995
actor: Susie Robinson “Our Gal Sunday”
08-10-1907 - Jane Pickens - Macon, GA - d. 2-21-1992
singer: (Pickens Sisters) “Gulf Headliners”; “Evening in Paris”; “Jane Pickens Show”
08-10-1908 - Richard DuPage - Kansas City, MO - d. 6-21-1983
composer: “Murder By Experts”; “The Search That Never Ends”
08-10-1909 - Claude Thornhill - Terre Haute, IN - d. 7-1-1965
bandleader: “The Judy ‘N Jill ‘N Johnny Show”
08-10-1910 - Roy Ringwald - d. 7-11-1995
singer: “The Fred Waring Show”
08-10-1910 - Sigmund Miller - d. 8-5-1998
writer: “Inner Sanctum Mysteries”
08-10-1911 - Wanna Coffman - d. 11-28-1991
bass: “The Musical Brownies”
08-10-1912 - Wilbur Stark - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-11-1995
producer: “Movie Matinee”; “Teen Canteen”
08-10-1913 - Noah Beery, Jr. - NYC - d. 11-1-1994
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”
08-10-1914 - Jeff Corey - NYC - d. 8-16-2002
actor: “Nightbeat”; “Escape”; “NBC Presents: Short Story”
08-10-1915 - Jack Lester - Oklahoma - d. 9-18-2004
actor: Sky King “Sky King”; “”Whistlin’ Jimmy Steele”
08-10-1917 - Kathleen Claypool - Aylesworth, IN - d. 5-5-2003
actor: “Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy”
08-10-1921 - Marvin Zindler - Houston, TX - d. 7-29-2007
disk jockey, spot news announcer: KATL-AM, Houston, Texas
08-10-1923 - Rhonda Fleming - Hollywood, CA
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-10-1924 - Martha Hyer - Fort Worth, TX
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-10-1927 - Jimmy Martin - Sneedville, TN - d. 5-14-2005
bluegrass performer: “Louisiana Hayride”; “WWVA Jamboree”
08-10-1928 - Eddie Fisher - Philadelphia, PA
singer: “Stars in Khaki ‘n’ Blue”; “Eddie Fisher Show”
08-10-1928 - Jimmy Dean - Plainview, TX
singer: “Grand Ole Opry”
08-10-1935 - Marshall Borden - Howell, MI
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
08-11-1867 - Joe Weber - NYC - d. 5-10-1940
comedian: (Weber and Fields) “The Eveready Hour”; “George Jessel Show”
08-11-1868 - Edgar Norton - London, England - d. 2-6-1953
actor: “I Love A Mystery”
08-11-1891 - Helen Broderick - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-25-1959
actor: (Mother of Broderick Crawford) “Shell Chateau”
08-11-1900 - Norma Shearer - Montreal, Canada - d. 6-12-1983
actor: “Everyman’s Theatre”; “Louella Parsons”
08-11-1902 - Lloyd Nolan - San Francisco, CA - d. 9-27-1985
actor: Johnny Strange “Results Inc.”; Martin Kane “Martin Kane, Private Eye”
08-11-1904 - Jess Stacy - Bird’s Point, MO - d. 1-5-1994
jazz piano player: “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concerts”
08-11-1907 - Andrew Allan - Arbroath, Scotland - d. 1-15-1974
writer of radio plays: “Mistress Nell”
08-11-1908 - Russell Procope - d. 1-21-1981
clarinetist, saxophonist: “Duke Ellington and His Orchestra”; “Ellington at Newport”
08-11-1910 - Perfecto Barbosa - d. 8-17-1989
newscaster: KMAC San Antonio, Texas
08-11-1911 - Jerome Chodorow - NYC - d. 9-12-2004
screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-11-1912 - Raphael David Blau - d. 3-31-1996
writer: “Theatre Five”
08-11-1913 - Edith Oliver - NYC - d. 2-23-1998
actor: “Crime Doctor”; “Philip Morris Playhouse”
08-11-1915 - Bernard “Buddy” Arnold - NYC - d. 3-30-2004
writer: “Your Hit Parade”
08-11-1915 - Berne Surrey - d. 8-25-1992
sound effects: “Suspense (Sorry, Wrong Number)”; “Whistler”; “Sam Spade”
08-11-1915 - Jean Parker - Deer Lodge, MT - d. 11-30-2005
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-11-1923 - Tommy Hanlon - Parkersburg, WV - d. 10-10-2003
actor: “Orson Welles Mercury Theatre”
08-11-1925 - Mike Douglas - Chicago, IL - d. 8-11-2006
singer: “Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge”
08-11-1928 - Arlene Dahl - Minneapolis, MN
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”. Hollywood Stars on Stage”; “Philip Morris Playhouse”
08-11-1939 - Jack Hobbs - Shawneetown, IL
disk jockey, news director, announcer: “Time Out”
08-12-1881 - Cecil B. DeMille - Ashfield, MA - d. 1-21-1959
host: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-12-1887 - Gus Van - Brooklyn, NY - d. 3-12-1968
comedian: (Van and Schenck) “Eveready Hour”; “Sinclair Wiener Minstrels”
08-12-1888 - Eric Snowden - England - d. 6-27-1979
actor: John H. Watson “Sherlock Holmes”; Alvin “Parties at Pickfair”
08-12-1892 - Alfred Lunt - Milwaukee, WI - d. 8-3-1977
actor: “Cavalcade of America”; “Theatre Guild On the Air”; “Treasury Star Parade”
08-12-1893 - Howard Smith - Attleboro, MA - d. 1-10-1968
actor: Will Brown “Aldrich Family”; Jack Galloway “Jane Arden”
08-12-1895 - Carol DeAngelo - Rome, Italy - d. 1-3-1962
actor, director: “We Love and Learn”; “The Jack Benny Program”
08-12-1897 - Bob Emery - Abington, MA - d. 7-18-1982
host: “The Small Fry Club”; “This Wonderful World”
08-12-1898 - Oscar Homolka - Vienna, Austria - d. 1-27-1978
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-12-1904 - Kay Campbell - d. 5-27-1985
actor: Evey Perkins Fitz “Ma Perkins”
08-12-1907 - Joe Besser - St. Louis, MO - d. 3-1-1988
comedian: (“No so faaaast! . . . oh, you craaaaze you!) “Jack Benny Program”
08-12-1909 - Nat Asherton - NYC - d. 1-4-1987
composer/pianist: Leo Reisman Orchestra, Lester Lanin Orchestra
08-12-1911 - Dr. Olan Downes - West Roxbury, MA - d. 12-26-2001
musicologist: “Texaco Metropolitan Opera”; “New York Philharmonic”
08-12-1911 - Jane Wyatt - Campgaw, NJ - d. 10-20-2006
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Great Plays”; “U.S. Steel Hour”
08-12-1912 - Sam Fuller - Worcester, MA - d. 10-30-1997
producer, director: “The Aldrich Family”; “The Jack Carson Show”
08-12-1914 - Guy Sorel - d. 4-5-1994
actor: Larry Noble “Backstage Wife”
08-12-1916 - Dorothy Allen - Oakland, CA - d. 4-25-1996
singer: “Bob Crosby Show”; “Shep Fields Orchestra”
08-12-1919 - Peter Luke - St. Albans, England - d. 1-23-1995
writer: “The Other Side of the Hill”
08-12-1921 - Marjorie Reynolds - Buhl, ID - d. 2-1-1997
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Cavalcade of America”; “Silver Theatre”
08-12-1926 - John Derek - Hollywood, CA - d. 5-22-1998
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-12-1927 - Porter Wagoner - West Plains, MO - d. 10-28-2007
singer: “Grand Ole Opry”
08-12-1929 - Buck Owens - Sherman, TX - d. 3-25-2006
singer: “Here’s to Veterans”
08-12-1929 - Nancy Flannery - Bawler, South Australia
writer: “Martina’s Guinea Pigs”
08-13-1878 - Harry A. Earnshaw - d. 4-14-1953
Along with Raymond R. Morgan created “Chandu the Magician
08-13-1886 - Aurania Rouverol - Utah - d. 6-23-1955
author: “Andy Hardy”
08-13-1895 - Bert Lahr - NYC - d. 12-4-1967
comedian: “Hildegarde’s Raleigh Room”; “Manhattan at Midnight”; “Royal Vagabonds”
08-13-1898 - Regis Toomey - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 10-12-1991
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Campbell Playhouse”
08-13-1899 - Alfred Hitchcock - London, England - d. 4-29-1980
host: “Murder by Experts”; “Once Upon a Midnight”
08-13-1904 - Charles “Buddy” Rogers - Olathe, KS - d. 4-21-1999
bandleader, actor: (America’s Boyfriend) “Twin Stars”; “Pick-A-Date”
08-13-1904 - Jonathan Hole - Eldora, IA - d. 2-11-1998
actor: Paul Henderson “Ma Perkins”; Dr. Clifford “Bachelor’s Children”
08-13-1905 - Olga Albani - Barcelona, Spain - d. 6-3-1940
singer: “Coca-Cola Hour”; “Silken String”
08-13-1907 - Mabel Todd - Los Angeles, CA - d. 6-2-1977
vocalist: “The Al Pearce Show”; “Your Hollywood Parade”
08-13-1908 - Gene Raymond - NYC - d. 5-3-1998
actor: John J. Malone “Amazing Mr. Malone”; “Witness”; “Hollywood Hotel”
08-13-1909 - Dave Willock - Chicago, IL - d. 11-12-1990
actor: Tugwell “Jack Carson Show, Sealtest Village Store”
08-13-1909 - John Beal - Joplin, MO - d. 4-26-1997
actor: Bonnie Doon “Amazing Mr. Tutt”; “Box 13”; “Favorite Story”
08-13-1909 - Tristram Coffin - Mammoth, UT - d. 3-26-1990
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-13-1910 - Gwen Pharis Ringwood - Anatone, WA - d. 5-24-1984
writer: “New Lamps for Old”
08-13-1910 - Skinnay Ennis - Salisbury, NC - d. 6-3-1963
bandleader, singer: “Bob Hope Show”; “Abbott and Costello Show”
08-13-1911 - Allan Aldous - Leederville, Western Australia - d. 3-17-2000
author: “Game as Ned Kelly”
08-13-1913 - Melvin Frank - Chicago, IL - d. 10-14-1988
film writer, producer, director: “Pepsodent Show”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-13-1913 - Rita Johnson - Worcester, MA - d. 10-31-1965
actor: Martha Curtis “John’s Other Wife”; Joyce Jordan “Joyce Jordan, M.D.”
08-13-1916 - Gloria Dickson - Pocatello, ID - d. 4-10-1945
actor: “Warner Bros. Academy Theatre”; “Federal Theatre Special”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-13-1917 - Jay Bechtel - d. 12-30-2004
sportscaster: WHOL, Allenton, Pennsylvania
08-13-1918 - Bobb Carroll, Jr. - d. 1-27-2007
writer: “It’s A Great Life”; “My Favorite Husband”
08-13-1919 - George Shearing - London, England
sideman: The Bert Ambrose Band
08-13-1925 - Jane Webb - Chicago, IL
actor: Peggy Mead “Aunt Mary”; Belinda Boyd “Those Websters”
08-13-1929 - Pat Harrington - NYC
actor: “Hollywood’s Open House”
08-13-1930 - Don Ho - Honolulu, HI - d. 4-14-2007
singer: Interview on KINE
08-13-1930 - John Cacavas - Aberdeen, SD
orchestra leader: “Voices of Vista”
08-14-1863 - Ernest Lawrence Thayer - Lawrence, MA - d. 8-21-1940
author: “Favorite Story”
08-14-1867 - John Galsworthy - Kingston Hill, Surrey, England - d. 1-31-1933
author Several of his works adapted for radio
08-14-1870 - Harry Lauder - Edinburgh, Scotland - d. 2-26-1950
singer: “Sir Harry Lauder”; “The Fourth Christmas”
08-14-1879 - Edna Fisher - NB - d. 4-23-1978
actor: “The Al Pearce Show”
08-14-1889 - Robert Woolsey - Oakland, CA - d. 10-31-1938
actor: “Hollywood Hotel”
08-14-1893 - Carl Benton Reid - Lansing, MI - d. 3-16-1973
actor: Roger Allen “Big Sister”
08-14-1897 - Lal Chand Mehra - Amritsar, India - d. 10-21-1980
actor: “I Love A Mystery”; “I Love Adventure”
08-14-1902 - Harriet Allyn - d. 9-18-1998
actor: Aggie Horn “In the Case of Aggie Horn”
08-14-1903 - Millard Mitchell - Havana, Cuba - d. 10-13-1953
actor: Casey “Mighty Casey”
08-14-1909 - Ed Herlihy - Dorchester, MA - d. 1-30-1999
announcer: “Advs. of the Thin Man”; “Just Plain Bill”; “Vic and Sade”
08-14-1909 - Frank Papp - d. 5-27-1996
director: “The Bartons”; “Words at War”; “Right to Happiness”; “Eternal Light”
08-14-1911 - Ethel Payne - Chicago, IL - d. 5-28-1991
commentator: “Spectrum”; “Matters of Opinion”
08-14-1911 - Ken Nordine - Chicago, IL - d. 9-15-1993
announcer: “Armstrong of the SBI”; “The Breakfast Club”
08-14-1913 - Ferrucio Tagliavini - Reggio Emilia, Italy - d. 1-28-1995
lyric tenor: “Encores from the Bell Telephone Hour”
08-14-1914 - Alyce King - Payson, UT - d. 8-21-1996
singer: (The King Sisters) “Horace Heidt and His Brigadiers”; “Al Pearce and His Gang”
08-14-1914 - Andrea Leeds - Butte, MT - d. 5-21-1984
actor: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
08-14-1914 - Bill Downs - Kansas City, MO - d. 5-3-1978
newscaster: CBS Moscow 1942
08-14-1917 - Marty Glickman - NYC - d. 1-3-2001
sprorts broadcaster: “Saturday Night Bandwagon”; “Play Ball”; “Box Score Review”
08-14-1919 - Nehemiah Persoff - Jerusalem, Palestine
actor: “Hollywood Radio Theatre
08-14-1921 - Cobina Wright, Jr. - NYC
actor: “Your Blind Date”
08-14-1926 - Alice Ghostly - Eve, MO - d. 9-21-2007
actor: “Theatre Five”
08-15-1879 - Ethel Barrymore - Philadelphia, PA - d. 6-18-1959
actor: Hattie Thompson “Miss Hattie”
08-15-1885 - Edna Ferber - Kalamazoo, MI - d. 4-16-1968
author: “Cavalcade of America”; “Cables from Lisbon”; “Campbell Playhouse”
08-15-1888 - Albert Spalding - Chicago, IL - d. 5-26-1952
violinist: “Forecast”; “Pause That Refreshes . . . On the Air”
08-15-1894 - Harry Akst - NYC - d. 3-31-1963
writer: “The Barry Gray Show”
08-15-1897 - Aben Kandel - d. 1-28-1993
screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-15-1897 - Charles Tobias - NYC - d. 7-7-1970
songwriter: (Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree) “Music for Millions”; “Great Moments to Music”
08-15-1898 - Monroe Upton - d. 8-6-1990
announcer, writer, comedian: KFRC San Francisco
08-15-1901 - Ned Washington - Scranton, PA - d. 12-20-1976
songwriter: “Dick Aurandt Show”
08-15-1901 - Sam Perrin - d. 1-8-1998
writer: “Jack Benny Program”; “Phil Baker Show”; “Tommy Riggs and Betty Lou”
08-15-1903 - Burke Bivens - Kirbyville, TX - d. 11-6-1967
saxophonist: Wayne King Orchestra
08-15-1903 - Jerry Cady - d. 11-7-1948
writer: “Major Hoople”
08-15-1907 - Margaret Brayton - d. 5-29-1992
actor: “Burns and Allen”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-15-1909 - Hugo Winterhalter - d. 9-17-1973
pop-music conductor, arranger: “Johnny Desmond Program”; “Musical Showcase”
08-15-1910 - Johnny Roventini - Brooklyn, NY - d. 11-30-1998
commercial announcer: (Call for Phil-lip Mor-ress) “Ferde Grofe Show”; “Johnny Presents”
08-15-1910 - Signe Hasso - Stockholm, Sweden - d. 6-7-2002
actor: “Charlie McCarthy Show”; “Hollywood Star Time”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-15-1912 - Robert Lewis Shayon - NYC - d. 6-28-2008
along with Edward R. Murrow created “You Are There”
08-15-1912 - Wendy Hiller - Bramhall, Cheshire, England - d. 5-14-2003
actor: Queen Vic “Original Dramatic Work”
08-15-1914 - Eve Alwyn - Christ Church, New Zealand - d. 11-16-2005
actor: WEAT West Palm Beacg, Florida
08-15-1916 - Van Patrick - d. 9-29-1974
detroit lions play-by-play: “Jean Shepard Show”
08-15-1918 - David Baskerville - Freehold, NJ - d. 12-xx-1986
nbc staff composer and conductor: “Richard Diamond, Private Detective”
08-15-1919 - Huntz Hall - NYC - d. 1-30-1999
comedian: (The Dead End Kids) “Texaco Star Playhouse”
08-15-1923 - Baby Rose Marie - Lower East Side, NYC
singer: (Radio’s first genuine child star) “Baby Rose Marie”
08-15-1924 - Phyllis Schlafley - St. Louis, MO
commentator: “America Wake Up”
08-15-1924 - Robert Bolt - Sale, England - d. 2-20-1995
writer: “The Last of the Wine”
08-15-1925 - Bill Pinkney - Dalzell, SC - d. 7-4-2007
singer: (Drifters) “Grand Ole Opry”; “Camel Rock and Roll Dance Party”
08-15-1925 - Oscar Peterson - Montreal, Canada - d. 12-23-2007
jazz pianist: “Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum”
08-15-1925 - Rose Maddox - Boaz, AL - d. 4-15-1998
country singer: “Faron Young Show”; “Country Hoedown”
08-15-1931 - Joe Feeney - Grand Island, NE - d. 4-16-2008
irish tenor: Got start at station WOW in Omaha, Nebraska
08-15-1933 - Bobby Helms - Bloomington, IN - d. 6-19-1997
singer: “Grand Ole Opry”
08-15-1935 - Joey Jay - Middletown, CT
baseball pitcher: “Tops in Sports”
08-15-1944 - Linda Ellerbee - Bryan, TX
disk jockey and newscaster for WVON Chicago
08-16-1862 - Amos Alonzo Stagg - West Orange, NJ - d. 3-17-1965
legendary football coach: “We the People”
08-16-1868 - Bernarr Macfadden - Mill Springs, MO - d. 10-12-1955
calisthentics program on WOR in New York
08-16-1884 - Bess Flynn - Tama, IA - d. 2-28-1976
actor, writer: Mother Moynihan “Painted Dreams”; Tilda “The Gumps”
08-16-1888 - Howard Marsh - Bluffton, IN - d. 8-7-1969
singer: “Buick Presents”; “Evening in Paris”; “Frigidaire Program”
08-16-1888 - Marion Sayle Taylor - Louisville, KY - d. 2-1-1942
advisor: “Voice of Experience”
08-16-1891 - Harry V. “Pappy” Cheshire - Emporia, KS - d. 6-16-1968
actor: “The Old Corral”
08-16-1895 - Lucien Littlefield - San Antonio, TX - d. 6-4-1960
actor: “Hollywood On the Air”
08-16-1896 - Eddie Green - Baltimore, MD - d. 9-19-1950
actor: Eddie the Waiter “Duffy’s Tavern”; Jerry “Uncle Charlie’s Tent Show”
08-16-1897 - Margery Barnard - Ashfield, Australia - d. 5-8-1987
writer: “The Watch on the Headland”
08-16-1899 - Glenn Strange - Weed, NM - d. 9-20-1973
singer, actor: “Arizona Wranglers”
08-16-1900 - Walter Kinsella - NY - d. 5-11-1975
actor: Pat Patton “Dick Tracy”; Sergeant Mullins “Mr. and Mrs. North”
08-16-1904 - Ruth Gillette - Chicago, IL - d. 5-13-1994
actor: “Theatre Five”
08-16-1904 - Wesley Beans - d. 12-3-1992
baritone: KFSG Los Angeles, California
08-16-1907 - Mae Clark - Philadelphia, PA - d. 4-29-1992
actor: “Family Theatre”; “This Is Your FBI”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-16-1908 - Russell Preston Pike, Jr. - d. 9-9-1995
singer: “The Prairie Knights”
08-16-1913 - Joe Lilley - d. 1-1-1971
orchestra leader: “Drene Time”
08-16-1915 - Al Hibbler - Tyro, MS - d. 4-24-2001
jazz singer: “A Date with the Duke”; “Jubilee”
08-16-1915 - Gloria Blondell - NYC - d. 3-25-1986
actor: Gerry Booker “I Love A Mystery” Gloria Dean “Hollywood Mystery Time”
08-16-1915 - Rosie Ledford - Pilot, KY - d. 7-24-1976
guitar: (Coon Creek Girls) “WLS National Barn Dance”
08-16-1924 - Fess Parker - Fort Worth, TX
actor: “Guest Star”; “We Hold These Truths”
08-16-1927 - Neil Strawser - Rittman, OH - d. 12-31-2005
newscaster: “CBS World News Roundup”
08-16-1928 - Ann Blyth - Mt. Kisco, NY
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-16-1929 - Lois Nettleton - Oak Park, IL - d. 1-18-2008
actor: Patsy Dennis “Brighter Day”
08-16-1930 - Frank Gifford - Santa Monica, CA
sports announcer: “Sonny Liston Vs. Cassius Clay”
08-16-1930 - Robert Culp - Oakland, CA
actor: “Philip Morris Playhouse on Broadway”
08-16-1931 - Betsy Von Furstenberg - Neiheim Heusen, Germany
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
08-16-1932 - Eydie Gorme - The Bronx, NY
vocalist: Tex Beneke Band
08-16-1932 - Marianne Moylan - Southampten, NY - d. 7-25-1990
singer: (The Moylan Sisters) (Angels of the Airwaves) “Moylan Sisters”
08-16-1933 - Julie Newmar - Los Angeles, CA
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
08-16-1939 - Carole Shelley - London, England
08-16-1941 - Paul Hecht - London, England
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
08-17-1888 - Monte Woolley- NYC - d. 5-6-1963
actor: Edwin Montague “Magnificent Montague”
08-17-1893 - Mae West - Brooklyn, NY - d. 11-22-1980
actor: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show” (Famous Adam and Eve Skit)
08-17-1896 - Alma Lawton - Woolwich, England - d. 2-24-1982
actor: “I Love Adventure”; “NBC University Theatre”
08-17-1899 - Ralph Goll - d. 1-1-1957
scriptwriter: “The Lone Ranger”
08-17-1900 - Gregory Abbott - d. 9-25-1981
narrator: “Believe It or Not”
08-17-1900 - Quincy Howe - Boston, MA - d. 2-19-1977
newscaster: “Quincy Howe: Comment”
08-17-1903 - Abram Chasins - NYC - d. 6-21-1987
musical director: “Stars from the Blue”
08-17-1903 - Bob Evans - California - d. 3-21-1961
actor: “Sing It Again”
08-17-1904 - Ann Harding - Fort Sam Houston, TX - d. 9-1-1981
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Cavalcade of America”; “Hallmark Playhouse”
08-17-1904 - Elizabeth Bilson - d. 4-17-1995
soprano: WBAL Baltimore, Maryland
08-17-1905 - Frederick Ziv - Cincinnati, OH - d. 10-13-2001
producer: “Philo Vance”
08-17-1907 - Bernard Schoenfeld - d. 4-25-1990
writer: “Brave New World”; “This is Our Eneny”
08-17-1909 - Larry Clinton - Brooklyn, NY - d. 5-2-1985
bandleader: “Larry Clinton’s Musical Sensations”; “Tommy Riggs and Betty Lou”
08-17-1912 - Gogo De Lys - Edmonton, Canada - d. 2-19-2003
singer: “Carefree Carnival”; “Little Ol’ Hollywood”; “Stoopnagle and Budd”
08-17-1913 - Guy Della-Cioppa - Philadelphia, PA - d. 1-17-2000
director: “An American in Russia”; “The Columbia Workshop”
08-17-1916 - Ira Cook - Duluth, MN - d. 5-15-2007
disk jockey: KMPC Los Angeles, California
08-17-1918 - Evelyn Ankers - Valparaiso, Chili - d. 8-28-1985
actor: Argentine Radio
08-17-1919 - Georgia Gibbs - Worcester, MA - d. 12-9-2006
singer: (Her Nibs) “Your Hit Parade”; “Camel Caravan”; “Philco Hall of Fame”
08-17-1920 - Maureen O’Hara - Millwall, Ireland
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-17-1921 - Donald Buka - Cleveland, OH
actor: Barney Mallory “Sparrow and the Hawk”
08-17-1921 - Wayne Raney - Wolf Bayou, AR - d. 1-23-1993
country music harmonica player: “Grand Ole Opry”
08-17-1922 - Jack Sperling - Trenton, NJ - d. 3-8-2004
drummer: Bands of Bunny Berrigan, Les Brown and others
08-17-1930 - Harve Bennett - Chicago, IL
panelist: “The Quiz Kids”
08-17-1932 - Johnny ‘Red’ Kerr - Chicago, IL - d. 2-27-2009
announcer: Chicago Bulls
08-17-1943 - John Humphreys - Cardiff, Wales
presenter: “Nine O’Clock News”; “Today”
08-18-1873 - Otto Harbach - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 1-24-1963
songwriter: “Music for Millions”; “Railroad Hour”
08-18-1878 - Harry C. Browne - North Adams, MA - d. 11-15-1954
actor: Hank Simmons, Henry Clinton “Hank Simmon’s Showboat”
08-18-1879 - Gus Edwards - Hohensaliza, Germany - d. 11-7-1945
songwriter: “Thirty Minutes In Hollywood”
08-18-1893 - Benjamin Abrams - Rumania - d. 6-23-1967
co-founder of Emerson radio
08-18-1896 - Alan Mowbray - London, England - d. 3-26-1969
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Forecast”; “Hollywood Hotel”; “Screen Guild Theatre”
08-18-1898 - Ken Sisson - Danbury, CT - d. 5-30-1947
conductor/arranger: “Maxwell House Coffee Time”; “Your Hit Parade”
08-18-1900 - Walter O’Keefe - Hartford, CT - d. 6-26-1983
comedian, emcee: “Camel Caravan”; “Town Hall Tonight”; “Double or Nothing”
08-18-1902 - Joseph Catizone - Italy - d. 1-20-1973
trumpeter
08-18-1907 - Enoch Light - Canton, OH - d. 7-31-1978
bandleader: “BMI Pin Up Platter”
08-18-1908 - Bernard Prockter - d. 5-xx-1986
producer: “Big Story”; “Crime Cases of Warden Lawes”; “Quick as a Flash”
08-18-1911 - Marjorie Hannan - Hamilton, OH
actor: Nancy Webster “We Are Four”; Ruth Ann Graham “Bachelor’s Children”
08-18-1912 - Ralph Hetzel - d. 1-13-1994
labor leader: “Wake Up America”
08-18-1912 - Tom Moore - San Antonio, TX - d. 4-13-1986
announcer, emcee: “Ladies Be Seated”; “Captain Midnight”
08-18-1914 - Perry Ward - Tulsa, OK - d. 5-29-1989
announcer, emcee: “Duffy’s Tavern”; “Scramby Amby”
08-18-1917 - Mary Rolfe - Brooklyn NY - d. 10-28-1996
actor: Mary Aldrich “The Aldrich Family”; Rose O’Brien “Rose of My Dreams”
08-18-1918 - Hank Penny - Birmingham, AL - d. 4-17-1992
singer, rhythn guitar: “The Radio Cowboys”
08-18-1920 - George Wright - Orland, CA - d. 5-10-1998
organist: “George Wright-Hammond Organ”; “Nick Carter”
08-18-1934 - Roberto Clemente - Carolina, Puerto Rico - d. 12-31-1972
baseball great: “Tops In Sport”
08-18-1937 - William Rushton - London, England - d. 12-11-1996
comediam: “I’m Sorry, I Haven’t a Clue”
08-18-1940 - Molly Bee - Oklahoma City, OK - d. 2-7-2009
singer: “Hometown Jamboree”; “Rex Allen Show”
08-19-1870 - Bernard Baruch - Camden, SC - d. 6-20-1965
guest: “Tex and Jinx”
08-19-1873 - Fred Stone - Longmont, CO - d. 3-6-1959
comedian: “Gulf Headliners”
08-19-1889 - Don “Uncle Don” Carney - St. Joseph, MO - d. 1-14-1954
host: “Uncle Don”; “Friendship Village”; “Dog Chats”
08-19-1902 - Colleen Moore - Port Huron, MI - d. 1-25-1988
actor: “Whatever Became of . . . .”
08-19-1902 - Ogden Nash - Rye, NY - d. 5-19-1971
poet: “Three Ring Time”; “Kaleidoscope”
08-19-1903 - Claude Dauphin - Corbeil, France - d. 11-17-1978
actor: “As Easy as A.B.C.”
08-19-1903 - Fran Striker - Buffalo, NY - d. 9-4-1962
creator, writer: “The Lone Ranger”; “Sgt. Preston of the Yukon”; “The Green Hornet”
08-19-1903 - Muriel Kirkland - Yonkers, NY - d. 9-26-1971
actor: Mary Marlin “Story of Mary Marlin”; Mary Todd “Honest Abe”
08-19-1910 - Evelyn Antonsen - d. 8-18-2002
violinist: WCCO Minneapolis, Minnesota
08-19-1913 - Harry F. Mills - Picqua, OH - d. 6-28-1982
singer: (The Mills Brothers) “Mills Brothers Quartette”
08-19-1915 - Ring Lardner, Jr. - Chicago, IL - d. 10-31-2000
screenwriter: (Member of the Hollywood Ten) “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-19-1916 - Marie Wilson - Anaheim, CA - d. 11-23-1972
actor: Irma Peterson “My Friend Irma”
08-19-1917 - Muriel M. Bell - d. 8-26-1997
woman’s programming: WBOB Galax, Virginia
08-19-1918 - Giles Cooper - Carrickmines, Ireland - d. 12-2-1966
writer: “Thieves Rush In”å
08-19-1921 - Gene Roddenberry - El Paso, TX - d. 10-24-1991
writer: “Have Gun, Will Travel”
08-19-1922 - Lester Fletcher - Cardiff, Wales - d. 12-8-1989
actor: “Sherlock Holmes”; “FBI in Peace and War”
08-19-1928 - Norman Brooks - Montreal, Canada - d. 9-14-2006
actor: “The Best Things In Life Are Free”; “Bud’s Bandwagon”
08-19-1930 - David Guy Compton - London, England
author: “Blind Man’s Bluff”
08-19-1933 - Debra Paget - Denver, CO
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Family Theatre”
08-19-1946 - Bill Clinton - Hope, AR
u.s. president: Saturday morning presidential broadcast
08-20-1881 - Edgar Guest - Birmingham, England - d. 8-5-1959
poet: (Poet Laureate of Radio) “Edgar Guest in Welcome Valley”; “It Can Be Done”
08-20-1888 - Julia Sanderson - Springfield, MA - d. 1-27-1975
singer, emcee: “Blackstone Plantation”; “Battle of the Sexes”; “Let’s Be Charming”
08-20-1905 - Jack Teagarden - Vernon, TX - d. 1-15-1964
trombonist: “Eddie Condon”s Jazz Concert”; “Paul Whiteman Show”
08-20-1906 - Floyd Neal - Iowa - d. 12-22-1985
announcer: “Uncle Don”; “Vienese Night”
08-20-1907 - Alan Reed (aka Teddy Bergman) - NYC - d. 6-14-1977
actor: Falstaff Openshaw “Fred Allen Show”; Pasquale “Life with Luigi”
08-20-1908 - Al Lopez - Tampa, FL - d. 10-29-2005
baseball hall of fame: “Greatest Sports Thrills”; “Tops In Sports”
08-20-1908 - Andre Baruch - Paris, France - d. 9-15-1991
announcer, disc jockey: “Your Hit Parade”; “Kate Smith Program”; “Myrt and Marge”
08-20-1911 - Robert Riley Crutcher - Missouri - d. 8-10-1974
writer: “Fabulous Dr. Tweedy”; “Eddie Bracken Show”
08-20-1912 - Gerald Dickler - NYC - d. 2-13-1999
first legal counsel to the radio’s union
08-20-1915 - Virginia Vass - Greenville, SC
singer: (The Vass Family) “The Lady Next Door”; “Kraft Phoenix Program”
08-20-1916 - Bernard Archard - London, England - d. 5-1-2008
actor: “The Murder of Walter Raleigh”
08-20-1917 - Catherine McCune - Honolulu, Hawiian Territory
actor: Clara Potts “Scattergood Baines”; “Joe Penner Show”
08-20-1918 - Henry Leff - NYC - d. 8-12-2007
actor: Ray Mallard “Candy Matson, YU2-8209”
08-20-1918 - Jacqueline Susann - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-21-1974
actor: Lola the Cigarette Girl “Morey Amsterdam Show”
08-20-1920 - Stefan Hatos - Aurora, IL - d. 3-2-1999
producer, writer, announcer: “Beulah”; “The Green Hornet”
08-20-1923 - Jim Reeves - nr. Galloway, Panola County, TX - d. 7-31-1964
country singer: “Jim Reeves Show”; “Grand Ole Opry”; “Country Style U.S.A.”
08-20-1929 - Frank Bresee - Los Angeles, CA
actor: Little Beaver “Red Ryder”
08-20-1933 - Ted Donaldson - NYC
actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”
08-20-1935 - Fran Halpern - NYC
host: “Literary Lunch with Fran Halpern”
08-20-1935 - Justin Tubb - San Antonio, TX - d. 1-14-1998
performer: “Grand Ole Opry”
08-21-1882 - Helen Carew - Kansas - d. 3-7-1980
actor: Vera Johnson “Stella Dallas”; “Mrs. Mitchell “Barry Cameron”
08-21-1890 - Bill Henry - San Francisco, CA - d. 4-24-1970
commentator: Chief CBS Correspondent
08-21-1895 - Benny Davis - NYC - d. 12-20-1979
lyricist: “Benny Davis Stardust”
08-21-1896 - Marie Blake - Philadelphia, PA - d. 1-14-1978
actor: (Sister of Janette MacDonald) “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-21-1900 - Ken Carpenter - Avon, IL - d. 10-16-1984
announcer: “Kraft Music Hall”; “One Man’s Family”; “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
08-21-1904 - William Allen “Count” Basie - Red Bank, NJ - d. 4-26-1994
bandleader: “Command Performance”; “Jubilee”
08-21-1907 - Carlton Kadell - Danville, IL - d. 3-14-1975
announcer, actor: Tarzan “Tarzan”; Red Ryder “Red Ryder”
08-21-1907 - Hy Zaret - Syracuse, NY - d. 6-29-2007
composer: “Music for Millions”; “I Love You Joe”
08-21-1908 - Bob Jellison - Des Moines, IA - d. 4-21-1980
actor: Oswald Ching “Story of Mary Marlin”; Buster Gunn “Great Gunns”
08-21-1908 - Tom Tully - Durango, CO - d. 4-27-1982
actor: Charles Martin “Stella Dallas”
08-21-1911 - Anthony Boucher - Oakland, CA - d. 4-29-1968
writer: “Advs. of Sherlock Holmes”; “Advs. of Ellery Queen; “Gregory Hood”
08-21-1913 - John Faulk - Austin, TX - d. 4-9-1990
humorist, writer: “Forecast”; “Says Who?”; “Hootenanny”
08-21-1916 - Consuelo Velazquez - Ciudad Guzman, Mexico - d. 1-22-2005
songwriter: (Besame Mucho) Oversaw classical music programs for station XEQ
08-21-1919 - Billy Idelson - Forest Park, IL - d. 12-31-2007
actor: Rush Gook “Vic and Sade”; Henry Herbert Murray “One Man’s Family”
08-21-1923 - Chris Schenkel - Bippus, IN - d. 9-11-2005
sportscaster: “Campy’s Corner”; “11:30 Clubhouse”
08-21-1924 - Jack Buck - Holyoke, MA - d. 6-18-2002
baseball broadcaster: St. Louis Cardinals
08-21-1927 - Barry Foster - Beeston, England - d. 2-11-2002
actor: Sherlock Holmes “Sherlock Holmes”
08-21-1938 - Kenny Rogers - Houston, TX
country/western singer: “Here’s to Veterans”
08-21-1940 - Jim Frank - Chicago, IL - d. 4-27-2007
newscaster in Chicago, WBBM, WIND, WMAQ
08-22-1851 - Daniel Frohman - Sandusky, OH - d. 12-26-1940
broadway producer: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-22-1879 - Edward Johnson - Ontario, Canada - d. 4-20-1959
operatic tenor: “Metropolitan Opera”
08-22-1893 - Cecil Kellaway - Capetown, South Africa - d. 2-28-1973
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Cavalcade of America”
08-22-1893 - Dorothy Parker - West End, NJ - d. 6-7-1967
author, panelist: “Author, Author”; “Information, Please”
08-22-1897 - Eddie Dunstedter - Edwardsville, IL - d. 7-30-1974
organist, conductor: “Gold Medal Fast Freight”; “Lineup”; “It Happened in Hollywood”
08-22-1897 - Elisabeth Bergner - Vienna, Austria - d. 5-12-1986
actor: “Radio Hall of Fame”
08-22-1897 - Nick Lucas - Newark, NJ - d. 7-28-1992
singer: (The Singing Troubador) “Al Pearce and His Gang”
08-22-1900 - Charles Halleck - De Motte, IN - d. 3-3-1986
u.s. senator: “Meet the Press”; “American Forum on the Air”
08-22-1904 - Don Prindle - d. 10-25-1968
writer: “The Abbott and Costello Show”; “Niles and Prindle”
08-22-1904 - Jay Novello - Chicago, IL - d. 9-2-1982
actor: Sam Sabaaya “Rocky Jordan”; Glenn Hunter “One Man’s Family”
08-22-1906 - James Meighan - NYC - d. 6-20-1970
actor: Michael Waring “The Falcon”; Peter Carver “Lora Lawton”
08-22-1907 - Sherling Oliver - Kipling, AL - d. 8-23-1971
actor: Dudley Trowbridge “Valiant Lady”
08-22-1909 - Julius J. Epstein - NYC - d. 12-30-2000
screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-22-1909 - Philip G. Epstein - NYC - d. 2-7-1952
screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-22-1910 - David Victor - d. 10-18-1989
writer: “Joan Davis Time”; “Let George Do It”; “The Mel Blanc Show”
08-22-1910 - Lesley Woods - d. 8-2-2003
actor: Mary Wesley “Boston Blackie”; Margo Lane “The Shadow”
08-22-1910 - Rod Brasfield - Smithville, MS - d. 9-12-1958
comedian: “Grand Ole Opry”
08-22-1912 - Charles Carpenter - Chicago, IL - d. 10-18-1978
writer: “Brownstone Theatre”
08-22-1915 - Hugh Paddick - Hoddeston, Hartfordshire, England - d. 11-9-2000
actor: “Beyond Our Ken”
08-22-1917 - Joe Connelly - NYC - d. 2-13-2003
writer: “Harry Von Zell Show”; “Amos ‘n’ Andy”; “Frank Morgan Show”
08-22-1920 - Ray Bradbury - Waukegan, IL
writer: “Bradbury 13”; “Martian Chronicles”
08-22-1922 - Shelley Winters - St. Louis, MO - d. 1-14-2006
actor: “Hollywood Star Preview”
08-22-1930 - Don Parcher - d. 7-9-2006
newscaster: WTMJ Milwaukee, Wisconsin
08-22-1942 - Kathy Lennon - Los Angeles, CA
singer: (The Lennon Sisters) “Music on Deck”; “Voices of Vista”; “Guest Star”
08-22-1952 - Heather Nimmo - Falkirk, Scotland
writer: “Fly In-Fly-Out”; “I’ll Write to Ritchie Benaud”
08-23-1869 - Edgar Lee Masters - Garnett, KS - d. 3-5-1950
author: “Cavalcade of America”; “CBS Radio Workshop”
08-23-1883 - Art Van Harvey - Chicago, IL - d. 7-7-1957
actor: Vic Gook “Vic and Sade”; Jeffery Barker “Welcome Valley”
08-23-1897 - Ray Perkins - Boston, MA - d. 1-31-1969
emcee, singer: “National Amateur Night”; “Show of the Week”; “Nickel Man”
08-23-1902 - Carl Hohengarten - St. Louis, MO - d. 12-xx-1968
orchestra leader: “Double Everything”; “Knickerbocker Playhouse”
08-23-1902 - Charles Paul - NYC - d. 9-18-1990
organist: “Kate Smith”; “As the Twig is Bent”
08-23-1905 - Rags Ragland - Louisville, KY - d. 8-20-1946
actor: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
08-23-1906 - Harriet Parsons - Burlington, IA - d. 1-2-1983
commentator: (Daughter of Louella Parsons) “Hollywood Hotel”
08-23-1908 - Natalie Bodanya - NYC - d. 3-4-2007
opera soprano: “The Metropolitan Opera”
08-23-1910 - John Nesbitt - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - d. 8-10-1960
commentator: “”John Nesbitt and the News”; Passing Parade”
08-23-1912 - Gene Kelly - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 2-2-1996
actor: “Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players”; “Star for a Night”; “Suspense”
08-23-1915 - Ralph Amati - d. 6-xx-1980
sound effects: “One Man’s Family”; “I Love A Mystery”
08-23-1919 - Olin Tice - Savannah, GA - d. 1-8-1998
announcer: “The Mindy Carson Show”; “The Peggy Lee Show”
08-23-1922 - George Kell - Swifton, AR - d. 3-24-2009
baseball announcer: Detroit Tigers
08-23-1924 - Frank Pacelli - d. 3-7-1997
actor: “Cavalcade of America”; “Sportsman Club”; “War Town”
08-23-1925 - Larry Nunn - Marshfield, OR - d. 10-20-1974
actor: Don Bradley “Glorious One”; Peter Bretn “Brenthouse”
08-23-1926 - Eugene Troopnick - Boston, MA - d. 2-19-2003
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
08-23-1928 - Marian Seldes NYC
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
08-23-1947 - Willy Russell - Whiston, England
writer: “I Read the News Today”
08-24-1875 - Frank Craven - Boston, MA - d. 9-1-1945
actor: “Arthur Hopkins Presents”; “Cavalcade of America”
08-24-1884 - Earl Der Biggers - Warren, OH - d. 4-5-1933
author: Charlie Chan books
08-24-1896 - Cyril Armbrister - d. 9-18-1966
producer, director: “Chandu the Magician”; “Strange As It Seems”; “Terry and the Pirates”
08-24-1898 - Malcolm Cowley - Belsano, PA - d. 3-28-1989
speaker: “NBC University Theatre”
08-24-1900 - Jimmy Fidler - St. Louis, MO - d. 8-9-1988
commentator: “Jimmy Fidler”
08-24-1900 - Preston Foster - Ocean City, NJ - d. 7-14-1970
actor: “NBC University Theatre”
08-24-1900 - Ralph Kirbery - Paterson, NJ - d. 8-14-1993
singer: (The Dream Singer) “Mohawk Treasure Chest”; “Musical Moments Revue”
08-24-1903 - Claude Hopkins - Alexandria, VA - d. 2-18-1984
bandleader: “Jubilee”; “Let’s Go Nightclubbing”
08-24-1905 - Charles C. Alsup - d. 9-21-1987
sportscaster: KICS Clovis, New Mexico
08-24-1905 - Don Douglas - Kinleyside, Scotland - d. 12-31-1945
actor: “Good News of 1939”; “Cavalcade of America”; “Did Justice Triumph?”
08-24-1909 - Ridley Bell - d. 6-22-1989
newscaster: WGBA Columbus, Ohio
08-24-1912 - Durward Kirby - Covingnton, KY - d. 3-15-2000
announcer, emcee: “Club Matinee”; “Honeymoon in New York”
08-24-1913 - Howard Duff - Bremerton, WA - d. 7-8-1990
actor: Sam Spade “Advs. of Sam Spade”; Mike McCoy “McCoy”; Josh Chandler “Dear John”
08-24-1916 - Hal Smith - Petosky, MI - d. 1-28-1994
singer, piccolo: “California Melodies”
08-24-1917 - Dennis James - Jersey City, NJ - d. 6-3-1997
host, announcer: “Lawyer Q”; ”Major Bows Original Amateur Hour”
08-24-1923 - Helena Carter - NYC - d. 1-11-2000
actor: “Anacin Hollwood Star Theatre”
08-24-1924 - Lou Teicher - Wilkes Barre, PA - d. 08-03-2008
pianist: (Ferrante and Teicher) “The Zero Hour”; “Hollywood Radio Theatre”
08-24-1924 - Patricia Maloney - Chisholm MN
newswriter: KSTP St. Paul
08-24-1927 - Jerry Damon - d. 1-24-1979
announcer: “X Minus One”; “The Eternal Light”
08-24-1933 - Bobby Ellis - Chicago, IL - d. 11-23-1973
actor: Henry Aldrich “Aldrich Family”; Chester A. Riley, Jr. “Life of Riley”
08-24-1957 - Stephen Fry - London, England
actor: Guest Panelist “One Minute Please”
08-25-1885 - Chick Sale - Huron, SD - d. 11-7-1936
humorist: “General Motors Family Party”; “RCA Victor Hour”
08-25-1896 - Dick Ryan - Connecticut - d. 8-12-1969
actor: “The Nebbs”
08-25-1901 - Ken Christie - Binghamton, NY - d. 4-xx-1967
choral director: “The Ford Summer Hour”; “Telephone Hour”
08-25-1903 - Michael Bartlett - North Oxford, MA - d. 2-1-1978
singer: “The Jack Benny Show”
08-25-1904 - Alice White - Paterson, NJ - d. 2-19-1983
actor: Blondie Bumstead “Blondie”
08-25-1908 - Walter Burke - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-4-1984
actor: Mark Saber’s Assistant “Inspector Mark Saber”
08-25-1909 - Michael Rennie - Bradford, Yorkshire, England - d. 6-10-1971
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-25-1910 - Ruby Keeler - Halifax, Nova Scotia - d. 2-28-1993
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-25-1911 - Herbert (Edwin) Harris - London, England - d. 4-xx-1995
author: “The Detective’s Wife”
08-25-1912 - John Rarig - Washington - d. 1-2-1991
singer: (Member Sportsmen Quartet) “Jack Benny Program”
08-25-1912 - Zinn Arthur - d. 3-11-2003
orchestra leader: WFIL Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
08-25-1913 - Bob Crosby - Spokane, WA - d. 3-9-1993
bandleader, singer: “Camel Caravan”; “Bob Crosby Show”; “Jack Benny Program”
08-25-1914 - Dolores O’Neill - d. 12-12-2006
singer: The Bob Chester Orchestra
08-25-1916 - Van Johnson - Newport, RI - d. 12-12-2008
actor: “Request Performance”; “Romance”; “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Suspense”
08-25-1917 - Mel Ferrer - Elberon, NJ - d. 6-2-2008
actor: “Eternal Light”; “Cloak and Dagger”; “MGM Theatre of the Air”
08-25-1918 - Leonard Bernstein - Lawrence, MA - d. 10-14-1990
conductor: “Metropolitan Opera”
08-25-1918 - Richard Greene - Plymouth, England - d. 6-1-1985
actor: “Somerset Maugham Theatre”; “This Is Hollywood”; “Cavalcade of America”
08-25-1921 - Monty Hall - Winnipeg, Canada
host (communicator) “Monitor”
08-25-1924 - Karl A. Mackey - Cleveland, OH - d. 10-13-2002
actor: “Hodge Podge Lodge”; “Wizard of Music”
08-25-1931 - Hal Fishman - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-7-2007
television news anchor: Got start on campus radio at Cornell
08-25-1931 - Regis Philbin - NYC
newscaster: KOGO San Diego
08-25-1943 - Bill Holm - nr: Minneota, MN - d. 2-25-2009
writer: “Prairie Home Companion”
08-26-1873 - Lee De Forest - Council Bluffs, IA - d. 6-30-1961
inventor: Audion tube
08-26-1891 - Frayne Baker - d. 8-15-1968
newscaster: KFYR Bismarck, North Dakota
08-26-1896 - Phil Baker - Philadelphia, PA - d. 11-30-1963
comedian, emcee: “Honolulu Bound”; “Take It or Leave It”
08-26-1903 - Jimmy Rushing - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory - d. 6-8-1972
blues singer: “Count Basie and His Orchestra”; “Blue Ribbon Guest Night”
08-26-1904 - Chirstopher Isherwood - High Lane, Cheshire, England - d. 1-4-1986
writer: “NBC University Theatre”; “CBS Radio Workshop”
08-26-1905 - George F. Hicks - Tacoma, WA - d. 3-17-1965
announcer: “Metropolitan Echoes”; “Death Valley Days”; “Seth Parker”
08-26-1907 - Jack Berch - Sigel, IL - d. 12-10-1992
singer: “Kitchen Pirate”; “Sweetheart Serenade”; “Jack Berch Show”
08-26-1907 - Lester Lanin - Philadelphia, PA - d. 10-27-2004
bandleader: “Lester Lanin and His Orchestra”; “Here’s to Veterans”
08-26-1911 - Hal Gibney - Woodland, CA - d. 6-5-1973
announcer: “Draget”; “The Six Shooter”; “Tales of the Texas Rangers”
08-26-1911 - “Slim” Hall - Tennessee - d. 5-xx-1971
guitar: “The Swift Jewel Cowboys”
08-26-1912 - Chuck Foster - Jeanette, PA - d. 12-12-2001
bandleader: “Treasury Bandstand”; “One Night Stand”
08-26-1915 - Jim Davis - Edgereton, MO - d. 4-26-1981
actor: “Dangerous Assignment”
08-26-1918 - Dave Barry - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-16-2001
comedian: “Major Bowes and the Original Amateur Hour”
08-26-1919 - Frances Wayne - Boston, MA - d. 2-6-1978
vocalist: “The Woody Herman Show”
08-26-1921 - June Whitley - d. 5-25-2006
actor: Margaret Anderson “Father Knows Best”
08-26-1922 - Irving R. Levine - Pawtucket, RI - d. 3-26-2009
newsman: “World News Roundup”; “News of the World”
08-26-1924 - Gloria Holliday - Billings, MT
actor: Bessie “Great Gildersleeve”; Gloria “Honest Harold”
08-26-1930 - Theodore S. Beardsley, Jr.
host: “Caribbean Music in the U.S.”
08-26-1934 - Gordon Clough - Salford, England - d. 4-6-1996
radio journalist: “The World at One”; “World This Weekend”; “PM”
08-27-1871 - Theodore Dreiser - Terre Haute, IN - d. 12-28-1945
writer: “The Heinz Magazine of the Air”
08-27-1882 - Samuel Goldwyn - Warsaw, Poland - d. 1-31-1974
panelist: “People’s Platform”
08-27-1896 - Morris Ankrum - d. 9-2-1964
actor: “Shakespeare Festival”; “Campbell Playhouse”; “A Report to the Nation”
08-27-1899 - C. S. Forester - Cairo, Egypt - d. 4-2-1966
poet, biographer, novelist: “Keep ‘Em Rolling”; “Words at War”; “Theatre Guild On the Air”
08-27-1900 - Gene Burdette - Chicago, IL - d. 10-3-1968
producer, director: “Luck of the Irish”
08-27-1901 - Al Ritz - Newark, NJ - d. 12-22-1965
comedian: (The Ritz Brothers) “Hollywood Hotel”
08-27-1901 - John Gannon - Chicago, IL - d. 11-8-1969
actor: Billy Fairfield “Jack Armstrong”
08-27-1901 - Roger Pryor - NYC - d. 1-31-1974
actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Theatre Guild On the Air”; “Summer Symphony”
08-27-1905 - Frederick O’Neal - Brooksville, MA - d. 8-25-1992
actor: “New World A-Coming”
08-27-1908 - Frank Leahy - O’Neill, NE - d. 6-21-1973
football coach (Notre Dame): “Hallmark Hall of Fame”; “Bill Stern Colgate Sports Newsreel”
08-27-1908 - Lyndon Baines Johnson - nr. Stonewall, TX - d. 1-22-1973
u.s. president: “Meet the Press”; “World’s Fair Holiday”
08-27-1911 - Paul West - Nebraska - d. 6-15-1998
scriptwriter: “Fibber McGee and Molly”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-27-1916 - Larry Thor - Lundar, Manitoba, Canada - d. 3-15-1976
actor: Danny Clover “Broadway Is My Beat”
08-27-1916 - Martha Raye - Butte, MT - d. 10-19-1994
comedienne: “Tuesday Night Party”; “Cavalcade of America”; “Screen Guild Theatre”
08-27-1916 - Vicki Vola - Denver, CO - d. 7-21-1985
actor: Shanghai L’il DeVries “Jungle Jim”; Edith Miller “Mr. District Attorney”
08-27-1918 - Peter Winter - Birmingham, England - d. 6-xx-1985
author of many radio plays
08-27-1921 - Leo Penn - d. 9-5-1998
actor, film director: “Family Theatre”; “Hollywood Calling: George Fisher Interviews”
08-27-1925 - Carter Stanley - Stratton, VA - d. 12-1-1966
bluegrass singer: (The Stanley Brothers) “Farm and Fun Program”
08-27-1926 - Pat Coombs - London, England - d. 5-25-2002
comedian: Nola “Hello Playmates”
08-27-1929 - Dick Vosburgh - Elizabeth, NJ - d. 4-18-2007
writer: “Breakfast with Braden”
08-27-1930 - Jack Gallahue - NYC - d. 8-27-2007
wrote radio plays and scripts before becoming a Jesuit
08-27-1936 - Anne Whitfield - Oxford, MS
actor: Phyllis Harris “Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show”; Sandy Carter “Woman in My House”
08-28-1870 - James R. Waters - Hungary - d. 11-20-1945
actor/comedian: Jake Goldberg “The Goldbergs”; “The House of Glass”
08-28-1885 - Vance Palmer - Bundaberg, Australia - d. 7-15-1959
writer: “Telling Mrs. Baker”
08-28-1891 - Stanley Andrews - Chicago, IL - d. 6-23-1969
actor: Daddy Warbucks “Little Orphan Annie”
08-28-1893 - Harriette Widmer - Water Valley, MS - d. 9-1-1964
actor: Madam Queen “Amos ‘n’ Andy”; Aunt Jemima “Aunt Jemima”
08-28-1895 - H. Norman Schwarzkopf - Newark, NJ - d. 11-25-1958
narrator: “Gangbusters”
08-28-1897 - Charles Boyer - Figeac, France - d. 8-26-1978
actor: Michel “Presenting Charles Boyer”; “Hollywood Playhouse”
08-28-1898 - Artells Dickson - Oklahoma Territory - d. 6-24-1968
actor: Tom Mix “Tom Mix”; Slim “Pretty Kitty Kelly”
08-28-1900 - Diana Bourbon - NYC - d. 3-19-1978
producer, director: :Double or Nothing”; “Life Begins”
08-28-1900 - Rudy Schrager - Czernowitz, Austria-Hungary - d. 8-24-1983
musical director: “Box 13”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-28-1907 - Roy Chamberlain - NYC - d. 5-14-1981
old gold rhythmaires: “The New Old Gold Show”
08-28-1907 - Sam Levene - NYC - d. 12-17-1980
comedian: “Fred Allen Show”
08-28-1908 - Genevieve Rowe - Freemont, OH - d. 2-26-1995
singer: “Gay Nineties Revue”; “Songs America Loves”; “An Evening with Romberg”
08-28-1910 - John F. Holbrook - Cameron, WI - d. 9-20-1978
announcer, director: “The Bickersons”; “The Dinah Shore Show”
08-28-1914 - Glenn Osser - Munising, MI
maestro: “American Music Hall”
08-28-1914 - Maria F. von Trapp - Zell am See, Austria
singer: (Trapp Family Singers) “Christmas Seal Sale”
08-28-1914 - Richard Tucker - NYC - d. 1-8-1975
opera tenor: “Chicago Theatre of the Air”; “Standard Hour”; “Metropolitan Opera”
08-28-1915 - Tol Avery - Texas - d. 8-27-1973
actor, announcer: “Pat Novak for Hire”; “Richard Diamond, Private Detective”
08-28-1919 - D. C. Muecke - Adelaide, Australia
writer: “Ls Signora Fantastici”; “Alcestis Ascends”
08-28-1920 - Don Glasser - Derry, PA - d. 4-26-2004
bandleader: “Don Glasser and His Orchestra”
08-28-1924 - Peggy Ryan - Long Beach, CA - d. 10-30-2004
dancer, actor: “Mail Call”; “Bob Hope Show”; “Proudly We Hail”
08-28-1925 - Donald O’Connor - Chicago, IL - d. 9-27-2003
comedian, actor: “Ginny Simms Show”; “Philip Morris Playhouse”; “Suspense”
08-28-1926 - Andree Wallace - Brooklyn, NY
actor: Mary Lambert “Brave Tomorrow”; Irene “Mary Noble, Backstage Wife”
08-28-1929 - Roxie Roker - Miami, FL - d. 12-2-1995
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
08-28-1930 - Ben Gazzara - NYC
actor: “Strange Interlude”
08-29-1882 - Richard Legrand - Mount Tabor section near Portland, OR - d. 6-29-1963
actor: Richard Q. Peavy “Great Gildersleeve”; Ole “Fibber McGee and Molly”
08-29-1898 - Charlie Grimm - St. Louis, MO - d. 11-15-1983
Sportscaster:(Jolly Cholly) WBBM Chicago
08-29-1898 - Preston Sturges - Chicago, IL - d. 8-6-1959
film producer, writer, director: “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-29-1899 - George V. Denny, Jr. - Washington, D.C. - d. 11-11-1959
moderator: “America’s Town Meeting of the Air”
08-29-1900 - Buell Kazee - Burton’s Fork, KY - d. 8-31-1976
banjo-playing, singing Baptist minister: “Renfro Valley Barn Dance”
08-29-1904 - Ronald Watkins - Surrey, England - d. 2-16-2001
Reader of prose and poetry
08-29-1906 - Joe Sawyer - Guelph, Canada - d. 4-21-1982
actor: Sergant ‘Biff’ O’Hara “Rin-Tin-Tin”
08-29-1907 - Lurene Tuttle - Pleasant Lake, IN - d. 5-28-1986
actor: Effie Perrine “Advs. of Sam Spade”; Ellie Connors “Lum and Abner”
08-29-1910 - John Kane - Davenport, IA - d. 3-15-1910
actor: Tom Jones “Five Star Jones”; Scubby “Nick Carter”
08-29-1912 - Barry Sullivan - NYC - d. 6-6-1994
actor: Steve Canyon “Steve Canyon”; Simon Templar “The Saint”
08-29-1913 - Sylvia Fine - NYC - d. 10-28-1991
writer: (Wife of Danny Kaye) “Danny Kaye Show”; “Forecast”; “Bud’s Bandwagon”
08-29-1914 - Willard Waterman - Madison, WI - d. 2-2-1995
actor: Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve “Great Gildersleeve”; Roger Barton “The Guiding Light”
08-29-1915 - Ingrid Bergman - Stockholm, Sweden - d. 8-29-1982
actor: “Everything for the Boys”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-29-1916 - George Montgomery - Brady, MT - d. 12-12-2000
actor: “Hollywood Star Time”; “NBC University Theatre of the Air”
08-29-1916 - Max Bice - d. 11-18-2002
newscaster: KMO Seattle, Washington
08-29-1916 - “Georgia Slim” Rutland - Tilton, GA - d. 6-17-1969
fiddler: “Three Fiddlers”
08-29-1917 - Eddie Hubbard - Baltimore, MD - d. 3-26-2007
disk jockey: “Music Unlimited”
08-29-1920 - Charlie Parker - Kansas City, MO - d. 3-12-1955
jazz musician: “This Is Jazz”
08-29-1922 - Arthur Anderson - Staten Island, NY
actor: “Let’s Pretend”; Mark Davis “Lawyer Tucker”; Buddy “Tony and Gus”
08-29-1924 - Dinah Washington - Tuscaloosa, AL - d. 12-14-1963
blues singer: “Jubilee”; “Bob Hope Show”; “One Night Stand”
08-29-1927 - Marion Williams - Miami, FL - d. 7-2-1994
gospel singer: “Soundstage”
08-29-1928 - Thomas Stewart - San Saba, TX - d. 9-24-2006
operatic baritone: “Musicians Off Stage”
08-30-1797 - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - London, England - d. 2-1-1851
creator of Frankenstein
08-30-1879 - Fritzi Scheff - Vienna, Austria - d. 4-8-1954
prima donna: “Lavender and Old Lace”; “The Philco Hour”
08-30-1887 - Eduardo Ciannelli - Island of Ischia, Italy - d. 10-8-1969
actor: “Hollywood Hotel”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-30-1896 - Raymond Massey - Toronto, - d. 7-29-1983
actor, host: “Doctor Fights”; “Harvest of Stars”
08-30-1898 - Shirley Booth - NYC - d. 10-16-1992
actor: Miss Duffy “Duffy’s Tavern”; “Hogan’s Daughter”; “Strictly Business”
08-30-1901 - John Gunther - Chicago, IL - d. 5-29-1970
writer: “Information, Please”;”America’s Town Meeting of the Air”; “Royal Gelatin Hour”
08-30-1902 - Ray Bloch - Alsace-Lorraine, France - d. 3-29-1982
conductor: “Milton Berle Show”; “Take It or Leave It”; “Johnny Presents”
08-30-1903 - Jack Bundy - Milwaukee, WI - d. 11-30-1973
bandleader: “Heinie and the Grenadiers”
08-30-1905 - Sarah Selby - St. Louis, MO - d. 1-7-1980
actor: Grace Graves “Junior Miss”; Wife “My Mother’s Husband”
08-30-1906 - Joan Blondell - NYC - d. 12-25-1979
actor: Mary Vance “Miss Pinkerton, Inc.”
08-30-1908 - Fred MacMurray - Kankakee, IL - d. 11-5-1991
actor: George Harvey “Bright Star”; “Lux Radio Theatre
08-30-1908 - Willie Bryant - New Orleans, LA - d. 2-9-1964
host: “Night Life”
08-30-1910 - Elinor Herriot - Duluth, MN - d. 6-10-2000
actor: “Ruby Jones “Amos ‘n’ Andy”; Dorothy Wright “Couple Next Door”
08-30-1910 - Joseph Holland - Virginia - d. 12-28-1994
actor: “Royal Desserts Hour”; “Campbell Playhouse”
08-30-1914 - Frank Latourette - d. 5-7-1985
creator of “Hollywood Byline”
08-30-1914 - Julie Bishop - Denver, CO - d. 8-30-2001
actor: “Harold Lloyd Comedy Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
08-30-1916 - Herman Klurfeld - The Bronx, NY - d. 12-18-2006
ghostwriter for Walter Winchell
08-30-1917 - Dan Enright - d. 5-22-1992
producer: “Put Up or Shut Up”; “Brain Train”; “Juvenile Jury”; “Life Begins at 80”
08-30-1918 - Ted Williams, San Diego, CA - d. 7-5-2002
baseball superstar: Several interview shows
08-30-1919 - Kitty Wells - Nashville, TN
singer: (Queen of Country Music) “Grand Ole Opry”
08-30-1924 - Ivor (Arthur) Wilson - Grimsby, England
author: “Take Any Day”
08-30-1926 - Jeff Brown - NYC - d. 12-3-2003
actor: “Little Blue Playhouse”
08-30-1939 - John Peel - Heswall, England - d. 10-25-2004
disc jockey: “The Perfumed Garden”; “Top Gear”
08-30-1941 - Sue Mac Gregor - Oxford, England
announcer, producer: “The World at One”; “Woman’s Hour”; “Today”; “PM”
08-31-1883 - Erma Miranda - d. 12-xx-1964
choir director: Beloit College Choir, WBBW Norfold, Virginia
08-31-1886 - L. Wolfe Gilbert - Odessa, Russia - d. 7-12-1970
pianist: WEAF New York City
08-31-1897 - Fredric March - Racine, WI - d. 4-14-1975
actor: “Suspense”; “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Campbell Playhouse”
08-31-1897 - Sidney Ellstrom - Chicago, IL - d. 7-29-1968
actor: “Captain Midnight”; “Flying Patrol”; “Lights Out”
08-31-1898 - Jack Ward - Philadelphia, PA - d. 7-26-1973
organist: “Gangbusters”; “Magnificent Montague”
08-31-1900 - Cedric Foster - Hartford, CT - d. 3-6-1975
commentator: “News and Commentary”
08-31-1900 - Larry Elliott - Washington, D.C. - d. 7-27-1957
announcer: “Texaco Star Theatre”; “American Melody Hour”; “Barry Cameron”
08-31-1903 - Arthur Godfrey - NYC - d. 3-16-1983
emcee: (The Old Redhead) “Arthur Godfrey Time”; “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts”
08-31-1905 - Dory Schary - Newark, NJ - d. 7-7-1980
writer: “America Calling”; “The Eternal Light”; “Hallmark Hall of Fame”
08-31-1906 - Ruth Weston - Boston, MA - d. 11-5-1955
actor: Maude Kellogg “Life Can Be Beautiful”
08-31-1907 - Gus Hawkins - Shreveport, LA - d. 11-10-2007
congressman: Democratic response to Reagan’s radio address
08-31-1907 - Winifred Cecil - Staten Island, NY - d. 9-13-1985
singer: “Show Boat”
08-31-1908 - William Saroyan - Fresno, CA - d. 5-18-1981
writer: “Columbia Workshop”; “The Free Company”; “Biography in Sound”
08-31-1911 - Walter Paterson - Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia - d. 9-1-1942
actor: Reggie York “I Love A Mystery”; Nicholas Lacy “One Man’s Family”
08-31-1912 - Ramon Vinay - Chillan, Chile - d. 1-4-1996
tenor: “A Critic’s Toscanini”
08-31-1914 - Richard Basehart - Zanesville, OH - d. 9-17-1984
actor: “Document A/777”; “Hollywood Star Preview”
08-31-1916 - Daniel Schoor - NYC
correspondent, commentator: “Edward R. Murrow and the News”
08-31-1917 - Burleigh Robbins Downey, Jr. - d. 3-1-2000
news director: “You are the Jury”
08-31-1918 - Alan Jay Lerner - NYC - d. 6-14-1986
writer: “Victor Borge”; “Raleigh Room”; “Philco Hall of Fame”
08-31-1922 - John Hanson - Ontario, Canada - d. 12-4-1998
singer, actor: “Children’s Hour”; “Songs from the Shows”; “Variety Bandbox”
08-31-1932 - Roy Castle - Scholes, England - d. 9-2-1994
actor: “Castles on the Air”
08-xx-1864 - Clara Lane - Ellsworth, ME - d. 3-15-1952
singer: WBZ Boston, Massachusetts
09-01-1875 - Edgar Rice Burroughs - Chicago, IL - d. 3-19-1950
author: Creator of Tarzan
09-01-1877 - Frank Tours - London, England - d. 2-2-1963
orchestra leader: “Will Rogers”; “The Vince Program”
09-01-1879 - Billy Beard - d. 11-14-1954
singer: (Raybestos Twins) “Eddie Cantor Show”; Al Jolson Show”
09-01-1886 - Regina Wallace - Trenton, NJ - d. 2-13-1978
actor: Alice Aldrich “Aldrich Family”
09-01-1887 - William Daly - Cincinnati, OH - d. 12-4-1936
condctor: “Raleigh Review”; “Voice of Firestone”
09-01-1893 - Betty Blythe - Los Angeles, CA - d. 4-7-1972
actor: “The Whistler”; “This Is Your FBI”; “Let George Do It”
09-01-1897 - Lucille Fenton - d. 10-26-1966
actor: Paula Kirby “Myrt and Marge”
09-01-1899 - Richard Arlen - Charlottesville, VA - d. 5-28-1976
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-01-1900 - Don Wilson - Lincoln, NE - d. 4-25-1982
announcer: “Jack Benny Program”; “Good News of 1941”
09-01-1901 - Clyde Lucas - Minneapolis, KS - d. 1-15-1982
bandleader: “Spotlight Bands”; “Rendezvous Music”
09-01-1901 - William Anthony Farren - d. 10-5-1968
NBC staff announcer
09-01-1902 - John J. Anthony - NYC - d. 7-16-1970
moderator: “Good Will Hour”; “John J. Anthony Hour”
09-01-1904 - Johnny Mack Brown - Dothan, AL - d. 11-14-1974
actor: “Straight Arrow Pow Wow”
09-01-1905 - Bertram Tanswell - Blandford, England - d. 6-15-1984
actor/director: “Commandos”; “Second Husband”; “Stage Door Canteen”
09-01-1907 - Cliff Howell - Hattiesburg, MS - d. unknown
announcer: “Gateway to Hollywood; “The Euclid Ballot Box”
09-01-1907 - Ray Barrett - NYC - d. 1-16-1973
announcer, newscaster: “Monitor”; “Talent Search, Country Style”
09-01-1908 - Paul Sullivan - St. Louis, MO - d. 2-7-1986
news commentator: Monday thru Saturday 15-minute show on CBS
09-01-1909 - Charles Bickford - d. 10-26-1988
disk jockey: WOHS Shelby, North Carolina
09-01-1915 - George Balzer - Erie, PA - d. 9-28-2006
writer: “The Jack Benny Program”
09-01-1922 - Yvonne De Carlo - Vancouver, Canada - d. 1-8-2007
actor: “ Screen Guild Theatre”; “MGM Musical Comedy Theatre”
09-01-1925 - Art Pepper - Gardena, CA - d. 6-15-1982
jazz artist: “Jazz Alive”
09-01-1925 - Colin Free - Sydney, Australia - d. 5-26-1996
writer: “Brain Drain”
09-01-1925 - Walter Stocker - Philadelphia, PA - d. 12-5-2003
actor: “Have Gun, Will Travel”
09-01-1928 - George Maharis - Astoria, NY
actor: “Zero Hour”
09-01-1931 - Boxcar Willie - Sterrett, TX - d. 4-12-1999
country singer and songwriter: “Grand Ole Opry”
09-01-1935 - Seiji Ozawa - Shenyang, China
conductor: Boston Symphony Orchestra
09-02-1894 - Emil Birnbaum - d. 12-22-1983
orchestra leader, violinist: KOMO Seattle, Washington
09-02-1896 - Amanda Randolph - Louisville, KY - d. 8-24-1967
actor: Mama “Amos ‘n’ Andy”; Oriole “Beulah”
09-02-1898 - Arthur Young - Bristol, Gloucestershire, England - d. 2-24-1959
actor: Junior Fitz “Ma Perkins”; Son “The Baxters”
09-02-1901 - Phil Napoleon - Boston, MA - d. 9-13-1990
bandleader: “Napoleon’s Retreat”
09-02-1902 - Henry J. Taylor - Chicago, IL - d. 2-24-1984
commentator: ‘Your Land and Mine”; “News Commentary”
09-02-1904 - Set Svanholm - Vasteras, Sweden - d. 10-4-1964
tenor: “Drene Time”
09-02-1904 - Vera Vague (Barbara Jo Allen) - NYC - d. 9-14-1974
comedienne: “Vera Vague Show”; “Bob Hope Show”; “Jimmy Durante Show”
09-02-1907 - Irving Miller - NYC - d. 4-13-1986
musician: “Mel Blanc Show”; “Garry Moore Show”
09-02-1909 - Adrienne Marden - Cleveland, OH - d. 11-9-1978
actor: Patrica Jordan “Story of Bess Johnson”
09-02-1912 - Phil Agresta - d. 7-25-1986
sportscaster: WBT Charlotte, North Carolina
09-02-1914 - Tom Glazer - Philadelphia, PA - d. 2-21-2003
folk singer: “V.D. Radio Project”; “Living 1948”; “The Eternal Light”
09-02-1917 - Cleveland Amory - Nahant, MA - d. 10-14-1998
writer: “Brain Trust”
09-02-1918 - Laurinda Almeida - Sao Paulo, Brazil - d. 7-16-1995
guitarist: “Stan Kenton and His Orchestra”
09-02-1925 - Russ Conway - Trever Stanford in Bristol, England - d. 11-15-2000
pianist: “Billy Cotton Band Show”
09-02-1933 - James Villiers - London, England - d. 1-18-1998
actor: Roderick Spode “The Code of the Woosters”
09-03-1876 - Dick Teela - Wisconsin - d. 3-24-1971
singer: “The Breakfast Club”
09-03-1893 - Anthony Collins - Hastings, England - d. 12-11-1963
composer: “Ceiling Unlimited”
09-03-1897 - Sally Benson - St. Louis, MO - d. 7-19-1972
writer: “Junior Miss”
09-03-1899 - Ezra Taft Benson - Whitney, ID - d. 5-30-1994
u.s. secratary of agriculture: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
09-03-1901 - Mantan Moreland - Monroe, LA - d. 9-28-1973
actor: “Rudy Vallee Presents the Drene Show”
09-03-1903 - Carlton Beck - d. 1-21-1979
newscaster: KOMA Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
09-03-1909 - Dorothy Maynor - Norfolk, VA - d. 2-19-1996
concert soprano: “For America We Sing”; “Freedom’s People”
09-03-1910 - Grace Matthews - Toronto, Canada - d. 5-15-1995
actor: Ruth Evans Wayne “Big Sister”; Margo Lane “The Shadow”
09-03-1910 - Kitty Carlisle - New Orleans, LA - d. 4-18-2007
singer: “Song Shop”; “RCA Magic Key”
09-03-1910 - Michael Eisenmenger - d. 3-14-2003
sound effects: “Captain Midnight”; “Backstage Wife”
09-03-1912 - Peter Capell - Berlin, Germany - d. 3-3-1986
actor:”Dimension X”; “Romance”; “Secret Missions”
09-03-1913 - Alan Ladd - Hot Springs, AR - d. 1-29-1964
actor: Dan Holliday “Box 13”; “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Proudly We Hail”
09-03-1918 - David Harmon - NYC - d. 8-28-2001
writer: “America in the Air”; “Now Hear This”
09-03-1918 - Donna King - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 6-20-2007
singer: (The King Sisters) “Horace Heidt and His Brigadiers”; “Al Pearce and His Gang”
09-03-1918 - Jimmy Riddle - Dyersberg, TN - d. 12-10-1982
harmonica: “Grand Ole Opry”; “Crustene Ranch Party”; “Roy Acuff Show”
09-03-1918 - Tom Dillon - Brooklyn, NY - d. 3-14-2005
actor: “NBC University Theatre”
09-03-1920 - Jackson Weaver - d. 10-20-1992
actor: “A Bright Tomorrow”
09-03-1922 - Burt Kennedy - Muskegon MI - d. 2-15-2001
writer: Wrote for radio in late 1940s
09-03-1924 - Shirley Shea - Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
writer: “It Seems to Me”
09-03-1925 - Hank Thompson - Waco, TX - d. 11-6-2007
singer/guitarist: “Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys”
09-03-1926 - Bill Flemming - Chicago, IL - d. 7-21-2007
sports director: WUOM Ann Arbor, Michigan
09-03-1926 - Irene Pappas - Chiliomodion, Greece
actor: Greek Radio
09-03-1938 - Glyn Worsnip - Highnam, England - d. 6-6-1996
host: “Breakfast Time”; “Press Gang”
09-04-1880 - Claude Cooper - London, England - d. 7-20-1932
actor: Pegleg Gaddis “Moonshine and Honeysuckle”
09-04-1891 - Sam Lanin - Philadelphia, PA - d. 5-5-1977
bandleader: “Ipana Troubadors”; “Benrus Ticksters”
09-04-1895 - Jack Miller - Dorchester, MA - d. 3-18-1985
conductor: “Kate Smith and Her Swanee Music”; “Aldrich Family”
09-04-1898 - Agnes Ayres - Carbondale, IL - d. 12-25-1940
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-04-1898 - Charlie Cantor - Worcester, MA - d. 9-11-1966
actor: Clifton Finnegan “Duffy’s Tavern”; Levy Soloman “Abie’s Irish Rose”
09-04-1898 - Harry Salter - Bucharest, Romania - d. 3-5-1984
conductor: “It Pays to Be Ignorant”; “Lanny Ross Show”; “Stop the Music”
09-04-1903 - Bennie Bonacio - Mineo, Italy - d. 1-10-1974
saxophonist: Paul Whiteman, Vincent Lopez orchestras
09-04-1903 - Leonard Lee - d. 8-24-1964
writer: “Sherlock Holmes”
09-04-1903 - Phillip Arkansas - d. 11-27-1969
saxophonisst: WWNC Ashville, North Carolina
09-04-1905 - Meade Lux Lewis - Chicago, IL - d. 6-7-1964
jazz pianist: “Camel Caravan”; “Mercury Theatre”; “Jubilee”
09-04-1908 - Ed Dmytryk - Grand Forks, Canada - d. 7-1-1999
film director: “George Fisher Interviews the Stars”
09-04-1913 - Henry Russell - Michigan - d. 4-14-1968
conductor: “NBC University Theatre”; “Screen Director’s Playhouse”
09-04-1913 - Jan Savitt - Petrograd, Russia - d. 10-4-1948
bandleader: “Fitch Bandwagon”; “Rhapsody in Rhythm”
09-04-1914 - Leonard Sterling - d. 9-18-1992
announcer: “The Brighter Day”; “We Are Always Young”
09-04-1918 - Paul Harvey - Tulsa, OK - d. 2-28-2009
commentator: “Paul Harvey News”; “Speak Your Mind”
09-04-1923 - Graham Archer - d. 1-3-2001
disk jockey: “Wax Museum”; “The States of the Union”
09-04-1923 - Virginia Maxey - Indianapolis, IN
singer: (Modernaires) “Club Fifteen”
09-04-1925 - Howard Morris - NYC - d. 5-21-2005
comedian: “Those Good Old Days”
09-04-1928 - Dick York - Fort Wayne, IN - d. 2-20-1992
actor: Billy Fairfield “Jack Armstrong/Armstrong of the SBI”
09-04-1931 - Glyn Frewer - Oxford, England
writer: “The Hitchhikers”
09-04-1931 - Mitzi Gaynor - Chicago, IL
singer, actor: “Juke Box Jury”
09-04-1934 - Ron Batozech - d. 7-22-1997
disk jockey: WJOL Joliet, Illinois
09-04-1936 - Wayne Cody - Atlantic City, NJ - d. 6-7-2002
Seattle sportscaster
09-04-1937 - Red Shipley - Johnson City, TN - d. 10-6-2007
host: “Stained Glass Bluegrass”; “Orange & Blue Review”
09-05-1879 - Harold Sanford - Florence, MA - d. 1-19-1945
conductor: “Philco Hour”; “Exploring America with Carveth Wells”
09-05-1879 - Reginald C. Knorr - Mottville, MI - d. 6-13-1959
actor: “Myrt and Marge”
09-05-1887 - Vera Barstow - d. 11-19-1962
violinists: KHJ Los Angeles, California
09-05-1892 - Joseph Szigeti - Budapest, Austria-Hungary - d. 2-19-1973
violinist: “Camel Caravan”; “Elgin Christmas Party”; “Concert Hall”
09-05-1893 - George Sokolsky - Utica, NY - d. 12-12-1962
news commentator: 15-minute weekly series on ABC
09-05-1895 - Craig Earl - Great Barrington, MA - d. 8-13-1985
quizmaster: “Professor Quiz”
09-05-1895 - William Hillman - NYC - d. 5-30-1962
newscaster: Teamed with Raymond Clapper on NBC BLUE, ABC
09-05-1896 - Phil Baxter - Navarro County, TX - d. 11-21-1972
orchestra leader: Live remotes from El Torreon
09-05-1897 - Arthur Nielsen - Chicago, IL - d. 6-1-1980
Founder of the Nielsen Ratings
09-05-1897 - Doris Kenyon - Syracuse, NY - d. 9-1-1979
actor: Ann “Crossroads”
09-05-1897 - Morris Carnovsky - St. Louis, MO - d. 9-1-1992
actor: Adam Bassett “Prairie Folks”; Mr. Kriss “Into the Light”
09-05-1902 - Darryl Zanuck - Wahoo, NE - d. 12-22-1979
film director: “Jack Benny Program”; “Hollywood Hotel”; “Triburte to Irving Berlin”
09-05-1907 - Jimmy Wallington - Rochester, NY - d. 12-22-1972
announcer: “Chase & Sanborn Hour”; “Texaco Town/Star Theatre”; “Alan Young Show”
09-05-1907 - Sybil Chism Bock - Carrolton, IL - d. 5-28-1980
organist: “One Man’s Family”; “Lum and Abner”
09-05-1908 - Elizabeth Day - St. Paul, MN
actor: Sally Jones “Five Star Jones”
09-05-1908 - Gloria Holden - London, England - d. 3-22-1991
actor: Janet Archer “Meet Corliss Archer”
09-05-1910 - Kenny Delmar - Boston, MA - d. 7-14-1984
actor: Beauregard Claghorn “Fred Allen Show”; Commissioner Weston “The Shadow”
09-05-1912 - John Cage - Los Angeles, CA - d. 8-12-1992
composer: “The Columbia Workshop”
09-05-1912 - Sally Payne - Chicago, IL - d. 5-8-1999
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-05-1914 - Nancy Ordway - Fort Warden, WA - d. 4-19-2005
actor: Helen Holden “Helen Holden, Government Girl”
09-05-1916 - Frank Shuster - Toronto Canada - d. 1-13-2002
writer: (Wayne and Schuster) “The Army Show”; “The March of Time”
09-05-1916 - Frank Yerby - Augusta, GA - d. 11-29-1991
author: “Best Seller”
09-05-1918 - Max Harris - Bournemouth, England - d. 3-6-2004
composer: “Round the Horn”
09-05-1923 - Joan Wagner Beck - Clinton, IA - d. 12-10-1998
scriptwriter: “Voice of America”
09-05-1929 - Bob Newhart - Oak Park, IL
comedian: “Newhart and Gallagher”
09-05-1932 - Carol Lawrence - Melrose Park, IL
singer: “New Faces of 1948”
09-05-1939 - John Stewart - San Diego, CA - d. 1-19-2008
singer: (Kingston Trio) “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar; “Guest Star”
09-05-1941 - Alma de Groen - Foxton, New Zealand
writer: “Available Lighe”; “Stories in the Dark”
09-06-1881 - Charlie Dale - NYC - d. 11-16-1971
comedian: (Smith and Dale) “Al Jolson”; “Kate Smith”
09-06-1885 - Otto Kruger - Toledo, OH - d. 9-6-1974
actor: “Nobody’s Children”
09-06-1888 - Joseph P. Kennedy - East Boston, MA - d. 11-18-1969
ambassador to Great Britain: “Ambassador Joseph Kennedy”
09-06-1889 - John Charles Thomas - Meyersdale, PA - d. 12-13-1960
singer: “John Charles Thomas Program”; “Westinghouse Program”
09-06-1889 - Louis Silvers - NYC - d. 3-26-1954
music director: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-06-1894 - Billy Mills - Flint, MI - d. 10-20-1971
conductor: “Fibber McGee and Molly”; “Great Gildersleeve”; “Amos ‘n’ Andy”
09-06-1899 - Billy Rose - NYC - d. 2-10-1966
creator-stager: “Jumbo Fire Chief Program”
09-06-1900 - Charles Kemper - Oklahoma Territory - d. 5-12-1950
actor: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
09-06-1901 - Joseph Vitale - NYC - d. 6-5-1994
actor: “Great Plays”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
09-06-1902 - Morgan Beatty - Little Rock, AR - d. 7-4-1975
newscaster: “News of the World”
09-06-1904 - Maxie Rosenbloom - NYC - d. 3-6-1976
light heavyweight boxing champion, actor: “Slapsie Maxie Show”
09-06-1904 - Mildred Baker - Atlanta, GA - d. unknown
actor: “Roses and Drums”; “Cavalcade of America”; “By Kathleen Norris”
09-06-1904 - Ted Royal Dewar - Skedee, Oklahoma Territory - d. 3-27-1981
orchestrator: “Wayne King and His Orchestra”; Ted Weems and His Orchestra”
09-06-1908 - Paul Lavalle - Beacon, NY - d. 6-24-1997
conductor: “Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street”; “Dinah Shore Show”
09-06-1909 - Michael Gordon - Baltimore, MD - d. 4-29-1993
film director: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”
09-06-1911 - Eleazar Lipsky - d. 2-14-1993
district attorney, writer: “Indictment”
09-06-1914 - Ken Vogt - Wisconsin - d. 10-10-2002
disk jockey: WMIL; WFOX; WRIT Milwaukee, Wisconsin
09-06-1915 - Kleve Kirby - d. 3-5-1949
actor: John Murray “Today’s Children”
09-06-1916 - Marie Green - Antrim, NH
vocalist: “Everything Goes”; “Hobby Lobby”; “Alec Templeton Time”
09-06-1917 - John Berry - The Bronx, NY - d. 11-29-1999
director: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”
09-06-1918 - Jay Stewart - Summitville, IN - d. 9-17-1989
announcer: “Great Gildersleeve”; “Hollywood Barn Dance”; “Spotlight on Music”
09-06-1919 - John Mitchum - Bridgeport, CT - d. 11-27-2001
actor: (Brother of Robert Mitchum) “This Is Your FBI”
09-06-1925 - Jimmy Reed - Dunleith, MS - d. 8-29-1976
blues singer, guitarist, harmonica playere: “One Night Stand”
09-06-1927 - Waring Jones - Minneapolis, MN - d. 1-10-2008
announcer: Armed Forces Radio
09-06-1930 - Bernard Jaffe - d. 8-2-1993
science writer: “Information, Please”
09-06-1939 - Ray Barfield - Thomasville, GA
producer, host: “Shakespeare Scene by Scene”
09-07-1886 - Alan Devitt - d. 1-28-1955
actor: “Famous Jury Trial”; “The March of Time”
09-07-1888 - Alec Harford - London, England - d. 3-31-1955
actor: “Escape”; “NBC University Theatre”; “Romance”
09-07-1891 - Roscoe Karns - San Bernadino, CA - d. 2-6-1970
actor: “Hollywood Hotel”
09-07-1900 - Emerson Treacy - Philadelphia, PA - d. 1-10-1967
actor: Fred Thompson “One Man’s Family”
09-07-1903 - Margaret Landon - Somers, WI - d. 12-4-1993
author: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-07-1903 - Milton Brown - Stephenville, TX - d. 4-13-1936
singer: “The Musical Brownies”
09-07-1905 - Ivy Maude Baker Priest - Kimberly, UT - d. 6-23-1975
treasurer of the united states: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
09-07-1907 - Johnny McAfee - d. 10-18-1982
vocalist: (Harry James Band) “Chesterfield Time”
09-07-1908 - Max Kaminsky - Brockton, MA - d. 9-6-1994
jazz musician: :This Is Jazz”
09-07-1908 - Paul Brown - Norwalk, OH - d. 8-5-1991
football coach: “Greatest Sports Thrills”
09-07-1909 - Elia Kazan - Constantinople, Turkey - d. 9-28-2003
film director, actor: “Free Company”; “Philip Morris Playhouse”
09-07-1910 - Don Ried - d. 9-16-1996
vocalist: “The Jack Kirkwood Show”
09-07-1913 - Anthony Quayle - Ainsdale, England - d. 10-20-1989
actor: Guest Panelist “Quote...Unquote”
09-07-1918 - Al Christy - Kansas City, KS - d. 3-3-1995
started his career in radio
09-07-1919 - Louise Bennett - Kingston, Jamaica - d. 7-26-2006
poet, folklorist: commented on social matters as Aunty Roachy
09-07-1920 - Mende Brown - d. 2-2-2002
director: “The Affairs of Peter Salem”
09-07-1921 - Art Ferrante - NYC
pianist: (Ferrante and Teicher) “The Zero Hour”; “Hollywood Radio Theatre”
09-07-1923 - Peter Lawford - London, England - d. 12-24-1984
actor: “Radio Reader’s Digest”; “Suspense”
09-07-1927 - Don Messick - Buffalo, NY - d. 10-24-1997
actor: “Let George Do It”; “Horizons West”; “NBC University Theatre”
09-07-1930 - Sonny Rollins - Harlem, NY
jazz saxophonist: “White House Jazz Festival”
09-07-1936 - Buddy Holly - Lubbock, TX - d. 2-3-1959
singer: “Sunday Party”; “Buddy and Bob Show”
09-08-1877 - Bide Dudley - Minneapolis, MN - d. 1-4-1944
drama critic: “Around Little ‘Ol Broadway”
09-08-1889 - Robert A. Taft - Cincinnati, OH - d. 7-31-1953
us senator: “American Forum of the Air”; “The People’s Platform”
09-08-1896 - Howard Dietz - NYC - d. 7-30-1983
song lyricist: “The Gibson Family”
09-08-1897 - Jimmie Rodgers - Meridian, MS - d. 5-26-1933
singer: “The Singing Brakeman”
09-08-1902 - Milton Watson - Salinas, CA - d. 1-2-1982
vocalist: “Burns and Allen”
09-08-1902 - Welcome Lewis - d. 3-25-1999
singer: “Singo”; “The Singing Bee”
09-08-1905 - Henry Wilcoxon - Dominica, West Indies - d. 3-6-1984
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-08-1906 - Orlo Bagley - d. 7-2-1986
sportscaster: KOMB Cottage Grove, Oregon
09-08-1907 - Eleanor Phelps - Baltimore, MD - d. 9-29-2001
actor: Susan Chandler “Life and Loves of Doctor Susan”
09-08-1907 - Tom McAvity - d. 10-1-1972
producer, director: “A Date with Judy”; “Rudy Vallee Show”; “The Saint”
09-08-1908 - John Griggs - Chesterfield, SC - d. 2-25-1967
actor: Capt. Randy Claymore of the Confederacy “Roses and Drums”
09-08-1910 - Joe Bolton - Flushing, NY - d. 8-13-1986
announcer: “The 1937 Radio Show”
09-08-1913 - Patricia Wilder - Macon, GA - d. 8-11-1995
actor: Honey Chile “Bob Hope Show”
09-08-1913 - Patricia ‘Honeychile’ Wilder - Macon, GA - d. 8-11-1995
actor: “Maxwell House Showboat”; “Atlantic Family”; G.I. Jive”
09-08-1914 - Hillary Brooke - Astoria, NY - d. 5-25-1999
actor: “Suspense”
09-08-1915 - Frank Cady - Susanville, CA
actor: “Gunsmoke”
09-08-1921 - Harry Secombe - Swansea, Wales - d. 4-12-2001
comedian: Neddie Seagoon “Goon Show”
09-08-1922 - Sid Caesar - Yonkers, NY
comedian: “Voice of the Army”; “Tex and Jinx Show”
09-08-1925 - Peter Sellers - London, England - d. 7-24-1980
comedian: Hercules Grytpype-Thynne, Major Dennis Bloodnok, others “Goon Show”
09-08-1932 - Patsy Cline - Gore, VA - d. 3-5-1963
country singer: “Country Hoedown”; “Town and Country Time”
09-09-1828 - Leo Tolstoy - Yasnaya, Polyana, Russia - d. 11-20-1910
author: Several works adapted for radio
09-09-1873 - Max Reinhardt - Baden, Austria - d. 10-30-1943
film director: “Texaco Star Theatre”
09-09-1882 - Clem McCarthy - East Bloomfield, NY - d. 6-4-1962
sportscaster: The Kentucky Derby
09-09-1885 - Billy Curtis - Lowell, MA - d. 4-28-1954
writer of radio scripts
09-09-1887 - Raymond Walburn - Plymouth, IN - d. 7-26-1969
actor: “That’s My Pop”
09-09-1894 - Arthur Freed - Charleston, SC - d. 4-12-1973
songwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-09-1898 - Frankie Frisch - The Bronx, NY - d. 3-12-1973
baseball broadcaster: (Baseball Hall of Fame) New York Giants
09-09-1899 - Neil Hamilton - Lynn, MA - d. 9-24-1984
actor: A.J. Raffles “Raffles”
09-09-1899 - Waite Hoyt - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-25-1984
sportscaster, “Sports Review”; “According to Hoyt”; play-by-play: Cincinnati Reds
09-09-1900 - James Hilton - Leigh, Lancashire, England - d. 12-20-1954
host: “Hallmark Hall of Fame/Hallmark Playhouse”; “Ceiling Unlimited”
09-09-1901 - James Blades - Peterborough, England - d. 5-19-1999
percussionist: Freelance, best known as the drummer for ‘V for Victory’
09-09-1903 - Phyllis Whitney - Yokohoma, Japan - d. 2-8-2008
author: “The Young Book Reviewers”
09-09-1905 - Elsie Park Gowan - Helensburgh, Scotland - d. 2-2-1999
writer: “New Lamps for Old”
09-09-1905 - Ulric Cole - NYC - d. 5-21-1992
composer, conductor: “NBC String Symphony”
09-09-1908 - Ed Prentiss - Chicago, IL - d. 3-19-1992
actor: Red Albright/Captain Midnight “Captain Midnight”; Ned Holden “The Guiding Light”
09-09-1909 - Giulio Gari - Medias, Romania - d. 4-15-1994
operatic tenor: “Musical Bits”; “NBC Symphony Orchestra”
09-09-1914 - Marion Mann - Columbus, OH
singer: “The Breakfast Club Matinee”; “Danny Thomas Show”
09-09-1915 - Richard Webb - Bloomington, IL - d. 6-10-1993
actor: “Family Theatre”; “Crime Does Not Pay
09-09-1918 - Blanche Thebom - Monessen, PA
mezzo-soprano: “Bell Telephone Hour”; “Metropolitan Opera”; “Railroad Hour”
09-09-1920 - Michael Aldridge - Glastonbury, England - d. 1-10-1994
actor: “Relatively Speaking”
09-09-1922 - Imogene Lynn - Trenton, MO - d. 2-24-2003
singer: “Spotlight Bands”
09-09-1924 - Jane Greer - Washington, D.C. - d. 8-24-2001
singer, actor: “Rudy Vallee Show”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-09-1927 - Elvin Ray Jones - Pontiac, MI - d. 5-18-2004
jazz drummer: “Newport Jazz Festival”
09-09-1927 - “Mary” Olive Major - Santa Barbara County, CA - d. 8-12-1998
vocalist: “The Eddie Cantor Show”
09-09-1930 - Martha Jean “The Queen” Steinberg - d. 1-29-2000
Owned WQBH-AM Detroit, Michigan
09-09-1931 - Barbara Lyon - Hollywood, CA - d. 7-10-1995
actor: “Life with the Lyons”
09-10-1879 - Jess Pugh - Andersonville, IN - d. 1-22-1962
actor: Scattergood Baines, “Scattergood Baines”
09-10-1885 - Carl Van Doren - Hope, IL - d. 7-18-1950
author/lecturer: “New York Philharmonic Orchestra”; “Words at War”
09-10-1886 - Sam Taub - NYC - d. 7-10-1979
sportscaster: “Madison Square Boxing Bouts”
09-10-1892 - Albin Beck - d. 2-14-1982
newscaster: WKBZ Muskegon, Michigan
09-10-1898 - Adele Astaire - Omaha, NE - d. 1-25-1981
dancer, actor: (Fred’s Sister) “Magic Key”; “Savings Bond Campaign”
09-10-1900 - Francis Craig - Dickson, IN - d. 11-20-1966
bandleader: “Spotlight Revue”
09-10-1900 - Joseph Bentonelli - Sayre, OK - d. 4-4-1975
operatic tenor: “Kraft Music Hall”; “Vick’s Open House”
09-10-1902 - Jim Crowley - Chicago, IL - d. 1-15-1986
football all-american: (One of the Four Horsemen) “Kate Smith Hour”
09-10-1904 - Emery Deutsch - Budapest, Hungary - d. 4-16-1997
conductor: “Arabesque”; “Let’s Pretend”
09-10-1904 - John V. Aspe - d. 1-30-1973
tenor: WHN New York, New York
09-10-1904 - Lyle Van - Troy, NY - d. 7-22-1997
newscaster: “Lyle Van and the News”
09-10-1906 - Ruth Stafford Peale - Fonda, IA - d. 2-6-2008
religious leader: “The Aldrich Family”
09-10-1907 - Alvin Childress - Meridian, MS - d. 4-19-1986
actor: “New World A-Coming”
09-10-1907 - Fay Wray - Alberta, Canada - d. 8-8-2004
actor: Rosemary “Keeping Up with Rosemary”
09-10-1909 - Raymond Scott - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-8-1994
conductor, composer: “Your Hit Parade”; “Chicago Theatre of the Air”
09-10-1909 - Ruth Yorke - NYC - d. 12-xx-1980
actor: Jan Arden “Jane Arden”; Belle Owen “Life Can Be Beautiful”
09-10-1915 - Edmund O’Brien - Brooklyn, NY - d. 5-9-1985
actor: Johnny Dollar “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”
09-10-1915 - Vivian Della Chiesa - Chicago, IL - d. 1-6-2009
singer: (America’s Great Lyric Soprano) “American Album of Familiar Music”
09-10-1916 - Dorothy Lowell - NYC - d. 7-1-1944
actor: Sunday Brinthrope “Our Gal Sunday”; Linda Clark “Hilltop House”
09-10-1917 - Jean Ruth Hay - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-18-2004
disc jockey: “Reveille with Beverly”
09-10-1920 - Vivian Block - Brooklyn, NY
actor: “Let’s Pretend”; Ann Weston “Wilderness Road”; “Coast to Coast on a Bus”
09-10-1922 - Emily Vass - Greenville, SC
singer: (The Vass Family) “The Lady Next Door”; “Kraft Phoenix Program”
09-10-1927 - Gwen Watford - London, England - d. 2-6-1994
actor: “Barnstaple”
09-10-1934 - Charles Kuralt - Wilmington, NC - d. 7-4-1997
sportscaster: “Junior Sports Parade”; “Sports Final”
09-11-1862 - O. Henry (Wm. Sydney Porter) - Greensboro, NC - d. 6-5-1910
short story writer: Several of his works adapted for radio
09-11-1878 - Charles Harrison - d. 2-2-1965
tenor: CBS Staff 1927-1928, had musical program on NBC 1935
09-11-1887 - Gus Arnheim - Philadelphia, PA - d. 1-19-1955
orchestra leader: “Woodbury Soap Show”
09-11-1889 - Bill Comstock - Syracuse, NY - d. 6-22-1979
actor: Tizzy Lish “Mirth Parade”
09-11-1895 - Harry Tobias - NYC - d. 12-15-1994
songwriter: “Bud’s Bandwagon”
09-11-1896 - Robert S. Kerr - Ada, Oklahoma Territory - d. 1-1-1963
governor oklahoma: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
09-11-1899 - Jimmie Davis - Quitman, LA - d. 11-5-2000
Louisiana’s Singing Governor: “Songs By Sinatra”
09-11-1908 - Elisebeth A. Heisch - Madison, WI - d. 8-17-2003
writer: “The Cinnamon Bear”
09-11-1908 - Ray Beals - Missouri - d. 1-23-1983
newscaster: KVGB Great Bend, Kansas
09-11-1909 - Anne Seymour - NYC - d. 12-11-1988
actor: “Mary Marlin “Story of Mary Marlin”; Francie Nolan “Tree Grows in Brooklyn”
09-11-1909 - Kenneth Banghart - Paramus, NJ - d. 5-25-1980
announcer: “Archie Andews”; “Lora Lawton”; “Robert Shaw Chorale”
09-11-1912 - Charles Stark - Reading, PA - d. 3-22-1992
announcer: “Gene Autry’s Melody Rance”; “Our Gal Sunday”
09-11-1912 - John Masterson - Spokane, WA - d. 2-4-1995
producer: “Queen for a Day”; “Bride and Groom”
09-11-1913 - Eugenia Rawls - Macon, GA - d. 11-8-2000
actor: “We, The People”; “Molle Mystery Theatre”
09-11-1915 - Athena Lorde - NYC - d. 5-23-1973
actor: Maggie Sprague “Young Widder Brown”; Sherry “Front Page Farrell”
09-11-1915 - Jack Fascinato - Bouvier, MO - d. 12-25-1994
conductor,composer: “Guest Star”; “Johnny Desmond Show”
09-11-1923 - Betsy Drake - Paris, France
actor: Muriel Blandings “Mr. and Mrs. Blandings”
09-11-1926 - Lee Richardson - Chicago, IL - d. 10-2-1999
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
09-11-1928 - Earl Holliman - Delhi, LA
actor: “Hollywood Radio Theatre”
09-11-1936 - Roger Barkley - Minnesota - d. 12-21-1997
actor: “Empire of the Air”
09-12-1888 - Maurice Chevalier - Paris, France - d. 1-1-1972
actor, singer, host: “Chase & Sanborn Hour”; “This is Paris”; “Bing Crosby Show”
09-12-1892 - Malcolm LaPrade - d. 7-11-1974
creator, producer: “The Collier Hour”
09-12-1893 - Gen. Lewis B. Hershey - Steuben City, IN - d. 5-20-1977
head of selective service: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
09-12-1894 - Billy Gilbert - Louisville, KY - d. 9-23-1971
actor: “NYA Varieties”; “Rudy Vallee Rehearsal”
09-12-1897 - Richard Maxwell - Mansfield, OH - d. 9-4-1954
singer, host: “A Friend in Deed”; “Cheer and Comfort”
09-12-1897 - Walter B. Gibson - Germantown, PA - d. 12-6-1985
creater of “The Shadow”; writer for “The Avenger”
09-12-1901 - Ben Blue - Montreal, Quebec, Canada - d. 3-7-1975
actor, comedian: “Hollywood Hotel”
09-12-1901 - Sam Bittel - d. 11-30-1994
orchestra leader: WBZ-WBZA Boston-Springfield, Massachusetts
09-12-1907 - Louis MacNeice - Belfast, Ireland - d. 9-4-1963
author: “Christopher Columbus”
09-12-1910 - Lehman Engel - Jackson, MS - d. 8-28-1982
broadway conductor: “Madrigal Singers of New York”; “Texaco Star Theatre”
09-12-1910 - Shep Fields - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-23-1981
bandleader: “Rippling Rhythm Revue”
09-12-1914 - Desmond Llewelyn - Newport, South Wales - d. 12-19-1999
actor: Archdeacon Erabazori “Nemesis”
09-12-1914 - Eddy Howard - Woodland, CA - d. 5-23-1963
bandleader, singer: “Carton of Cheer”; “Gay Mrs. Featherstone”
09-12-1915 - Paul Marion - The Bronx, NY
actor: Husband “Merry Life of Mary Christmas”
09-12-1916 - Ed Binns - Philadelphia, PA - d. 12-4-1990
actor: “This Is My Story”
09-12-1916 - William Anderson - Greenville, SC - d. 4-30-1981
trumpeter: Erskine Hawkins Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra
09-12-1918 - Ethel Beard - d. 10-15-2003
actor: “Experimental Playhouse of the Air”
09-12-1919 - Norma Jean Ross - Fremont, NE - d. 1-28-1983
actor: “Scattergood Baines”; “Author’s Playhouse”
09-12-1921 - Frank McGee - Monroe. LA - d. 4-17-1974
nbc newsman: “Meet the Press”;”The Great Debate”
09-12-1924 - Ella Mae Morse - Mansfield, TX - d. 10-16-1999
singer: “Kraft Music Hall”; “Everything for the Boys”; “Jubilee”
09-12-1925 - Dickie Moore - Los Angeles, CA
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Crime Does Not Pay”
09-12-1927 - Helen Carter - Maces Springs, VA - d. 6-2-1998
singer: “Grand Ole Opry”
09-12-1931 - Ian Holm - Goodmayes, England
actor: Frodo: The Lord of the Rings”
09-12-1940 - Skip Hinnant - Chincoteague Island, VA
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
09-13-1871 - Alma Kruger - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 4-5-1960
actor: Emily Mayfield “Those We Love”
09-13-1876 - Sherwood Anderson - Camden, OH - d. 3-8-1941
writer: “The Free Company”
09-13-1880 - Jesse L. Lasky - San Francisco, CA - d. 1-13-1958
film producer, host: “Gateway to Hollywood”
09-13-1883 - Lewis E. Lawes - Elmira, NY - d. 4-23-1947
commentator: “Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing”
09-13-1894 - J. B. Priestley - Bradford, Yorkshire, England - d. 8-14-1984
dramatist: “London After Dark”; “Studio One”; “NBC University Theatre”
09-13-1895 - Ruth McDevitt - Coldwater, MI - d. 5-27-1976
actor: Jane Channing “This Life is Mine”; Mother “Keeping Up with Rosemary”
09-13-1896 - Laidman Browne - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England - d. 9-11-1961
actor: Sherlock Holmes “Corner in Crime”
09-13-1897 - David Rubinoff - Grodno, Poland - d. 10-6-1986
violinist, conductor: “Chase & Sanborn Hour”; “Rubinoff and His Violin”
09-13-1900 - Gladys George - Patton, ME - d. 12-8-1954
actor: “Lincoln Highway”
09-13-1903 - Claudette Colbert - Paris, France - d. 7-30-1996
actor: “Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players”; “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Millions for Defense”
09-13-1903 - Dave Binder - London, England - d. 10-3-1992
formed “Jingle Jem Co,” to produce radio jingles
09-13-1903 - Ken Trietsch - Arcadia, IN - d. 9-17-1987
musician-singer: (Hoosier Hot Shots) “National Barn Dance”; “Uncle Ezra”
09-13-1908 - Mae Questel - The Bronx, NY - d. 1-4-1998
actor: Betty Boop “Betty Boop Fables”; Olive Oyl “Popeye the Sailor”
09-13-1908 - Sheila Barrett - d. 8-10-1980
impersonator, mimic: “Fred Allen Show”; “Time of Your Life”; “Magic Key”
09-13-1909 - Leith Stevens - Mount Moriah, MO - d. 7-23-1970
conductor: “Death Valley Days”; “Molle Merry Minstrels”
09-13-1910 - Raymond Raikes - London, England - d. 10-2-1998
producer: “Dick Barton”; “The Foundling”; “National Theatre of the Air”
09-13-1910 - Van Amburg - d. 3-15-1990
sportscaster: KPIX San Francisco, California
09-13-1911 - Bill Monroe - Rosine, KY - d. 9-9-1996
mandolin player: (Father of Bluegrass) “Grand Ole Opry”
09-13-1912 - Claude Casey - Enoree, SC - d. 6-24-1999
country, bluegrass: “Briarhoppers”
09-13-1913 - Gretchen Davidson - Chicago, IL - d. 8-2-2002
actor: Carol Kennedy “Carol Kennedy’s Romance”
09-13-1913 - Roy Engel - Missouri - d. 12-29-1980
actor:Schuyler ‘Sky’ King “Sky King” “NBC University Theatre”
09-13-1914 - Leonard Feather - London, England - d. 9-22-1994
composer: “Esquire Jazz Concert”; “Mildred Bailey Show”; “One Night Stand’
09-13-1916 - Norm Lenhardt - d. 4-28-1993
announcer: WXYZ Detroit
09-13-1916 - Roald Dahl - Llandaff, Wales - d. 11-23-1990
writer: “Escape”
09-13-1918 - Dick Haymes - Buenos Aires, Argentina - d. 3-28-1980
singer, actor: Dick Haymes Show”; “Tommy Dorsey Show”; Crane Dockery “I Fly Anything”
09-13-1918 - Ernie Winstanley - England - d. 5-27-1992
actor, sound effects: Scrub Troy “Secretary Hawkins’ Fair and Supper Club”; “The Lone Ranger”
09-13-1918 - Ray Charles - Chicago, IL
choral director: (The Other Ray Charles) “The Big Show”; “Radio Hall of Fame”
09-13-1920 - Carole Mathews - Montgomery, IL
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-13-1923 - Janice Gilbert - NYC
actor: “Bachelor’s Children”; “Dorothy Dix at Home”
09-13-1924 - Scott Brady - Brooklyn, NY - d. 4-16-1985
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-13-1925 - Mel Tormé - Chicago, IL- d. 6-5-1999
actor, singer: Joe Corntassel “Little Orphan Annie”; “Tormé Time”; “New Mel Tormé Show”
09-13-1944 - Carol Barnes - Norwich, England - d. 3-8-2008
report for the BBC
09-14-1890 - Anthony Frome - Bellaire, OH - d. 1-20-1962
as “The Poet Prince” he sang and read poetry over NBC Blue in early 1930s
09-14-1892 - John Robert Powers - d. 7-19-1977
modeling agency founder: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
09-14-1899 - Hal B. Wallis - Chicago, IL - d. 10-5-1986
film producer: “Tex and Jinx Show”; “Academy Award Program”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-14-1907 - Cecil Brown - New Brighton, PA - d. 10-25-1987
newscaster: “CBS European News”; “Sizing Up the News”
09-14-1908 - Bernard Green - NYC - d. 8-8-1975
orchestra leader: “The Clock”
09-14-1910 - Jack Hawkins - London, England - d. 7-18-1973
actor: “U.S. Steel Hour”
09-14-1914 - Robert McCloskey - Hamilton, OH - d. 6-20-2003
author: “Books Bring Adventure”
09-14-1916 - Jerry Doggett - d. 7-7-1997
baseball announcer: “The LIberty Broadcasting System”
09-14-1918 - Bill Hanrahan - d. 8-7-1996
newscaster, announcer: “Inheritance”
09-14-1918 - Malcolm Yelvington - Covington, TN - d. 2-21-2001
mandolin: “The Star Rhythm Boys”
09-14-1918 - Mike Stokey - Shreveport, LA - d. 9-7-2003
announcer: “One Night Stand”
09-14-1922 - Frances Bergen - Birmingham, AL - d. 10-2-2006
actor: (Wife of Edgar, Mother of Candice) “New Edgar Bergen Hour”
09-14-1924 - Jerry Coleman - San Jose, CA
baseball announcer for the San Diego Padres
09-14-1925 - Bill Christy - Seattle, WA - d. 2-25-1946
actor: Franklin Dexter “Meet Corliss Archer”
09-15-1876 - Bruno Walter - Berlin, Germany - d. 2-17-1962
conductor: “Salzburg Music Festival”; “Word from the People”; “New York Philharmonic”
09-15-1878 - William Hard - Painted Post, NY - d. 1-30-1962
commentator: “Back of the News”
09-15-1889 - Robert Benchley - Worcester, MA - d. 11-21-1945
comedian: “Buick Program”; “Melody and Madness”
09-15-1890 - Agatha Christie - Torquay, England - d. 1-12-1976
author: Creator of “Hercule Poirot”
09-15-1894 - Edwin Cooper - Illinois - d. 2-2-1984
actor: “The Eddie Bracken Show”
09-15-1896 - Irene Arledge - d. 7-11-1977
contralto: KFDM Beaumont, Texas
09-15-1896 - Julia Hoyt - d. 10-31-1955
actor: Conducted a fashion program for NBC
09-15-1898 - Dave Belman - d. 10-xx-1982
disk jockey: KONG Visalia, California
09-15-1898 - Gene Arnold - d. 4-12-1954
singer: (the man with a tear in his throat) “National Barn Dance”
09-15-1899 - Dr. Milton Eisenhower - Abilene, KS - d. 5-2-1985
doctor: (Brother of Ike) “Second Seagram’s Symposium”; “Meet the Press”
09-15-1901 - Alexander Kirkland - Mexico City, Mexico - d. unknown
actor: “Helen Hayes Theatre”; “Our Gal Sunday”; “Society Girl”
09-15-1903 - Jean Tennyson - Chicago, IL - d. 3-16-1991
soprano: “Great Moments in Music”
09-15-1903 - Roy Acuff - Maynardsville, TN - d. 11-23-1992
singer: (The King of Country Music) “Grand Ole Opry”
09-15-1904 - Sheilah Graham - Leeds, England - d. 11-17-1988
gossip commentator: “Heinz Magazine of the Air”; “Sheilah Graham”
09-15-1904 - Tom Conway - St. Petersburg, Russia - d. 4-22-1967
actor: Sherlock Holmes “Sherlock Holmes”; Simon Templar “The Saint”
09-15-1906 - Kathryn Murray - Jersey City, NJ - d. 8-6-1999
hostess: “Advs. of Ellery Queen”
09-15-1907 - Elspeth Eric - d. xx-xx-1993
actor: Joyce Jordan “Joyce Jordan, M.D.”; Diane Ramsey “Big Sister”
09-15-1907 - Jack Bailey - Hampton, IA - d. 2-1-1980
emcee: “Queen for a Day”; “Truth or Consequences”
09-15-1908 - Penny Singleton - Phildelphia, PA - d. 11-12-2003
actor: Blondie Bumstead “Blondie” Penny Williamson “Penny Singleton Show”
09-15-1909 - Eric Linden - NYC - d. 7-14-1994
actor: “Hollywood On the Air”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-15-1909 - Frank Richards - NYC - d. 4-15-1992
actor: “I Love A Mystery”
09-15-1911 - Grace Carney - Hartford, CT
actor: Freelance
09-15-1913 - Henry Brant - Montreal, Canada - d. 4-26-2008
composer: “The Eternal Light”
09-15-1915 - Al Casey - Louisville, KY - d. 9-11-2005
guitarist: “One Night Stand”; “New World A’ Coming”; “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concert”
09-15-1915 - John Conte - Palmer, MA - d. 9-4-2006
emcee: “Maxwell House Coffee Time”; “John Conte Show”
09-15-1915 - Phil Brito - Boomer, WV - d. 10-28-2005
narrator: “Moon River”
09-15-1916 - Margaret Lockwood - Karachi, British India - d. 7-15-1990
actor: “A Christmas Carol”
09-15-1919 - Nelson Giddings - NYC - d. 5-1-2004
writer: “Sergeant Preston of the Yukon”
09-15-1922 - Jackie Cooper - Los Angeles, CA
actor: “Campbell Playhouse”; “George Jessel Show”; “Voice of the Army”
09-15-1923 - Arvell Shaw - St. Louis, MO - d. 12-5-2002
jazz bassist: “Floor Show”; “Damon Runyon Memorial Concert”; “Jubilee”
09-15-1924 - Bobby Short - Danville, IL - d. 3-21-2005
singer: Sang on Chicago radio at beginning of his career
09-15-1928 - Cannonball Adderley - Tampa, FL - d. 8-8-1975
jazz saxphonist: “Voices of Vista”
09-16-1881 - Jack Harvey - Cleveland, OH - d. 11-9-1954
writer: “Joan Davis Time”
09-16-1893 - Alexander Korda - Pusztaturpaszto, Hungary - d. 1-23-1956
director: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-16-1899 - Sam Spewack - Ukraine, Russia - d. 10-14-1971
writer: “Theatre Guild On the Air”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-16-1902 - Philip Reep - d. 1-23-1985
singer: (Elm City Four) “The Gay Nineties Revue”
09-16-1903 - Joe Venuti - Lecco, Italy - d. 8-14-1978
jazz violinist: “Friendly Five Footnotes”;”Paul Whiteman Show”; “Jubilee”
09-16-1908 - Neil Reagan - Tampico, IL - d. 12-11-1996
director, announcer: (Brother of Ron) “Dr. Christian”; “Straight Arrow”
09-16-1910 - Herta Glaz - Vienna, Austria -^ d. 1-28-2006
mezzo soprano: “NBC Summer Symphony”; “Metropolitan Opera”
09-16-1911 - Dorian St. George - d. 3-1-2004
announcer: “Advs. of Charlie Chan”; “Candid Microphone”
09-16-1911 - Paul Henning - Independence, MO - d. 3-25-2005
writer: “Burns and Allen”
09-16-1914 - Allen Funt - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-5-1999
host: “Candid Microphone”
09-16-1915 - Cy Walter - Minneapolis, MN - d. 8-18-1968
pianist: “Piano Playhouse”; “Songs by Sinatra”
09-16-1919 - Andy Russell - Los Angeles, CA - d. 4-16-1992
singer: “Your Hit Parade”
09-16-1919 - Larry Dobkin - NYC - d. 10-28-2002
actor: Archie Goodwin “Advs. of Nero Wolfe”; Ellery Queen “Advs. of Ellery Queen”
09-16-1919 - Ralph Barco - d. 3-19-1993
orchestra leader: WHK Cleveland, Ohio
09-16-1921 - Korla Pandit (Juan Rolando) - St. Louis, MO- d. 10-1-1998
organ: “Chandu the Magician”, “Jubilee”
09-16-1922 - Janis Paige - Tacoma, WA
actor: “MGM Theatre of the Air”; “Theatre of Romance”
09-16-1924 - Lauren Bacall - NYC
actor: Sailor Duval “Bold Venture”
09-16-1925 - B.B. King - Itta Bena, MS
disc jockey: “Boogie for Breakfast”
09-16-1925 - Charlie Byrd - Chuckatuck, VA - d. 12-1-1999
jazz guitarist: “Voices of Vista”
09-16-1926 - Tommy Bond - Dallas, TX - d. 9-24-2005
actor: Randolph Foster “A Date With Judy”
09-16-1927 - Jack Kelly - Astoria, NY - d. 11-7-1992
actor: “Suspense”
09-16-1930 - Anne Francis - Ossining, NY
actor: Kathy Cameron “When a Girl Marries”
09-17-1890 - Gabriel Heatter - NYC - d. 3-30-1972
news, commentator: “News and Comment”; “We, the People”
09-17-1897 - Charles L. Bates - Villisca, IA - d. 8-5-1937
organized and accompanied the Rhythm Girls with Paul Whitemen
09-17-1902 - Esther Ralston - Bar Harbor, ME - d. 1-14-1994
actor: Martha Jackson “Woman of Courage”; Kathy Marsh “Portia Faces Life”
09-17-1903 - Frank Barton - Chicago, IL - d. 1-11-1995
announcer: “A Day in the Life of Dennis Day”; “One Man’s Family”
09-17-1904 - Jerry Colonna - Boston, MA - d. 11-21-1986
comedian: “Bob Hope Show”
09-17-1905 - Dolores Costello - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 3-1-1979
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Suspense”; “Second Sunday”
09-17-1907 - Alice Yourman - South Dakota - d. 10-28-2000
actor: Mary Andrews “Archie Andrews”; Mr.s Aldrich “Aldrich Family”
09-17-1907 - Warren Burger - St. Paul, MN - d. 6-25-1995
chief justice of the supreme court: “We Hold These Truths”
09-17-1910 - Roberta Semple Salter - Hong Kong - d. 1-25-2007
researcher: “Hobby Lobby”
09-17-1914 - Charles Isaacs - Winnipeg, Canada - d. 12-13-2002
witer: “Al Pearce and His Gang”; “The Texaco Star Theatre”
09-17-1914 - Lindsay (John) Hardy - Australia - d. 2-xx-1994
writer: “Dossier on Demetrios”; “Walk a Crooked Mile”
09-17-1914 - Lindsay Hardy - Victor Harbor, South Australia - d. 2-7-1994
writer: “26 Hours”
09-17-1915 - John Witty - Bristol, England - d. 1-14-1990
Began radio broadcasting for the BBC in 1944
09-17-1916 - Mary Stewart - Sunderland, Durham, England
author: “Nine Coaches Waiting”
09-17-1918 - Tom Moore - Meridian, MS - d. 3-31-2007
executive: President ABC Radio and Television
09-17-1923 - Hank Williams - Georgiana, AL - d. 1-1-1953
singer: “Louisiana Hayride”; “Grand Ole Opry”; “Health and Happiness”
09-17-1925 - Art Baer - NYC - d. 9-17-2006
producer, director, creator: “The Funny Side Up”
09-17-1928 - Roddy McDowall - London, England - d. 10-3-1998
panelist: “Keep Up with the Kids”
09-17-1929 - Patricia Crowley - Olyphant, PA
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-17-1931 - Anne Bancroft - The Bronx, NY - d. 6-6-2005
actor: “Image Minorities”
09-17-1934 - David McRobbie - Glasgow, Scotland
writer: “Shops”
09-17-1934 - Robin Ray - North London, England - d. 11-29-1998
actor, musician: “Robin Ray’s Record Review”
09-17-1941 - Robert Takeo Matsui - Sacremento, CA - d. 1-1-2005
congressman: Democratic response to President’s radio address
09-17-1943 - Beverly Aadland - Hollywood, CA
actor: “Whatever Became of . . .”
09-18-1873 - Charles K. Field - Montpelier, VT - d. 9-1-1948
host: (Cherrio) “Cherrio”; “Arco Birthday Party”
09-18-1881 - Wythe Williams - Meadville, PA - d. 7-13-1956
newscaster: “As the Clock Strikes”
09-18-1886 - Powel Crosley, Jr. - Cincinnati, OH - d. 3-28-1961
owner of WLW radio station in Cincinnati
09-18-1894 - Willard Robison - Shelbina, MO - d. 6-24-1968
orchestra leader: (Evangelist of Rhythm) “Plantation Echoes”
09-18-1905 - Eddie Anderson - Oakland, CA - d. 2-28-1977
actor: Rochester Van Jones “Jack Benny Program”
09-18-1905 - Greta Garbo - Stockholm, Sweden - d. 4-15-1990
actor: “Conquest”
09-18-1908 - Blair Walliser - Chicago, IL - d. 8-31-1996
writer, director: “Romance of Helen Trent”; “Backstage Wife”
09-18-1910 - Joe “Curley” Bradley - Coalgate, OK - d. 6-3-1985
actor, singer: Tom Mix “Tom Mix”; “Singing Marshall”
09-18-1916 - Samuel Badillo - d. 9-27-1992
newscaster: WIAC San Juan, PR
09-18-1917 - June Foray - Springfield, MA
actor: Junie “Smile Time” “Stan Freberg Show”; “It’s a Great Life”
09-18-1919 - Diana Lewis - Asbury, NJ - d. 1-18-1997
actor: “G. I. Journal”; “Radio’s Reader Digest”
09-18-1920 - Jack Warden - Newark, NJ - d. 7-19-2006
actor: “Stagestruck”
09-18-1929 - Phyllis Kirk - Syracuse, NY - d. 10-20-2006
actor: “MGM Musical Comedy Theatre”
09-18-1932 - Patricia Roe - NYC
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
09-18-1939 - Frankie Avalon, Philadelphia, PA
singer: “Frankie Avalon Show”
09-18-1948 - Ken Brett - Brooklyn, NY - d. 11-18-2003
part of the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast team
09-19-1877 - T. Stuart Gurr - Bombay, India - d. 12-xx-1960
writer: “The Summons”
09-19-1879 - Louis Joseph Vance - NYC - d. 12-16-1933
writer: “The Lone Wolf”
09-19-1888 - John Henry Bodkin - Chicago, IL - d. unknown
director: Abundant Life Mixed Chorus “Operatic Night”
09-19-1888 - Porter Hall - Cincinnati, OH - d. 10-6-1953
actor: “March of Time”
09-19-1892 - Fred E. Ahlert - NYC - d. 10-20-1953
composer/arranger: “When the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day”
09-19-1899 - Ricardo Cortez - Vienna, Austria-Hungary - d. 4-28-1977
actor: “Shell Chateau”; “Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour”; “Treasury Hour”
09-19-1904 - Dr. Bergen Evans - Franklin, OH - d. 2-4-1978
host: “Down You Go”; “Of Many Things”
09-19-1904 - Elvia Allman - Concord, NC - d. 3-6-1992
comedienne: Tootsie Sagwell “George Burns and Gracie Allen Show”; Cora Dithers “Blondie”
09-19-1905 - Betty Garde - Philadelphia, PA - d. 12-25-1989
actor: Peggy O’Neill “O’Neills”; Kate Mason “Maudie’s Diary”
09-19-1908 - Sanford Barnett - East Orange, NJ - d. 4-14-1988
writer: “Believe It or Not”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-19-1910 - Arthur Mullard - London, England - d. 12-11-1995
actor: Jack (Dad Porter) “Industrial Inaction”; “Brothers In Law”
09-19-1910 - Dresser Dahlstead - Springville, UT - d. 4-20-1998
announcer: “I Deal in Crime”; “Death Valley Days”; “I Love a Mystery”
09-19-1910 - Margaret Lindsay - Dubuque, IA - d. 5-8-1981
actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Silver Theatre”
09-19-1912 - Edmund Anderson - NYC - d. 6-29-2002
program writer and director for various network programs
09-19-1912 - William Abramchik - d. 4-16-1998
newscaster: Chicago, Illinois
09-19-1913 - Frances Farmer - Seattle, WA - d. 8-1-1970
actor: “Pursuit of Happiness”; “Hollywood Hotel”; “Suspense”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-19-1916 - Helen Ward - NYC - d. 4-21-1998
jazz singer: (Benny Goodman’s Band) “Let’s Dance”
09-19-1920 - Warde Q. Butler - d. 4-16-2004
hosted a music and interview program in Cincinnati, Ohio
09-19-1921 - Michael Noonan - Christchurch, New Zealand - d. 3-5-2000
writer: “The Man Who Changed the Wind”
09-19-1922 - Willie Pep - Middletown, CT - d. 11-23-2006
boxer: “Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts”
09-19-1924 - Bob Murphy - Oklahoma - d. 8-3-2004
sportscaster: teamed with Curt Gowdy to broadcast Red Sox Games
09-19-1926 - James Lipton - Detroit, MI
actor: Dick Grant “The Guiding Light”; Dan Reid “The Lone Ranger”
09-19-1927 - William Hickey - Brooklyn, NY - d. 6-29-1997
performed in radio at the age of 9
09-19-1930 - Derek Nimmo - Liverpool, England - d. 2-25-1999
comic actor: “The Dales”
09-19-1931 - Ray Danton - NYC - d. 2-11-1992
actor: “Hollywood Radio Theatre”
09-20-1869 - George Robey - London, England - d. 11-29-1954
music hall singer: “Music Hall”
09-20-1885 - Jelly Roll Morton - Gulfport, MS - d. 7-10-1941
jazz musician, songwriter: “Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street”; “Americana”
09-20-1896 - Si Wills - Pennsylvania - d. 10-3-1977
writer: (Husband of Joan Davis) “Joan Davis Time”
09-20-1898 - Charlie Dressen - Decatur, IL - d. 8-10-1966
baseball manager: “Tops in Sports”; “Brooklyn Dodgers Locker Room Interviews”
09-20-1899 - Elliot Nugent - Dover, OH - d. 8-9-1980
actor: “Best Plays”; “United States Steel Hour”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-20-1908 - Lowell Hawley - Lynden, WA - d. 5-6-2003
screenwriter: “Art Baker’s Notebook”
09-20-1911 - Frank De Vol - Moundsville, WV - d. 10-27-1999
conductor: “Rudy Vallee Drene Show”; “Sealtest Village Store”; “Dinah Shore Show”
09-20-1912 - John W. Loveton - d. 1-17-1997
director: “The Shadow”; “Mr. and Mrs. North”; “Court of Missing Heirs”
09-20-1912 - Ron Cochran - d. 7-25-1994
newscaster: “Sounds of the World”; “Feature Project”
09-20-1915 - Joe King - Birmingham, AL
announcer: “Songs By Morton Downey”; “Walk A Mile”
09-20-1917 - Red Auerbach - Brooklyn, NY - d. 10-28-2006
legendary baskeball coach: “The Inside Track”
09-20-1918 - Gordon Heath - NYC - d. 8-27-1991
actor: “New World A’ Coming”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
09-20-1918 - Peg Phillips - Everett, WA - d. 11-7-2002
actor: “Studio One”; “The Big Show”
09-20-1919 - Francis Heflin - Oklahoma City, OK - d. 6-1-1994
actor: (Sister of Van Heflin) “Aunt Jenny”; “Big Sister”
09-20-1924 - Michael Hardwick - Leeds, England - d. 3-4-1991
author: Adapted Sherlock Holmes for radio
09-20-1925 - Joan Barton - d. 8-27-1976
actor: Cashier “Meet Me at Parky’s”
09-20-1928 - Dr. Joyce Brothers - NYC
psychologist: “Monitor”
09-20-1929 - Anne Meara - NYC
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
09-20-1929 - Henry Livings - Northern England - d. 2-20-1998
dramatist: “After the Last Lamp”; “A Most Wonderful Thing”
09-20-1937 - Tom Tresh - Detroit, MI - d. 10-15-2008
baseball player: “Tops In Sports”
09-21-1866 - H. G. Wells - Bromley, England - d. 8-13-1946
science fiction author: “A Discussion Between H. G. Wells and Orson Welles”
09-21-1901 - Lloyd Shaffer - Ridgeway, PA - d. 5-28-1999
orchestra leader: “Chesterfield Supper Club”; “Time to Shine”
09-21-1901 - Talitha Botsford - Millport, NY - d. 1-30-2002
composer and violinist
09-21-1902 - Dymphna Cusak - Wyalong, Australia - d. 10-19-1981
writer: “Shoulder the Sky”
09-21-1903 - Westbrook Van Voorhis - New Milford, CT - d. 7-13-1968
announcer, narrator: “March of Time”
09-21-1907 - Jack Mather - California - d. 8-15-1966
actor: Cisco Kid “Cisco Kid”
09-21-1909 - Nathaniel Curtis - NYC - d. 4-6-1983
writer: “You Can’t Take It With You”
09-21-1913 - Janet Ertel - Sheboygan, WI - d. 11-22-1988
singer: (The Chordettes) “Arthur Godfrey Time”
09-21-1914 - Geoffrey Clarkson - Yonkers, NY
pianist: “Les Brown and his Band of Renown”
09-21-1915 - Mac Benoff - NYC - d. 11-16-1972
writer: “The Mel Blanc Show”
09-21-1916 - Zinovy Gerdt - Sebezh, Russia - d. 11-18-1996
actor: Read poetry and prose on radio
09-21-1921 - Gail Russell - Chicago, IL - d. 8-26-1961
actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”
09-21-1927 - Jeanne Elaine Starcrystal Mazure - Melbourne, Australia
writer: “Across 22”
09-21-1930 - John Morgan - Aberdale, Wales - d. 11-25-2004
writer: “It’s All in the Mind of John Morgan”
09-21-1935 - Sigrid Valdis - Bakersfield, CA - d. 10-14-2007
actor: “Shaken, Not Stirred”
09-21-1944 - Susan Fleetwood - St. Andrews, England - d. 9-29-1995
actor: “King Priam”
09-21-1945 - Hazel Edwards - Melbourne, Australia
writer: “ ’L’ of a Difference”
09-21-1967 - Christopher Price - Norfolk, England - d. 4-22-2002
radio journalist: “BBC News 24”
09-22-1870 - Arthur Pryor - St. Joseph, MO - d. 6-18-1942
bandmaster, trombonist: “Cremo Military Band Program”; “Goodyear Program”
09-22-1875 - Guy Bates Post - Seattle, WA - d. 1-16-1968
actor: Ulysses S. Grant “Roses and Drums”
09-22-1881 - Joe Parsons - Indianapolis, IN - d. 12-22-1947
singer: Edelweiss Joe “The Sinclair Minstrels”; “The Yeast Foamers”
09-22-1885 - George Gaul - Philadelphia, PA - d. 10-6-1939
actor: Jeb Stuart “Roses and Drums”; “Grits and Gravy”
09-22-1891 - Alfred Shirley - d. 7-24-1967
actor: Dr. John Watson “Advs. of Sherlock Holmes”
09-22-1895 - Paul Muni - Lemberg, Austria-Hungary - d. 8-25-1967
actor: “Free Company”; “Radio Hall of Fame”
09-22-1900 - Hanley Stafford - Hanley, Staffordshire, England - d. 9-9-1968
actor: Mr. Higgins “Baby Snooks Show”; Julius C. Dithers “Blondie”
09-22-1902 - John Houseman - Bucharest, Romania - d. 10-31-1988
writer, producer: “Mercury Theatre on the Air”; “Campbell Playhouse”
09-22-1904 - Clarence Nash - Watonga, Oklahoma Territory - d. 2-20-1985
actor: (voice of Donald Duck) “Mickey Mouse Theatre of the Air”
09-22-1907 - Sheppard Strudwick - Hillsboro, NC - d. 1-15-1983
actor: “Family Theatre”; “Odyssey of Homer”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-22-1910 - Del Courtney - Oakland, CA - d. 2-11-2006
bandleader: “Kodak Camera Show”
09-22-1913 - Chuck Acree - St. Louis, MO - d. 11-4-1991
emcee: “Hint Club”; We, the Wives”; Ladies Be Seated”
09-22-1914 - Martha Scott - Jamesport, MO - d. 5-28-2003
actor: Alice Blair “Career of Alice Blair”; “Somerset Maugham Theatre”
09-22-1915 - Arthur Lowe - Hayfield, Derbyshire, England - d. 4-15-1982
actor: Captain George Mainwaring “Dad’s Army”
09-22-1915 - Vincent Donehue - Whitehall, NY - d. 1-17-1966
actor: Neil Davison “Home of the Brave”
09-22-1917 - Richard C. Hottelet - Brooklyn, NY
news correspondent: CBS news correspondent in Europe and New York
09-22-1918 - Betty Wragge - NYC
actor: Peggy Davis “Red Davis”; Peggy Young “Pepper Young’s Family
09-22-1926 - Sybil Trent - Brooklyn, NY - d. 6-5-2000
actor: “Let’s Pretend”; Thelma “As the Twig is Bent/We Love and Learn”
09-22-1932 - Allen Actor - d. 1-12-2004
disc jockey: Orlando, Florida
09-23-1884 - Bill Lawrence - East St. Louis, IL - d. 2-14-1973
producer, director: “Fitch Bandwagon”; “Screen Guild Theatre”
09-23-1889 - Don Bestor - Longford, SD - d. 1-13-1970
bandleader: “Nestle Program”; “Jack Benny Program”
09-23-1893 - Louis Sorin - NYC - d. 12-14-1961
actor: Pan Pancho “Cisco Kid”
09-23-1897 - Walter Pidgeon - East St. John, New Brunswick, Canada - d. 9-25-1984
actor: “Hollywood Calling”; “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-23-1901 - Frederick Hazlitt Brennan - d. 6-30-1962
writer: “Shorty Bell” based on Brennan’s stories
09-23-1905 - Charlie Arlington - d. 1-9-1986
announcer: “Michael Shayne, Private Detective”; “Voyage of the Scarlet Queen”
09-23-1907 - Jarmila Novatana - Prague, Czechoslovakia - d. 2-9-1994
lyric soprano: “The Pause that Refreshes”; “The Celanese Hour”
09-23-1907 - Rudd Weatherwax - Engel, Sierra County, NM - d. 2-25-1985
dog trainer: “Lassie”
09-23-1908 - Sammy Forsmark - Georgia - d. 8-21-1961
steel guitar: “The Radio Cowboys”
09-23-1908 - Tiny Bradshaw - Youngstown, OH - d. 11-26-1958
orchestra leader: “Jubilee”; “One Night Stand”
09-23-1910 - Elliott Roosevelt - NYC - d. 10-27-1990
commentary for the Mutual Network (Son of FDR) “Information Please”
09-23-1913 - Helen Hiett - Tazewell, IL - d. 8-22-1961
correspondent, newscaster: “Helen Hiett News”; “News Roundup”
09-23-1913 - Robert Hudson Ballard - Nyack, NY - d. 5-2-1992
violinist, arranger: “Phil Harris Orchestra”
09-23-1913 - Stanley Kramer - NYC - d. 2-19-2001
film director: “Jack Benny Program”; “Stagestruck”
09-23-1914 - Aileen Burke - d. 3-xx-1992
author: “Reflex Action”
09-23-1919 - Ruth Sprague - San Francisco, CA
actor: “I Love a Mystery”; “Death Valley Days”; “Dog Dramas”
09-23-1920 - Mickey Rooney - Brooklyn, NY
actor: Andy Hardy “Hardy Family”; Ralph J. ‘Shorty’ Bell “Shorty Bell”
09-23-1927 - Richard Seff - NYC
actor/writer: “Aldrich Family”; “Brighter Day”; “Road of Life”
09-23-1927 - Virginia McDowall - London, England - d. 12-8-2006
actor: “Family Theatre”; “NBC University Theatre”
09-24-1886 - James Burke - NYC - d. 5-23-1968
actor: producer: “Rose of My Dreams”
09-24-1896 - F. Scott Fitzgerald - St. Paul, MN - d. 12-21-1940
writer: several of his works adapted for radio
09-24-1900 - Ham Fisher - Wilkes-Barre, PA - d. 9-7-1955
cartoonist: (Creator of Joe Palooka) “Raleigh Room”; “Philco Radio Time”
09-24-1900 - Poley McClintock - d. 1-6-1980
comedic singer: “The Fred Waring Show”
09-24-1901 - Paschal Strong - d. 1-4-1988
writer: “Jack Armstrong, The All-American Boy”
09-24-1903 - Stu Wilson - Chicago, IL - d. 8-1-1991
actor: “Quiz of Two Cities”
09-24-1904 - Jan August - NYC - d. 1-17-1976
pianist, bandleader: “Quarter hour broadcast on Mutual during 1947-48
09-24-1905 - Howard Hughes - Humble, TX - d. 4-5-1976
film producer, bra designer, billionaire: “Howard Hughes Senate Hearings”
09-24-1905 - Wilbur ‘Bill’ P. Bardo - d. 1-26-1975
bandleader: “One Night Stand”
09-24-1908 - John Winters - Williamsport, PA - d. 8-24-1990
organist: “Frank Merriwell”; “When a Girl Marries”; “Young Dr. Malone”
09-24-1911 - Edmund L. Hartman - St. Louis, MO - d. 11-28-2003
screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-24-1914 - Edward Roecker - Merchantville, NJ
baritone: “Model Minstrels”; “Pipe Smoking Time”
09-24-1915 - Larry Gates - St. Paul, MN - d. 12-12-1996
actor: “Radio City Playhouse”
09-24-1916 - Johnny Catron - Boston, MA - d. 10-31-1998
bandleader: “The Union Oil Company Show”
09-24-1919 - Dayton Allen - NYC - d. 11-11-2004
actor: Phineas T. Bluster/Flubadub “Howdy Doody”; “Words at War”
09-24-1919 - Kermit Barker - d. 2-xx-1986
disk jockey: Charleston, Missouri
09-24-1921 - Edward Bryce - Allenport, PA - d. 12-6-1999
actor: Captain Strong “Tom Corbett, Space Cadet”
09-24-1921 - Larry Markes - Brooklyn, NY - d. 5-19-1999
writer: “Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street”
09-24-1924 - Joan Aiken - Rye, Sussex, England - d. 1-4-2004
adapter of her short fiction: “Chilredn’s Hour”
09-24-1924 - Sheila Macrae - London, England
actor, singer: “Railroad Hour”; “Your Rhythmn Revue”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-24-1927 - Alfredo Kraus - Las Palmas, Canary Islands - d. 9-10-1999
operatic tenor: “Metropolitan Opera”
09-24-1928 - Jennifer Ramage - London, England
actor: “Calling All Forces”
09-24-1929 - Alfred Hudgins - d. 10-27-2004
disc jockey: “Blues in the Night”
09-24-1931 - Anthony Newley - London, England - d. 4-14-1999
singer, actor: “Round and Round”
09-25-1875 - Clyde Fillmore - McConnelsville, OH - d. 12-19-1946
actor: Sam Aldrich “The Aldrich Family”
09-25-1894 - John Howard Lawson - NYC - d. 8-12-1977
screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-25-1895 - Jack Denny - Indiana - d. 9-15-1950
music: “The American Revue”; “The Harry Richman Show”
09-25-1896 - Noble Cain - Aurora, IL - d. 8-28-1977
choral director and producer for NBC
09-25-1897 - William Faulkner - New Albany, MS - d. 7-6-1962
author: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “NBC University Theatre”; “Short Story”
09-25-1905 - Carl Hoff - Oxnard, CA - d. 10-15-1965
bandleader: “Al Pearce and His Gang”; “Your Hit Parade”
09-25-1905 - Natalie Arnoux - d. 7-15-1997
violinist: KFDM Beaumont, Texas
09-25-1905 - Red Smith - Green Bay, WI - d. 1-15-1982
sportscaster: “Al Schacht Sports Show”; “Bill Stern Sports News”
09-25-1906 - Dimitri Shostakovich - St. Petersburg, Russia - d. 8-9-1975
composer: “Four for the Fifth”
09-25-1909 - Don White - Wolfe Creek, WV - d. 3-6-2005
country, bluegrass: “Briarhoppers”
09-25-1911 - Eldon Barrick - d. 6-10-1969
disk jockey: KTRM Modesto, California
09-25-1911 - Lew Davies - Ashland, KY - d. 12-15-1968
composer: “The Cancer Quack”
09-25-1912 - Bobby Worth - Cleveland, OH - d. 7-17-2002
songwriter: Had his own radio program at an early age
09-25-1915 - David Brooks - Portland, OR - d. 3-31-1999
actor: “Theatre Guild on the Air”; “New World A’ Coming”
09-25-1916 - Jessica Anderson - Australia
authored at least 10 radio plays in her native Australia
09-25-1917 - Phil Rizzuto - Brooklyn, NY - d. 8-13-2007
sportscaster: “Phil Rizzuto’s Sports Caravan”; “Image Minorities”
09-25-1926 - Aldo Ray - Pen Argyl, PA - d. 3-27-1991
actor; “MGM Musical Comedy Theatre”
09-25-1926 - John Ericson - Dusseldorf, Germany - d. 6-18-1972
actor: “Stars On Parade”
09-25-1929 - Ronnie Barker - Bedford, England - d. 10-3-2005
comedian: “The Floggits”
09-25-1931 - Barbara Walters - Boston, MA
commentator: “Monitor”
09-25-1943 - Lee Aaker - Inglewood, CA
actor: Rusty “Rin-Tin-Tin”
09-25-1951 - Mark Hamill - Oakland, CA
actor: Luke Skywalker “Star Wars”
09-26-1875 - Edmund Gwenn - Glamorgan, Wales - d. 9-6-1959
actor: Ebenezer Scrooge “Christmas Carol”; “Lux Radio Theatre
09-26-1888 - T. S. Eliot - St. Louis, MO - d. 1-4-1965
writer: “Columbia Workshop”
09-26-1889 - Frank Crumit - Jackson, OH - d. 9-7-1943
singer, emcee: “Blackstone Plantation”; “Battle of the Sexes”; “Singing Sweethearts”
09-26-1890 - Sarah Allis - d. 4-12-1980
newscaster: WHAI Greenfield, Massachusetts
09-26-1893 - Fay Holden - Birmingham, England - d. 6-23-1973
actor: Mrs. Hardy “The Hardy Family”
09-26-1894 - Glenn Hunter - NYC - d. 12-30-1945
actor: “Roses and Drums”
09-26-1895 - George Raft - NYC - d. 11-24-1980
actor: Rocky Jordan “Rocky Jordan”
09-26-1896 - Vaughn DeLeath - Mount Pulaski, IL - d. 5-28-1943
singer: (The Original Radio Girl) “Voice of Firestone”
09-26-1897 - William B. Heyne - d. 3-26-1992
choral director: “Lutheran Hour”; “Lutheran Laymen’s League”
09-26-1898 - George Gershwin - Brooklyn, NY - d. 7-11-1937
pianist, composer: “Music by Gershwin”
09-26-1898 - Richard Lockridge - St. Joseph, MO - d. 6-19-1982
writer: “Mr. and Mrs. North”
09-26-1900 - Ray Kinney - Hawaii - d. 1-28-1972
interpreter of Hawaiian rhythm: Sporadic timeslots on the Blue Network
09-26-1901 - Donald Cook - Portland, OR - d. 10-1-1961
actor: Dr. Allison “My Son Jeep”; Charlie “Charlie and Jessie”
09-26-1901 - Ted Weems - Pitcairn, PA - d. 5-6-1963
bandleader: “Fibber McGee and Molly”; “Sunday Matinee”; “Beat the Band”
09-26-1904 - Richard Thorne - NYC - d. 1-31-1957
writer, creator, producer, director: “The Hall of Fantasy”
09-26-1908 - Sylvia Marlowe - NYC - d. 12-10-1981
harpsichord virtuoso: “Lavender and New Lace”; “Sylvia Marlowe and Richard Dyer-Bennet”
09-26-1912 - Al Helfer - Elrama, PA - d. 5-16-1975
sportscaster: “Game of the Day”; “We Want a Touchdown”
09-26-1912 - Jacqueline de Wit - Los Angeles, CA - d. 1-7-1998
actor: Ruth Thompson “Meet Mr. McNutley”; Valerie “Second Husband”
09-26-1913 - Margot Boyd - Bath, England - d. 5-20-2008
actor: Marjorie Antrobus “The Archers”
09-26-1914 - Dora McCann - d. 8-14-1975
host: “McCann Pure Food Hour”
09-26-1915 - Tony Romano - Fresno, CA - d. 3-5-2005
guitarist: “The Bob Hope Show”
09-26-1919 - Barbara Britton - Long Beach, CA - d. 1-17-1980
actor: Pamela North “Mr. and Mrs. North”; “Screen Guild Theatre”
09-26-1921 - Russ Atwood - d. 6-30-1992
disk jockey: WMAS Springfield, Massachusetts
09-26-1922 - Leonard Teale - Brisbane, Australia - d. 5-14-1994
actor: Played Superman on Australian radio
09-26-1925 - Marty Robbins - Glendale, AZ - d. 12-8-1982
country/western singer: “Grand Ole Opry”; “Country Style U.S.A.”; “Big Sound”
09-26-1926 - Julie London - Santa Rosa, CA - d. 10-18-2000
torch singer: “Guest Star”; “Here’s to Veterans”
09-26-1927 - Patrick O’Neal - Ocala, FL - d. 9-9-1994
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
09-26-1929 - Peter Dews - Yorkshire, England - d. 8-25-1997
producer: “The Archers”
09-26-1932 - Richard Herd - Boston, MA
actor: “Fiction Fair”; “Billy Budd”; “Theatre Five”
09-27-1872 - Bentley D. Ackley - Spring Hill, PA - d. 9-3-1958
pianist for Billy Sunday: “Back Home Hour”
09-27-1883 - Rev. Dr. Frederick K. Stamm - Millheim, PA - d. 2-23-1961
pastor: “Highlights of the Bible”
09-27-1885 - Harry Blackstone, Sr. - Chicago, IL - d. 11-16-1965
magician: “Harry Blackstone, the Magic Detective” based on him.
09-27-1887 - Pat “Uncle Ezra” Barrett - Holden, MO - d. 3-25-1959
actor: “National Barn Dance”; Uncle Ezra “Uncle Ezra”
09-27-1892 - Ed Tomlinson - Stockton, GA - d. 12-30-1973
commentator: “The Other Americans”; “What’s New in South American?”
09-27-1893 - Phil Cook - Coldwater, MI - d. 9-18-1958
comedian: “Radio Chief”; “Quaker Oats Man”; “Morning Almanac”
09-27-1896 - Buddy Pearson (Hyman) - d. 11-21-1959
writer: “The Eddie Cantor Show”
09-27-1898 - Vincent Youmans - NYC - d. 4-5-1946
composer: “Chicago Theatre of the Air”
09-27-1901 - Beasley Smith - McEwen, TN - d. 5-14-1968
pianist/orchestra leader: “Music In the Moonlight”; “Sunday Down South”
09-27-1903 - Robert O. Cook - Manitowoc, WI - d. 11-9-1995
Began his career as a sound man on a Hollywood radio station
09-27-1913 - Hugh Rowlands - Racine, WI - d. 1-5-1978
actor: Trigger Brett “Island Venture”; Jimmy “Tom Mix”
09-27-1915 - Cy Howard - Wisconsin - d. 4-29-1993
creator, writer, producer: “Life with Luigi”; “My Friend Irma”; “Milton Berle Show”
09-27-1915 - Frank Gerstle - d. 2-23-1970
actor: “Escape”; “NBC University Theatre”; “Six Shooter”; “Gunsmoke”
09-27-1917 - James Andelin - Provo, UT - d. 12-27-2006
actor: “Arnold Grimm’s Daughter”; Og, Son of Fire”; “Houseboat Hannah”
09-27-1917 - William Orr - d. 12-25-2002
actor: “Hollywood Theatre Group”
09-27-1918 - Barclay Allen - d. 12-7-1966
pianist/composer: “Freddy Martin, His Singing Saxophone and His Orchestra”
09-27-1918 - James McCallion - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 7-11-1991
actor: Stephen Dallas “Stella Dallas”; Sydney Lawrence “One Man’s Family”
09-27-1920 - Jayne Meadows - Wu Chang, China
actor: “Hollywood Star Preview”
09-27-1920 - William Conrad - Louisville, KY - d. 2-11-1994
actor: Matt Dillon “Gunsmoke”; Louis Dumont “Jason and His Golden Fleece”
09-27-1921 - Carol Thurston - Forsyth, MT - d. 12-31-1969
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-27-1923 - Mary McCarty - Winfield, KS - d. 4-3-1980
actor: “MGM Musical Comedy Theatre”
09-27-1925 - Burkett “Uncle Josh” Graves - Tellico Plains, TN - d. 9-30-2006
dobro player: (Foggy Mountain Boys) “Grand Ole Opry”
09-27-1927 - Red Rodney - Philadelphia, PA - d. 5-27-1994
jazz trumpeter: “Saturday Night Swing Session”
09-27-1933 - Greg Morris - Cleveland, OH - d. 8-27-1996
actor: “Voices of Vista”
09-27-1934 - Claude Jarman, Jr. - Nashville, TN
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-27-1934 - Dick Schaap - NYC - d. 12-21-2001
sportscaster: “Sports Answer Man: “Sports Week”
09-28-1881 - Pedro de Cordoba - NYC - d. 9-16-1950
actor: John Marshall “Those We Love”; Jose Alvarado “Romance of the Ranchos”
09-28-1887 - Tom Terriss - London, England - d. 2-8-1964
actor/narrater: “Letters from Abroad”; “Vagabond Adverturer”
09-28-1892 - Elmer Rice - NYC - d. 5-8-1967
writer: “The Free Company”
09-28-1901 - Ed Sullivan - NYC - d. 10-13-1974
host: “Ed Sullivan Show”
09-28-1901 - T. Inglis Moore - Camden, Australia - d. 7-23-1979
writer: “We’re Going Through”
09-28-1901 - William S. Paley - Chicago, IL - d. 11-5-1990
Founder and president of CBS
09-28-1903 - Boake Carter - Baku, Russia - d. 11-16-1944
news commentator: “Night newscast for CBS”
09-28-1904 - C.E. Bathe - d. 11-15-1997
announcer: WNAD Norman, Oklahoma
09-28-1905 - Max Schmelling - Klein Luckow, Brandenburg, Germany - d. 2-2-2005
nazi propagnadist: Radio Berlin
09-28-1906 - Jack Meakin - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 12-30-1982
music: “Abbott and Cosetello Show”; “Great Gildersleeve”; “Honest Harold”
09-28-1909 - Al Capp - New Haven, CT - d. 11-5-1979
cartoonist: Creator of “Li’l Abner”; “Monitor”
09-28-1913 - Alice Marble - Beckworth, CA - d. 12-13-1990
tennis player: “Information Please”
09-28-1913 - Ellis Peters - Horsehay, England - d. 10-14-1995
author: Her “Brother Cadfael” novels were adapted for radio
09-28-1914 - Lou Derman - d. 2-15-1976
writer: “Life with Luigi”
09-28-1916 - Peter Finch - London, England - d. 1-14-1977
actor: Australian Radio
09-28-1917 - Vernile Morgan - Oak Park, IL - d. 8-17-2006
actor: “Curtain Time”
09-28-1919 - Doris Singleton - NYC
actor: Jean Gillespie “Alan Young Show”; Miss Duffy “Duffy’s Tavern”
09-28-1919 - Fred Robbins - Baltimore, MD - d. 7-23-1992
disc jockey: New York
09-28-1919 - Tom Harmon - Rensselar, IN - d. 3-17-1990
sportscaster: “Here Comes Harmon”; “Jimmy Durante Show”
09-28-1922 - Romeo Cascarino - Philadelphia, PA - d. 1-8-2002
cheif arranger: Armed Forces Special Service Orchestraq
09-28-1925 - Arnold Stang - Chelsea, MA
actor: Joey Brewster “That Brewster Boy”; Seymour Fingerhood “Goldbergs”
09-28-1926 - Jerry Clower - Amite County, MS - d. 8-24-1998
comedian: “The Grand Ole Opry”
09-28-1936 - Geoff Maslen - Echuca, Australia
writer: “Louis de Rougemont: Australia’s Only Cannibal Chief”
09-28-1950 - John Sayles - Schenectady, NY
writer: “Writers and Company”
09-29-1895 - Colonel Roscoe Turner - d. 6-23-1970
host, narrator: “Sky Blazers”
09-29-1898 - Doris Hursley - Wisconsin - d. 5-5-1984
writer: “American Women”; “Cousin Willie”; “Those Websters”; “The Truitts”
09-29-1898 - Leonard Salvo - d. 7-22-1985
organist: “Little Orphan Annie”; “Cisco Kid”; “Billie Burke Show”
09-29-1903 - Ted de Corsia - Brooklyn, NY - d. 4-11-1973
actor: Flip Corkin “Terry and the Pirates”; Dan McGarry “McGarry and His Mouse”
09-29-1904 - Greer Garson - County Down, Ireland - d. 4-6-1996
actor: “Arch Oboler’s Plays”; “Everything for the Boys”; “Star and the Story”
09-29-1907 - Gene Autry - Tioga, TX - d. 10-2-1998
singer, actor: “National Barn Dance”; “Melody Ranch”
09-29-1907 - Richard Harkness - Artesian, SD - d. 2-16-1977
newscaster: NBC network, occassionally filled in for H.V. Kaltenborn
09-29-1910 - Bill Boyd - Fannin County, Texas - d. 12-7-1977
singer: (Cowboy Ramblers) WRR Dallas, Texas
09-29-1910 - Virginia Bruce - Minneapolis, MN - d. 2-24-1982
actor: Susan Read “Rexall Summer Theatre”
09-29-1911 - Pat Murphy - Bismark, ND
actor; Timothy Storey “Midstream”; Scoop “Girl Alone”
09-29-1913 - Gerald Strachan Pawle - Bishops Stortford, England - d. 7-26-1991
author of several radio plays
09-29-1913 - Trevor Howard - Cliftonville, England - d. 1-7-1988
actor: “London Playhouse”
09-29-1915 - Brenda Marshall - Island of Negros, Philippines - d. 7-30-1992
actor: Nancy Smith “Smiths of Hollywood”
09-29-1915 - Derwood Brown - Texas - d. 12-xx-1978
singer: “The Musical Brownies”
09-29-1915 - Norton Mockridge - NYC - d. 4-18-2004
newspaper columnist: Hosted radio program on CBS radio (1964-1970)
09-29-1918 - James Wood - Elgin, Scotland - d. 3-5-1984
author of radio plays
09-29-1919 - Arthur Bernard - Gary, IN - d. 1-23-2001
producer: “Turning Point”
09-29-1922 - Lizabeth Scott - Scranton, PA
actor: “Stars Over Hollywood”
09-29-1922 - Lou Dinning - Franklin, KY
singer: (The Dinning Sisters) “Dinning Sisters-Songs”; “WLS National Barn Dance”
09-29-1924 - Steve Forrest - Huntsville, TX
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-29-1934 - James R. Wiseman - North Little Rock, AR
author: “Excavations at Corinth”
09-30-1891 - Fabien Sevitzky - d. 2-3-1967
director: “The Indianaoplis Symphony Orchestra”
09-30-1895 - Lewis Milestone - Odessa, Russia - d. 9-25-1980
film director: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”
09-30-1896 - Howard Wright - San Diego, CA - d. 7-2-1990
actor: “Lights Out”; “Mystery is My Hobby”; “Ma Perkins”
09-30-1902 - Harold Bechtel (Uncle Harry) - d. 9-22-1971
actor: “Candy Matson”
09-30-1905 - Michael Powell - Bekesbourne, Kent, England - d. 2-19-1990
screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-30-1906 - Michael Innes - Edinburgh, Scotland - d. 11-12-1994
author, short story writer: “Appleby’s End”
09-30-1908 - Jay Michael - NYC
actor: Butch Cavendish “The Lone Ranger”
09-30-1911 - Jerry Scoggins - Mount Pleasant, TX - d. 12-7-2004
singer: (Member of the Cass County Boys) “Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch”
09-30-1912 - Kenny Baker - Monrovia, CA - d. 8-10-1985
singer, comedian: “Jack Benny Program”; “Glamour Manor”; “Kenny Baker Show”
09-30-1916 - Wendell Noble - Mesa, AZ - d. 2-10-1988
singer, actor: “Bride and Groom”; “Listener’s Digest”
09-30-1917 - Tom Reddy - d. 8-13-1961
announcer: “Chesterfield Supper Club”; “Fitch Bandwagon”
09-30-1921 - Deborah Kerr - Helensburgh, Scotland - d. 10-16-2007
actor: “Hollywood Calling”; “Hollywood Star Playhouse”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
09-30-1922 - Lamont Johnson - Stockton, CA
actor: Tarzan “Tarzan”; Mark Douglas “Wendy Warren and the News”
09-30-1922 - Oscar Pettiford - Okmulgee, OK - d. 9-8-1960
jazz composer, bass player: “Mildred Bailey Show”; “Esquire Jazz Concert”
09-30-1923 - Donald Swann - Llanelli, Wales - d. 3-23-1994
composer, pianist: “Third Programme with Henry Reed”
09-30-1924 - Truman Capote - New Orleans, LA - d. 8-25-1984
author: “Cather: A Look of Remembrance”
09-30-1930 - Ben Cooper - Hartford, CT
actor: Brad Burton “Second Mrs. Burton”; Scotty “Mark Trail”
09-30-1935 - Jill Corey - Avonmore, PA
singer: “Jill Corey Show”; “Stop the Music”
09-30-1935 - Johnny Mathis - Gilomer, TX
singer: “Star Carousel”
09-30-1939 - Lou Cariou - Winnipeg, Canada
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
09-xx-1858 - Lottie Blair Parker - d. 1-5-1937
writer: “Way Down East”
09-xx-1880 - Eva Condon - d. 9-25-1956
actor: Mrs.. Wiggs “Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch”
09-xx-1884 - Henrietta Tedrow - d. 7-25-1948
actor: Hannah O’Leary “Houseboat Hannah”; Helen Spalding “Woman in White”
10-01-1885 - Louis Untermeyer - NYC - d. 12-18-1977
writer: “Information Please”
10-01-1889 - Ralph W. Sockman - Mount Vernon, OH - d. 8-29-1970
preacher: “National Radio Pulpit”
10-01-1890 - Stanley Holloway - London, England - d. 1-30-1982
actor, singer: “Music As You Like It”
10-01-1893 - Faith Baldwin - d. 3-18-1978
novelist: Guest on “The Second Mrs. Burton”
10-01-1898 - Curtiss Arnall - Cheyenne, WY - d. 9-22-1964
actor: Buck Rogers, “Buck Rogers”
10-01-1898 - Lilyan Ariel - d. 10-8-1969
pianist: KFI Los Angeles, California
10-01-1899 - Rupert LaBelle - d. 8-9-1972
actor: Rufus Kane “Story of Joan and Kermit”
10-01-1902 - Joe Rines - Boston, MA - d. 12-12-1986
jack of all trades: (Married to Portland Hoffa) “Joe Rines Show”
10-01-1903 - George Coulouris - Manchester, England - d. 4-25-1989
actor: Hugh Drummond “Bulldog Drummond”; Frank Harrison “As the Twig Is Bent”
10-01-1904 - Vladimir Horowitz - Kiev, Ukraine, Russia - d. 11-5-1989
piano virtuoso: “GuestStar”; “Pictures At An Exhibition”
10-01-1905 - Wallace Magill - d. 8-12-1973
producer, director: “The Telephone Hour”
10-01-1909 - Everett Sloane - NYC - d. 8-6-1965
actor: Frank Kennelly, “21st Precinct”; Alfred Drake “This Is Nora Drake”
10-01-1910 - Bonnie Parker - Rowena, TX - d. 5-23-1934
outlaw, murderess: Subject on “Gang Busters”
10-01-1910 - Paul Baron - Baltimore, MD - d. 3-22-1985
bandleader: “Hildegard’s Campbell Room”; “Frank Parker Show”
10-01-1911 - Irwin Kostal - Chicago, IL - d. 11-23-1994
staff arranger for nbc: “Design for Listening”
10-01-1914 - Donald Wollheim - NYC - d. 11-2-1990
science fiction writer: “Dimension X”
10-01-1921 - James Whitmore - White Plains, NY - d. 2-6-2009
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-01-1922 - Ernest Altschuler - NYC - d. 5-11-1973
composer/author/engineer: “Voice of America”
10-01-1926 - George Peppard - Detroit, MI - d. 5-8-1994
actor: “MGM Air View”
10-01-1927 - Tom Bosley - Chicago, IL
host: “Sears Adventure Theatre”
10-01-1935 - Julie Andrews - Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
singer: “Music As You Like It”; “Heartbeat of Broadway”
10-01-1949 - Merle Kessler - Milbank, SD
social critic: Ian Shoales “Morning Edition”
10-02-1886 - Tony Burger - Brooklyn, NY - d. 3-17-1964
actor: “Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch”; “Kate Smith”
10-02-1890 - Groucho Marx - NYC - d. 8-19-1977
comedian: “Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel”; “Blue Ribbon Town”; “You Bet Your Life”
10-02-1893 - Roy Shield - Waseca, MN - d. 1-9-1962
conductor: “Design for Listening”; “RCA Victor Show”; “Eternal Light”
10-02-1895 - Bud Abbott - Asbury Park, NJ - d. 4-24-1974
comedian: “Abbott and Costello Show”
10-02-1896 - Bob Burns - Van Buren, AR - d. 2-2-1956
comedian: (The Arkansas Traveler) “Kraft Music Hall”; “Bob Burns Show”
10-02-1897 - Jess Kirkpatrick - Illinois - d. 8-9-1976
actor: Harry Henderson “Beulah”
10-02-1898 - Baron Keyes - Greenwood, WI - d. 9-26-1976
writer: “Air Castle”; “The Story Man”
10-02-1900 - Barton Yarborough - Goldthwaite, TX - d. 12-19-1951
actor: Ben Romero “Dragnet”; Doc Long “I Love A Mystery/Adventure”
10-02-1900 - Cecil Roy - St. Paul, MN - d. 1-26-1995
actor: (Girl of a Thousand Voices) Junior Fitz “Ma Perkins”
10-02-1902 - Percy Crawford - Minnedosa, Canada - d. 10-31-1960
evangelist: “Young People’s Church of the Air”
10-02-1904 - Godfrey Baseley - Alvechurch, England - d. 2-2-1997
creator: “The Archers”
10-02-1904 - Graham Greene - Berkhampstead, England - d. 4-3-1991
writer: “Lives of Harry Lime”; “Studio One”; “NBC University Theatre”
10-02-1905 - Mary Breckinridge - NYC - d. 12-11-2002
correspondent: “CBS News of Europe”; “World News Today”
10-02-1909 - Alexander Raymond - New Rochelle - d. 9-6-1956
cartoonist: Created Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim
10-02-1911 - Jack Finney - Milwaukee, WI - d. 11-14-1995
writer: “Cloud Nine”
10-02-1914 - Charles Drake - Bayside, NYC - d. 9-10-1994
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Screen Director’s Playhouse”
10-02-1915 - Bonnie Kay - Iowa City, IA
actor: “Barton Family”; “Mary Nobel, Backstage Wife”
10-02-1915 - Chubby Wise - Lake City, FL - d. 1-6-1996
musician: “Town and Country Time”
10-02-1920 - Rosemarie Brancato - d. 6-18-1994
operatic soprano: “Twin Sisters”
10-02-1921 - Edmund Crispin - Chesterham Bois, England - d. 9-15-1978
author: “The Moving Toyshop”
10-02-1921 - Scott Crossfield - Berkely, CA - d. 4-19-2006
test pilot: “Great Moments To Music”
10-02-1928 - George ‘Spanky’ McFarland - Dallas, TX - d. 6-30-1993
actor: “Thirty Minutes In Hollywood”
10-02-1934 - Peggy Joan Moylan - Sag Harbor, NY - d. xx-xx-2002
singer: (The Moylan Sisters, Angels of the Airwaves) “Moylan Sisters”
10-02-1937 - Jack Wilson - Bally Robert, County Down, Northern Ireland
author: “A Day Like Tomorrow”
10-03-1873 - Emily Post - Baltimore, MD - d. 9-25-1960
commentator: “Emily Post”; “Right Thing to Do”
10-03-1881 - George Moran - Elwood, KS - d. 8-1-1949
comedian: (Two Black Crows) “Majestic Theatre of the Air”; “Eveready Hour”
10-03-1882 - Ulderico ‘Rico’ Marcelli - Rome, Italy - d. 8-17-1962
bandleader: “Fibber McGee and Molly”
10-03-1890 - Henry Hull - Louisville, KY - d. 3-8-1977
actor: Honest Abe “Abraham Lincoln”; Nathan Hale “Roses and Drums”
10-03-1897 - Vincent Sorey - Turin, Italy - d. 3-29-1977
conductor/violinist: Musical director for WOR New York
10-03-1898 - Leo McCarey - Los Angeles, CA - d. 7-5-1969
judge: “This Is My Story”
10-03-1898 - Morgan Farley - Mamaroneck, NY - d. 10-11-1988
actor: “Escape”
10-03-1899 - Gertrude Berg - NYC - d. 9-14-1966
actor: Molly Goldberg, “Goldbergs”
10-03-1907 - Paul Nugent - Brooklyn, NY - d. unknown
actor: Paul Strong “Mother O’ Mine”; “Just Plain Bill”
10-03-1908 - Johnny Burke - Antioch, CA - d. 2-25-1964
composer: “Amos ‘n’ Andy”; “Kraft Music Hall”; “The Big Show”
10-03-1910 - Gwen Davenport - Colon, Canal Zone, Panama - d. 3-23-2002
author: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-03-1911 - Michael Hordern - Berkhamsted, England - d. 5-2-1995
actor: Gandolf “The Lord of the Rings”
10-03-1912 - Gabriel Julian - Newark, NJ - d. 9-29-2002
piano: “Bobby Byrne Orchestra”; arranger: “Glenn Miller Orchestra”
10-03-1913 - Mark Houston - Ohio - d. 5-11-1971
announcer: “Queen for a Day”
10-03-1916 - James Alfred “Alf” Wight - Sunderland, England - d. 2-23-1995
author: James Herriot Books
10-03-1918 - Perry Lafferty - Davenport, IA - d. 8-25-2005
producer: “Meet the Music”; “Columbia Workshop”
10-03-1924 - Joe Allison - McKinney, TX - d. 8-2-2002
songwriter: Began his career as a radio disk jockey
10-04-1878 - Arthur Hopkins - Cleveland, OH - d. 3-22-1950
producer: “Arthur Hopkins Presents”
10-04-1880 - Homer Rodeheaver - Union Furnace, OH - d. 12-18-1955
singer/composer: “Come On. Let’s Sing”
10-04-1880 - Nora Bayes - Joliet, IL - d. 3-19-1928
singer: “General Motors Family Party”
10-04-1884 - Damon Runyon - Manhattan, KS - d. 12-10-1946
short story writer: “Good News of 1940”; “Damon Runyon Theatre”
10-04-1892 - Kathryn Card - Butte, MT - d. 3-1-1964
actor: Grandmother Barton “The Bartons”; Mrs. Wiggins “Uncle Walter’s Dog House”
10-04-1893 - Reverend Walter A. Maier - Boston, MA - d. 1-11-1950
preacher: “Lutheran Hour”
10-04-1894 - Cliff Hall - Brooklyn, NY - d. 10-6-1972
comedian: Sharlie “Baron and the Bee, Jack Pearl Show”
10-04-1895 - Buster Keaton - Piqua, KS - d. 2-1-1966
comedian: “Shell Chateau”; “Voices from the Hollywood Past”
10-04-1895 - Lea Penman - Red Cloud, MN - d. 10-12-1962
actor: Alice Aldrich “The Aldrich Family”
10-04-1897 - Frederick Chase Taylor - Buffalo, NY - d. 5-29-1950
comedian: Lemuel Q. Stoopnagel “Duffy’s Tavern, Quixie Doodles, Stoopnagel and Budd”
10-04-1900 - Robert Shayne - Yonkers, NY - d. 11-29-1992
actor: Walter Manning “Portia Faces Life”
10-04-1903 - Marcus Duffield - d. 1-11-1973
columnist: “Information Please”
10-04-1905 - Ruth Lyons - Cincinnati, OH - d. 11-7-1988
talk show host: “50-50 Club”
10-04-1908 - Patricia Calvert - London, England
actor: “Just Plain Bill”; “Our Gal Sunday”
10-04-1909 - James Webb - Denver, CA - d. 9-27-1974
screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-04-1910 - James Doyle - St. Paul, MN - d. 7-1-1980
announcer: “The Great Gildersleeve”; “Rogue’s Gallery”
10-04-1910 - Stanley Farrar - d. 4-5-1974
actor: (Brother of Danny Thomas) Melvyn Foster “A Date with Judy”
10-04-1912 - Lynne “Angel” Harvey - St. Louis, MO - d. 5-3-2008
producer: (Wife of Paul Harvey) “The Rest of the Story”
10-04-1914 - John Larch - Salem, MA - d. 10-20-2005
actor: (Married to Vivi Janiss) Rocky Starr “Starr ofSpace”
10-04-1916 - George Sidney - Long Island City, NY - d. 5-5-2002
film musical director: “Shell Chateau”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-04-1916 - Jan Murray - The Bronx, NY - d. 7-2-2006
emcee: “Songs for Sale”; “Meet Your Match”
10-04-1916 - Lenore Kingston - Los Angeles, CA - d. 5-5-1993
actor: Mercedes Colby “Don Winslow of the Navy”; Jane Daley “Affairs of Anthony”
10-04-1924 - Charlton Heston - Evanston, IL - d. 4-5-2008
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Kaleidoscope”
10-04-1925 - Francisco Aranzamendi - d. 10-xx-1983
disk jockey: WAPA San Juan, Puerto Rico
10-04-1929 - Scotty Beckett - Oakland, CA - d. 5-10-1968
actor: Chester A. Riley, Jr. “Life of Riley”
10-04-1932 - Edward Judd - Shanghai, China - d. 2-24-2009
actor: “Drop Me Here, Darling”; “Philadelphia Moonshine”
10-04-1932 - Felicia Farr - Westchester County, NY
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
10-04-1936 - Saburo Kitajima - Hiiriuchi-cho, Kamiiso-gu, Japan
enka singer: “Kohaku Uta Gassen”
10-05-1879 - John Erskine - NYC - d. 6-2-1951
writer: “Information Please”
10-05-1895 - Waldo Mayo - d. 7-8-1976
orchestra leader, violinist: “Major Bowes Capitol Family”
10-05-1896 - Walter Vaughn - Minnesota - d. 1-xx-1950
actor: (Father of Robert Vaughn) Wilson Reid “Against the Storm”
10-05-1902 - Robert Ballin - d. 3-21-1977
pianist: (Race and Ballin) WOR Newark, New Jersey
10-05-1903 - Jimmy Ritz - Newark, NJ - d. 11-17-1985
comedian: (The Ritz Brothers) “Hollywood Hotel”
10-05-1904 - John Hoyt - Bronxville, NY - d. 9-15-1991
actor: “Escape”; “Suspense”
10-05-1905 - Harriet MacGibbon - Chicago, IL - d. 2-8-1987
actor: Lucy Kent “Home, Sweet Home”
10-05-1908 - Josh Logan - Texarkana, TX - d. 7-12-1988
film/stage director: “Biography In Sound”
10-05-1911 - Jonquil Anthony/Antony - London, England - d. 12-6-1980
scriptwriter: “Mrs. Dale’s Diary”
10-05-1912 - Tony Marvin - Brooklyn, NY - d. 10-10-1998
announcer: “Arthur Godfrey Time”
10-05-1913 - Lois January - Fort Worth, TX - d. 8-7-2006
actor: “County Fair”
10-05-1914 - Kay St. Germaine - Portland, OR - d. 11-8-1994
actor: Voice of Elsie the Cow
10-05-1918 - Allen Ludden - Mineral Point, WI - d. 6-9-1981
host: “Mind Your Manners”; “College Bowl”
10-05-1919 - Donald Pleasance - Worksop, England - d. 2-2-1995
actor: “21st Century Blues”
10-05-1919 - Robin Bailey - Hucknall, Nottingham, England - d. 1-15-1999
actor: “Tales from a Long Room”
10-05-1924 - Barbara Kelly - Vancouver, Canada - d. 1-14-2007
actor: “Vanity Fair”; “Breakfast with Braden”
10-05-1924 - Matteo Manuguerra - Tunis - d. 7-23-1998
operatic baritone: “Metropolitan Opera”
10-05-1927 - Anne Haddy - Quorn, South Australia - d. 6-6-1999
actor: ABC Radio Adelaide
10-05-1930 - Skip Homeier - Chicago, IL
actor: “Let’s Pretend”; Dickie Blake “Portia Faces Life”; “Reg’lar Fellers”
10-05-1932 - Arthur Maimane - South Africa - d. 6-28-2005
author: “The Opportunity”; “Where the Sun Shines”
10-06-1866 - Dr. Reginald Fessenden - Milton, Canada - d. 6-22-1932
made world’s first radio voice broadcast (Decmeber 24, 1906)
10-06-1887 - Maria Jeritza - Brunn, Austria-Hungary - d. 7-10-1982
singer: “General Motors Concerts”
10-06-1893 - Milton Ager - Chicago, IL - d. 5-6-1979
composer of many songs broadcast on radio
10-06-1897 - Jerome Cowan - NYC - d. 1-24-1972
actor: “Best Plays”; “Philip Morris Playhouse”; “Suspense”
10-06-1898 - Cliff Burwell - New Haven, CT - d. 10-9-1976
pianist: “Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour”
10-06-1899 - Mitchell Leisen - Menominee, MI - d. 10-28-1972
director: Lux Radio Theatre
10-06-1901 - Leslie Arliss - London, England - d. 12-30-1987
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
10-06-1905 - Clinton C. Balmer - d. 2-8-1988
news commentator: WLVA Lynchberg, Virginia
10-06-1905 - Helen Wills Moody - Centerville, CA - d. 1-1-1998
tennis playeer: “Information Please”
10-06-1906 - Janet Gaynor - Philadelphia, PA, - d. 9-14-1984
hostess, actor: “Hollywood Showcase: Stars Over Hollywood”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-06-1907 - Owen Davis, Jr. - NYC - d. 5-21-1949
actor: Allen McCrea “Those We Love”
10-06-1908 - Carole Lombard - Fort Wayne, IN - d. 1-16-1942
actor: “The Circle”; “Hollywood Hotel”
10-06-1910 - Lawrence Langner - Swansea, South Wales - d. 4-2-2002
theatre guild supervisor: “Theatre Guild on the Air”
10-06-1912 - Mel Dinelli - d. 11-28-1991
writer: “Advs. of Philip Marlowe”
10-06-1914 - Randolph Carter - Lexington, NE - d. 10-12-1998
writer: “Florence Nightingale”
10-06-1914 - Thor Heyerdahl - Larvik, Norway - d. 4-18-2002
archaeologist: “London Column”
10-06-1917 - Rosella Qualey - Donnelly, MN - d. 2-18-2007
home economist: KWLM-FM Willmar, Minnesota
10-06-1921 - Cliff White - d. 4-2-1998
guitarist: (Mills Brothers) “Jubilee”; “Radio Hall of Fame”, “Mail Call”
10-06-1925 - Shana Alexander - NYC - d. 6-23-2005
writer and commentary
10-06-1926 - Alan Copeland - Los Angeles, CA
singer: (The Modernaires) “Jan Garber and His Orchestra”; “Monitor”
10-06-1937 - Dawn Bender
actor: Margaret Herbert Murray “One Man’s Family”; Suzie Sample “Cousin Willie”
10-06-1941 - Tom Carroll - NYC - d. 3-18-2001
narrator: “Monitor”
10-07-1853 - James Whitcomb Riley - Greenfield, IN - d. 7-22-1916
writer: “Way Down Home” a musical tribute drama based on Riley’s life
10-07-1870 - “Uncle Dave” Macon - Smart Station, TN - d. 3-22-1952
banjo player: “Grand Ole Opry”
10-07-1888 - Henry Wallace - Adair County, IA - d. 11-18-1965
vice president: “Free World Theatre”
10-07-1889 - Clarence Muse - Baltimore , MD - d. 10-13-1979
singer: “Paducah Plantation”
10-07-1890 - Marion Bernstein Bearman - d. 4-xx-1985
singer: WLAG Minneapolis, Minnesota
10-07-1896 - Phil Ohman - New Britain, CT - d. 8-8-1954
pianist: “Names of Tomorrow Finding Stardom Today in Hollywood”
10-07-1898 - Alfred Wallenstein - Chicago, IL - d. 2-8-1983
conductor: “Virtuosos”; “Voice of Firestone”
10-07-1900 - Heinrich Himmler - Munich, Germany - d. 5-23-1945
nazi leader: “This is a Chapter of Glory”
10-07-1905 - Andy Devine - Flagstaff, Arizona Territory - d. 2-20-1977
actor: Jingles P. Jones “Wild Bill Hickok”; Mose Muich “Lum and Abner”; “Jack Benny Program”
10-07-1905 - Jean Ellyn - NYC - d. 11-23-1989
actor: Margie ‘Cookie’ Cook “Valiant Lady”; Dr. Watson “Strange Dr. Karnac”
10-07-1908 - Richard Caldicot - London, England - d. 10-16-1995
actor: “The Navy Lark”
10-07-1910 - Wayne Ackley - d. 10-3-1988
newscaster: Des Moines, Iowa
10-07-1911 - Helen Choate - Boston, MA
actor: Patsy Bowen “Nick Carter, Master Detective”
10-07-1911 - Vaughn Monroe - Akron, OH - d. 5-21-1973
singer, bandleader: “Penthouse Party”; “Vaughn Monroe Show”
10-07-1912 - Sally Vass - Greenville, SC
singer: (The Vass Family) “The Lady Next Door”; “Kraft Phoenix Program”
10-07-1913 - Elizabeth Janeway - Brooklyn, NY - d. 1-15-2005
writer: “Information Please”
10-07-1914 - Alfred Drake - The Bronx, NY - d. 7-25-1992
singer: “Best Plays”; Broadway Matinee”; “Ford Festival of American Music”
10-07-1914 - Sarah Churchill - London, England - d. 9-24-1982
actor: (Daughter of Winston Churchill) “Romance”
10-07-1915 - Francis Hunt - Buffalo, NY - d. 2-6-1993
vocalist: (Lou Bring Orchestra) “Kraft Music Hall”
10-07-1916 - Palmer Williams - Tenafly, NJ - d. 1-1-1996
producer: “Hear It Now”
10-07-1917 - Helmut Dantine - Vienna, Austria - d. 5-2-1982
actor: “Crime Does Not Pay”; “Silver Theatre”; “Theatre of Romance”; “Suspense”
10-07-1917 - June Allyson - The Bronx, NY - d. 7-8-2006
actor: “Hallmark Playhouse”; “NBC Star Playhouse”; “Harold Lloyd Comedy Theatre”
10-07-1922 - Martha Stewart - Bardwell, KY
vocalist: “Your All-Time Hit Parade”
10-07-1925 - Fred Collins - Fort Wayne, IN - d. 8-5-2006
announcer: “Dimension X”; “X-Minus One”; “The Chase”
10-07-1926 - Diana Lynn - Los Angeles, CA - d. 12-18-1971
actor: “Theatre Guild On the Air”
10-07-1927 - Don Rickles - Portland, OR - d. 2-19-1985
announcer: “Nightbeat”; The Whisperer”; “The Whistler”
10-07-1931 - Gordon Terry - Dacatur, AL - d. 4-9-2006
fiddler: “Country Music Time”; “Country Style U.S.A.”
10-08-1871 - Albert Edward Wiggam - Austin, IN - d. 4-26-1957
biologist: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
10-08-1881 - Oscar O’Shea - Peterboro, Canada - d. 4-6-1960
actor: John Marshall “Those We Love”
10-08-1890 - Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker - Columbus, OH - d. 7-23-1973
host, narrator: “The World’s Most Honored Flights”
10-08-1891 - Florence Malone - d. 3-4-1956
actor: Christy Allen “Against the Storm”; Mrs. Diamond “Advs. of Captain Diamond”
10-08-1897 - Rouben Mamoulian - Tiflis, Georgia, Russia - d. 12-4-1987
film director: “Theatre Guild On the Air”
10-08-1902 - Gladys Bagwil - d. 12-14-1969
blues singer: Hot Springs, Arkansas
10-08-1904 - Wally Brown - Malden, MA - d. 11-13-1961
actor: “The Jack Kirkwood Show”; “Joan Davis Time”
10-08-1906 - William N. Robson - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 4-10-1995
producer, director: “Beyond Tomorrow”; “CBS Radio Workshop”; “Escape”
10-08-1908 - Albert Maltz - NYC - d. 4-26-1985
screen writer: (One of Hollywood Ten) “Words at War”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-08-1910 - Roswell B. Rogers - d. 8-6-1998
writer: “Texaco Star Theatre”; “Old Gold Show”; “Lum and Abner”
10-08-1913 - Walter Schumann - NYC - d. 8-21-1958
composer: “Dragnet”; “Junior Miss”; “Modern Advs. of Casanova”
10-08-1914 - Mario “Mike” Dinapoli - Roxbury, MA
pianist, arranger: “Frank Petty Trio”
10-08-1918 - Ron Randell - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - d. 6-11-2005
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-08-1919 - Gabriel Dell - Barbados, British West Indies - d. 7-3-1988
actor: (The Dead End Kids) “Texaco Star Playhouse”
10-08-1951 - Jenny Boult - Warwickshire, England - d. 11-1-2005
writer: “Can’t Help Dreaming”
10-09-1888 - Irving Cummings - NYC - d. 4-18-1959
host: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-09-1897 - Robert Armbruster - Philadelphia, PA - d. 6-20-1994
conductor: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”; “Cousin Willie”
10-09-1899 - Goebel (Leon) Reeves - Sherman, TX - d. 1-26-1959
singer, yodeler: “Rudy Vallee Show”
10-09-1905 - Norman Gottschalk - Chicago, IL - d. 9-8-1979
actor: Joe Palooka “Joe Palooka”: “Captain Midnight”
10-09-1907 - Henry Hunter - Rahway, NJ - d. 5-25-1985
actor: Anthony J. Marleybone “Affairs of Anthony”; Terry Regan “Attorney at Law”
10-09-1909 - Robert Beatty - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - d. 3-3-1992
announcer: BBC Radio Newsreel”; “London Column”
10-09-1910 - Phil Hanna - River Forest, IL - d. 7-20-1957
actor: Three Cheers “Al Pearce Show”
10-09-1911 - Leo Boulette - d. 10-9-1990
scriptwriter: “The Lone Ranger”
10-09-1911 - Michael Allman - Cincinnati, OH - d. 2-13-1989
arranger for such bands as Mitchell Ayres, Freddy Martin and Harry James
10-09-1912 - John L. Barrett - d. 5-1-1984
actor: “Covered Wagon Days”; “Lone Ranger”
10-09-1912 - John Tackaberry - Adelaide, Australia - d. 6-24-1969
writer: “Jack Benny Program”
10-09-1912 - Walter Compton - Charleston, SC - d. 12-9-1959
quizmaster: “Double or Nothing”
10-09-1913 - John Guedel - Portland, IN - d. 12-15-2001
producer: “You Bet Your Life”; “People Are Funny”; “Pillsbury House Party”
10-09-1914 - M. Thomas Cousins - Wilson, NC - d. 10-22-1972
trumpeter, arranger: “National Symphony”
10-09-1915 - Edward Andrews - Griffin, GA - d. 3-9-1985
actor: Nat “Amanda of Honeymoon Hill”
10-09-1915 - Lee Wiley - Fort Gibson, OK - d. 12-11-1975
singer: “Lee Wiley”; “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concerts”; “It’s Florida’s Treat”
10-09-1916 - Jack Boyle - Illinois - d. 10-15-1965
actor: Andy Gump “The Gumps”
10-09-1918 - Skip Farrell - Illinois - d. 5-8-1962
actor, singer: “National Barn Dance”
10-09-1922 - Phil Sterling - NYC - d. 11-30-1998
actor: “Radio City Playhouse”; “Hilltop House”
10-09-1929 - Harry Harvey - Florida - d. 12-8-1978
actor: Oogie Pringle “A Date with Judy”
10-09-1931 - Joan Flanagan - Waverly, Australia
writer: “Frances, Where Are You?”
10-09-1940 - John Lennon - Liverpool, England - d. 12-8-1980
singer: (The Beatles) “Here We Go Again”
10-09-1945 - Kiyoko Suizenji - Kumamoto, Japan
enka singer: “Kohaku Uta Gassen”
10-09 1933 - Judy Tyler - Milwaukee, WI - d. 7-4-1957
actor: Princess Summer-Fall-Winter-Spring “Howdy Doody”
10-10-1870 - J. V. Barborka - Bohemia, Austria - d. 9-8-1936
harpist: KMA Shenandoah, Iowa
10-10-1889 - Harold Vermilyea - NYC - d. 1-8-1958
actor: Cornlius Potter “Big Sister”; Mr. Bruce “Stella Dallas”
10-10-1899 - Emily Kimbrough - Muncie, IN - d. 2-11-1998
writer: “Information Please”
10-10-1900 - Carlotta Stewart Watson - d. 6-14-2007
Aunt Carrie on WDIA Memphis, Tennessee
10-10-1900 - Helen Hayes - Washington, D.C. - d. 3-17-1993
actor: “New Penny”; “Electric Theatre”; “O’Neill Cycle”
10-10-1903 - Ronald Dawson - Johannesburg, South Africa - d. 1-24-1984
actor, writer: “Martin Kane, Private Eye”; “The Clock”
10-10-1903 - Vernon Duke - Pskov, Russia - d. 1-16-1969
broadway composer: “Mildred Baily Show”; “Good News of 1940”; “March of Time”
10-10-1906 - Paul Creston - NYC - d. 8-24-1985
composer: “Radio Hall of Fame”; “Creeps By Night”
10-10-1908 - Johnny Green - NYC - d. 5-15-1989
conductor: “In the Modern Manner”; “Jack Benny Program”; “Man Called X”
10-10-1908 - Margaret Baker - Baltimore, MD - d. 4-3-1992
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
10-10-1909 - Florida Friebus - Auburndale, MA - d. 5-27-1988
actor: “Great Plays”; “Theatre Guild On the Air”
10-10-1909 - Kathleen Niday - Boise, ID
actor: “Death Valley Days”; “Mr. District Attorney”
10-10-1910 - Don Hancock - Anderson, IN - d. 5-6-1980
announcer: “The Goldbergs”; “Ellery Queen”; “Vox Pop”
10-10-1911 - George Mathews - NYC - d. 11-7-1984
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
10-10-1911 - Marion Shockley - Kansas City, MO - d. 12-14-1981
actor: Rosemary Levy “Abie’s Irish Rose”; Nikki Porter “Advs. of Ellery Queen”
10-10-1911 - Zeke Manners - San Francisco, CA - d. 10-14-2000
singer, disc jockey: “Zeke Manners and His Gang”; “Zeke Manners”
10-10-1913 - Janis Carter - Cleveland, OH - d. 7-30-1994
scriptwriter: “Gangbusters”
10-10-1913 - Johnny Downs - Brooklyn, NY - d. 6-13-1994
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-10-1915 - Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison - Columbus, OH - d. 7-27-1999
jazz trumpeter: “Jubilee”; “One Night Stand”
10-10-1918 - Bobby Byrne - Columbus, OH
trombonist, bandleader: big band remote from Glen Island
10-10-1918 - Paul Dubov - Illinois - d. 9-20-1979
actor: Frank Race “Advs. of Frank Race”
10-10-1920 - Bernard Grant - The Bronx - d. 6-30-2004
actor: “Rober Kilgore”; “Big Story”
10-10-1920 - William David Adams - Chicago, IL - d. 1-18-1989
writer/producer: “Story of Franklin Delano Roosevelt”
10-10-1926 - Oscar Brown, Jr. - Chicago, IL - d. 5-29-2005
singer: “Destination Freedom”
10-10-1926 - Richard Jaeckel - Long Beach, NY - d. 6-14-1997
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-10-1930 - Harold Pinter - Hackney, England - d. 12-24-2008
writer, actor: “Focus on Football Pools”; “A Slight Ache”
10-10-1946 - Ben Vereen - Miami, FL
actor: “We Hold These Truths”
10-10-1946 - Chris Tarrant - Reading, England
writer, presenter: “Tiswas”; “OTT”
10-11-1883 - Fritz Stiedry - d. 8-8-1968
conductor: “New Friends of Music”
10-11-1884 - Albert Stoessel - St. Louis, MO - d. 5-12-1943
conductor: Oratorio Society of New York, Chautauqua Symphony
10-11-1884 - Eleanor Roosevelt - NYC - d. 11-7-1962
commentator: “Eleanor Roosevelt Chats/It’s a Woman’s World/Talks by Eleanor Roosevelt”
10-11-1887 - Oscar Shaw - Philadelphia, PA - d. 3-6-1967
singer: “Broadway Varieties”
10-11-1897 - Leo Reisman - Boston, MA - d. 12-18-1961
conductor: “Sheaffer Revue”; “Johnny Presents”; “Your Hit Parade”
10-11-1900 - Edith Beutel - d. 6-27-1969
contralto: Cleveland Opera Company
10-11-1902 - Leon Belasco - Odessa, Ukraine, Russia - d. 6-1-1988
actor: Pagan Zeldschmidt “A Man Called X)
10-11-1905 - Jane Ace - Kansas City, MO - d. 11-11-1974
comedian: “Easy Aces”; “Jane Ace, Disc Jockey”
10-11-1906 - Geoffrey Bryant - Houston, TX - d. 3-xx-1982
announcer, actor: “Death Valley Days”; “Mr. District Attorney”
10-11-1913 - Sherman H. Dryer - d. 12-22-1989
producer, director: “Two Thousand Plus”; “Heritage”; “Exploring the Unknown”
10-11-1913 - Sunny Skylar - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-2-2008
singer/songwriter: “Sunny Skylar Serenade”; “Mary Small Revue”
10-11-1914 - Buddy Twiss - St. Paul, MN - d. 11-7-1952
producer: “I Love A Mystery”; “One Man’s Family”
10-11-1918 - Linda Hayes - Sac City, IA - d. 12-19-1995
actor: “Special Assignment”; “G.I. Jive”
10-11-1918 - Olive Deering - NYC - d. 3-22-1986
actor: Nita Bennett “Lone Journey”
10-11-1919 - Art Blakey - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 10-16-1990
jazz drummer: “Music for Moderns”
10-11-1919 - George Rock - Farmer City, FL - d. 4-12-1988
260 poind trumpet player: “The Spike Jones Shw”
10-11-1919 - Jean Vander Pyl - d. 4-10-1999
actor: Margaret Anderson “Father Knows Best”; “The Halls of Ivy”
10-11-1920 - Ralph Paul - Denver, CO - d. 11-28-1987
announcer: “Aldrich Family”; “True Detective Mysteries”; “Might Casey”
10-11-1924 - Richard Alan Simmons - Toronto, Canada - d. 11-13-2004
writer: “Screen Director’s Playhouse”; “NBC University Theatre”
10-11-1925 - Nancy Guild - Los Angeles, CA - d. 8-16-1999
actor: “Proudly We Hail”
10-11-1926 - Earle Hyman - Rocky Mount, NC
actor: “Story of Ruby Valentine”
10-11-1932 - Dottie West - McMinnville, TN - d. 9-4-1991
country singer: “Country Music Time”
10-11-1936 - Billy Higgins - Los Angeles, CA - d. 5-3-2001
jazz drummer: “Jazz Alive”
10-11-1944 - Gun Gencer - Antioch, Turkey
writer: “Yenilenir Hep”; “Kazma”
10-12-1885 - Vladimir Bakaleinikoff - Moscow, Russia - d. 11-5-1953
conductor: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; WLW Cincinnati, Ohio
10-12-1891 - Perle Mesta - Sturgis, MI - d. 3-16-1975
renowned party giver: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
10-12-1899 - Phil Kramer - d. 3-31-1972
actor: grouch “The Grouch Club”
10-12-1900 - Ted Collins - NYC - d. 5-27-1964
announcer, host: (longtime manager of Kate Smith) “Kate Smith Speaks”
10-12-1903 - Josephine Hutchinson - Seattle, WA - d. 6-4-1998
actor: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
10-12-1905- Gilbert Martyn - Colorado - d. 1-24-1959
newscaster: “Kellogg’s Home Edition”
10-12-1906 - Daniel Saidenberg - d. 5-18-1997
conductor: “Alec Templeton Time”
10-12-1907 - Bob Ancell - d. 12-5-1988
disk jockey: WTVN Columbus, Ohio
10-12-1909 - Jack Orrison - Colorado - d. 6-3-1986
actor: “X Minus One”; “Gangbusters”
10-12-1912 - Robert Mitchell
choir director: (Robert Mitchell Boy Choir) “Nobody’s Children”
10-12-1915 - Mike Moser - Spokane, WA - d. 4-23-1953
producer, director: “Space Patrol”
10-12-1917 - G. William Marshall - Chicago, IL - d. 8-8-1994
singer: “Fred Waring Orchestra”
10-12-1924 - Randy Stuart - Iola, KS - d. 7-20-1996
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-12-1927 - Peggy Taylor - Inglewood, CA - d. 2-9-2002
singer: “The Breakfast Club”; “The Stan Freeberg Show”
10-12-1929 - Cathy Cowan - Kansas City, MO
composer/singer: San Francisco, California
10-12-1930 - Cyril Tawney - d. 4-21-2005
folk singer: “Folkspin”; “Alan Lomax Show”
10-12-1931 - Sam Buffington - Massachusetts - d. 5-15-1960
actor: Luke Slaughter “Luke Slaughter of Tombstone”
10-12-1935 - Luciano Pavarotti - Modena, Italy - d. 9-6-2007
tenor: “Metropolitan Opera”
10-12-1936 - Ron Sayles - Waukesha, WI
actor, sound effects: “Billie the Brownie”
10-12-1936 - Tony Kubek - Milwaukee, WI
baseball announcer for the New York Yankees
10-12-1949 - Jennifer Compton - Wellington, New Zealand
writer: “A Lovely Afternoon for a Drive”
10-13-1884 - Jack McLaren - Fitzroy, Australia - d. 6-16-1954
writer: “The Ghost of the Cabaret”
10-13-1885 - Harry Hershfield - Cedar Rapids, IA - d. 12-15-1974
comedian: “Stop Me If You Heard This One”; “Can You Top This?”
10-13-1889 - Douglass Dumbrille - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - d. 4-2-1974
actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-13-1891 - Irene Rich - Buffalo, NY - d. 4-22-1988
actor: Faith Chandler “Dear John”; Irene Davis “Lady Counsellor”; Judith Bradley “Glorious One”
10-13-1892 - Albert Sonn - d. 5-22-1968
pioneer radio personality “Man On the Moon”
10-13-1896 - Jack Shilkret - NYC - d. 6-16-1964
orchestra leader: “Bond Bread Show”; “Let’s Be Charming”; “Tea Time Tunes”
10-13-1900 - Georgia Backus - Columbus, OH - d. 9-7-1983
actor: Peg Riley “Life of Riley”; Portia Brent “Brenthouse”; Doris Foster “A Date with Judy”
10-13-1900 - Gerald Marks - Saginaw, MI - d. 1-27-1997
tin pan alley composer: “Great Days We Honor”
10-13-1901 - Frank Remley - d. 1-28-1967
left handed guitarist: The Phil Harris Orchestra
10-13-1903 - Patsy Moran - Pennsylvania - d. 12-10-1968
actor: Martha Hoople “Major Hoople”; Hilda “Junior Miss”
10-13-1904 - Wilfred Pickles - Halifax, England - d. 3-26-1978
announcer, newsreader: “Have A Go”; “Children’s Hour”; “Where Are You Now?”
10-13-1907 - Tamara Drasin - Sorochintzy, Ukraine - d. 2-22-1943
actor,singer: “Manhattan Merry-Go-Round”; “Atlantic Family”
10-13-1909 - Art Tatum - Toledo, OH - d. 11-5-1956
pianist: David Rose Orchestra
10-13-1910 - Tex McCrary - Calvert, TX - d. 7-29-2003
interviewer: “Hi Jinx”; “Tex & Jinx”
10-13-1912 - Hugh Weisgall - Eibenschutz, Moravia - d. 3-11-1997
composer: “CBS Radio Workshop”
10-13-1913 - Ethel Everett - NYC - d. 4-2-1973
actor: Elsie Anderson “David Harum”; Mayme Gordon “O’Neills”
10-13-1915 - Hugh James - The Bronx, NY - d. 6-17-2001
announcer: “Voice of Firestone”; “Three Star Final”; “Big Town”
10-13-1917 - Burr Tillstrom - Chicago, IL - d. 12-6-1985
actor, puppeteer: “The Northerners”; “Kukla, Fran and Ollie”
10-13-1917 - Lou Cook - d. 2-12-1993
host: “Religion on the Line”
10-13-1918 - Cornel Wilde - NYC - d. 10-15-1989
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-13-1918 - Jack MacGowran - Dublin, Ireland - d. 1-30-1973
actor: “All That Fall”; “Embers”; “Juno and the Paycock”
10-13-1918 - Robert Walker - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 8-28-1951
actor: Davy Dillon “Maudie’s Diary”
10-13-1919 - Marion Hargrove - Mount Olive, NC - d. 8-23-2003
author: “MGM Theatre of the Air”; “Information, Please”; ”March of Time”
10-13-1920 - Laraine Day - Roosevelt, UT - d. 11-10-2007
host,actor: “Double Play with Durocher and Day”; “Screen Guild Theatre”
10-13-1920 - Philip (Donald) McCutchan - Cambridge, England - d. 7-xx-1996
author: “O’Flynn of the UB.1”
10-13-1921 - Yves Montand - Monsummano Alto, Tuscany, Italy - d. 11-9-1991
singer, actor: “Rendezvouz In Paris”
10-13-1924 - Marilyn Hare - Flushing, NY - d. 10-9-1981
singer: (Daughter of Ernie Hare) “The Happiness Boys”
10-13-1925 - Lenny Bruce - Mineola, NY - d. 8-3-1966
comedian: “Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts”; “Why Did Lenny Bruce Die?”
10-13-1926 - Ray Brown - d. 7-2-2002
jazz bassist: “Bands for Bonds”; “Here’s to Veterans”; “White House Jazz Festival”
10-13-1927 - Lee Konitz - Chicago, IL
alto saxophonist: “Artistry in Rhythm”
10-13-1929 - Bernie Baum - NYC - d. 8-28-1993
composer: Composed the theme for “Monitor”
10-13-1931 - Eddie Mathews - Texarkana, TX - d. 2-18-2001
baseball player: “Baseball: An Action History”
10-13-1945 - Keith Gallasch - Adelaide, South Australia
writer: “Reading Tarter City Woman”
10-13-1954 - Stephen Gallagher - Salford, Lancashire, England
writer: “Last Rose of Summer”; “Hunter’s Moon”
10-13-1959 - Doug McLeod - Geensborough, Australia
writer: “Whipperginnie”
10-13-1963 - Michael Symmons Roberts - Lancashire, England
writer: “Raising Sparks: For Mezzo Soprano and Ensemble”
10-14-1879 - Miles Franklin - Talbingo, Australia - d. 9-19-1954
wirter: “The Thorny Rose”
10-14-1890 - Dwight David ‘Ike’ Eisenhower - Abilene, KS - d. 3-28-1969
general, president: “War Production Drive Program”; “Let’s All Back the Attack”
10-14-1891 - Joseph M. White - NYC - d. 2-28-1959
singer: (The Silver Masked Tenor) “Goodrich Silvertown Orchestra”
10-14-1893 - Hal Burdick - Osceola, WI - d. 6-12-1978
actor, writer: “Do You Believe In Ghosts”; “Dr. Kate”
10-14-1893 - Lillian Gish - Springfield, OH - d. 2-27-1993
panelist: “Arthur Hopkins Presents”; “Texaco Star Playhouse”; “Suspense”
10-14-1896 - Bud Flanagan - Whitechapel, London, England - d. 10-20-1968
singer, actor: Sang signature tune for “Dad’s Army”
10-14-1905 - Gene Stone - d. 4-28-1997
writer: “The Great Gildersleeve”
10-14-1906 - Benita Hume - London, England - d. 11-1-1967
actor: Victoria Cromwell Hall “Halls of Ivy”; “General Electric Theatre”
10-14-1906 - Russell Thorson - Wisconsin - d. 7-6-1982
actor: Jack Packard “I Love A Mystery”; Paul Barbour “One Man’s Family”
10-14-1907 - Karl Schlichter - d. 2-7-1979
writer: “California Caravan”
10-14-1907 - Pert Kelton - Great Falls, MT - d. 10-30-1968
actor: Agnes “Magnificent Montague”; Lolita “We Are Always Young”; “Milton Berle Show”
10-14-1908 - Allan Jones - Old Forge, PA - d. 6-27-1992
singer: “Chicago Theatre of the Air”; “New Old Gold Show”
10-14-1909 - Dorothy Kingsley - NYC - d. 9-26-1997
screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-14-1914 - Norma Ransom - Chicago, IL - d. 9-24-1998
actor: “Destination Freedom”
10-14-1922 - Claire Niesen - Phoenix, AZ - d. 10-4-1963
actor: “Mary Noble “Backstage Wife”; Peggy O’Neill “The O’Neills”
10-14-1925 - Vance McCune - d. 11-3-1989
comedian, actor: Wash “Tom Mix”; “The Sinclair Wiener Minstrels”
10-14-1930 - Stella Castellucci - Los Angeles, CA
staff musician for ABC
10-14-1932 - Enrico Di Giuseppi - Philadelphia, PA - d. 12-31-2005
operatic tenor: “Metropolitan Opera”
10-14-1940 - Christopher Timothy - Bala, Wales
actor: “50th Anniversary of the Goon Show”
10-15-1879 - Jane Darwell - Palmyra, MO - d. 8-13-1967
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-15-1879 - Sara Allgood - Dublin, Ireland - d. 9-13-1950
actor: “Radio Guild”; “Family Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-15-1881 - P. G. Wodehouse - Guildford, Surrey, England - d. 2-14-1975
author: (Jeeves and Wooster) “Forecast”; “Stagestruck”
10-15-1893 - Ina Claire - Washington, D.C. - d. 2-22-1985
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-15-1896 - Joe Sanders - Thayer, KS - d. 5-14-1965
bandleader: (The Ole Left Hander) ”Nighthawks Frolic”
10-15-1898 - Ransom Sherman - Appleton, WI - d. 11-26-1985
actor: Uncle Dennis “Fibber McGee and Molly”; Hap Hazard “Hap Hazard”
10-15-1900 - Fritz Feld - Berlin, Germany - d. 11-18-1993
actor: “NBC Uinversity Theatre”; “Nightbeat”; “Advs. of the Saint”
10-15-1900 - Mervyn LeRoy - San Francisco,CA - d. 9-13-1987
film director: Intermission Guest “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Songs By Sinatra”
10-15-1908 - Gus Hatula - d. 10-9-1997
audio engineer for WXYZ
10-15-1908 - Herman Chittison - Flemingsburg, KY - d. 3-8-1967
jazz pianist: “Casey, Crime Photographer”; “The Gloom Dodgers”
10-15-1908 - John Kenneth Galbraith - Iona Station, Canada - d. 4-28-2006
economist: “University of Chicago Round Table”; “Meet the Press”
10-15-1909 - Johnny Messner - NYC - d. 1-xx-1986
bandleader: “Spotlight Bands”; “Fitch Bandwagon”
10-15-1909 - Robert Trout - Wake County, NC - d. 11-14-2000
commentator: “Headlines & Bylines”; “Robert Trout with the News Til Now”
10-15-1912 - Vivian Fridell - Milwaukee, WI
actor: Mary Noble “Mary Noble, Backstage Wife”; “Road of Life”
10-15-1912 - “Zeb” Tennis - Missouri - d. 8-10-1972
fiddle: “Plantation Boys”
10-15-1915 - Nellie Lutcher - Lake Charles, LA - d. 6-8-2007
jazz singer: “Jubilee”; “Spotlight Revue”; “Command Performance”
10-15-1917 - Jan Miner - Boston, MA - d. 2-15-2004
actor: Ann Williams “Casey, Crime Photographer”; “Lora Lawton “Lora Lawton”
10-15-1917 - Merrill Ash - d. 11-9-1999
newscaster: KOMO Seattle, Washington
10-15-1918 - Bob Sherry - Chattanooga, TN - d. 2-17-2003
announcer: “Archie Andrews”; “Author Meets the Critics”
10-15-1918 - Bobby Gimby - Cabri, Saskatchewan, Canada - d. 6-20-1998
musician, songwriter: “Happy Gang”
10-15-1918 - Harold Gast - d. 12-28-2003
writer: “Front Page Farrell”; “Real Stories from Real Life”
10-15-1918 - Robert Lee - Elyria, OH - d. 7-8-1994
writer: “Columbia Presents Corwin”
10-15-1921 - Allan Drake - Massachusetts - d. 3-8-1986
actor: “The Ethel Merman Show”
10-15-1921 - Geri Fontane - New Milford, NJ - d. 9-13-1993
singer: (The Fontane Sisters) “Chesterfield Supper Club”
10-15-1921 - Robert Rockwell - Chicago, IL - d. 1-25-2003
actor: Philip Boynton “Our Miss Brooks”
10-15-1922 - Paul Kasander - Detroit, MI - d. 10-17-2002
actor: “Challenge of the Yukon”; “Lone Ranger”; “Green Hornet”
10-15-1926 - Jean Peters - Canton, OH - d. 10-13-2000
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-15-1929 - Art James - d. 3-28-2004
announcer: Armed Forces Radio
10-16-1854 - Oscar Wilde - Dublin, Ireland - d. 11-30-1900
writer: “The Columbia Workshop”
10-16-1886 - Will Harridge - Chicago, IL - d. 4-9-1971
american league president: “Memorial Program for Colonel Jocob Rupert”
10-16-1888 - Eugene O’Neill - NYC - d. 11-27-1953
playwright: “NBC Presents Eugene O’Neill”; “Pulitzer Prize Plays”; “Best Plays”
10-16-1891 - Wilfred Lytell - NYC - d. 9-10-1954
actor: Doc Barron “Just Plain Bill”; “Wings Over America”
10-16-1893 - Carl Carmer - Cortland, NY - d. 9-12-1976
historical advisor: “Cavalcade of America”
10-16-1899 - Mary Taylor - d. 8-18-1957
consumer advocate: “Consumer Time”
10-16-1900 - Lloyd Corrigan - San Francisco, CA - d. 11-7-1969
actor: Judge Hunter “One Man’s Family”
10-16-1903 - “Wild Bill” Elliott (Gordon Nance) - Pattonsburg, MO - d. 11-26-1965
actor: Wild Bill Elliott “Wild Bill Elliott”
10-16-1904 - Raymond Meurer - d. 10-15-1974
Part owner of WXYZ
10-16-1910 - Douglas Browning - Norwood, OH
announcer: “Douglas Browning Show”; “Ladies Be Seated”
10-16-1911 - Molly O’Day - Bayonne, NJ - d. 10-22-1998
actor: “Barnyard Jamboree”
10-16-1912 - Berry Kroeger - San Antonio, TX - d. 1-4-1991
actor: Michael Waring/The Falcon “The Falcon”; Reed Bannister “Big Sister”
10-16-1912 - Maidie Norman - Villa Rica, GA - d. 5-2-1998
character actor: “Sears Radio Theatre”
10-16-1917 - Alice Pearce - NYC - d. 3-3-1966
actor: Daphne “Henry Morgan Show”
10-16-1917 - Rowena Clark - Staten Island, NY - d. 3-2-2004
actor: “Gateway to Hollywood”
10-16-1920 - Gus Wayne - The Bronx, NY - d. 1-23-1998
actor: Little Johnny for Phillip Morris
10-16-1920 - Sharon Douglas - Stevens County, OK
actor: Mildred Anderson “A Day in the Life of Dennis Day”; “Joan Davis Time”
10-16-1921 - Linda Darnell - Dallas, TX - d. 4-10-1965
actor: “Hollywood Premiere”; “So You Want to Lead a Band”
10-16-1924 - Pierre Salinger - San Francisco, CA - d. 10-19-2004
press secretary to President JFK: “Meet the Press”
10-16-1924 - Robert Hall - Rochester, NY - d. 9-25-1967
actor, host: Britt Reid/Green Hornet “Green Hornet”; “Music ‘til Dawn”
10-16-1925 - Angela Lansbury - London, England
actor: “NBC University Theatre”; “Suspense”
10-16-1925 - Lee Jordan - d. 11-20-2005
announcer, film critic: WCBS New York
10-16-1925 - Lenka Peterson - Omaha, NE
actor: “Theatre Five”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
10-16-1926 - Paul Duke - Richmond, VA - d. 7-18-2005
newscaster: “News of the World”
10-17-1893 - Spring Byington - Colorado Springs, CO - d. 9-7-1971
actor: Lily Ruskin “December Bride”
10-17-1903 - Irene Noblette Ryan - El Paso, TX - d. 4-26-1973
actor: “Tim & Irene Sky Road Show”; “Royal Crown Revue”
10-17-1905 - Claude Binyon, Sr. - Chicago, IL - d. 2-14-1978
screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-17-1905 - Jean Arthur - NYC - d. 6-19-1991
actor: “Ford Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-17-1909 - Minnabelle Abbott - Covington, KY - d. 10-9-1981
actor: Mary Sothern “The Life of Mary Sothern”
10-17-1910 - Florence Williams - St. Louis, MO - d. 3-30-1995
actor: Anne Cameron “Barry Cameron”; Sally Farrell “Front Page Farrell”
10-17-1910 - George W. Briggs, Jr. - Taunton, MA - d. 12-7-1994
staff pianist and arranger for WBZ radio
10-17-1912 - Jack Owens - Tulsa, OK - d. 1-26-1982
vocalist: Cruising Crooner “The Breakfast Club”; “Tin Pan Alley”
10-17-1914 - Jerry Siegel - Cleveland , OH - d. 1-21-1996
co-creator (with Joe Shuster): “Advs. of Superman”
10-17-1915 - Arthur Miller - NYC - d. 2-10-2005
writer: “Cavalcade of America”; “The Doctor Fights”
10-17-1917 - Marsha Hunt - Chicago, IL
actor: Blanche Bickerson “Charlie McCarthy Show”; “Document A/777”
10-17-1917 - Sumner Locke Elliott - Sydney, Australia - d. 6-23-1991
writer: “Jezebel’s Daughter”
10-17-1918 - Rita Hayworth - Brooklyn, NY - d. 5-14-1987
actor: “Orson Welles Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Bob Elson on Board the Century”
10-17-1920 - Elie Abel - Montreal, Canada - d. 7-22-2004
journalist: “Meet the Press”; “When Conventions were Coventions”
10-17-1920 - Montgomery Clift - Omaha, NE - d. 7-23-1966
actor: “Arthur Hopkins Presents”; “Ford Theatre”
10-17-1921 - Tom Poston - Columbus, OH - d. 4-29-2007
comedian: “Arthur Godfrey Show”
10-17-1922 - Luiz Bonfa - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - d. 1-12-2001
guitarist: “The Quitandinha Serenaders”
10-17-1923 - Barney Kessel - Muskogee, OK - d. 5-6-2004
jazz guitarist: “Jubilee”; “One Night Stand”; “Just Jazz”
10-17-1925 - Ted Jarrett - Nashville, TN - d. 3-21-2009
songwriter, disk jockey: WSOK Nashville, Tennessee
10-17-1926 - Beverly Garland - Santa Cruz, CA - d. 12-5-2008
actor: Worked in radio early in her career
10-17-1926 - Julie Adams - Waterloo, IA
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-17-1941 - Nicholas Hasluck - Canberra, Australia
writer: “The Blue Guitar”
10-18-1892 - Leo G. Carroll - Weedon Northants, England - d. 10-16-1972
actor: Lux Radio Theatre
10-18-1901 - Annette Hanshaw - NYC - d. 3-13-1985
singer: “Show Boat”; “Camel Caravan”
10-18-1902 - Barbara Brown - d. 7-7-1975
actor: “Land of the Free”
10-18-1902 - Miriam Hopkins - Bainbridge, GA - d. 10-9-1972
actor: “Exploring the Unknown”; “Hollywood Hotel”; “Lux Radio Theatre”; “These Are Our Men”
10-18-1903 - Webb Allen - d. 4-xx-1987
sportscaster: WELO Mississippi
10-18-1906 - Adele Ronson - NYC - d. 10-31-2000
actor: Wilma Deering “Buck Rogers”; Sally Gibson “Gibson Family”
10-18-1908 - Rene Garriguenc - d. 6-22-1998
composer: “Rogers of the Gazette”; “Advs. of Sam Spade, Detective”
10-18-1910 - Addy Richton - d. 3-31-1995
writer: “Valiant Lady”; “Hilltop House”; “This Life is Mine”
10-18-1911 - Helen Claire - Union Springs, AL - d. 1-12-1974
actor: Virginia Lansing “Backstage Wife”; Joyce Jordan “Joyce Jordan,M.D.”
10-18-1912 - Gerta Rozan - Vienna, Austria-Hungary
actor: Eleta “Terry and the Pirates”
10-18-1913 - Evelyn Venable - Cincinnati, OH - d. 11-15-1993
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Stars of Tomorrow 1934”
10-18-1913 - Martin Blaine - Illinois - d. 1-19-1989
actor: Adam Sheppard “FBI in Peace and War”; Scott ‘Tubby’ Truman “Valiant Lady”
10-18-1914 - David W. Dole - Minneapolis, MN
sound effects, animal imitator: “Bob Becker’s Chats About Dogs”
10-18-1914 - Louise Fitch - Iowa - d. 9-11-1996
actor: Dale Locke “Manhattan Mother”; Carol Evans Martin Brent “Road of Life”
10-18-1914 - Louise Lewis - Iowa - d. 9-11-1996
actor: “Broadway Is My Beat”
10-18-1915 - Reuben Ship - Montreal, CA - d. 8-23-1975
writer: “Life of Riley”; “The Man Who Liked Christmas”
10-18-1918 - Bobby Troup - Harrisburg, PA - d. 2-7-1999
singer, actor: “Navy Swings”; “Bobby Troup Program”; “Bobby Troup Trio”
10-18-1919 - Anita O’Day - Kansas City, MO - d. 11-23-2006
jazz singer: “One Night Stand”; “Command Performance”
10-18-1920 - Willis Conover - Buffalo, NY - d. 5-17-1996
jazz producer: “Voice of America Music USA”
10-18-1924 - Anne Manahan - County Waterford, Ireland - d. 3-8-2009
actor: “All That Fall”
10-19-1885 - R. R. Brown - Dagus Mines, PA - d. 2-20-1964
minister: “Radio Chapel Service”
10-19-1889 - Fannie Hurst - Hamilton, OH - d. 2-23-1968
writer: “United China Relief”; “Fanny Hurst Reviews”; “Big Joe”; “United Nations Today”
10-19-1897 - Atilio Baggiore - d. 1-xx-1963
tenor, conductor: “Chase and Sanborn Hour”; “Pageant of Melody”
10-19-1903 - Robert Hardy Andrews - Effingham, KS - d. 11-11-1976
writer: “Skippy”; “Jack Armstrong”; “Just Plain Bill”
10-19-1907 - Roger Wolfe Kahn - Morristown, NJ - d. 7-12-1962
bandleader: “Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra”
10-19-1910 - Howard Smith - Ardmore, OK
pianist/orchestra leader: “A Bouquet for You”; “Robert Q. Lewis Show”
10-19-1910 - John C. Mills - Picqua, OH - d. 1-24-1936
singer: (The Mills Brothers) “Mills Brothers Quartette”; “Bing Crosby Show”
10-19-1911 - George Cates - NYC - d. 5-12-2002
orchestra leader: “Full Speed Ahead”; “Guest Star”; “Stand By for Music”
10-19-1916 - David Lewis - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 12-11-2000
actor: “Wake Up America”
10-19-1917 - Evelyn Kaye Klein - NYC
violinist: (Evelyn and Her Magic Violin) “Hour of Charm”
10-19-1918 - Bob Sweeney - San Francisco, CA - d. 6-7-1992
actor: “Sweeney and March”; “Sara’s Private Caper”
10-19-1920 - Harry Alan Towers - London, England
producer: “The Black Museum”; “Horatio Hornblower”; “The Scarlet Pimpernel”
10-19-1921 - Bern Bennett - Rochester, NY
announcer: “Rock and Roll Dance Party”; “Winner Take All”
10-19-1921 - George Nader - Pasadena, CA - d. 2-4-2002
actor: “Family Theatre”
10-19-1925 - Eddie Layton - d. 12-16-2004
organist: New York Yankees and many radio programs
10-19-1930 - Wally Flaherty - The Bronx, NY - d. 9-23-1998
host: “Open Line”
10-19-1932 - Robert Reed - Highland Park, IL - d. 5-12-1992
actor: “Hollywood Radio Theatre”
10-19-1945 - John Lithgow - Rochester, NY
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
10-19-1957 - Charles Ross - NYC
host: “Your Personal Finance”
10-19-1961 - Michael Gurr - Melbourne, Australia
writer: “A Pair of Claws”; “Worlds Apart”
10-20-1872 - Lisa Bickman - d. 2-22-1968
soprano: WHN New York, New York
10-20-1882 - Bela Lugosi - Lugos, Hungary - d. 8-16-1956
actor: “Crime Does Not Pay”
10-20-1882 - Margaret Dumont - Brooklyn, NY - d. 3-6-1965
actor: “Paramount Movie Parade”
10-20-1884 - Billy Baskette - Henderson, KY - d. 11-8-1949
entertained in early radio
10-20-1884 - Thomas Chalmers - NYC - d. 6-12-1966
actor: Sam Young “Pepper Young’s Family”
10-20-1884 - Thomas Hardie Chambers - NYC - d. 6-11-1966
10-20-1887 - Charles Warburton - Huddersfield, England - d. 7-19-1952
actor: “Radio Guild”; “Great Plays”; “Front Page Drama”
10-20-1889 - Robert Fiske - Griggsville, MO - d. 9-12-1944
actor: Speed Robertson “Air Advs. of Jimmie Allen”
10-20-1895 - Rex Ingram - Cairo, IL - d. 9-19-1965
actor: “Free World Theatre”
10-20-1897 - Adolph Deutsch - London, England - d. 1-2-1980
arranger, conductor, composer: “Kraft Program”; “This Is Hollywood”
10-20-1897 - William A. Bacher - d. 4-20-1965
producer, director: “Al Jolson Show”; “Hollywood Hotel”; “Treasury Star Parade”
10-20-1900 - Wayne Morse - Dane County, WI - d. 7-22-1974
u.s. senator: “Rebuttal”
10-20-1901 - Frank Churchill - Rumford, ME - d. 5-14-1942
pianist: “Greek War Relief Fund”
10-20-1904 - Anna Neagle - Forest Gate, Essex, England - d. 6-3-1986
actor: “Keep ‘Em Rolling”; “Kate Smith Hour”; “Radio Tribute to the Kind and Queen”
10-20-1905 - Frederic Dannay - NYC - d. 9-3-1982
writer: “Adventures of Ellery Queen”; “The Shadow”; “Ford Theatre”
10-20-1907 - Arlene Francis - Boston, MA - d. 5-31-2001
panelist, actor: “What’s My Line”; Ann Scotland,”The Affairs of Ann Scotland”
10-20-1911 - Bobby Christian - Chicago, IL - d. 12-31-1991
percussionist: “Destination Freedom”; “Roy Shield and Company”
10-20-1911 - Will Rogers, Jr. - NYC - d. 7-9-1993
actor: Will Rogers “Rogers of the Gazette”
10-20-1913 - Barney Phillips - St. Louis, MO - d. 8-17-1982
actor: Ed Jacobs “Dragnet”; Somber Jones “Hawk Larabee”; “Gunsmoke”
10-20-1913 - “Grandpa” Jones - Niagra, KY - d. 2-19-1998
country singer, banjoist: “Grand Ole Opry”
10-20-1914 - Fayard Nicholas - Mobile, AL - d. 1-24-2006
dancer: (The Nicholas Brothers) “Big Broadcast of 1936”; “Ben Bernie Show”
10-20-1920 - Dulcie Gray - Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
author: Several of her novels were adapted for the BBC
10-20-1922 - John Anderson - Clayton, IL - d. 8-7-1992
actor: William Clark “Horizons West”
10-20-1925 - Art Buchwald - Mount Vernon, NY - d. 1-17-2007
humorist: “Monitor”
10-20-1925 - Carolina Cotton - Cash, AR - d. 6-10-1997
singer, actress: “Hollywood Barn Dance”
10-20-1927 - Priscilla Lyon - Washington County, NC - d. 3-7-1980
actor: Corliss Archer “Meet Corliss Archer”; Amy Foster “Those We Love”
10-20-1931 - Mickey Mantle - Spavinaw, OK - d. 8-13-1995
baseball great: “Hear It Now”; “Feature Project”
10-20-1934 - Eddie Harris - Chicago, IL - d. 11-5-1996
jazz saxophonist: “Voices of Vista”
10-20-1935 - Jerry Orbach - NYC - d. 12-28-2004
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
10-21-1877 - Floyd Buckley - Chatham, NY - d. 11-14-1956
actor: Popeye: “Popeye the Sailor”
10-21-1892 - Gummo Marx - NYC - d. 4-21-1977
comedian: (Marx Brothers) “American Review”
10-21-1905 - Carleton Young - NYC - d. 11-7-1994
actor: Dick Grosvenor “Stella Dallas”; Ellery Queen “Advs of Ellery Queen”
10-21-1907 - Jack Holden - Alba, MI - d. 6-24-1971
announcer: “National Barn Dance”; “Uncle Ezra”
10-21-1908 - Tommy Riggs - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 5-21-1967
comedian: “Fleischmann Hour”; “Quaker Party with Tommy Riggs”; “Tommy Riggs and Betty Lou”
10-21-1912 - George Solti - Budapest, Hungary - d. 9-5-1997
musical director, conductor: “Chicago Symphony Orchestra”
10-21-1913 - Jack McElroy - Kansas - d. 3-2-1959
announcer, host: “Bride and Groom”; “Breakfast at Sardi”s”
10-21-1915 - Frances Mercer - New Rochelle, NY - d. 11-4-2000
actor: “Nothing Serious”
10-21-1915 - Owen Bradley - Westmoreland, TN - d. 1-7-1998
music director fort WSM Nashville, Tennessee
10-21-1917 - Dizzy Gillespie - Cherow, SC - d. 1-6-1993
musician: “This Is Jazz”
10-21-1920 - Hy Averback - Minneapolis, MN - d. 10-14-1997
announcer, actor: “Sealtest Village Store”; “Bob Hope Show”; “Take It or Leave It”
10-21-1923 - Jean Gillespie - Boston, MA
actor: Martha Piper “Tales of Willie Piper”; Inza Burrage “Advs. of Frank Merriwell”
10-21-1924 - Julie Wilson - Omaha, NE
vocalist: “Hollywood Showcase”
10-21-1927 - Ray Brenner - California - d. 6-5-1995
writer: “The Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show”
10-22-1876 - Cecilia Loftus - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 7-12-1943
actor: Sarah Wright “Roses and Drums”
10-22-1880 - Vida R. Sutton - Oakland, CA - d. 7-27-1956
speech consultant: “The Magic of Speech”
10-22-1884 - George Washington Hill - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-13-1946
President of American Tobacco Company, sponsor of many radio programs
10-22-1885 - Giovanni Martinelli - Montagnana, Italy - d. 2-2-1969
operatic tenor: “Metropolitan Opera”; “Magic Key”; “Shell Show”
10-22-1888 - Marie Birkhahn - d. 1-xx-1984
pianist: WJZ Boston-Springfield, Massachusetts
10-22-1891 - Parker Fennelly - Northeast Harbor, ME - d. 1-22-1988
actor: Titus Moody, “Fred Allen Show”; Dan Tucker, “Lawyer Dan Tucker”
10-22-1893 - Clarence Menser - d. 10-21-1975
director: “Tom Mix”; “Vic and Sade”
10-22-1893 - Will Collins - NYC - d. 5-14-1968
singer: “Whispering Will Collins”
10-22-1895 - Clair Loring Farrand - d. 1-7-1981
inventor of the cone radio loudspeaker
10-22-1905 - Constance Bennett - NYC - d. 7-24-1965
interviewer, panelist: “Constance Bennett Calls on You”; “Leave It to the Girls”
10-22-1905 - Edward Byron - Newport, KY - d. 11-21-1964
writer, producer: “Moon River”; “Mr. District Attorney”
10-22-1906 - Sidney Kingsley - NYC - d. 3-20-1995
writer: “Pulitzer Prize Plays”
10-22-1907 - Roger DeKoven - Chicago, IL - d. 1-28-1988
actor: Professor Allen, “Against the Storm”
10-22-1908 - Charles A. Nobles - Holyoke, MA - d. 6-xx-1977
announcer: “Wake Up America”
10-22-1908 - Frances Drake - NYC - d. 1-17-2000
actor: “Stars of Tomorrow”
10-22-1913 - Jay Owen - d. 6-27-2005
worked in radio in Washington D.C. and New York City
10-22-1914 - Harry Hickox - Big Spring, TX - d. 6-3-1994
actor: “Jump-Jump and the Ice Queen”
10-22-1915 - Frank Danzig - d. 7-6-1997
producer: “The Mel Torme Show”; “Lone Wolf”
10-22-1915 - Laurette Fillbrandt - Zanesville, OH - d. 9-27-2000
actor: “Girl Alone”; “Affairs of Anthone”; “One Man’s Family”
10-22-1915 - Mona Brand - Sydney, Australia - d. 8-1-2007
writer: “Who Am I?”; “And a Happy New Year”
10-22-1916 - Sidney Miller - Shenandoah, PA - d. 1-10-2004
actor-director-songwriter: “Eddie Cantor Show”; “Jeff Regan, Private Investigator”
10-22-1917 - Harold Goodwin - Wombwell, England - d. 6-3-2004
actor: “The Cruel Sea”
10-22-1917 - Joan Fontaine - Tokyo, Japan
actor: “Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players”
10-22-1919 - Norman Glisch - West Allis, WI - d. 11-2-2007
banjo player: Appeared on international radio with Bing Crosby and Dinah Shore
10-22-1920 - Mitzi Green - The Bronx, NY - d. 5-24-1969
actor: Girl “Passport to Romance”
10-22-1924 - Ty Dobb - Salina, KS
writer: “Richard Diamond, Private Detective”
10-22-1938 - Sir Derek Jacoby - Leytonstone, London, England
actor: Renaissance Theatre Company in association with BBC Radio Drama
10-22-1939 - Jim Cox - Pineville, KY
author: “Radio Crime Fighters”; “Great Radio Soap Operas”
10-22-1939 - Tony Roberts - NYC
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
10-23-1871 - Rev. Dr. Karl Reiland - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-12-1964
clergyman: 15-Minute NEWS commentary program for NBC
10-23-1884 - César Saerchinger - Aix-la-Chapelle, France - d. 10-10-1971
news correspondent: “Story Behind the Headlines”; “America’s Town Meeting of the Air”
10-23-1887 - Oliver M. Saylor - Huntington, IN - d. 10-19-1958
reviewer: WGBS New York City
10-23-1896 - Nathan Abas - d. 6-1-1980
orchestra director, violinist: “Northern California Symphony Orchestra”
10-23-1901 - Arthur Jacobson - NYC - d. 10-6-1993
actor: Kirk Harding “Woman in White”; Anthony J. Marleybone “Affairs of Anthony”
10-23-1904 - Ford Bond - Louisville, KY - d. 8-15-1962
announcer: “Cities Service Concert”; “Manhattan Merry-Go-Round”; Highways in Melody”
10-23-1904 - Margaret Speaks - Columbus, OH - d. 7-16-1977
singer: “Voice of Firestone”
10-23-1904 - Oliver Barbour - d. 4-11-1968
producer, director: “Life Can Be Beautiful”; “Parker Family”; “When a Girl Marries”
10-23-1906 - Lucy Monroe - NYC - d. 10-13-1987
singer: (The Star-Spangled Soprano) “Hammerstein’s Music Hall”; “Manhattan Merry-Go-Round”
10-23-1911 - Martha Rountree - Gainesville, FL - d. 8-23-1999
co-founder, moderator: “Meet the Press”
10-23-1912 - Floyd Mack - Ava, OH - d. 1-3-1983
commentator: “Floyd Mack and the News”; “Bell Telephone Hour”
10-23-1916 - Red Quinlan - Maquoketa, IA - d. 3-11-2007
founding board member of the Museum of Broadcast Communications
10-23-1918 - Augusta Dabney - Berkeley, CA - d. 2-4-2008
actor: “Theatre Five”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
10-23-1918 - James Daly - Wisconsin Rapids, WI - d. 7-3-1978
actor: “Monitor”
10-23-1921 - James Blackwood - Ackereman, MS - d. 2-3-2002
singer: (Blackwood Brothers Quartet) “Songs of the Gospel”
10-23-1922 - Coleen Gray - Staplehurst, NE
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-23-1922 - Ewell Blackwell - Fresno, CA - d. 10-29-1996
baseball pitcher: “Babe Didrickson Zaharius Sports Show”
10-23-1923 - Frank Sutton - Clarksville, TN - d. 6-28-1974
actor: “Couple Next Door”
10-23-1925 - Johnny Carson - Corning, IA - d. 1-23-2005
announcer, disc jockey: “Johnny Carson Show”
10-23-1931 - Diana Dors - Swindon, Wiltshire, England - d. 5-4-1984
actor: “Earplay”
10-23-1940 - Tom McGrath - Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland
writer: “The Silver Darlings”
10-23-1943 - Roger Scott - London, England - d. 10-31-1989
disc jockey: “Three O’Clock Thrill”; “Hitline”
10-24-1879 - Benjamin Albert “B.A.” Rolfe - Brasher Falls, NY - d. 4-23-1956
conductor: “Lucky Strike Dance Orchestra”; “Believe It or Not”
10-24-1888 - William Podmore - England - d. 9-xx-1963
actor: Barnabas Thackery “Shafter Parker and His Circus”
10-24-1891 - Nila Mack - Arkansas City, KS - d. 1-20-1953
director: “Helen and Mary”; “Let’s Pretend”
10-24-1894 - Ted “Kid” Lewis - London, England - d. 8-25-1971
bandleader: “Live Band Remotes”
10-24-1901 - Gilda Gray - Cracow, Poland - d. 12-22-1959
ziegfeld follies singer/dancer: WOO Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10-24-1901 - Harry Breuer - Brooklyn, NY - D. 6-2-1989
percussionist: “A&P Gypsies”; “Bert Hirsch’s Novelty Dance Orchestra”
10-24-1903 - Melvin Purvis - Timmonsville, SC - d. 2-29-1960
fbi agent, narrator: “Top Secrets of the FBI”
10-24-1904 - Moss Hart - The Bronx, NY - d. 12-20-1961
panelist: “Who Said That?”
10-24-1904 - Radie Harris - NYC - d. 2-22-2001
gossip columnist: CBS Radio Network
10-24-1911 - Sonny Terry - Greensboro, NC - d. 3-11-1986
blues singer, harmonica player: “Hootenanny”; “Roomful of Music”
10-24-1916 - Ray Singer - NYC - d. 11-16-1992
writer: “Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show”; “Rudy Vallee Show”; “Charlotte Greenwood Show”
10-24-1924 - Mary Lee - Centralia, IL - d. 6-6-1996
singer: “Ted Weems and His Orchestra”; “Spotlight Bands”
10-24-1925 - Teri Keane - NYC
actor: Hope Evans “Big Sister”; Terry Burton “Second Mrs. Burton”
10-24-1930 - J. P. “Big Bopper” Richardson - Sabine Pass, TX - d. 2-3-1959
Early Rock and Roll disc jockey
10-24-1936 - David Nelson - NYC
actor: “Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”
10-25-1825 - Johann Strauss, Jr. - Vienna, Austria - d. 7-21-1899
composer: Many of his works used as themes
10-25-1875 - Harry Overstreet - San Francisco, CA - d. 8-17-1970
author and lecturer: “Information Please”
10-25-1882 - Richard Gordon - Bridgeport, CT - d. 12-xx-1967
actor: Sherlock Holmes, “Advs. of Sherlock Holmes”; Jim Barrett, “Valiant Lady”
10-25-1884 - Florence Easton - Middlesborough, England - d. 8-13-1955
soprano: “Metropolitan Opera”
10-25-1888 - Richard E. Byrd - Winchester, VA - d. 3-11-1957
explorer: “Admiral Byrd Broadcasts”
10-25-1891 - Father Charles Coughlin - Hamilton, Canada - d. 10-27-1979
commentator, preacher: (The Radio Priest)
10-25-1897 - Marek Weber - Vienna, Austria - d. 2-8-1964
conductor/violinist: “Carnation Contented Hour”
10-25-1901 - Daniel Landt - Scranton, PA - d. 2-24-1961
singer: Landt Trio, “Doc Pearson’s Drug Store”; “Bob Hawk Show”
10-25-1902 - Eddie Lang - Philadelphia, PA - d. 3-26-1933
jazz guitarest: “Music That Satisfies”
10-25-1908 - Polly Ann Young - Denver, CO - d. 1-21-1997
actor: (Sister of Loretta) “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-25-1909 - True Boardman - Seattle, WA - d. 8-4-2003
writer, narrator: “Silver Theatre”; “Favorite Story”
10-25-1912 - Constance Cox - Sutton, England - d. 7-8-1998
playwright: “Northanger Abbey”
10-25-1912 - Minnie Pearl - Centerville, TN - d. 3-4-1996
comedienne: (Queen of Country Comedy) “Grand Ole Opry”
10-25-1912 - Sherman Marks - d. 4-4-1975
actor, director: Ichabod ‘Ichy’ Mudd “Captain Midnight”; “Cloak and Dagger”
10-25-1914 - John Reed King - Wilmington, DE - d. 7-8-1979
announcer, actor:“Columbia Workshop”; Schuyler ‘Sky’ King “ “Sky King”
10-25-1918 - Chubby Jackson - NYC - d. 10-1-2003
bassist: (Woody Herman Band) “The Woody Herman Show”
10-25-1924 - Billy Barty - Millsboro, PA - d. 12-23-2000
comedian: “Spike Jones Band”, “James Melton Show”
10-25-1926 - William E. Greene - Iron City, GA - d. 3-12-1970
actor: Dr. Fred Thompson “One Man’s Family”
10-25-1927 - Barbara Cook - Atlanta, GA
actor: Julie Boyd “Great Merlini”
10-25-1928 - Marion Ross - Albert Lea, MN
actor: Lux Radio Theatre
10-26-1876 - H.B. Warner - London, England - d. 12-21-1958
actor: “Hollywood Hotel”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-26-1877 - Dr. Max Mason - Madison, WI - d. 3-22-1961
president university of chicago: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
10-26-1888 - Pat Barnes - Sharon, PA - d. 6-9-1969
emcee: “The Pat Barnes and Barbara Show”
10-26-1897 - Louis Castellucci - Italy - d. 4-21-1988
trombonist, composer: “Dragnet”
10-26-1899 - Rudolph Wickel - d. 3-14-1971
contestant: “Truth or Consequences”
10-26-1904 - Igor Gorin - Ukraine, Russia - d. 3-24-1982
singer: “The Voice of Firestone”
10-26-1907 - Tony Pastor - Middletown, CT - d. 10-31-1969
bandleader: “Tony Pastor and His Orchestra”
10-26-1910 - Clarence Hartzell - Huntington, WV - d. 3-5-1988
actor: Uncle Fletcher “Vic and Sade”; Pappy Yokum “Li’l AAbner”; “Ben Withers “Lum and Abner”
10-26-1911 - Mahalia Jackson - New Orleans, LA - d. 1-27-1972
gospel singer: (The Angel of Peace) “Mahalia Jackson Show”
10-26-1912 - Donald Siegel - Chicago, IL - d. 4-20-1991
film director: “Bud’s Bandwagon”
10-26-1912 - Ed Reimers - Moline, IL - d. 1-28-1986
announcer/actor: “Dr. I.Q.”; “This Changing World”
10-26-1913 - Charlie Barnet - NYC - d. 9-4-1991
bandleader: “Fitch Bandwagon”; “Saturday Night Swing Session”
10-26-1914 - Jackie Coogan - Los Angeles, CA - d. 3-1-1984
actor: Ernest Botch “Forever Ernest”
10-26-1918 - Ivor Francis - Toronto, Canada - d. 10-22-1986
actor: “Secret Missions”; “The Chase”
10-26-1920 - Eleanor Rella - d. 6-19-2003
actor: Billie Devere “Myrt and Marge”
10-26-1929 - Neal Matthews - Nashville, TN - d. 4-21-2000
singer: (Jordonaires) “Grand Ole Opry”; “Jim Reeves Show”
10-26-1930 - John Arden - Bransley, Yorkshire, England
writer: “The Life of Man”
10-27-1890 - Bob Becker - Terryville, SD - d. 8-10-1962
commentator: “Fireside Chats About Dogs/Pet Parade”
10-27-1896 - Eric Dressler - NYC - d. 8-12-1978
actor: “Scattergood Baines”; “Young Widdr Brown”
10-27-1898 - Kathryn Cravens - Burkett, TX - d. 8-29-1991
newscaster: “News Through a Woman’s Eye”
10-27-1898 - Richard Carroll - Cambridge, MA - d. 3-11-1959
writer: “Shorty Bell”
10-27-1901 - David Stone - Savannah, GA - d. 8-31-1995
announcer: “Grand Ole Opry”
10-27-1907 - Mignon Schreiber - Chicago, IL - d. 4-18-1965
actor: Jennie Fox “Foxes of Flatbush”, Mrs. Kransky “Guiding Light”
10-27-1908 - DeWitt “Snuffy” Jenkins - Harris, NC - d. 4-30-1990
strings: (Jenkins String Band) “Crazy Water Crystals Barn Dance”
10-27-1908 - Josephine Antoine - Boulder, CO - d. 10-30-1971
singer: “Contented Hour”
10-27-1910 - Jack Carson - Carmen, Canada - d. 1-2-1963
comedian: “Jack Carson Show”; “New Sealtest Village Store”
10-27-1911 - Charles R. Callender - Phrae, Thailand - d. 7-26-1987
sang and played piano on radio
10-27-1911 - Leif Erickson - Alameda, CA - d. 1-29-1986
actor: Richard Rhinelander III “My Friend Irma”
10-27-1914 - Dylan Thomas - Uplands, Swansea, Wales - d. 11-9-1953
writer: “Life of the Modern Poet”; “Modern Muse”
10-27-1915 - Albert Albinger - d. 11-29-1982
newscaster: WKWK Wheeling, West Virginia
10-27-1918 - Bill Ballance - Peoria, IL - d. 9-23-2004
talk show host: “Feminine Forum”; “Bill Ballance Show”
10-27-1918 - Teresa Wright - NYC - d. 3-6-2005
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-27-1920 - Nanette Fabray - San Diego, CA
singer, actor: “Advs. of Ellery Queen”; “MGM Musical Comedy Theatre”
10-27-1923 - Peter Bryant - London, England - d. 5-19-2006
announcer, script editor for BBC Radio
10-27-1924 - Ruby Dee - Cleveland, OH
actor: “Story of Ruby Valentine”; “Story Hour”
10-27-1927 - Charles Mullen - d. 4-14-2002
actor: “The Blue Playhouse”; “Advs. of Archie Andrews”
10-27-1933 - Floyd Cramer - Campti, LA - d. 12-31-1997
country pianist: “Country Music Time”; “Country Style U.S.A.”
10-27-1939 - John Cleese - Weston-Super-Mare, England
comedian: Basil Fawlty “Fawlty Towers”
10-28-1886 - Ruth Gates - Denton, TX - d. 5-23-1966
actor: Mrs Lenord “Amanda of Honeymoon Hill”
10-28-1895 - Herb Butterfield - Rhode Island - d. 5-2-1957
actor: Clarence Wellman “Halls of Ivy”; Hunter Glenn “One Man’s Family”
10-28-1895 - John Boles - Greenville, TX - d. 2-27-1969
actor, singer: “Texaco Star Theatre”
10-28-1896 - Howard Hanson - Wahoo, NE - d. 2-26-1981
conductor, composer: “New York Philharmonic”; “ASCAP World’s Fair Concert”
10-28-1897 - Edith Head - San Bernardino, CA - d. 10-24-1981
costume designer: Intermission Guest “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-28-1902 - Catherine Shepherd - Zimbabwe - d. 2-18-1976
writer: “The Golden Cockerel”
10-28-1902 - Elsa Lanchester - Lewisham, England - d. 12-26-1986
actor: “Arch Oboler’s Plays”; “Columbia Presents Corwin”; “Everyman’s Theatre”
10-28-1906 - Lou Bring - d. 7-15-1951
orchestra leader: “The Al Jolson Show”; “The Gracie Fields Show”
10-28-1908 - David LeWinter - NYC - d. 1-22-1976
orchestra leader: Late night dance band remotes
10-28-1910 - Arthur Altman - Brooklyn, NY - d. 1-18-1994
CBS staff violinist and librarian
10-28-1912 - Madaline Lee - Dallas, TX - d. 1-10-1974
actor: Genevive Blue “Amos ‘n’ Andy”; Wendy Burton “Second Mrs. Burton”
10-28-1913 - Ruth Peterson - Wauwatosa, WI - d. 2-2-1985
actor: Linda Carroll “Hawthorne House”
10-28-1915 - Alwyn Kurts - Perth, Western Australia - d. 5-4-2000
performer: “Raising a Husband”
10-28-1915 - Dody Goodman - Columbus, OH - d. 6-22-2008
actor: “Hopalong Cassidy”; “Arthur Godfrey Show”
10-28-1917 - Ron Rawson - Iowa - d. 7-18-1994
announcer: “Right to Happiness”; “Advs. of Topper”; “Advs. of the Thin Man”
10-28-1934 - Cecil Blackwood - Ackereman, MS - d. 11-13-2000
singer: (Blackwood Brothers Quartet) “Songs of the Gospel”
10-28-1934 - Johnny Western - Two Harbors, MN
singer, actor, songwriter: (Ballad of Paladin) Daily show on KFDI Wichita, KS
10-29-1873 - Walter C. Kelly - Mineville, NY - d. 1-6-1939
actor: (The Virginia Judge) “The Eveready Hour”
10-29-1880 - Gleason L. Archer - Great Pond, ME - d. 6-28-1966
lecturer: “Laws That Safeguard Society”
10-29-1883 - William K. Wells - NYC - d. 4-17-1956
writer: “Under Arrest”
10-29-1889 - Anna Case - Clinton, NJ - d. 1-7-1984
singer/actor: WJZ New York City
10-29-1891 - Fanny Brice - NYC - d. 5-29-1951
comedienne: Baby Snooks Higgins, “Baby Snooks”
10-29-1894 - Jack Pearl - NYC - d. 12-25-1982
comedian: Baron Munchausen “Baron and the Bee, Jack and Cliff, Jack Pearl Show”
10-29-1897 - Hope Emerson - Hawarden, IA - d. 4-24-1960
actor: Henrietta Topper “Advs. of Topper”; Elsie the Cow “Happy Island”
10-29-1901 - Akim Tamiroff - Baku, Russia - d. 9-17-1972
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-29-1902 - Lillian Lee - d. 5-18-1987
actor: (Wife of Jack Kirkwood) “Jack Kirkwood Show”; “Fibber McGee and Molly”
10-29-1903 - Olive Pell - Kalgoorlie, Australia - d. 1-xx-2002
writer: “Then Came the Day They Came”
10-29-1905 - Herbert Lateau - d. 3-xx-1984
producer: “The National Farm and Home Hour”
10-29-1908 - Robert K. Adams - d. 2-13-1981
actor: “Dr. Susan”; Hilltop House”; Your Family and Mine”
10-29-1908 - Ruth Russell - Peoria, IL
actor: Nancy Donovan “Just Plain Bill”; Kathy “Our Gal Sunday”
10-29-1909 - Virginia Clark - Peoria, IL
actor: Helen Trent “Romance of Helen Trent”
10-29-1910 - Lew Parker - Brooklyn, NY - d. 10-27-1972
actor: John Bickerson “The Bickersons” “Mennen Shave Time with Lew Parker”
10-29-1916 - Hadda Brooks - Los Angeles, CA - d. 11-21-2002
pianist: “Jubilee”
10-29-1921 - Bill Mauldin - Mountain Park, NM - d. 1-22-2003
cartoonist: “Command Performance”; “Armed Forces V-J Program”
10-29-1921 - Ed Kemmer - Reading, PA - d. 11-9-2004
actor: Buzz Corey “Space Patrol”
10-29-1922 - Neal Hefti - Hastings, NE - d. 10-11-2008
composer, et al: “Woody Herman Show”; “Manhattan Melodies”
10-29-1925 - Geraldine Brooks - NYC - d. 6-19-1977
actor: “Hollywood Fights Back”; “Voice of the Army”
10-29-1925 - Paul Daneman - London, England - d. 4-28-2001
actor: “The Hobbit”
10-29-1925 - Robert Hardy - Cheltenham, England
actor, writer: “The Leopard and the Lillies”
10-29-1933 - Douglas Cameron - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
presenter: “Today”; “double act”
10-30-1751 - Richard Brinsley Sheridan - Dublin, Ireland - d. 7-7-1816
writer: (Inventor of the Malaprop) Some of his works adapted for radio
10-30-1879 - Eily Malyon - London, England - d. 9-26-1961
actor: Lady Greystroke “Tarzan”
10-30-1885 - Ezra Pound - Hailey, ID - d. 11-1-1972
poet and traitor: “Italian Propaganda Broadcast”
10-30-1891 - Bill Brandt - d. 11-18-1963
sports commentator: “Inside of Sports”
10-30-1896 - Bill Terry - Atlanta, GA - d. 1-9-1989
sportscaster: WAGA Atlanta
10-30-1896 - Ruth Gordon - Wollaston, MA - d. 8-28-1985
actor: “Lincoln Highway”; “Meet Mr. Weeks”; “Orson Welles Theatre”
10-30-1898 - Arthur Kohl - Chicago, IL - d. 8-xx-1983
actor: Fred Andrews “Archie Andrews”; Bob Graham “Bachelor’s Children”
10-30-1901 - Chester Bagg - d. 10-13-1988
baritone: WCBC Zion, Illinois
10-30-1906 - Paul J. Smith - Calumet, MI - d. 1-25-1985
music: “The Eddie Bracken Show”
10-30-1907 - Renzo Cesana - Rome, Italy - d. 11-8-1970
creater: “The Steve Allen Show”
10-30-1908 - Patsy Montana - Hot Springs, AK - d. 5-3-1996
yodeling country singer: (Prairie Ramblers) “Nationial Barn Dance”
10-30-1910 - Francia White - Greenville, TX - d. 10-22-1984
singer: “Palmolive Beauty Box Theatre”; “Fred Astaire Show”; “Telephone Hour”
10-30-1911 - Milton Lieberthal - d. 6-5-1989
writer: “The Sheriff”
10-30-1911 - Ruth Hussey - Providence, RI - d. 4-19-2005
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-30-1912 - Preston Lockwood - Leyton, England - d. 4-24-1996
actor: “Sherlock Holmes”
10-30-1915 - Fred Friendly - NYC - d. 3-3-1998
writer, director: “Hear It Now”; “Who Said That?”; “Quick and the Dead”
10-30-1918 - Harvey Lowe - Victoria, Canada - d. 3-11-2009
host: “Call of China”
10-30-1918 - Joan Banks - NYC - d. 1-18-1998
actor: Arline Harrison Manning, “Portia Faces Life”; Carlotta Lagorro Armour, “Today’s Children”
10-30-1918 - William N. Burch - d. 10-1-2005
producer: “Truth or Consequences”; “Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch”
10-30-1923 - Hershel Bernardi - NYC - d. 5-9-1986
actor: “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”
10-30-1924 - Norman Bird - Coalville, England - d. 4-22-2005
actor: Major Burnaby “The Sittaford Mystery”
10-30-1926 - Charles Woolf - California - d. 6-18-1994
actor: “Life of Riley”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
10-30-1927 - Joe Adcock - Coushatta, LA - d. 5-3-1999
baseball player: “Baseball: An Action History”
10-30-1939 - Sammy Ogg - Lexington, VA
actor: Little Beaver “Red Ryder”; Donnie Henderson “Beulah”
10-30-1951 - Harry Hamlin - Pasadena, CA
actor: “We Hold These Truths”
10-31-1886 - Courtney Ryley Cooper - Kansas City, MO - d. 9-29-1940
writer: “The Gibson Family”
10-31-1887 - Chiang Kai-Shek - Hsikow, Chekiang, China - d. 4-5-1975
world leader: “Free World Theatre”
10-31-1896 - Ethel Waters - Chester, PA - d. 9-1-1977
blues singer: “American Revue”; “Command Performance”; “Jubilee”
10-31-1900 - Neal Bliss Enslen - Delphos, OH - d. 5-23-1938
opera singer, announcer: “The Baldwin Concert”; “The Slumber Hour”
10-31-1901 - Eric Hatch - d. 7-4-1973
commentator: “Cresta Blanca Carnival of Music”
10-31-1905 - Dewey Cole - d. 3-23-1991
sound effects: “The Lone Ranger”; “Challenge of the Yukon”
10-31-1909 - Thelma Boardman - Panama Canal Zone - d. 4-21-1978
actor: Minnie Mouse “Mickey Mouse Theatre of the Air”
10-31-1910 - Donovan Joyce - Melbourne, Australia - d. 10-16-1980
writer, producer, director: “T-Men”
10-31-1912 - Dale Evans - Uvalde, TX - d. 2-7-2001
actor, singer: (Queen of the Cowgirls) “Charlie McCarthy Show”; “Roy Rogers Show”
10-31-1915 - Chris Griffin - d. 6-18-2005
trumpet: (Benny Goodman’s Orchestra) “Camel Caravan”
10-31-1916 - James Broom-Lynne - London, England - d. 12-1-1995
writer: “Charlie and Duke”; “Return Visit”
10-31-1917 - Don Hughes - d. 5-2-1990
juvenile actor: Rollo “Daddy and Rollo”; “Helen and Mary”
10-31-1922 - Barbara Bel Geddes - NYC - d. 8-8-2005
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Ford Theatre”; “U.S. Steel Hour”; “Cavalcade of America”
10-31-1922 - Illinois Jacquet - Broussard, LA - d. 7-23-2004
jazz saxophonist: “One Night Stand”; “Command Performance”; “Jubilee”
10-31-1926 - Shirley Dinsdale - San Francisco, CA - d. 5-9-1999
ventriloquist: Judy Splinters “Judy in Wonderland, The Eddie Cantor Show”
10-31-1928 - Cleo Moore - Baton Rouge, LA - d. 10-25-1973
actor: “Bud’s Bandwagon”
10-31-1931 - Dan Rather - Wharton, TX
newscaster: Houston Radio
10-31-1942 - David Ogden Stiers - Peoria, IL
actor: “Empire of the Air”
11-01-1871 - Stephen Crane - Newark, NJ - d. 6-5-1900
author: Many of his works were adapted for radio
11-01-1879 - Merle Thorpe - Brimfield, IL - d. 10-31-1955
businessman: “How’s Business”; “The New Business World”
11-01-1880 - Grantland Rice - Murfreesboro, TN - d. 7-13-1954
sportscaster: “Sports Stories”
11-01-1904 - Ray Sinatra - Gergenti, Sicily - d. 11-1-1980
musical director: “The Bob Burns Show”; “Your Hit Parade”; “Mario Lanza Show”
11-01-1908 - Felix Knight - Macon, GA - d. 6-18-1998
singer: “Schaefer Revue”; “American Album of Familiar Music”
11-01-1908 - Harry Ellis Dickson - Cambridge, MA - d. 3-29-2003
first violinist: “Boston Symphony Orchestra”; “Boston Symphony Rehearsal”
11-01-1914 - Barry McKinley - Ft. Wayne, IN - 5-2-1990
baritone: “Dreams Come True”; “Radiotron Party”
11-01-1915 - Bob Garred - Walla Walla, WA - d. 12-10-1956
announcer: “The Stanford Hour”; “I Want a Divorce”
11-01-1915 - Michael Denison - Doncaster, England - d. 7-22-1998
actor: “The Robinsons”
11-01-1919 - John Secondari - Rome, Italy - d. 2-8-1975
novelist: “As Europe Sees the Marshall Plan”; “Prologue”
11-01-1921 - Harp McGuire - Tennessee - d. 10-21-1966
announcer: “T-Men”
11-01-1922 - George S. Irving - Springfield, MA
actor, singer: “Screen Guild Theatre”
11-01-1923 - Anne DeMarco - d. 7-27-2004
singer: (The DeMarco Sisters) “The Fred Allen Show”; “Texaco Star Theatre”
11-01-1923 - Charles Dugdale - Lincoln, NE - d. 5-18-1985
actor: “Heartbeat Theatre”
11-01-1923 - Gordon R. Dickson - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - d. 1-31-2001
science fiction writer: “X-Minus One”; “Exploring Tomorrow”
11-01-1923 - Victoria de los Angeles - Barcelona, Spain - d. 1-15-2005
operatic soprano: “Metropolitan Opera”
11-01-1926 - Betsy Palmer - East Chicago, IL
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
11-01-1933 - Art Stamper - nr. Hindman, Knott County, KY - d. 1-23-2005
bluegrass fiddler: Performed with Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys
11-01-1933 - Russ Butler - Boston, MA
host: VPR “Ella, Frank and Friends”; Vermont ETV; Songbook America”
11-01-1942 - Michael Zaslow - Inglewood, CA - d. 12-6-1998
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
11-02-1886 - Philip Merivale - Rehuta, Manickpur, India - d. 3-12-1946
actor: Reverend Spence “One Foot in Heaven”
11-02-1892 - Alice Brady - NYC - d. 10-28-1939
actor: “Hollywood Hotel”
11-02-1896 - Walter Woolf King - San Francisco, CA - d. 10-24-1984
emcee, host, actor: :Beatrice Lillie Show”; “Flying Red Horse Tavern”
11-02-1897 - Dennis King - Coventry, England - d. 5-21-1971
announcer: “When a Girl Marries”
11-02-1899 - Evelyn MacGregor - Pittsfield, MA - d. 7-3-1967
singer: “ American Melody Hour”; “American Album of Familiar Music”
11-02-1899 - Glenn Rowell - Pontiac, MI - d. 10-9-1965
singer, comedian: “Quaker Early Birds”; “Gene and Glenn”
11-02-1901 - James Dunn - NYC - d. 9-1-1967
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-02-1901 - Paul Ford - Baltimore, MD - d. 4-12-1976
actor: “Suspense”; “Tom Corbett, Space Cadet”
11-02-1906 - Joseph Ruscoll - d. 11-19-1956
writer: “The Molle Mystery Theatre”; “Murder at Midnight”
11-02-1906 - Peggy Conklin - Dobbs Ferry, NY - d. 3-18-2003
actor: Kitty Archer “McGarry and His Mouse”; Barbara ‘Babs’ Riley “Life of Riley”
11-02-1908 - Bunny Berrigan - Hilbert, WI - d. 6-2-1942
bandleader: “Saturday Night Swing Club”; “Tim and Irene”
11-02-1909 - Fred Lowery - Palestine, TX - d. 12-11-1984
whistler: (The Blind Whistler) “New Fred Lowrey Show”; “Horace Heidt Show”
11-02-1911 - Johnny Richards - Schenectady, NY - d. 10-7-1968
orchestra leader: “The Jack Carson Show”
11-02-1913 - Burt Lancaster - NYC - d. 10-20-1994
actor: “Ford Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-02-1917 - Janette Davis - Memphis, TN - d. 4-25-2005
singer: “Arthur Godfrey Time”; “Avalon Time”; “Red Skelton Show”
11-02-1919 - Warren Stevens - Clark’s Summit, PA
actor: “Quiet Please”
11-02-1920 - Ann Rutherford - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
actor: Blondie Bumstead “Blondie”; Connie Menihan “Eddie Bracken Show”
11-02-1920 - Kay Armen - Chicago, IL
singer: “Stop the Music!”; “Pet Milk Show”; “Bob Crosby Show”
11-02-1921 - Shep Menken - NYC - d. 1-2-1999
actor: “Six Shooter”; “NBC Presents: Short Story”; “Four-Star Playhouse”
11-02-1925 - Jack Burger - NYC
composer, author: “Gene Autry Show”
11-02-1929 - Judith Ames - Portland, OR
actor: “George Fisher Interviews the Stars”
11-03-1880 - Pearl King Tanner - Eureka, CA - d. 7-16-1980
actor: Mothere Sherwood “Hawthorne House”; “Eno Crime Clues”
11-03-1889 - Gustave Haenschen - St. Louis, MO - d. 3-27-1980
conductor: “Palmolive Hour”; “Show Boat”; “Saturday Night Serenade”
11-03-1902 - Milt Herth - Kenosha, WI - d. 6-18-1969
organist: (Milt Herth Trio) “Hollywood News”; “Al Pearce”
11-03-1902 - Ted Pearson - Arlington, NE - d. 10-5-1961
announcer: “Advs. of the Thin Man”; “Cavalcade of America”; “Good News of 1938”
11-03-1903 - John Sylvester - Mississippi - d. 3-1-1995
actor, host: “Now Hear This”; “One Thousand Dollars Reward”
11-03-1909 - Bennie Anthony Azzara - Newark, NJ - d. 11-23-2001
pianist: played for Jackie Gleason
11-03-1909 - George Wells - NYC - d. 11-29-2000
screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-03-1909 - James Reston - Clyde Bank, Scotland - d. 12-6-1995
new york times columnist: “University of Chicago Round Table”; “Meet the Press”
11-03-1910 - Richard Hurndall - Darlington, Durham, England - d. 4-13-1984
actor: Sherlock Holmes “BBC Light Programme”
11-03-1912 - Gilbert Mack - NYC - d. 12-5-2005
actor: Impy the Midget “Cloak and Daggeer”; “This is My Story”
11-03-1913 - Harry Babbitt - St. Louis, MO - d. 4-9-2004
singer: “Kay Kyser’s Surprise Party”; “Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge”
11-03-1915 - Cal Maddox - Boaz, AL - d. xx-xx-1968
guitar, harmonica: “Maddox Family Band”
11-03-1918 - Bob Feller - Van Meter, IA
baseball great: “The Jack Benny Program”
11-03-1925 - Robert Quarry - Santa Rosa, CA - d. 2-21-2008
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-03-1928 - Dick Bennick - North Carolina - d. 2-18-1995
worked as an advertising director for a Florida radio station
11-03-1928 - Wanda Hendrix - Jacksonville, FL - d. 2-1-1981
actor: “Cavalcade of America”; “Stars Over Hollywood”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-03-1930 - Lois Smith - Topeka, KS
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
11-03-1933 - Jeremy Brett - Berkswell Grange, England - d. 9-12-1995
actor: “Barretts of Wimpole Street”; “Mendelssohn and Elyjan”
11-03-1933 - Ken Berry - Moline, IL
actor: “Hollywood Radio Theatre”
11-04-1879 - Will Rogers, Sr. - Oolagah, Oklahoma Territory - d. 8-15-1935
humorist: (America’s Greatest Humorist) “Gulf Headliners”
11-04-1892 - Philip Featherstone - Illinois - d. 3-19-1969
mandolin: “Golden Melody Boys”
11-04-1893 - Howard Hoffman - Ohio - d. 6-27-1969
actor: Chandu “Chandu the Magician”
11-04-1896 - Harry Woods - North Chelmsford, MA - d. 1-13-1970
compser: “Great Moments to Music”
11-04-1896 - Ian Wolfe - Canton, IL - d. 1-23-1992
actor: “Suspense”; “Cavalcade of America”; “Escape”
11-04-1900 - Arthur Schwartz - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-3-1984
composer: “The Gibson Family”
11-04-1901 - Helene Dumas - Brooklyn, NY - d. 12-23-1986
actor: “Jane Arden”; “Eno Crime Club”; “Short Short Story”
11-04-1902 - Frank Jenks - Des Moines, IA - d. 5-13-1962
actor: “The Navy Comes Through”
11-04-1904 - Sam Hayes - Cooksville, IL - d. 7-28-1958
news commentator: “Newstime with Sam Hayes”; “Sperry Breakfast News”
11-04-1906 - Bob Considine - Washington D. C. - d. 9-25-1975
announcer: “Fred Waring Show”; “Sports Broadcasts”
11-04-1906 - Sterling North - Edgerton, WI - d. 12-21-1974
writer, host, critic: “Of Men and Books”
11-04-1908 - Colin Simpson - Petersham, Australia - d. xx-xx-1983
writer: “Six from Borneo”
11-04-1910 - Abby Lewis - Mesilla Park, NM - d. 11-27-1997
actor: Telephone Operator “House in the Country”
11-04-1911 - Dixie Lee Crosby - Harriman, TN - d. 11-1-1952
actor: (Wife of Bing) “Shell Chateau”; “Bing Crosby Show”
11-04-1911 - Jack Rose - Warsaw, Russian Empire - d. 10-21-1995
writer: “The Bob Hope Show”
11-04-1911 - Josephine Huston - d. 10-19-1967
vocalist: “Take a Note”
11-04-1912 - Humphrey Davis - Meriden, CT - d. 5-23-1987
actor: Al Douglas “Life Can Be Beautiful”; Sheriff Jackson “Tennessee Jed”
11-04-1914 - Court Benson - Vancouver, Canada - d. 2-5-1995
announcer, narrator: “Tennessee Jed”; “Backstage Wife”
11-04-1916 - Walter Cronkite - St. Joseph, MO
newscaster, sportscaster: KCMO, Kansas City; WKY, Oklahoma City
11-04-1917 - Jean King - Dallas, TX - d. 8-19-1993
disk jockey: Lonesome Gal “Lonesome Gal”
11-04-1918 - Art Carney - Mount Vernon, NY - d. 11-9-2003
actor: Billy Oldham “Joe and Ethel Turp”; General Dwight D. Eisenhower “Living 1948”
11-04-1918 - Cameron Mitchell - Dallastown, PA - d. 7-6-1994
actor: “Crime Does Not Pay”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-04-1918 - Jay Jackson - Stockdale, OH - d. 8-16-2005
host, announcer: “Broadway Talks Back”; “Radio Reader”s Digest”
11-04-1919 - Martin Balsam - NYC - d. 2-13-1996
actor: “Cloak and Dagger”
11-04-1919 - Shirley Mitchell - Toledo, OH
actor: Alice Darling “Fibber McGee and Molly”; Leila Ransom “Great Gildersleeve”
11-04-1927 - Bobby Breen - Toronto, Canada
singer, actor: “The Eddie Cantor Show”
11-04-1930 - Kate Reid - London, England - d. 3-27-1993
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
11-05-1877 - Henry M. Neely - Philadelphia, PA - d. 5-1-1963
actor, writer, director, producer: “Fitch Bandwagon”
11-05-1879 - Will Hays - Sullivan, IN - d. 3-7-1954
puritanical censor: “Republican National Convention 1948”; ”A Tribute to FDR”
11-05-1885 - Will Durant - North Adams, MA - d. 11-7-1981
historian: “America’s Town Meeting of the Air”
11-05-1887 - Ralph Moody - St. Louis, MO - d. 9-16-1971
actor: “Gunsmoke”; “Roy Rogers Show”; “Wild Bill Hickok”
11-05-1891 - Vinton Freedley - Philadelphia, PA - d. 6-5-1969
host: “Theatre USA”
11-05-1893 - Jean Sothern - d. 4-14-1964
actor: Edie Gray “Pepper Young’s Family”; Connie Rickard “Red Davis”
11-05-1893 - Theodore von Eltz - New Haven, CT - d. 10-6-1964
actor: Inspector Fernak “The Saint”
11-05-1895 - Charles MacArthur - Scranton, PA - d. 4-21-1956
playwright: “Jumbo Fire Chief Program”; “Chase and Sanborn Hour”
11-05-1897 - Jan Garber - Norristown, PA - d. 10-5-1977
bandleader: “Jan Garber Supper Club”
11-05-1901 - Etta Moten - Weimer, TX - d. 1-2-2004
singer, actress: “The Laff Parade”; Hollywood Spotlight”
11-05-1902 - Borrah Minevitch - Kiev, Russia - d. 6-26-1955
harmonica player: (King of the Harmonica) Had own show on NBC Blue
11-05-1905 - Annunzio Paolo Mantovani - Venice, Italy - d. 3-29-1980
orchestra leader: “Music In the Air”; ”Of These We Sing”
11-05-1905 - Joel McCrea - South Pasadena, CA - d. 10-20-1990
actor: Jace Pearson “Tales of the Texas Rangers”
11-05-1905 - John Whedon - d. 11-21-1991
writer: “The Great Gildersleeve”
11-05-1905 - Thomas Freebairn-Smith - Walton-on-Thames, England - d. 12-31-1985
writer, producer: “Jonathan Trimble, Esq.”; “Al Pearce and His Gang”
11-05-1911 - Roy Rogers - Cincinnati, OH - d. 7-6-1998
singer, actor: (King of the Cowboys) “Roy Rogers Show”; “Saturday Nite Round-Up”
11-05-1913 - Vivien Leigh - Darjeeling, India - d. 7-7-1967
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-05-1914 - Jack McVea - Los Angeles, CA - d. 12-27-2000
saxophonist: “One Night Stand”; “Jubilee”
11-05-1917 - Claus Adam - Sumatra, Indonesia - d. 7-4-1983
first cellist: WOR New York
11-05-1919 - Earl Bennett - Kansas City, KS - d. 10-4-2007
musician, comedian: Sir Fredrick Gas “Spike Jones and His City Slickers”
11-05-1919 - Myron Floren - Webster, SD - d. 7-23-2005
accordianist: “Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music”
11-05-1922 - Roger Albright - Evanston, IL - d. 11-xx-1987
writer, producer: “A Home of Your Own”
11-05-1927 - Robert Abernathy - Geneva, Switzerland
newscaster: “News on the Hour”
11-05-1931 - Ike Turner - Clarksdale MS - d. 12-12-2007
singer: (Ike and Tina) “Lost and Found Sound”
11-05-1933 - Donald Madden - NYC - d. 1-22-1983
actor: “Let’s Pretend”
11-05-1937 - Harris Yulin - Los Angles, CA
actor: “Empire of the Air”
11-05-1948 - Ruth Welting - Memphis, TN - d. 12-16-1999
coloratura soprano: “Metropolitan Opera”
11-05-1956 - Jacksondouglas (Douglas Hanford) - Williamsburg, VA
announcer, producer: “Original Oldies Show”
11-06-1854 - John Philps Sousa - Washington, D.C. - d. 3-6-1932
composer of marches: “John Philip Sousa Speaks”
11-06-1886 - Gus Kahn - Koblenz, Germany - d. 10-8-1941
lyricist: “Good News of 1938”
11-06-1887 - Walter Johnson - Humboldt, KS - d. 12-10-1946
baseball great: Play-by-Play Washington Senators
11-06-1892 - Ole Olsen - Wabash, IN - d. 1-26-1963
comedian: (Olsen and Johnson); “Rudy Vallee Show”; “Breakfast Club”
11-06-1896 - Frank Readick - Seattle, WA - d. xx-xx-1965
actor: (Father of Bob) Knobby Walsh “Joe Palooka”; Shadow “The Shadow”
11-06-1899 - Francis Lederer - Prague, Czechoslovakia - d. 5-25-2000
actor: Guest Armchair detective: Ellery Queen
11-06-1901 - Juanita Hall - d. 2-28-1968
actor: “Story of Ruby Valentine”
11-06-1904 - Selena Royle - NYC - d. 4-23-1983
actor: Hilda Hope “Hilda Hope, M.D.”; Kathy Marsh “Portia Faces Life”
11-06-1905 - Isabel Carothers - Mt. Pleasant, IA - d. 1-8-1937
actor: Lu “Clara, Lu and Em”
11-06-1910 - Donald Dickson - Clairton, PA - d. 9-21-1972
singer: “Sealtest Party”; “Chase & Sanborn Hour”; “Blue Ribbon Town”
11-06-1916 - Ray Conniff - Attleboro, MA - d. 10-12-2002
arranger: Armed Forces Radio during World War II
11-06-1931 - Mike Nichols - Berlin, Germany
comedian: “Mike Nicholes and Elaine May”; “Monitor”
11-06-1935 - Judy Lewis - Venice, CA
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
11-06-1943 - Berlie Doherty - Liverpool, England
writer: “The Drowned Village”
11-06-1951 - Paul (Hugh) Carter - The Hague, Netherlands
writer: “Memory As Desire”
11-07-1868 - Royal Copeland - Dexter, MI - d. 6-17-1938
commentator: “Health Talk”; “Fleischmann Hour”
11-07-1883 - Solomon Lightfoot Michaux - Newport News, VA - d. 10-20-1968
preacher: “Elder Michaux’s Happiness Church Service”
11-07-1890 - Phil Spitalny - Odessa, Russia - d. 10-11-1970
conductor: “Nestles Chocolateers”; “Blue Coal Revue”; “Hour of Charm”
11-07-1893 - Margaret Leech - Newburgh, NY - d. 2-24-1974
author: “Information Please”
11-07-1895 - Jerry Belcher - Austin, TX - d. 6-3-1962
interviewer: “Vox Pop”; “Our Neighbors”
11-07-1897 - Herman J. Mankiewicz - NYC - d. 3-5-1953
screenwriter, producer: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-07-1902 - Ed Dodd - Lafayette, GA - d. 5-27-1991
comic creator: “Mark Trail”
11-07-1903 - Dean Jagger - Lima, OH - d. 2-5-1991
actor: “Crisis in War Town”; “Columbia Workshop”; “Cavalcade of America”
11-07-1904 - Francis M. Nevins, Jr. - Toronto, Canada - d. 4-1-1990
script writer: “Mandrake the Magcian”
11-07-1906 - Red Ingle - Toledo, OH - d. 9-7-1965
vocalist: (Spike Jones and his City Slickers) “The Spike Jones Show”
11-07-1907 - Tom Hanlon - Kansas - d. 9-29-1970
announcer: “Jane Endicott, Reporter”; “That’s My Pop”; “Beulah Show”
11-07-1910 - Charles Carroll - Jackson, MI - d. 6-5-1978
actor: “Margo of Castlewood”; “Valiant Lady”
11-07-1911 - Dick Stark - Grand Rapids, MI - d. 12-12-1986
announcer: “It Pays to be Ignorant”; “Perry Mason”; “Walter Winchell’s Jergens Journal”
11-07-1913 - Margorie Anderson - London, England - d. 12-14-1999
disc jockey: “Forces Favourites”; “Woman’s Hour”; “Home for the Day”
11-07-1916 - Joe Bushkin - NYC - d. 11-3-2004
jazz pianist: “Saturday Night Swing Club”; “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concert”
11-07-1917 - Johnnie Stewart - Tonbridge, England - d. 4-29-2005
sound effects for BBC radio in 1930s, then became a producer
11-07-1918 - Billy Graham - Charlotte, NC
preacher: “Hour of Decision”
11-07-1921 - Virginia Kaye - d. 3-18-2005
actor: Rosemary Dawson “Rosemary”
11-07-1922 - Al Hirt - New Orleans, LA - d. 4-27-1999
dixieland trumpeter: “Voices of Vista”; “The Navy Swings”; “Here’s to Veterans”
11-07-1926 - Joan Sutherland - Sydney, Australia
soprano: “Metropolitan Opera”
11-07-1945 - Ruthe Stein - Chicago, IL
journalist: “Sonya Live”; “All Things Considered”
11-07-1949 - Gary Marcuse - Ithaca, NY
host: “Songs and Stories of Canada”
11-08-1847 - Bram Stoker - Dublin, Ireland - d. 4-20-1912
author: “Mercury Theatre”; “Hall of Fantasy”; “Mind’s Eye”
11-08-1865 - Tim Frawley - Washington, D.C. - d. 4-26-1936
actor: Old Ranger “Death Valley Days”
11-08-1891 - Clarence J. Ingram - Jersey City, NJ - d. 12-31-1955
interviewer: “Stardust”
11-08-1899 - Edmund “Tiny” Ruffner - Crawfordsville, IN - d. 2-23-1983
announcer: “Show Boat”; “Captain Diamond’s Adventure”; “Better Half”
11-08-1900 - Franklin Parker - Filmore, MO - d. 6-12-1962
actor: “Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch”; “Big Town”
11-08-1900 - Margaret Mitchell - Atlanta, GA - d. 8-16-1949
author: “Gone with the Wind Premier”; “Gone with the Wind”
11-08-1909 - Sam Balter - Detroit, MI - d. 8-8-1998
sports, news commentator: “Inside of Sports”; “Sizing Up the News”
11-08-1909 - Scotty Wiseman - Ingalls, NC - d. 1-31-1981
singer: (Lulu Belle and Scotty) “National Barn Dance”; “Boone County Jamboree”
11-08-1913 - June Havoc - Vancouver, Canada
actor: “Advs. of Sam Spade”; “Theatre Guild On the Air”
11-08-1913 - Robert Strauss - NYC - d. 2-20-1975
actor: Doc Prouty “Advs. of Ellery Queen”; Pa Wiggs “Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch”
11-08-1914 - Norman Lloyd - Jersey City, NJ
actor: “Columbia Presents Corwin”; “Words at War”
11-08-1916 - Norman Macdonnell - Pasadena, CA - d. 11-28-1979
producer, director: “Gunsmoke”
11-08-1918 - Bob Schiller - San Francisco, CA
writer: “Duffy’s Tavern”
11-08-1918 - Paul Barnes - Chicago, IL - d. 5-16-1983
actor: Red Albright/Captain Midnight “Captain Midnight”
11-08-1921 - Jerome Hines - Hollywood, CA - d. 2-4-2003
singer: “Standard Hour”; “Voice of Firestone”
11-08-1927 - Patti Page - Claremore, OK
singer: “One Night Stand”; “Bing Crosby Show”; “Your Rhythm Revue”
11-08-1931 - Darla Hood - Leedey, OK - d. 6-13-1979
actor: “Jack Benny Program”; “Bud’s Bandwagon”
11-08-1932 - Bernard Treister - Berlin, Germany
writer: “Adventures in Judaism”
11-09-1883 - Edna Mae Oliver - Malden, MA - d. 11-9-1942
actor: Miss Tuttle “Remarkable Miss Tuttle”
11-09-1886 - Ed Wynn - Philadelphia, PA, - d. 6-19-1966
comedian: (The Perfect Fool) Fire Chief “Ed Wynn Show”; King Bubbles “Happy Island”
11-09-1891 - Dempsy Jones - Fountain Run, KY - d. 4-xx-1963
tiple player: “Golden Melody Boys”
11-09-1893 - John P. Medbury - New York - d. 6-29-1947
writer: “Burns and Allen”; “Captain Flagg and Sergeant Quirt”
11-09-1895 - George D. Hay - Attica, IN - d. 5-9-1968
host: (The Solemn Old Judge) “Barn Dance”; “Grand Ole Opry”
11-09-1895 - Lou Lubin - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 1-30-1973
actor: Shorty “Amos ‘n’ Andy”
11-09-1899 - Mezz Mezzrow - Chicago, IL - d. 8-5-1972
jazz clarinetist: “BBC Jazz Session”; “For Your Approval”; “Americana”
11-09-1906 - Muggsy Spanier - Chicago, IL - d. 2-12-1967
cornet: “This Is Jazz”; “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concerts”
11-09-1909 - Kay Thompson - St. Louis, MO - d. 7-2-1998
singer: “Fred Waring Show”; “Your Hit Parade”; “Tune-Up Time”
11-09-1909 - Robert Douglas - Fletchley, England - d. 1-11-1999
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-09-1911 - Dick Janaver - NYC - d. 2-8-1999
actor: Lee Kirby “Myrt and Marge”; “Our Gal Sunday”; “Just Plain Bill”
11-09-1913 - Hedy Lamarr - Vienna, Austria - d. 1-19-2000
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-09-1914 - Alan Caillou - d. 10-1-2006
writer: “Sears Radio Theatre”
11-09-1916 - Norwood Anderson - d. 5-6-2005
disk jockey: “Town and Party Line” WFTC Kingston, North Carolina
11-09-1922 - Dorothy Dandridge - Cleveland, OH - d. 9-8-1965
actor, writer: “Beulah Show”
11-09-1934 - Carl Sagan - NYC - d. 12-20-1996
scientist: “Space Story”; “Is Anybody There?”
11-09-1961 - Jill Dando - Somerset, England - d. 4-26-1999
BBC radio newscaster, victim of a murder
11-10-1889 - Claude Rains - London, England - d. 5-30-1967
actor: “Shakesperian Circle”; “This Is War!”; “Presenting Claude Rains”
11-10-1891 - Gary Breckner - Illinois - d. 6-25-1945
announcer: “Al Pearce and His Gang”; “Gateway to Hollywood”
11-10-1893 - John P. Marquand - Wilmington, DE - d. 7-16-1963
writer: “Information Please”
11-10-1899 - George Storer - Champaign, IL - d. 11-4-1975
Broadcast Executive
11-10-1907 - Jane Froman - St. Louis, MO - d. 4-22-1980
singer: “Florsheim Frolic”; “Bromo Seltzer Hour”; “Gulf Musical Playhouse”
11-10-1909 - Johnny Marks - Mount Vernon, NY - d. 9-3-1985
songwriter, lyricist: “Great Moments in Music”
11-10-1909 - Robert Arthur, Jr. - Corregidor, Philipines - d. 5-2-1969
writer: “The Mysterious Traveler”
11-10-1912 - John L. Greene - Buffalo, NY - d. 10-4-1995
writer: “Texaco Star Theatre”
11-10-1914 - Cyril Enfield - Scranton, PA - d. 4-16-1995
writer: “Supsense”
11-10-1915 - Bob Shepard - NYC - d. 12-19-1993
announcer: “Pot O’ Gold”; “Counterspy”; “Break the Bank”; “You Can”t Take it with You”
11-10-1916 - Billy May - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 1-22-2004
orchestra leader: “Music Depreciation”; “Stan Freberg Show”
11-10-1918 - Jack McCoy - Akron, OH - d. 3-18-1991
announcer: “Steve Allen Show”; “Dinah Shore Show”
11-10-1919 - George Fenneman - Peking, China - d. 5-29-1997
announcer, actor: “You Bet Your Life”; “Dragnet”; Buzz “I Fly Anything”
11-10-1920 - Jennifer Holt - Dorset, England - d. 9-21-1997
actor: “Family Theatre”; “Curtain Time”; “All-Star Western Theatre”
11-10-1923 - Anne Shelton - Dulwich, London, England - d. 7-31-1994
vocalist: “American Band of the Supreme Allied Command”; “Variety Bandbox”
11-10-1924 - Bobby Limb - Australia - d. 9-14-1999
actor: “The Idiot Weekly”
11-10-1925 - Richard Burton - Pontrhydfen, South Wales - d. 8-5-1984
actor: Readings of poetry, plays and school programmes for the BBC
11-10-1929 - Stanley Morgan - Liverpool, England
novelist and sometime radio actor
11-10-1931 - Don Henderson - Leytonstone, East London, England - d. 6-22-1997
actor: “The Wolf and the Woodcutter”
11-11-1872 - Maude Adams - Salt Lake City, Utah - d. 7-17-1953
actor: “Maude Adams”
11-11-1883 - Wilbur C. Tuttle - Missouri - d. 6-6-1969
writer: “Hashkdnife Hartley”
11-11-1885 - George S. Patton - San Gabriel, CA - d. 11-21-1945
maverick general: “These Are Our Men”
11-11-1887 - Roland Young - London, England - d. 6-5-1953
actor: Cosmo Topper “Advs of Topper”; William “Johnny Presents”
11-11-1891 - Rev. Dr. Walter Van Kirk - Cleveland, OH - d. 7-6-1956
minister: “Religion in the News”
11-11-1892 - Al Schacht - NYC - d. 7-14-1984
sportscaster: ( The Clown Prince of Baseball) “Al Schacht’s Sports Show”
11-11-1897 - James Goss - Chicago, IL - d. 8-20-1976
actor: Uncle Jim Fairfield “Jack Armstrong, The All-American Boy”
11-11-1898 - René Clair - Paris, France - d. 3-15-1981
film director: “This Week Around Paris”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-11-1899 - Harold J. “Pie” Traynor - Framingham, MA - d. 3-16-1972
sportscaster: KQV Pittsburgh
11-11-1899 - Pat O’Brien - Milwaukee, WI - d. 10-15-1983
actor: Dan Carson “Dan Carson”; “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Family Theatre”
11-11-1900 - Lorayn Brox - Memphis, TN - d. 6-14-1993
singer: (Brox Sisters) “A Tribute to Irving Berlin”
11-11-1901 - F. Van Wyck Mason - Boston, MA - d. 8-28-1978
writer: “The Man from G-2”
11-11-1902 - Webley Edwards - Corvallis, OR - d. 10-5-1977
announcer, host: “Hawaii Calls”
11-11-1904 - Joe Penner - Magybecskereck, Hungary - d. 1-10-1941
comedian: “Joe Penner Program”; “Penners of Park Avenue”
11-11-1906 - Harry Holcomb - Malta, OH - d. 9-15-1987
director, narrator: “Curtain Time; “Dr. I.Q., The Mental Banker”; “Moon River”
11-11-1906 - Victor Bell - d. 11-30-1976
newscaster: KUTA Salt Lake City, Utah
11-11-1908 - Jerry Devine - Boston, MA - d. 5-20-1994
producer, director, writer: “Mr. District Attorney”; “This Is Your FBI”
11-11-1909 - Bill Demling - Chicago, IL - d. 8-30-1974
writer: “Mickey Mouse’s Theatre of the Air”
11-11-1909 - Rad Robinson - Bountiful, UT - d. 9-20-1988
singer: (Member of the King’s Men) “Fibber McGee and Molly”; “King’s Men”
11-11-1909 - Robert Ryan - Chicago, IL - d. 7-11-1973
actor: “Document A/777”; “Hollywood Star Playhouse”; “Suspense”
11-11-1911 - Patric Knowles - Horsforth, Yorkshire, England - d. 12-23-1995
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-11-1913 - Jess Oppenheimer - San Francisco, CA - d. 12-27-1988
writer: “The Jack Benny Program”; The Baby Snooks Show”; My Favorite Husband”
11-11-1914 - Howard Fast - NYC - d. 3-12-2003
writer: “New World A’ Coming”; “Cavalcade of America”
11-11-1915 - William Proxmire - Lake Forest, IL - d. 12-15-2005
u.s. senator: “Meet the Press”
11-11-1917 - Paul Masterson - Montana - d. 5-10-1996
announcer: “Advs. of Ellery Queen”; “Tommy Riggs and Betty Lou”
11-11-1917 - Robert J. Shaw - Pewaukee, WI - d. 3-30-1996
writer: “Mr. District Attorney”; “Advs. of Christopher Wells”
11-11-1918 - Elma I. Ellis - Birmingham, AL
writer, producer: “We the People”; “Great Jury Trials”
11-11-1918 - Stubby Kaye - NYC - d. 12-14-1997
comic, singer, actor: “The Heartbeat of Broadway”
11-11-1920 - Ruth Brooks - Omaha, NE
writer: “The Billie Burke Show”
11-11-1922 - Kurt Vonnegut - Indianapolis, IN - d. 4-12-2007
writer: “Dimension X”
11-11-1923 - Willie Cook - Tangipahoa, LA - d. 9-22-2000
jazz trumpeter: “Voice of America”
11-11-1925 - Jonathan Winters - Dayton, OH
comedian: “Monitor”
11-11-1929 - La Vern Baker - Chicago, IL - d. 3-10-1997
singer: “Camel Rock and Roll Dance Party”
11-11-1930 - Hank Garland - Cowpens, SC - d. 12-27-2004
guitarist: “Jim Reeves Show”; “Country Music Time”; “Country Style U.S.A.”
11-11-1939 - Denise Alexander - NYC
actor: Francie Nolan “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”; Debbie Sharp “Big Guy”
11-11-1941 - Russell Horton - Los Angeles, CA
actor: “Americans All”
11-12-1884 - Griff Barnett - Blue Ridge, TX - d. 1-12-1958
actor: Rexall Family Druggist “Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show”
11-12-1903 - Jack Oakie - Sedalia, MO - d. 1-23-1978
comedian: “Jack Oakie’s College”
11-12-1910 - Madelyn Palmer - Adelaide, South Australia - d. 8-xx-1997
author of numerous radio plays.
11-12-1911 - Buck Clayton - Parsons, KS - d. 12-8-1991
trumpet: “Count Basie and His Orchestra”; “Doctor Jazz”
11-12-1911 - Claudia Morgan - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-17-1974
actor: Carolyn Allen Walker Kramer Nelson MacDonald; “Right to Happiness”
11-12-1911 - Clay Bryant - Madison Heights, VA - d. 4-9-1999
baseball analyst: “Baseball with Clay Bryant”
11-12-1914 - Charles Marion - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-29-1980
writer: “The Eddie Cantor Show”
11-12-1915 - Richard Ney - NYC - d. 7-18-2004
actor: “Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre”; “Suspense”
11-12-1917 - Henry Jerome - NYC
bandleader: “Dinner at the Green Room”
11-12-1917 - Jo Stafford - Coalinga, CA - d. 7-16-2008
singer: “Tommy Dorsey Show”; “Ford Show”; “Chesterfield Supper Club”
11-12-1920 - Richard Quine - Detroit, MI - d. 6-10-1989
actor: “Doctor Christian”; “Mayor of the Town”; “Family Theatre”
11-12-1922 - Kim Hunter - Detroit, MI - d. 9-11-2002
actor: “Medicine USA”; “Philco Radio Playhouse”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
11-12-1929 - Grace Kelly - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-14-1982
actor: “Family Theatre”; “Bob Hope Show”
11-12-1929 - Jim Backlin - d. 3-xx-1981
disk jockey: KCJB Minot, North Dakota; KFYR Bismarck, North Dakota
11-12-1933 - Bert Andersen - d. 6-14-1974
disk jockey: KTAC Tacoma, Washington
11-12-1940 - Robert Francis Boulanger - Lewiston, ME - d. 12-6-2005
sang on the radio at the age of 7
11-13-1850 - Robert Louis Stevenson - Edinburgh, Scotland - d. 12-3-1894
author: Several of his works adapted for radio
11-13-1886 - Frederick B. Bate - Chicago, IL - d. 12-25-1970
newscaster: “NBC News”
11-13-1903 - Conrad Thibault - Northbridge, MA - d. 8-10-1983
singer: “Show Boat”; “Packard Hour”; “Manhattan Merry-Go-Round”
11-13-1913 - Alexander Scourby - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-23-1985
actor: Herbert Temple “Young Widder Brown”; Philip Cameron “Against the Storm”
11-13-1913 - Blue Lu Barker - New Orleans, LA - d. 5-7-1998
singer: “This Is Jazz”
11-13-1913 - Helen Mack - Rock Island, IL - d. 8-13-1986
producer, director: “Beulah Show”; “Affairs of Ann Scotland”
11-13-1917 - Robert Sterling - Newcastle, PA - d. 5-30-2006
actor: Michael Shayne “Michael Shayne”
11-13-1919 - Edvige Cere - Turin, Italy - d. 11-13-2005
composer, accordionist
11-13-1922 - Jack Narz - Louisville, KY - d. 10-15-2008
announcer: “Meet Corliss Archer”; “Tenneessee Ernie Ford Show”
11-13-1925 - Ed Backey - Havre de Grace, MD - d. 5-4-1988
disk jockey: WTOW Towson, Maryland
11-13-1932 - Buddy Killen - Florence, AL - d. 11-1-2006
bass player: “Grand Ole Opry”; “March of Dimes”
11-13-1932 - Richard Mulligan - NYC - d. 9-26-2000
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
11-13-1936 - Ingrid Hafner - London, England - d. 5-20-1994
actor: “The Butcher, the Baker”
11-13-1938 - Jo Ann Callison - Burnwell, WV
singer on radio
11-13-1948 - Saori Yuki - Gunma, Japan
singer: “Kohaku Uta Gassen”
11-14-1881 - Clayton Hamilton - NYC - d. 9-17-1946
writer: “Radio Guild”; “Great Plays”; “Brownstone Theatre”
11-14-1894 - James Van Dyk - Brooklyn, NY - d. 12-17-1951
actor: Clyde Houston “Lora Lawton”; Dick Phillips “Rosemary”
11-14-1900 - Aaron Copland - NYC - d. 12-2-1990
composer: “Document A/777”
11-14-1901 - Morton Downey - Wallingford, CT - d. 10-25-1985
singer: (The Irish Thrush), “Morton Downey Show”; “Songs by Morton Downey”
11-14-1904 - Art Hodes - Nikoliev, Russia - d. 3-4-1993
jazz pianist: “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concert”; “This Is Jazz”; “WNYC Jazz Festival”
11-14-1904 - Dick Powell - Mountain. View, AR - d. 1-2-1963
actor: Richard Diamond “Richard Diamond, Private Detective”; Richard Rogue “Rogue’s Gallery”
11-14-1905 - Wilbur “Budd” Hulick - Asbury Park, NJ - d. 3-22-1961
comedian: “Stoopnagle and Budd”; Mortimer Meek “Meet Mr. Meek”
11-14-1906 - Mercer McCloud - d. 1-20-1993
actor: Fran Cummings “Second Husband”
11-14-1908 - Joseph McCarthy - Appleton, WI - d. 5-2-1957
despotic senator: “Meet the Press”
11-14-1910 - Rosemary De Camp - Prescott, Arizona Territory - d. 2-20-2001
actor: Nurse Judy Price “Dr. Christian”
11-14-1913 - George Smathers - Atlantic City, NJ - d. 1-20-2007
u.s. senator from florida: “Meet the Press”
11-14-1914 - Haila Stoddard - Great Falls, MT
actor: Sue Evans Miller “Big Sister”
11-14-1914 - Ken Carson - Colgate, OK - d. 4-7-1994
singer: (Lustre Cream Shampoo commercial) “Day in the Life of Dennis Day”
11-14-1915 - Billy Bauer - The Bronx, NY - d. 6-17-2005
jazz guitarist: “Band for Bonds”
11-14-1915 - Martha Tilton - Corpus Christi, TX - d. 12-8-2006
singer: “Fibber McGee and Molly”; “Curt Massey-Martha Tilton Program”
11-14-1916 - Don Ewell - Baltimore, MD - d. 8-9-1983
pianist: “Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra”
11-14-1916 - Hubert Batey - d. 2-8-1980
sportscaster: WGPC Albany, Georgia
11-14-1916 - Sherwood Schwartz - Passaic, NJ
writer: “The Bob Hope Show”; “The Great Gildersleeve”
11-14-1919 - DeWitt Samuel Copp - Connecticut - d. 11-29-1999
writer: “Hallmark Hall of Fame”; “Bell Telephone Hour”
11-14-1919 - Veronica Lake - Brooklyn, NY - d. 7-7-1973
actor: “Exploring the Unknown”; “Request Performance”
11-14-1920 - Irving Ravetch - Newark, NJ
writer, adapter: “Escape”
11-14-1920 - Johnny Desmond - Detroit, MI - d. 9-6-1985
singer: “I Sustain the Wings”; “Philip Morris Frolics”; “Songs for Sale”
11-14-1923 - Margaret Courtenay - Cardiff, Wales - d. 2-15-1996
actor: “The Price of Fear”
11-14-1924 - Phyllis Avery - NYC
actor: Peggy McNutley “Meet Mr. McNutley”
11-14-1926 - Leonie Rysanek - Vienna, Austria - d. 3-7-1998
soprano: “Metropolitan Opera”
11-14-1928 - Kathleen Hughes - Hollywood, CA
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-14-1951 - Sandahl Bergman - Kansas City, MO
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
11-15-1879 - Lewis Stone - Worcester, MA - d. 9-12-1953
actor: Judge James Hardy “Hardy Family”
11-15-1881 - Franklin Pierce Adams - Chicago, IL - d. 3-24-1960
panelist: “Information, Please”
11-15-1885 - Herbert Rawlinson - Brighton, England - d. 7-12-1953
actor: Edgar, the courthouse guard “The Amazing Mr. Tutt”; “Escape”; “Twelve Players’
11-15-1890 - Samuel Ornitz - NYC - d. 3-11-1957
hollywood ten screen writer: “House Unamerican Activities Committee”
11-15-1891 - Averell Harriman - NYC - d. 7-26-1986
u.s. ambassador to the soviet union: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
11-15-1893 - Grover Jones - Rosedale, IN - d. 9-24-1940
writer: “Silver Theatre”
11-15-1902 - Clyde Kittell - Sayre, PA - d. 4-25-1962
announcer: “Hello Peggy”; “Name Three”
11-15-1907 - Bill Anson - Chicago, IL - d. 6-18-1983
quizmaster: “The Hirsch Telephone Quiz”
11-15-1909 - Sydney Smith - d. 3-4-1978
actor: Abie Levy “Abie’s Irish Rose”; Ellery Queen “Advs. of Ellery Queen”
11-15-1910 - Willard Belote - d. 5-xx-1985
newscaster, sportscaster: WGAF Faldosta, Georgia
11-15-1919 - Carol Bruce - Great Neck, NY - d. 10-9-2007
singer: “Ben Bernie Orchestra”; “Carton of Cheer”
11-15-1920 - Earl Becktel - d. 8-xx-1983
disk jockey: WSNJ Bridgeton, New Jersey
11-15-1923 - Robert Barron - NYC - d. 5-28-2002
actor: Flint Blackbeard “Jack Armstrong”
11-15-1924 - Mike Raven - London, England - d. 4-24-1997
actor: “Raven Around Show”
11-15-1925 - Gordon Hinkley - Port Edwards, WI
announcer, host: “Ask Your Neighbor”; “Invitation to Beauty”; “HotShots”
11-15-1929 - Ed Asner - Kansas City, MO
actor: “Odyssey of Homer”; “We Hold These Truths”
11-15-1932 - Petula Clark - Ewell, Surrey, England
singer: “Vanity Bandbox”; “Guard Session”; “It’s All Yours”
11-15-1946 - Janet Lennon - Culver City, CA
singer: (The Lennon Sisters) “Music on Deck”; “Voices of Vista”; “Guest Star”
11-15-1947 - Mark Eugene Blumberg - Detroit, MI
writer of numerous radio commercials
11-16-1873 - W. C. Handy - Florence, AL - d. 3-28-1958
jazz trumpeter, composer: “Cavalcade of Music”;”Freedom’s People”
11-16-1887 - Arthur Krock - Glasgow, KY - d. 4-12-1974
journalist: “Information Please”
11-16-1889 - George S. Kaufman - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 6-2-1961
panelist: “Information, Please”; “This Is Broadway”; “Who Said That?”
11-16-1890 - George Seldes - Alliance, NJ - d. 7-2-1995
journalist: His book “A Disease Called Fascism” adapted for “Words at War”
11-16-1894 - Ruth Cornell Woodman - d. 4-22-1970
creator, writer: “Death Valley Days”; “Cavalcade of America”
11-16-1895 - Michael Arlen - Rustchuk, Bulgaria - d. 6-23-1956
creator: “The Falcon”
11-16-1896 - Jim Jordan - Peoria, IL - d. 4-1-1988
comedian: Mickey Donavan, “Kaltenmeyer’s Kindergarten”; “Fibber McGee “Fibber McGee and Molly”
11-16-1896 - Lawrence Tibbett - Bakersfield, CA - d. 7-15-1960
singer: “Voice of Firestone”; “Your Hit Parade”; “Golden Voices”
11-16-1899 - Mary Margaret McBride - Paris, MO - d. 4-7-1976
commentator: “Mary Margaret McBride”; “Martha Deane”
11-16-1905 - Eddie Condon - Goodland, IN - d. 8-4-1973
guitarist, host: “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concerts”
11-16-1907 - Burgess Meredith - Cleveland, OH - d. 9-9-1997
actor: “Red Adams/Red Davis “Red Adams/Red Davis” (the precursor to “Pepper Young’s Family”)
11-16-1911 - Sonny Dunham - Brockton, MA - d. 7-9-1990
trumpeter, bandleader: “One Night Stand”; “Spotlight Bands”
11-16-1912 - George O. Petrie - New Haven, CT - d. 11-16-1997
actor: Michael Waring “The Falcon”; John J. Malone “Amazing Mr. Malone”
11-16-1912 - Paul Dudley - Massachusetts - d. 5-18-1959
writer: “Pot o’ Gold”; “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”
11-16-1913 - Jack “Smilin’ Jack” Smith - Bainbridge Island, WA - d. 7-3-2006
singer: “Breezing Along”; “Prudential Family Hour”; “Jack Smith Show”
11-16-1916 - Daws Butler - Toledo, OH - d. 5-19-1988
actor: “Sears Radio Theatre”; “Stan Freberg Show”; “That’s Rich”
11-16-1919 - Marion Bell - St. Louis, MO - d. 12-14-1997
actor, singer: “The Railroad Hour”
11-16-1919 - Ronald (Harold) Hardy - d. 10-xx-1991
wrote plays for radio and television
11-16-1920 - Colin Thiele - Eudunda, Australia - d. 9-4-2006
writer: “Burke and Wills”
11-16-1921 - Evelyn Goodkin - d. 9-5-2005
actor: Marge Minter “Myrt and Marge”; Penny Latham “Dan Harding’s Wife”
11-16-1927 - Barbara Payton - Cloquet, MN - d. 5-8-1967
actor: “Pepsodent Show starring Bob Hope”
11-16-1938 - Walter J. Learning - Quidi Vidim, New Foundland, Canada
wrote scripts for the CBC
11-17-1878 - Grace Abbott - d. 7-19-1939
talks for mothers: “Your Child”
11-17-1897 - Frank Fay - San Francisco, CA - d. 9-25-1961
actor: “Jack Oakie’s College”; “Rudy Vallee Show”
11-17-1898 - “Quin” Ryan - d. 10-7-1978
announcer, actor: “Quin Ryan Reports”; “Uncle Quin”; “Uncle Quin’s Scalawags”
11-17-1899 - Toscha Seidel - Odessa, Ukraine - d. 11-15-1962
violin virtuoso: Staff musician for CBS
11-17-1902 - Ricky Craig, Jr. - NYC - d. 11-28-1933
monologist: “Blue Ribbon Malt Jester”
11-17-1905 - Josef Marais - Sir Lowey’s Pass, South Africa - d. 4-26-1978
singer: “African Trek/Sundown on the Veld”; “Meredith Willson Show”
11-17-1905 - Mischa Auer - St. Petersburg, Russia - d. 3-5-1967
actor: “Mischa the Magnificent”
11-17-1907 - L. Sprague de Camp - NYC - d. 11-6-2000
science fiction writer: “X-Minus One”; “Future Tense”
11-17-1911 - Jack Lescoulie - Sacramento, CA - d. 7-22-1987
announcer, emcee: “Grouch Club”; “Meet the Champions”
11-17-1916 - Bill Rogers - Thompsonville, MI - 5-28-1993
commentator, announcer: “Bill Rogers and the News”; “Hoot’nanny”
11-17-1916 - Frank Maxwell - The Bronx, NY - d. 8-5-2004
actor: Uthas P. Garvey “Colonel Humphrey Slack”
11-17-1917 - Byron Keith - Illinois - d. 1-19-1996
Started his career in radio in Boise, Idaho in the 1930s
11-17-1917 - Harry Worth - Tankersley, Yorkshire, England - d. 7-20-1989
actor: “New to You”
11-17-1918 - Paul Crabtree - Pulaski, VA - d. 3-9-1979
actor: David Naughton “Claudia and David”
11-17-1922 - Jack Farren - NYC - d. 6-25-1997
announcer: “Under Arrest”
11-17-1925 - Rock Hudson - Winnetka, IL - d. 10-2-1985
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-17-1931 - Wayne J. Andre - d. 8-26-2003
trombonist: Benny Goodman Orchestra; Woody Herman Orchestra
11-17-1935 - Audrey (Grace) Thomas - Binghamton, NY
writer: “Once Your Submarine Cable is Gone”
11-17-1936 - John Wells - Ashford, Kent, England - d. 1-11-1998
actor, writer: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”
11-17-1937 - Peter Cook - Devonshire, England - d. 1-9-1995
satirist, writer, comedian: “Why Bother”
11-18-1836 - William S. Gilbert - London, England - d. 5-29-1911
composer: (Gilbert and Sullivan) “The Railroad Hour”
11-18-1860 - Jan Ignace Paderewski - Kurilovka. Poland - d. 6-21-1941
concert pianist, statesman: “Paderewski’s Eightieth Birthday Tribute”
11-18-1885 - James Brennan - Boston, MA - d. 8-24-1956
composer, pianist: “The Sachs Program”
11-18-1888 - Frances Marion - San Francisco, CA - d. 5-12-1973
screen writer: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-18-1891 - Sigmund Anker - Bern, Switzerland - d. 4-23-1958
violinist: KFRC San Francisco, California
11-18-1899 - Eugene Ormandy - Budapest, Hungary - d. 3-12-1985
conductor: “Roxy’s Gang”; “Phildelphia Orchestra”
11-18-1900 - Don Quinn - Grand Rapids, MI - d. 12-30-1967
writer: “Fibber McGee and Molly”; “Halls of Ivy”
11-18-1901 - Dr. George Gallup - Jefferson, IA - d. 7-26-1984
statistician: “Living 1948”
11-18-1907 - Gwen Meredith - Orange, Australia - d. 10-3-2006
writer: “Blue Hills”; “The Lawsons”
11-18-1908 - Imogene Coca - Philadelphia, PA - d. 6-2-2001
comedienne: “Big Show”
11-18-1909 - Johnny Mercer - Savannah, GA - d. 6-25-1976
singer: “Camel Caravan”; “Johnny Mercer’s Music Shop”; “Dinah Shore Show”
11-18-1912 - Arthur Peterson - Mandan, ND - d. 10-31-1996
actor: Reverend John Rutledge “The Guiding Light”; “World’s Great Novels”
11-18-1919 - Georgia Carroll - Bloomington Grove, TX
singer: (Wife of Kay Kyser) “Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge”
11-18-1923 - Alan Shepard - Derry, NH - d. 7-21-1998
astronaut: “NASA Audio News”; “Space Story”
11-18-1926 - Dorothy Collins - Windsor, Ontario, Canada - d. 7-21-1994
singer: “Your Hit Parade”
11-18-1928 - Mickey Mouse - Hollywood, CA
cartoon character: “Mickey Mouse Theatre of the Air”
11-18-1936 - Don Cherry - Oklahoma City, OK - d. 10-19-1995
jazz trumpeter: “Manhattan Melodies”
11-18-1939 - Brenda Vaccaro - Brooklyn, NY
actor: “We Hold These Truths”
11-18-1945 - Glenn Walken - Queens, NY
actor: (Brother of Christopher) Michael Bauer “The Guiding Light”
11-19-1863 - Billy Sunday - Ames, IA - d. 11-6-1935
preacher: “Back Home Hour”
11-19-1864 - Geroge Barbier - Philadelphia, PA - d. 7-19-1945
actor: “Song of the Islands”
11-19-1883 - Ned Sparks - Guelph, Canada - d. 4-3-1957
actor: “The Grouch Club”; “The Texaco Star Theatre”
11-19-1885 - Erskine Sanford - Trinidad, CO - d. 7-7-1969
actor: “The Free Company”; “Mercury Theatre on the Air”; “Orson Welles Theatre”
11-19-1889 - Clifton Webb - Indianapolis, IN - d. 10-13-1966
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-19-1890 - Charme Allen - Dayton, OH - d. 10-4-1980
actor: Aunt Polly “David Harum”; Ma Owen “Into the Light”
11-19-1897 - Bud Green - Austria - d. 1-2-1981
lyricist: “Great Moments to Music”
11-19-1900 - Algernon Black - d. 5-9-1993
newscaster: WQXR New York, New York
11-19-1901 - Charles Webster - England - d. 2-xx-1965
actor: Dr. Kimball “Life Can Be Beautiful”; Tom Bryson “Backstage Wife”
11-19-1905 - Eleanor Audley - NYC - d. 11-25-1991
actor: Elizabeth Smith “Father Knows Best”
11-19-1905 - Tommy Dorsey - Mahanoy Plane, PA - d. 11-26-1956
bandleader: “Jack Pearl Program”; “Fame and Fortune”; “Tommy Dorsey Show”
11-19-1913 - Blue Barron - Cleveland, OH - d. 7-16-2005
bandleader: “Blue Barron and His Orchestra”; “One Night Stand”
11-19-1918 - Spiro Agnew - Towson, MD - d. 9-17-1996
u.s vice president: “Meet the Press”
11-19-1919 - Alan Young - North Shields, England
comedian: “Alan Young Show”; “Tony Martin Show”; “Jimmy Durante Show”
11-19-1921 - Roy Campenella - Philadelphia, PA - d. 6-26-1993
sports news: “Campy’s Corner”
11-19-1922 - Dick Wesson - Maine - d. 4-25-1996
announcer: “Space Patrol”; “Hollywood Open House”
11-19-1923 - Eugenie Baird - d. 6-12-1988
vocalist: “Kraft Music Hall”; “Forever Top”; “Sing It Again”
11-19-1923 - Frank Reynolds - East Chicago, IN - d. 7-20-1983
newscaster: Chicago radio
11-19-1924 - J. D. Sumner - Lakeland, FL - d. 11-15-1998
singer: (Blackwood Brothers Quartet) “Songs of the Gospel”
11-19-1933 - Larry King - Brooklyn, NY
talk show host: “WOR Diamond Julilee”; “Rambling with Gambling”
11-19-1936 - Dick Cavett - Gibbon, NE
talk show host: “Jean Shepherd Show”
11-19-1939 - Garrick Utley - Chicago, IL
news correspondent: “Second Sunday”
11-19-1940 - Roger Hume - London, England - d. 8-24-1996
actor: Bert Fry “The Archers”
11-19-1941 - Tommy Thompson - Elroy, WI
wisconsin governor: Response to Bill Clinton
11-19-1954 - Kathleen Quinlan - Pasadena, CA
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
11-19-1956 - Glynnis O’Connor - NYC
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
11-20-1883 - Edwin August - d. 3-4-1964
drama critic on KFI Los Angeles, California
11-20-1887 - Eck Robinson - Delaney, AR - d. 2-17-1975
fiddler: “Three Fidders”
11-20-1890 - Otto Tolischus - d. 2-25-1967
correspondent: “Information Please”
11-20-1890 - Robert Armstrong - Saginaw, MI - d. 4-20-1973
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-20-1891 - Reginald Denny - Richmond, Surrey, England - d. 6-16-1967
actor: “Cavalcade of America”; “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Texaco Star Theatre”
11-20-1900 - Chester Gould - Pawnee, Oklahoma Territory - d. 5-11-1985
comic strip artist: “Dick Tracy”
11-20-1907 - Fran Allison - La Porte City, IA - d. 6-13-1989
actor, singer: Aunt Fanny, “Breakfast Club”; “National Barn Dance”; “Uncle Ezra”
11-20-1908 - Alistair Cooke - Manchester, England - d. 3-30-2004
host: “Transatlantic Quiz”; “Letter to America”; “Stage and Screen”
11-20-1910 - Frank Goss - Washington, D.C. - d. 5-7-1962
announcer: “Hallmark Playhouse”; “Escape”; “Stars Over Hollywood”
11-20-1910 - Ralph Muzzillo - d. 12-16-1985
trombone: (Benny Goodman’s Orchestra) “Let’s Dance”
11-20-1912 - Harold Ensley - Arkansas - d. 8-24-2005
produced over 5,000 radio shows
11-20-1916 - Judy Canova - Stark, FL - d. 8-5-1983
comedienne: “Paul Whiteman’s Musical; Varieties”; “Charlie McCarthy Show”; “Judy Canova Show”
11-20-1916 - Margaret Draper - Spanish Fork, UT
actor: “Under Arrest”; Cavalcade of America”; “Suspense”
11-20-1916 - Virginia Verrill - Santa Monica, CA - d. 1-18-1999
blues singer: “The Jack Haley Show”; “Show Boat”; “Uncle Walter’s Doghouse”
11-20-1917 - Jim Hawthorne - Victor, CO - d. 11-6-2007
disk jockey: “The Hawthorne Thing”; “Hawthorne’s Adventures”
11-20-1918 - Kathie Kay - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 3-8-2005
singer: “Billy Cotton Band Show”
11-20-1919 - Evelyn Keyes - Port Arthur, TX - d. 7-4-2008
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-20-1920 - Gene Tierney - Brooklyn, NY - d. 11-6-1991
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Great Scenes from Great Plays”; “U.S. Steel Hour”
11-20-1921 - Phyllis Thaxter - Portland, ME
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-20-1925 - Bobby Kennedy - Brookline, MA - d. 6-6-1968
u.s. senator: “Meet the Press”
11-20-1926 - Kay Ballard - Cleveland, OH
actor: “Stagestruck”; “Stars for Defense”; “Bud’s Bandwagon”
11-20-1929 - Kenneth Schermerhorn - Schenactady, NY - d. 4-18-2005
conductor: “Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra”
11-20-1937 - Jack Linkletter - San Francisco, CA - d. 12-18-2007
commercial spokesman: ABC News
11-20-1945 - Michale Hyde - Cessnock, Australia
writer: “Nobody’s Ever Complained Before”
11-20-1947 - Richard Shulberg - The Bronx, NY - d. 3-14-2009
presenter, musician: (Citizen Kafka) “The Secret Museum of the Air”
11-20-1948 - Richard Masur - New York, NY
actor: “We Hold These Truths”
11-21-1882 - Alfred White - d. 8-22-1972
actor: Soloman Levy “Abie’s Irish Rose”
11-21-1891 - Edward Ellsberg - New Haven, CT - d. 1-24-1983
writer: “The Mercury Theatre on the Air”
11-21-1894 - Max Miller - Brighton, England - d. 5-7-1963
stand-up comic: “Cheeky Chappie” Spotty BBC career due to blue material
11-21-1895 - Ernest Charles - Minneapolis, MN - 4-16-1984
producer: “Great Moments of Music”
11-21-1895 - Seth T. Bailey - d. 7-7-1966
announcer: KLX Oakland, California
11-21-1902 - Arthur Schutt - Reading, CA - d. 1-18-1965
pianist: “The Ipana Troubadors”
11-21-1902 - Frank Hursley - d. 2-3-1989
writer: “American Women”; “Cousin Willie”; “Those Websters”; “The Truitts”
11-21-1904 - Coleman Hawkins - St. Josephs, MO - d. 5-19-1969
tenor sax: (Father of the tenor sax) “Saturday Night Swing Club”
11-21-1905 - Ted Ray - Wigan, Lanchashire, England - d. 11-8-1977
comedian: “Ray’s a Laugh”
11-21-1907 - Charles Korvin - Postyen, Hungary - d. 6-18-1998
actor: “Voice of the Army”
11-21-1908 - Marian Young Taylor - Star Lake, NY - d. 12-9-1973
commentator: (The First Lady of Radio) “Martha Deane Show”;
11-21-1912 - Eleanor Powell - Springfield, MA - d. 2-11-1982
singing tap dancer: “Flying Red Horse Tavern”
11-21-1912 - Ralph Butler - d. 4-6-1987
director: “Bright Horizon”; “Perry Mason”; “Rosemary”
11-21-1913 - Ted Straeter - St. Louis, MO - d. 4-2-1963
orchestra leader: “Jerry Wayne’s Regent Show”; “Kate Smith Show”
11-21-1919 - Steve Brodie - El Dorado, KS - d. 1-9-1992
actor: Mike Mallory “Mike Mallory”
11-21-1920 - Ralph Meeker - Minneapolis, MN - d. 8-5-1988
actor: “Crime Does Not Pay”
11-21-1920 - Stan Musial - Donora, PA
baseball great: “Image Minorities”; “Feature Project: The Game of Baseball”
11-21-1921 - Vivian Blaine - Newark, NJ - d. 12-9-1995
actor, singer: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-21-1933 - Joseph Campanella - NYC
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”; “The Zero Hour”
11-21-1934 - Laurence Lukinbill - Fort Smith, AR
actor: (Son-in-law of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball) “Earplay”
11-22-1875 - Elizabeth Patterson - Savannah, TN - d. 1-31-1966
actor: Maid “Halls of Ivy”
11-22-1882 - Clarence K. Bawden - d. 10-xx-1972
organist: WOO Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11-22-1887 - Charles E. Mack - White Cloud, KS - d. 1-11-1934
comedian, actor: (Two Black Crows) “The Eveready Hour”
11-22-1895 - Alexander Laszlo - Budapest, Hungary - d. 11-17-1970
orchestra leader: “This Is Your Life”
11-22-1897 - Madge Tucker - d- 3-5-1996
actor: Lady Next Door “Coast to Coast on a Bus”
11-22-1899 - Hoagy Carmichael - Bloomington, IN - d. 12-27-1981
singer, composer: “Hoagy Carmichael Show”; “King’s Men”
11-22-1900 - Alan Cameron - Anderson, IN - d. 3-28-1972
writer: “Suspense”
11-22-1904 - Roland Winters - Boston, MA - d. 10-22-1989
actor: Russell Bartlett “My Best Girls”; “Milton Berle Show”; “Highways in Melody”
11-22-1906 - Howard Petrie - Beverly, MA - d. 3-24-1968
announcer: “Jimmy Durante Show”; “Judy Canova Show”
11-22-1906 - Trezzvant W. Anderson - Charlotte, NC - d. 3-25-1963
newscaster: “Pittsburgh Courier News”
11-22-1906 - Wallace Beavers - d. 8-xx-1985
newscaster: WCOL Columbus, Ohio
11-22-1910 - Ethel Smith - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 5-10-1996
organist: “Your Hit Parade”
11-22-1910 - John Carter - Brooklyn, NY - d. 7-22-1988
singer: “Charlie McCarthy Show”; “Voice of Firestone”
11-22-1911 - Ernie Caceres - Rockport, TX - d. 1-10-1971
clarinet, saxophone: “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concerts”
11-22-1911 - Frank Graham - Detroit MI - d. 9-2-1950
actor: Diogenes Smith “Lum and Abner”; Jeff Regan “The Lion’s Eye”
11-22-1913 - Alfred J. Colaiaco - Rome, Italy - d. 7-20-2006
staff arranger WOR: “Mutual Melody Hour”
11-22-1913 - Benjamin Britten - Lowestoft, Suffolk, England - d. 12-4-1976
composer: “Columbia Workshop”; “An American in England”
11-22-1919 - H. Leslie Atlass, Jr. - d. 7-10-2003
involved in Chicago radio
11-22-1919 - Steve Alex - d. 10-22-1998
newscaster: KSIL Silver City, New Mexico
11-22-1921 - Rodney Dangerfield - Babylon, Long Island, NY - d. 10-5-2004
comedian: “Voices of Vista”
11-22-1922 - Lynn(e) Roberts - El Paso, TX - d. 4-1-1978
vocalist: “Dorsey Brothers Orchestra”; “Benny Goodman Orchestra”
11-22-1923 - Guy Doleman - Hamilton, New Zealand - d. 1-30-1996
charactor actor, announcer: New Zealand radio
11-22-1924 - Geraldine Page - Kirksville, MO - d. 6-13-1987
actor: “Arch Oboler’s Plays”
11-22-1932 - Robert Vaughn - NYC
actor: (Son of Walter Vaughn) “Monitor”
11-22-1935 - Hugh C. Rae - Glasgow, Scotland
writer: “The Freezer”
11-22-1939 - Terrence Edmond - Bristol, England - d. 3-16-2009
actor: “His Natural Life”
11-22-1944 - Tony Nicholls - Chigwell, England
writer: “They Came to Join Us”
11-22-1946 - Roger Baron - Chicago, IL
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
11-23-1887 - Boris Karloff - London, England - d. 2-2-1969
actor, host: “Starring Boris Karloff”; “Creeps by Night”
11-23-1888 - Al Bernard - New Orleans, LA - d. 3-6-1949
singer: “Dutch Masters Minstrels”; “Molle Merry Minstrels”
11-23-1888 - Harpo Marx - NYC - d. 9-28-1964
comedian: (First Marx Brother to speak on radio) Occasional guest spots
11-23-1888 - Nana Bryant - Cincinnati, OH - d. 12-24-1955
actor: Miss Tilsey “Fabulous Dr. Tweedy”
11-23-1894 - Andrew Schoeppel - Chaflin, KS - d. 1-21-1962
governor kansas: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
11-23-1894 - Ken Christy - Pennsylvania - d. 7-23-1962
actor: Police Chief Gates “Great Gildersleeve”
11-23-1894 - Rosetta Duncan - Los Angeles, CA - d. 12-4-1959
singer: (Topsy and Eva) “Wireless Vaudeville”
11-23-1896 - Ruth Etting - David City, NE - d. 9-24-1978
singer: “Music That Satisfies”; “Oldsmobile Show”; “Kellogg College Prom”
11-23-1900 - Julian Atkins - Oklahoma - d. 7-30-1984
guitar: “The Radio Cowboys”
11-23-1903 - Victor Jory - Dawson City, AK - d. 2-11-1982
actor: “Matinee Theatre”; “Crisis in War Town”; “Hallmark Playhouse”
11-23-1908 - Nelson Bond - Scranton, PA - d. 11-4-2006
writer: “Hot Copy”; “Suspense”; “Dr. Christian”
11-23-1911 - Edward Breuder - Hoboken, NJ - d. 10-15-1989
director of CBS radio network music division
11-23-1912 - George O’Hanlon - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-11-1989
actor: Husband “George O’Hanlon Show; Me and Janie”
11-23-1912 - Tyree Glenn - Corsicana, TX - d. 5-18-1974
trombonist, vibraphonist: “Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concert”
11-23-1913 - Maurice Zolotow - NYC - d. 3-14-1991
writer: “Information Please”
11-23-1915 - Ellen Drew - Kansas City, MO - d. 12-6-2003
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Suspense”
11-23-1915 - John Dehner - Staten Island, NY - d. 2-4-1992
actor: Paladin “Have Gun, Will Travel”; J.B. Kendall “Frontier Gentleman”; “Gunsmoke”
11-23-1915 - Natalie Park Masters - San Francisco, CA - d. 2-9-1986
actor: Candy Matson “Candy Matson
11-23-1916 - Julie Stevens - St. Louis, MO - d. 8-26-1984
actor: Helen Trent “Romance of Helen Trent”; Kitty Foyle “Kitty Foyle”
11-23-1917 - John Newland - Cincinnati, OH - d. 1-10-2000
actor: “Cavalcade of America”; “NBC University Theatre of the Air”
11-23-1919 - Andrew Ackers - d. 10-20-1978
orchestra leader: “The National Guard Show”
11-23-1922 - Maze Jackson - North Carolina - d. 5-16-1996
evangelist: “The Truck Drivers Special”
11-23-1923 - Malcolm “Mel” Arter - d. 10-16-1998
disk jockey: WKOK Sunbury, Pennsylvania
11-23-1929 - Sybil Jason - Capetown, South Africa
actor: “Hollywood Hotel”
11-23-1930 - Bob Easton - Milwaukee, WI
actor: “Family Theatre”
11-23-1949 - Tom Joyner - Tuskagee, Alabama
host: “The Tom Joyner Morning Show”
11-23-1962 - Andrew Bovell - Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
writer: “After Dinner”
11-24-1877 - Alben Barkley - Lowes, KY - d. 4-30-1956
u.s. vice president: “Information Please”
11-24-1884 - Jack Jones - Merthyr Tydfil, Wales - d. 5-7-1970
author of radio scripts
11-24-1886 - Alice Remsen - London, England - d. 9-xx-1974
actor/singer: “The Musical Story Lady”; “The Palmolive Hour”
11-24-1888 - Cathleen Nesbitt - Belfast, Northern Ireland - d. 8-2-1982
actor: “Philco Radio Playhouse”
11-24-1888 - Dale Carnegie - Maryville, MO - d. 11-1-1955
author, lecturer: “How to Win Friends and Influence People”
11-24-1891 - Ben Gross - Birmingham, AL - d. 8-13-1979
wrote newspaper column critiquing radio
11-24-1900 - Ireene Wicker - Quincy, IL - d. 11-17-1987
actor: (The Singing Lady) Sylvia Bertram “Road of Life”; Eileen Moran “Today’s Children”
11-24-1903 - Bernard Lenrow - Binghamton, NY - d. 10-9-1963
actor: Geoffrey Barnes “Molle Mystery Theatre”
11-24-1904 - Pegeen Fitzgerald - Norcatur, KS - d. 1-30-1989
host: “The Fitzgeralds”
11-24-1905 - Harry Barris - NYC - d. 12-13-1962
singer (member of The Rhythm Boys) “Paul Whiteman Presents”
11-24-1905 - Vee Lawnhurst - NYC - d. 5-16-1992
pianist, singer: “The Van Huesen Program”
11-24-1906 - Don McLaughlin - Webster, IA - d. 5-28-1986
actor: David Harding “Counterspy”; “Jim Brent “Road of Life”; Chaplain Jim “Chaplain Jim”
11-24-1906 - Willard P. Farnum - Mankato, MN - d. 3-29-1994
actor: Harold Teen “Harold Teen”; John Adams “Woman in White”
11-24-1908 - Worth Kramer - d. 7-19-1998
director: “Wings Over Jordan”
11-24-1911 - Kirby Grant - Butte, MO - d. 10-30-1985
singer, actor: “Gatewood to Hollywood”; “Hollywood Barn Dance”
11-24-1912 - Garson Kanin - Rochester, NY - d. 3-13-1999
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-24-1912 - Teddy Wilson - Austin, TX - d. 7-31-1986
jazz pianist: “Benny Goodman and His Orchestra”; “Saturday Night Swing Club”
11-24-1913 - Geraldine Fitzgerald - Dublin, Ireland - d. 7-17-2005
actor: “Arthur Hopkins Presents”; “Ford Theatre”; “Cavalcade of America”
11-24-1917 - John Justin - London, England - d. 11-29-2002
actor: “The Hobbit”
11-24-1918 - Lee Bonnell (Terry Belmont) - Royal Center, IN - d. 5-12-1986
actor: (Husband of Gale Storm) “Gateway to Hollywood”
11-24-1918 - Tom Fouts (Captain Stubby) - d. 5-24-2004
humorist: “National Barn Dance”; “Is Anybody Home?”
11-24-1921 - John V. Lindsay - NYC - d. 12-19-2000
mayor of new york city: “Meet the Press”; “Apollo 11”
11-24-1922 - Joan Turner - Befast, Ireland - d. 3-1-2009
singer, actor: “Just a Minute”; “Quote...Unquote”
11-24-1925 - Al Cohn - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-15-1988
saxophonist: “Your Hit Parade”
11-24-1925 - Alum Owen - Menai Bridge, North Wales - d. 12-6-1994
writer: “Two Sons”; “It Looks Like Rain”
11-24-1925 - William F. Buckley - NYC - d. 2-27-2008
conversative political commentator: “Larry King Live”
11-24-1927 - Eileen Barton - Brooklyn, NY - d. 6-27-2006
singer: “Frank Sinatra Show”; “Eileen Barton Show”; “MGM Musical Comedy Theatre”
11-24-1941 - John Harrington - Sydney, Australia
writer: “The Electric Cat”
11-25-1871 - Kate McComb - Sacramento, CA - d. 4-15-1959
actor: Mrs. Kerrigan “The Goldbergs”; Nannie “Lora Lawton”
11-25-1886 - Rex Maupin - St. Joseph, MO - d. 7-28-1966
orchestra leader: “Breakfast Club”; “National Farm and Home Hour”
11-25-1887 - William Steinke - Slatinton, PA - d. 1-29-1958
host: “Jolly Bill and Jane”; “No School Today”
11-25-1893 - Jack Frost - Boston, MA - d. 10-21-1959
producer: “The National Barn Dance”
11-25-1894 - Laurence Stallings - Macon, GA - d. 2-28-1968
writer: “Captain Flagg and Sergeant Quirt” based on his play “What Price Glory?”
11-25-1896 - Virgil Thomson - Kansas City, MO - d. 9-30-1989
composer: “Columbia Workshop”
11-25-1897 - Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith - Goshen, NY - d. 4-18-1973
jazz pianist: “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concerts”
11-25-1899 - Kay Strozzi - Swan’s Point Plantation, VA - d. 1-18-1996
actor: Shelia Blade “I Love Linda Dale”; Victoria Lorring “Young Widder Brown”
11-25-1899 - Pierre Andre - d. 7-21-1962
announcer: “Little Orphan Annie”; “Captain Midnight”
11-25-1900 - Helen Gahagan Douglas - Boonton, NJ - d. 6-28-1980
actor: (Wife of Melvin Douglas) “Hollywood Fights Back”; “A Report to the Nation”
11-25-1904 - Jessie Royce Landis - Chicago, IL - d. 2-2-1972
actor: “We Are Always Young”
11-25-1905 - Will Osborne - Toronto, Canada - d. 10-22-1981
bandleader, singer: “Abbott and Costello”
11-25-1908 - Ray Carter - Chicago, IL - d. 9-xx-1982
composer, conductor: “The Goal Beyond”
11-25-1909 - Verne Smith - NYC - d. 3-4-1978
announcer: “Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”
11-25-1912 - Francis Durbridge - Hull, Yorkshire, England - d. 4-11-1998
writer: Creator of Paul Temple
11-25-1912 - Henry Denker - NYC
writer: “Cavalcade of America”; “Greatest Story Ever Told”
11-25-1914 - Joe DiMaggio - Martinez, CA - d. 3-8-1999
baseball superstar: “Joe DiMaggio Show”
11-25-1919 - Norman Tokar - Newark, NJ - d. 4-6-1979
actor: Henry Aldrich “The Aldrich Family”
11-25-1920 - Ricardo Montalban - Mexico City, Mexico - d. 1-14-2009
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “As Easy as A.B.C.”
11-25-1922 - Patricia Foy - London, England - d. 7-26-2006
vocalist: “Shep Fields Orchestra”
11-25-1925 - Jeffrey Hunter - New Orleans. LA - d. 5-27-1969
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-25-1926 - Poul Anderson - Bristol, PA - d. 4-1-2001
scifi author: Works adapted for “X Minus One” “Exploring Tomorrow”
11-26-1889 - H. I. Phillips - Connecticut - d. 3-15-1965
writer, composer: “Information Please”
11-26-1891 - Anne Nichols - Dales Mill, GA - d. 9-15-1966
writer: “Abie’s Irish Rose”
11-26-1905 - Emlyn Williams - Mostyn, Flintshire, Wales - d. 9-25-1987
actor: “Columbia Presents Corwin”
11-26-1907 - Frances Dee - Los Angeles, CA - d. 3-6-2004
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-26-1907 - Henry “Hot Lips” Levine - London, England - d. 5-6-1989
trumpeter, conducter: “Chamber Music of Lower Basin Street”; “Strictly from Dixie”
11-26-1908 - Lefty Gomez - Rodeo, CA - d. 2-17-1989
baseball pitcher: “Information Please”
11-26-1910 - Cyril Cusack - Durban, South Africa - d. 10-7-1993
actor: “Great Expectations”
11-26-1911 - Robert Donley - Carmichaels, PA - d. 1-20-2004
actor: “Lieutenant Carpenter “Front Page Farrell”
11-26-1912 - Eric Sevareid - Velva, ND - d. 7-9-1992
correspondent: “Eric Sevaried and the News”; “CBS Radio Workshop”
11-26-1913 - Bill Baldwin - Pueblo, CO - d. 11-17-1982
announcer: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”; “Mario Lanza Show”
11-26-1915 - Earl Wild - Pittsburgh, PA
pianist: KDKA Pittsburgh; “NBC Symphony Orchestra”
11-26-1917 - Adele Jergens - Brooklyn, NY - d. 11-22-2002
actor: Carol Curtis “Stand By For Crime”
11-26-1919 - Frederick Pohl - NYC
writer: “X-Minus One”
11-26-1922 - Terry Ryan - Cleveland, OH - d. 5-5-2001
comedy writer: “Fred Allen Show”
11-26-1933 - Louis Turenne - Montreal, Canada
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
11-26-1933 - Robert Goulet - Lawrence, MA - d. 10-30-2007
singer-actor: “Guard Session”; “Voices of Vista”
11-27-1881 - C. Mildred Thompson - Atlanta, GA - d. 2-17-1975
historian, educator, feminist: “Information Please”
11-27-1882 - Norman Baker - Muscatine, IL - d. 9-8-1958
vaudevillian: “Mr. Baker Himself”
11-27-1890 - Gladys Rice - Philadelphia, PA - d. 9-7-1983
singer: “Roxy’s Gang”; “Lucky Strike Dance Orchestra”; “Voice of Firestone”
11-27-1893 - Harry Foster Welch - Annapolis, MD - d. 8-16-1973
actor: “Shell Show”
11-27-1897 - Vera Allen - NYC - d. 8-10-1987
actor: Grace Doblen “Hilltop House”; Mother Malone “Young Dr. Malone”
11-27-1898 - Eddie Kay - NYC - d. 12-22-1973
composer, conductor: “Those We Love”
11-27-1899 - Silvio Coscia - Milan, Italy - d. 9-15-1977
co-principal horn: “Metropolitan Opera Orchestra”
11-27-1901 - Ted Husing - The Bronx, NY - d. 8-10-1962
announcer, sportscaster: “Sportslants”; “March of Time”; “Radio Reader’s Digest”
11-27-1902 - J. Scott Smart - Philadelphia, PA - d. 1-15-1960
actor: Senator Bloat “Fred Allen Show”; Brad Runyon “Fat Man”
11-27-1904 - Florence Lake - Charleston, SC - d. 4-11-1980
actor: (Sister of Arthur Lake) Tess Terwilliger “David Harum”
11-27-1907 - Betty Hopkins - d. 3-22-1996
writer: “This Is My Best”; “Trouble Is My Business”
11-27-1907 - Joe Bishop - Monticello, AR - d. 5-12-1976
composer, arranger, tuba and flugehorn: “Comedy Capers”
11-27-1909 - George Hogan - Kansas City, MO
announcer: “Luncheon at Sardi’s”; “Snow Village Sketches”
11-27-1910 - Ray Herbeck - Los Angeles, CA - d. 1-17-1989
bandleader: “Ray Herbeck and His Orchestra”
11-27-1911 - Charles Wood - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 11-10-1997
announcer: “The Green Hornet”; “The Lone Ranger”
11-27-1912 - Maurice “Muzzy” Marcellino - California - d. 6-11-1997
singer: “Ted Fio Rito and His Orchestra”; “Lady Esther Serenade”
11-27-1915 - Ralph Bell -NYC - d. 8-2-1998
actor: Travis Rogers “Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator”; Alfred Drake “This Is Nora Drake”
11-27-1916 - Chick Hearn - Buda, IL - d. 8-5-2002
sportscaster: “Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts”; “Los Angeles Lakers play-by play”
11-27-1917 - Buffalo Bob Smith - Buffalo, NY - d. 7-30-1998
actor: Howdy Doody “Howdy Doody”
11-27-1917 - Dick Hogan - d. 8-18-1995
actor, singer: “Cavalcade of America”; “Favorite Story”; Voice of the Army”
11-27-1925 - Ernie Wise - Leeds, England - d. 3-21-1999
comedian: “The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Radio Show”; “Bandwagon”
11-27-1925 - Marshall Thompson - Peoria, IL - d. 5-18-1992
actor: “Free World Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-27-1925 - Michael Tolan - Detroit, MI
actor: Kato “Green Hornet”
11-28-1891- Ethel Wilson - Baltimore, MD - d. 4-19-1980
actor: Aunt Harriett “The Aldrich Family”; May Case “Lora Lawton”
11-28-1894 - Frank Black - Philadelphia, PA - d. 1-29-1968
conductor: “Jack Benny Program”; “NBC String Symphony”; “Cities Service Concert”
11-28-1895 - Jose Iturbi - Valencia, Spain - d. 6-28-1980
pianist, conductor: “Telephone hour”; “Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra”
11-28-1897 - John Kameaaloha Almeida - Pauao Valley, HA - d. 10-9-1985
writer: “Hawaii Calls”; “Island Serenade”
11-28-1901 - Bobbe Brox - Riverton, IA - d. 5-2-1999
singer: (Brox Sisters) “A Tribute to Irving Berlin”
11-28-1904 - Jane Ellen Ball - d. 8-1-1999
woman’s programming: WJAS Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11-28-1906 - Helen Jepson - Titusville, PA - d. 9-16-1997
singer: “Kraft Music Hall”; “Show Boat”
11-28-1907 - Rose Bampton - Cleveland, OH - d. 8-21-2007
singer: “Palmolive Beauty Box Theatre”
11-28-1910 - Russell Napier - Perth, Australia - d. 8-19-1974
actor: “Midweek Theatre”
11-28-1914 - Cecil Brower - Bowie, TX - d. 11-21-1965
fiddle: “The Musical Brownies”
11-28-1916 - Richard Tregaskis - Elizabeth, NJ - d. 8-15-1973
author, war correspondent: (Guadalcanal Diary) “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-28-1917 - Elliott Lewis - NYC - d. 5-20-1990
actor, director: Frankie Remley “Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show”; “On Stage”; “Mr. Aladdin”
11-28-1925 - Gloria Grahame - Los Angeles, CA - d. 10-5-1981
actor: “Hollywood Star Playhouse”
11-28-1925 - Robert Readick - NYC - d. 5-27-1985
actor: (Son of Frank) Bill Roberts “Rosemary”; Don Cornwell “Second Mrs. Burton”
11-28-1925 - Virginia Hewitt - Shreveport, LA - d. 7-21-1986
actor: Coral Karlyle “Space Patrol”
11-28-1941 - Jennifer Rankin - d. 12-8-1979
writer: “Razorback Mountain Journey”
11-29-1876 - Joseph E. Davies - Watertown, WI - d. 5-9-1958
ambassador to the soviet union: “Information Please”
11-29-1894 - H. Leslie Atlass - d. 11-18-1960
Chicago radio pioneer, CBS executive
11-29-1895 - Busby Berkeley - Los Angeles, CA - d. 3-14-1976
choreographer: “Gulf Screen Theatre”; “Whatever Became Of . . . ?”
11-29-1895 - Yakima Canutt - Colfax, WA - d. 5-24-1986
actor, stuntman: “Daredevils of Hollywood”; “Hollywood Rodea”
11-29-1898 - C.S. Lewis - Belfast, Northern Ireland - d. 11-22-1963
author, lecturer: “Right and Wrong”; “Christian Behavior”
11-29-1900 - Mildred “Axis Sally” Gillars - Portland, ME - d. 6-25-1988
propagandist: Radio Berlin “Vision of an Invasion”
11-29-1905 - Chester Erskine - Hudson, NY - d. 4-7-1986
film director: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-29-1905 - Mario Braggiotti - Florence, Italy - d. 5-18-1996
pianist, composer: “Fray and Braggiotti”
11-29-1906 - Luis Van Rooten - Mexico City, Mexico - d. 6-17-1973
actor: George Priestly “County Seat”; John Perry “John’s Other Wife”; Nero Wolfe “Nero Wolfe”
11-29-1909 - Ann Corio - Hartford, CT - d. 3-1-1999
burlesque queen: “G. I. Jive”, “Advs. of Ellery Queen”
11-29-1909 - Frank Waldecker - d. 1-13-1995
announcer: “A Date with Judy”; “The Eddie Duchin Show”
11-29-1910 - Al Schwartz - Passaic, NJ - d. 3-25-1988
writer: “Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show”; “Bob Hope Show”
11-29-1912 - Alan Courtney - NYC - d. 9-16-1978
host: “Calling All Girls”; “Korn Kobblers”
11-29-1913 - Harry Bartell - New Orleans, LA - d. 2-26-2004
actor: Archie Goodwin “Advs. of Nero Wolfe”; “Adv of Sherlock Holmes”; “Gunsmoke”
11-29-1914 - Hal McIntyre - Cromwell, CT - d. 5-5-1959
bandleader: “Hal McIntyre and His Orchestra”
11-29-1915 - J. G. Weightman - Callerton, Englans - d. 8-14-2004
translator and announcer in French for the BBC
11-29-1917 - George Walsh - Cleveland, OH - d. 12-5-2005
announcer: “Gunsmoke”; “Music ‘Til Dawn”
11-29-1917 - Merle Travis - Muhlenberg County, KY - d. 10-20-1983
singer, guitarist: “Hollywood Barn Dance”
11-29-1918 - Michael O’Duffy - Derry, Ireland - d. 4-19-2003
lyric tenor: “Metropolitan Opera”
11-29-1921 - Virginia Egnor “Dagmar” - Huntington, WV - d. 10-9-2001
dumb blonde: “Stars On Parade”; “Says Who?”
11-29-1926 - Naomi Stevens - Trenton, NJ
actor: Irene Franklin “One Man’s Family”; Daphne Royce “Brenthouse”
11-29-1927 - Vin Scully - The Bronx, NY
sportscaster (Baseball’s Poet Laurate) Play-by Play announcer for the Dodgers
11-29-1932 - John Gary - Watertown, NY - d. 1-4-1998
singer: “Christmas Music - Spots for the National Guard”
11-30-1667 - Jonathan Swift - Dublin, Ireland - d. 10-19-1745
writer: “The Columbia Workshop”
11-30-1873 - Frederic William Wile - La Porte, IN - d. 4-7-1941
commentator: “Political Situation in Washington”
11-30-1874 - Winston Churchill - Oxfordshire, England - d. 1-24-1965
british prime minister: War time broadcasts
11-30-1884 - Rev. Dr. Daniel A. Poling - Portland, OR - d. 2-7-1968
clergyman: “The National Youth Conference”
11-30-1885 - Charles West - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 10-10-1943
actor: “Dramas of Youth”
11-30-1889 - Vito Pellettieri - d. 4-14-1977
stage manager: “Grand Ole Opry”
11-30-1890 - Ramsey Hill - Georgetown, Guyana - d. 2-3-1976
actor: “Escape”; “NBC University Theatre”
11-30-1894 - Donald Ogden Stewart - Columbus, OH - d. 8-2-1980
writer: “Information Please”
11-30-1900 - Geoffrey Household - Briston, England - d. 10-4-1988
writer: “NBC Presents: Short Story”
11-30-1903 - Frank Worth - Debrezin, Hungary - d. 5-3-1990
orchestra leader: “Richard Diamond, Private Detective”; Those Websters”
11-30-1904 - Fred “Papa” Calhoun - d. 7-4-1987
piano: “The Musical Brownies”
11-30-1906 - John Dickson Carr - Uniontown, PA - d. 2-27-1977
writer: “Suspense”; “Cabin B-13”; “Murder by Experts”
11-30-1907 - Happy Felton - Bellevue, PA - d. 10-21-1964
actor: “Pot ‘O Gold”; “Finders Keepers”; “Stop the Music”
11-30-1907 - Jack Brinkley - Oxford, NC - d. 8-8-1972
announcer, actor: “Aunt Jemima”; “Couple Next Door”
11-30-1913 - John K. M. McCaffrey - Moscow, ID - d. 10-3-1983
newscaster: “Author Meets the Critics”; “What Makes You Tick?”
11-30-1914 - Charles Hawtrey - Hounslow, Middlesex, England - d. 10-27-1988
actor, comedian: Hubert Lane “Just William”
11-30-1915 - Brownie McGhee - Knoxville, TN - d. 2-16-1996
blues guitarist, singer: “New World A’ Coming”; “This Is Jazz)
11-30-1917 - William Ash - Dallas, TX
Senior script editor for the BBC radio drama department
11-30-1918 - Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. - NYC
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-30-1919 - Joe Cabbibo - d. 10-xx-1973
sound effects: “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”; “Tennessee Jed”. “Counterspy”
11-30-1920 - Virginia Mayo - St. Louis, MO - d. 1-17-2005
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
11-30-1926 - Dick Crenna - Los Angeles, CA - d. 1-18-2003
actor: Oogie Pringle, “A Date with Judy”; “Walter Denton, “Our Miss Brooks”
11-30-1929 - Dick Clark - Mount Vernon, NY
host: “March of Dimes March of Stars”; “Tribute to Murray the K”
11-30-1931 - Teddy Wilburn - Hardy, AR - d. 11-25-2003
country singer: “Grand Ole Opry”; “Country Style U.S.A.”
11-30-1947 - David Mamet - Chicago, IL
writer: “Earplay”
11-30-1952 - Mandy Patinkin - Chicago, IL
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
12-01-1880 - William Arndt - Mayville, WI - d. 2-25-1957
professor: conducted Bible classes on WFUO St. Louis
12-01-1885 - Frazier Hunt - Rock Island, IL - d. 12-24-1967
newscaster: Weekday morning newscast on Mutual
12-01-1886 - Rex Stout - Noblesville, IN - d. 10-27-1975
author: (Creator of Nero Wolfe) Debunker of Axis Propaganda “Our Secret Weapon”
12-01-1892 - Charlie Bachman - Chicago, IL - d. 12-14-1985
football coach: “Football Predictions”
12-01-1892 - Harry W. Conn - d. 6-8-1960
writer: “The Jack Benny Program”
12-01-1896 - Ethel Shutta - NYC - d. 2-5-1976
singer-comedienne: “Jack Benny Program”
12-01-1896 - Ray Henderson - Buffalo, NY - d. 12-31-1970
composer: “Music for Millions”; “Cue Magazine Salutes ASCAP”
12-01-1898 - Cyril Ritchard - Syndey, Australia - d. 12-18-1977
actor: “Best Plays”; “United States Steel Hour”; “NBC Star Playhouse”
12-01-1899 - Tom Shirley - Chicago, IL - d. 1-24-1962
actor, announcer: Sam Aldrich “Aldrich Family”; Advs. of the Thin Man”
12-01-1900 - Ted Hammerstein - d. 10-6-1973
emcee: “The Hammerstein Music Hall”
12-01-1904 - Jean Paul King - North Bend, NE - d. 8-21-1965
annoucer: “Clara, Lu, and Em”; “Music of the Haydns”
12-01-1904 - Jimmy Lytell - NYC - d. 11-26-1972
bandleader, clarinetist: “Cavalcade of America”; “Songs by Morton Downey”
12-01-1910 - Alicia Markova - London, England - d. 12-2-2004
ballerina: BBC Interview
12-01-1911 - Randy Merriman - Minneapolis, MN - d. 10-27-2005
actor: “Doctor I.Q.”
12-01-1911 - Walter Alston - Venice, OH - d. 10-1-1984
baseball manager: “Tops In Sports”
12-01-1913 - Mary Martin - Weatherford, TX - d. 11-3-1990
singer: “Lifebuoy Health Soap Program”; “Good News of 1940”; “Kraft Music Hall”
12-01-1915 - Johnny Johnston - St. Louis, MO - d. 1-6-1996
singer: “Rhapsody in Rhythm”; “Club Matinee”; “Duffy’s Tavern”; “Breakfast Club”
12-01-1917 - William Tracy - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 6-18-1967
actor: Roosty “Roosty of the AAF”
12-01-1918 - Thomas Hayward - Kansas City, MO - d. 2-1-1995
singer: “Serenade to America”; “Name Speaks”
12-01-1920 - Mary Wells - Omaha, NE - d. 8-14-2000
actor: “John Steele, Adventurer”
12-01-1933 - Lou Rawls - Chicago, IL - d. 1-6-2006
singer: “Here’s to Veterans”
12-01-1939 - Dianne Lennon - Los Angeles, CA
singer: (The Lennon Sisters) “Music on Deck”; “Voices of Vista”; “Guest Star”
12-01-1939 - Noel Jones - Dublin, Ireland
authored radio plays
12-01-1941 - Ian (David) Slater - Queensland, Australia
writer: “”Black Lion”
12-02-1889 - Paul Althouse - d. 2-15-1954
tenor: WEAF New York, New York
12-02-1893 - William Gaxton - San Franciso, CA - d. 2-2-1963
actor, singer: “Broadway Showtime”
12-02-1895 - Jesse Crawford - Woodland, CA - d. 5-27-1962
organist: “Paramount Publix Hour”; “Counterspy”
12-02-1895 - Warren William - Aitkin, MN - d. 9-24-1948
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-02-1898 - Peter Goo Chong - Miu, China - d. 1-15-1985
actor: “Collier’s Hour”; “Eddie Cantor Show”; “This Day Is Ours”
12-02-1899 - John Barbirolli - London, England - d. 7-29-1970
conductor: “New York Philharmonic”
12-02-1900 - Joe Rosenfield - Tennessee - d. 11-22-1987
talkshow host: “Happiness Exchange”
12-02-1902 - Howard Koch - NYC - d. 8-17-1995
writer: “War of the Worlds”
12-02-1906 - Donald Woods - Brandon, Manitoba, Canada - d. 3-5-1998
actor: Leslie Foster “Those We Love”; “Woolworth Hour”
12-02-1908 - Hy Gardner - NYC - d. 6-17-1989
columnist, author, host: Celebrity Interviews
12-02-1910 - Robert Paige - Indianapolis, IN - d. 12-21-1987
actor: “Harold Lloyd Comedy Theatre”; “Screen Guild Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-02-1910 - Sidney Marshall - d. 12-15-1977
writer: “Man Called X”; “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”
12-02-1913 - Jerry Sohl - Los Angeles, CA - d. 11-4-2002
author: “X Minus One”
12-02-1913 - Morton Wishengrad - d. 2-12-1963
writer: “The Cavalcade of America”; “The Eternal Light”
12-02-1914 - Ray Walston - New Orleans, LA - d. 1-1-2001
actor: “The Woolworth Hour”
12-02-1914 - Tracy Roberts - Little Falls, NY - d. 2-8-2002
actor: “Suspense”; “Have Gun, Will Travel”
12-02-1915 - Adolph Green - NYC - d. 10-23-2002
songwriter: “Columbia Presents Corwin”
12-02-1915 - Paul Mann - Toronto, Canada - d. 9-24-1985
actor: George Kirby “Advs of Topper”; Perry “Quiz” Quisinberry “Passport for Adams”
12-02-1916 - Charlie Ventura - Philadelphia, PA - d. 1-17-1992
tenor sazophonist: “Spotlight Bands”; “Gene Krupa and His Orchestra”
12-02-1916 - John Bentley - Birmingham, England
singer,announcer: Radio Luxembourg
12-02-1917 - Sylvia Syms - NYC - d. 5-10-1992
actor: “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”; “Broadway Is My Beat”; “Suspense”
12-02-1918 - Ezra Stone - New Bedford, MA - d. 3-3-1994
actor: Henry Aldrich “Aldrich Family”
12-02-1918 - Milton Delugg - Los Angeles, CA
orchestra leader: “Music Depreciation”
12-02-1921 - Rita Lynn - Louisiana - d. 1-21-1996
actor: “Dimension X”
12-02-1923 - Maria Callas - NYC - d. 9-16-1977
opera singer: “The Metropolitan Opera”
12-02-1924 - Margaret Fuller - Lisbon, Portugal - d. 11-28-2006
actor: “The Guiding Light”
12-02-1925 - Julie Harris - Grosse Pointe Park MI
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
12-03-1857 - Joseph Conrad - Kiev, Russian Empire - d. 8-3-1924
author: Many of his works were adapted for radio
12-03-1873 - Atwater Kent - Burlington, VT - d. 3-4-1949
inventer and radio manufacturer: Maker of Atwater Kent radios
12-03-1889 - Ferdinand Munier - San Diego, CA - d. 5-27-1945
actor: Rene Michon “Count of Monte Cristo”
12-03-1897 - George Riley - Rochester, NY - d. 5-30-1972
comedian: “Furlough Fun”
12-03-1897 - Reed Brown, Jr. - Texas - d. 7-26-1962
actor: Capt. Gordon Wright “Roses and Drums”
12-03-1900 - Lester Matthews - Nottingham, England - d. 6-6-1975
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-03-1902 - Bill Slater - Parkersburg, WV - d. 1-25-1965
emcee: “”Uncle Jim’s Question Bee”; “Twenty Questions”; “Dunninger Show”
12-03-1902 - Bob Beaupre - d. 12-xx-1985
newscaster: WJOY Burlington, Vermont
12-03-1904 - Roberto Marinho - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - d. 8-6-2003
Owner of Brazil’s Organizaces Globo radio
12-03-1907 - Connee Boswell - Kansas City, MO - d. 10-11-1976
singer: (The Boswell Sisters) “Kraft Music Hall”; “Chesterfield Supper Club”
12-03-1908 - Anna Sten - Kiev, the Ukraine - d. 11-12-1993
actor: “March of Time”; “Stagedoor Canteen”
12-03-1909 - Dana Suesse - Kansas City, MO - d. 10-16-1987
composer: “Good News of 1938”
12-03-1913 - Bill Green - Massachusetts - d. 3-13-2005
pianist: “Matinee with Bob and Ray”; “Stumpus”
12-03-1914 - Mort Lawrence - Philadelphia, PA - d. 8-27-1967
actor: “Boston Blackie”; “The Falcon”; “Under Arrest”
12-03-1915 - Robert H. Forward - San Diego, CA - d. 1-30-2001
director: “And Sudden Death”; “Special All-Star Revue”
12-03-1916 - Rabon Delmore - Elmount, AL - d. 12-4-1952
guitar, singer: “Grand Ole Opry”
12-03-1916 - Whitfield Connor - Rathdowney, Ireland - d. 7-16-1988
actor: Harry Davis “When a Girl Marries”
12-03-1917 - Kermit Slobb - d. 2-21-2004
writer: “Jack Armstrong, The All-American Boy”
12-03-1923 - Frank Guarrera - Philadelphia, PA - d. 11-23-2007
operatic baritone: “Metropolitan Opera Audition of the Air”
12-03-1927 - Isabelle Lucas - Toronto, Canada - d. 2-24-1997
guest panelist: “Quote-Unquote”
12-03-1927 - Lloyd Barry - NYC
actor: “Big Town”; “The Shadow”; “When A Girl Marries”
12-03-1943 - Jennifer Harmon - Pasadena, CA
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
12-03-1944 - Malcolm Brodrick - NYC
actor: Peter Marriott “The Marriage”
12-03 1927 - Andy Williams - Wall Lake, IA
singer: (The Williams Brothers) “Bing Crosby Show”
12-04-1887 - Louise Ballman - d. 2-25-1970
violinist on experimental station 5ACW Fort Smith, Arkansas
12-04-1889 - Buck Jones - Vincennes, IN - d. 11-30-1942
actor: “Hoofbeats”
12-04-1889 - Isabel Randolph - Chicago, IL - d. 1-11-1973
actor: Rhoda Harding “Dan Harding’s Wife”; Mrs. Abigail Uppington “Fibber McGee and Molly”
12-04-1897 - Doc Whipple - d. 2-28-1963
orchestra leader: “Ma Perkins”; “The Mysterious Traveler”
12-04-1903 - Cornell Woolrich - NYC - d. 9-25-1968
writer: “Radio City Playhouse”; “Starring Boris Karloff”
12-04-1910 - Mary Hunter - Bakersfield, CA - d. 11-16-2000
actor: Marge “Easy Aces”; “Against the Storm”
12-04-1914 - Morton Lawrence - Philadelphia, PA - d. 8-27-1967
announcer, actor: “High Adventure”; “Quiet Please”
12-04-1915 - Allan Jackson - Hot Springs, AR - d. 4-26-1976
newscaster for the CBS network for 32 years
12-04-1921 - Deanna Durbin - Winnipeg, Canada
singer: “Eddie Cantor Show”
12-04-1930 - Harvey Kuenn - West Allis, WI - d. 2-28-1988
baseball great: “Tops in Sports”
12-04-1931 - Wally George - Oakland, CA - d. 10-5-2003
producer, host: “The Sam Yorty Show”; “The Wally George Show
12-05-1883 - May Davenport Seymour - Boston, MA - d. 10-5-1967
actor: Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Porter “Against the Storm”
12-05-1886 - Rose Wilder Lane - De Smet, SD - d. 10-30-1968
writer: (Daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder) “Hallmark Hall of Fame”; “Helen Hayes Theatre”
12-05-1890 - Fritz Lang - Vienna, Austria - d. 8-2-1976
film director: “Bud’s Bandwagon”
12-05-1892 - Al Boasberg - Buffalo, NY - d. 6-18-1937
writer: “Jack Benny Program”
12-05-1901 - Grace Moore - Jellico, TN - d. 1-26-1947
opera singer: “General Motors Concerts”; “Speed Show”; “Vicks Open House”
12-05-1901 - Walt Disney - Chicago, IL - d. 12-15-1966
actor: Mickey Mouse “Mickey Mouse Theatre of the Air”
12-05-1903 - Fred Van Deventer - Tipton, IN - d. 12-2-1971
newscaster, panelist: “Vandeventer and the News”; “Twenty Questions”
12-05-1904 - Harold Huber - NYC - d. 9-29-1959
actor: Hercule Poirot “Hercule Poirot”; Fu Manchu “Shadow of Fu Manchu”
12-05-1906 - Otto Preminger - Vienna, Austria - d. 4-23-1986
actor, film producer, director: “Fun In Print”; “Listen to the People”
12-05-1906 - William Spier - d. 5-30-1973
producer, director: “Advs. of Sam Spade”; “Suspense”
12-05-1907 - Reid Kilpatrick - Michigan - d. 8-11-1983
host: “Quiz of Two Cities”
12-05-1912 - Hans Wolf - Hamburg, Germany - d. 8-5-2005
conducted operas and symphonies for radio
12-05-1918 - Ralph Blizard - Kingsport, TN - d. 12-3-2004
fiddler: At age 12 formed “The Southern Ramblers”; Appeared on many Tri-cities radio stations
12-05-1919 - Hal Goldman - St. Paul, MN - d. 6-27-2001
writer: “The Jack Benny Program”
12-05-1922 - Alan Freed - Johnstown, PA - d. 1-20-1965
disc jockey: “Moondog Show”; “Alan Freed Show”; “Camel Rock and Roll Party”
12-05-1929 - Richard Beebe - Pasadena, CA - d. 8-29-1998
newsman: “The Credibility Gap”
12-05-1930 - Jeremy Sandford - Hertfordshire, England - d. 5-12-2003
writer: “Dreaming Badsmen”
12-06-1887 - Lynn Fontanne - Waterford, England - d. 7-30-1983
actor: “Theatre Guild On the Air”; “Biography In Sound”
12-06-1888 - Will Hay - Stockton-on-Tees, England - d. 4-18-1949
comedian: British Radio
12-06-1893 - Alma Platts - d. 7-13-1970
actor: “The World’s Great Novels”
12-06-1895 - Lou Little - Boston, MA - d. 5-28-1979
football coach: “Football Forecasts”; “Friday Night Quarterback”
12-06-1896 - Ira Gershwin - NYC - d. 8-17-1983
songwriter: “Lady in the Dark”; “Jolson Story”; “Barkleys of Broadway”
12-06-1898 - Eric Sagerquist - Karlstad, Sweden - d. 9-11-1944
orchestra leader/violinist: “First Nighter”; Romantic Melodies”
12-06-1898 - Gunnar Myrdal - Gustafs, Sweden - d. 5-17-1987
1974 nobel prize winner in economics: “United Nations Today”
12-06-1898 - Jack Beall - Waxahachie, TX - d. 1-1-1963
newscaster: “News of Tomorrow”; “American Legion Presents”
12-06-1900 - Agnes Moorehead - Clinton, MA - d. 4-30-1974
actor: Margo Lane “The Shadow”; Marilly “Mayor of the Town”
12-06-1900 - Robert Effros - London, England - d. 9-12-1983
trumpeter: “Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra”, “Your Hit Parade”
12-06-1903 - Hugh Farr - Llano, TX - d. 3-17-1980
singer: (Sons of the Pioneers) “The Roy Rogers Show”
12-06-1904 - Elissa Landi - Venice, Italy - d. 10-21-1948
actor: “I’m An American”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-06-1904 - Eve Curie Lubouisse - Paris, France - d. 10-22-2007
writer: (Daughter of Marie Curie) “This I Believe”
12-06-1909 - Lyn Murray - London, England - d. 5-20-1989
conductor: “Chesterfield Presents”; “Your Hit Parade”; “Ford Theatre”
12-06-1913 - Karl Haas - Speyer-on-the-Rhine, Germany - d. 2-6-2005
musician, broadcaster: “Adventures in Good Music”
12-06-1913 - Oswald Hoffman - Nebraska - d. 9-8-2005
preacher: “The Lutheran Hour”
12-06-1916 - Elmore Balthis - d. 10-31-1989
newscaster: KCOK Tulare, California
12-06-1919 - Bob Blagg - d. 12-19-1998
disk jockey: WDNE Elkins, West Virginia
12-06-1920 - Dave Brubeck - Concord, CA
jazz musician: “Dave Brubeck Quartet”
12-06-1920 - Howard Atwell - d. 3-20-2002
disk jockey: WVPO Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
12-06-1924 - Eric Merriman - Golders Green, England - d. 6-2-2003
writer, creator: “Beyond Our Ken”
12-06-1924 - Susanna Foster - Chicago, IL - d. 1-17-2009
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Mail Call”
12-06-1924 - Wally Cox - Detroit, MI - d. 2-15-1973
comedian: “U.S. Steel Hour”; “Wally Cox Show”
12-06-1925 - Robert William Cooke - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 8-5-1993
saxophonist: “Stan Kenton and His Orchestra”
12-06-1926 - Carroll Abbott - d. 7-6-1984
sportscaster in Kerrville, Texas
12-06-1934 - Vivienne Garrett - Iowa
writer: “Breast Stroke”
12-07-1879 - Rudolf Friml - Prague, Bohemia - d. 11-12-1972
operetta composer: “Railroad Hour”; “Chicago Theatre of the Air”
12-07-1888 - Heywood Broun - Brooklyn, NY - d. 12-18-1939
theatre critic: “Author, Author”; “Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour”
12-07-1892 - Fay Bainter - Los Angeles, CA, - d. 4-16-1968
actor: “Nobody’s Children”; “Cavalcade of America”
12-07-1901 - Jack Taylor - Summershade, KY - d. 8-4-1962
singer: (Prairie Ramblers) “Smile-a-While”
12-07-1904 - Bob Brown - NYC - d. 2-14-1988
announcer: “Vic and Sade”; “Quicksilver”; “This Amazing America”
12-07-1905 - Charles Magnante - d. 12-30-1986
accordionist: “Major Bowes Capitol Family”; “Singin’ Sam”; “Tony and Gus”
12-07-1905 - Leonard Goldenson - Scottsdale, PA - d. 12-27-1999
owner of the ABC network
12-07-1906 - Fred Stewart - Atlanta, GA - d. 12-5-1970
actor: “The Columbia Workshop”
12-07-1908 - Beatrice Churchill - d. 12-13-2006
actor: Betty Drake “Betty and Bob”
12-07-1909 - Arch Oboler - Chicago, IL - d. 3-19-1987
writer: ‘Lights Out”; “Adam and Eve skit on Bergen/McCarthy”
12-07-1910 - Charles Baltin - d. 11-9-1992
newscaster: WHOM Jersey City, New Jersey
12-07-1910 - Rod Cameron - Calgary, Alberta, Canada - d. 12-21-1983
actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”
12-07-1912 - Louis Prima - New Orleans,LA - d. 8-24-1978
jazz trumpeter: “You Can’t Have Everything”; “Songs by Sinatra”; “The Navy Swings”
12-07-1915 - Eli Wallach - Brooklyn, NY
actor: “Eternal Light”
12-07-1916 - Dorothea Brooking - Buckinghamshire, England - d. 3-23-1999
announcer for the BBC
12-07-1918 - Hurd Hatfield - NYC - d. 12-25-1998
actor: “Best Plays”; “Crime Does Not Pay”
12-07-1918 - Randy Atcher - d. 10-9-2002
disk jockey: “Old Kentucky Barn Dance”
12-07-1920 - Frances Gifford - Long Beach, CA - d. 1-22-1994
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-07-1922 - Don Maddox - Boaz, AL
“Maddox Family Band”
12-07-1939 - Nomi Mitty - NYC - d. 8-24-1994
actor: “The Goldbergs”
12-08-1888 - Raymond Lawrence - Bedford Square, England - d. 3-28-1976
actor: “Escape”; “The Halls of Ivy”; “Pursuit”
12-08-1891 - Percy Crosby - Brooklyn, NY - d. 12-8-1964
“Skippy” a juvenile serial was based on Crosby’s comic strip
12-08-1892 - Dr. Jacob Tarshish - d. 12-23-1960
rabbi: “The Lamplighter”
12-08-1894 - Elzie Segar - d. 10-13-1938
writer: “Popeye the Sailor” based on his comic strip
12-08-1894 - James Thurber - Columbus, OH - d. 11-2-1961
writer: “This Is My Best”
12-08-1895 - Harold Arlin - d. 3-14-1986
first full time radio announcer in the world, KDKA, Pittsburgh, 1921
12-08-1898 - Francis Scott Basch - d. 9-11-1997
news commentator: WAAT Jersey City, New Jersey
12-08-1904 - George Stevens - Oakland, CA - d. 3-8-1975
film director: “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-08-1906 - Richard Llewellyn - St. David’s, Wales - d. 11-30-1983
author: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “NBC University Theatre”
12-08-1907 - Frank Faylen - St. Louis, MO - d. 8-2-1985
actor: “Screen Guild Theatre”
12-08-1909 - Elaine Melchior - NYC - d. 10-22-2002
actor: Ardala Valmer “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”
12-08-1910 - Ruth Matteson - San Jose, CA - d. 2-5-1975
actor: Nicole Scott “Against the Storm”
12-08-1911 - Lee J. Cobb - NYC - d. 2-11-1976
actor: the tailgunner “Roosty of the AAF”; “Citizen of the World”; “Hollywood Startime”
12-08-1913 - Sarajane Wells - Owensboro, KY - d. 1-11-1987
actor: Betty Fairchild “Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy”
12-08-1914 - Floyd Tillman - Ryan, OK - d. 8-22-2003
country singer: “Grand Ole Opry”; “Country Music Time”
12-08-1914 - Mary Patton - Duluth, MN - d. 11-8-1982
actor: Marie Martel “Arnold Grimm’s Daughter”; Lila North “Fat Man”
12-08-1915 - Ernest Lehman - NYC - d. 7-5-2005
writer: “Forecast”
12-08-1916 - Richard Fleischer - Brooklyn, NY - d. 3-25-2006
film director: “The TM Radio Program”
12-08-1922 - Elkan Allan - London, England - d. 6-25-2006
writer: “Quiz Time”, “Quiz Team”
12-08-1928 - Jay “Jaybird” Drennan - d. 12-9-2006
country music disk jockey (Akron, Ohio)
12-08-1928 - Jimmy Smith - Norristown, PA - d. 2-8-2005
jazz organist: Won a radio talent contest in Philadelphia at the age of 9
12-08-1933 - Flip Wilson - Jersey City, NJ - d. 11-25-1998
comedian: “Voices of Vista”
12-08-1937 - James MacArthur - Los Angeles, CA
actor: “Theatre Guild of the Air”
12-09-1897 - Herb Lytton - d. 6-26-1981
actor: Bill Johnson “Gallant Heart”
12-09-1897 - Hermione Gingold - London, England - d. 5-24-1987
actor: “Stagestruck”
12-09-1902 - Brace Beemer - Mount Carmel, IL - d. 3-1-1965
actor: Lone Ranger “Lone Ranger”
12-09-1902 - Joe Quillan - d. 12-30-1983
writer: “The Eddie Cantor Show”; “Our Miss Brooks”
12-09-1902 - Margaret Hamilton - Cleveland, OH - d. 5-16-1985
actor: Aunt Effie “Couple Next Door”; “The Free Company”
12-09-1903 - Matty Malneck - Newark, NJ - d. 2-25-1981
bandleader: “Campana Serenade”; “Duffy’s Tavern”
12-09-1904 - Jerry Lesser - Cleveland, OH - d. unknown
actor: Dr. Benson “Life of Mary Sothern”; Brocco “Fight Camp”
12-09-1905 - Dalton Trumbo - Montrose, CO - d. 9-10-1976
writer: (member of infamous Hollywood Ten); “Arch Oboler’s Plays”
12-09-1906 - Freddy Martin - Cleveland, OH - d. 9-30-1983
bandleader: “Penthouse Serenade”; “Fitch Bandwagon”; “Jack Carson Show”
12-09-1906 - Ken Niles - Livingston, MT - d. 10-31-1988
announcer: “Hollywood Hotel”; “Rudy Vallee Show”; “A Date with Judy”
12-09-1909 - Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. - NYC - d. 5-7-2000
actor: “Silent Men”; “This Is War”; “We Care”
12-09-1911 - Broderick Crawford - Philadelphia, PA - d. 4-26-1986
actor: “Hedda Hopper Show”; “Hallmark Playhouse”; Cavalcade of America”
12-09-1912 - Bartlett Robinson - NYC - d. 3-26-1986
actor: Walter Manning “Portia Faces Life”; Perry Mason “Perry Mason”
12-09-1912 - Philip Guest Adams - d. 1-3-1998
actor: “The Green Hornet”; “Gangbusters”
12-09-1915 - Bob Emerick - Tacoma, WA - d. 6-1-1973
announcer: “Two Thousand Plus”; “Mr. Feathers”; “Special Agent”
12-09-1915 - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - Jarotschin, Posen, Germany - d. 8-3-2006
singer: Austrian Radio
12-09-1916 - Kirk Douglas - Amsterdam, NY
actor: “Doris Day Show”; “Hollywood Byline”; “Screen Director’s Playhouse”
12-09-1918 - George Heinemann - d. 8-21-1996
creator: “Faces in the Window”
12-09-1919 - Gil Rodin - Russia - d. 6-17-1974
saxophone: “The Bob Crosby Show”
12-09-1925 - Patricia Wheel - NYC - d. 6-3-1986
actor: “Stroke of Fate”; “Crime and Peter Chambers”
12-09-1927 - Benny Green - Leeds, England - d. 6-22-1998
musician, conversationalist, writer: “”Stop the Week”; “Kaleidoscope”
12-09-1928 - Dick Van Patten - Richmond Hill, Queens, NY
actor: Wilfred Finnegan “Duffy’s Tavern”; “Let’s Pretend”; Jimmy Dugan “Reg’lar Fellers”
12-09-1932 - Bill Hartack - Ebensburg, PA - d. 11-26-2007
jockey: “Tops in Sports”
12-09-1934 - Dame Judi Dench - York, England
actor: Renaissance Theatre Company in association with BBC Radio Drama
12-09-1934 - Junior Wells - Memphis, TN - d. 1-15-1998
harmonica player: Muddy Waters Band
12-09-1940 - Samar Attar - Damascus, Syria
writer: “Australia Day”
12-10-1889 - Arthur Vinton - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-26-1963
actor: Killer Kane “Buck Rogers”; Commissioner Weston “The Shadow”
12-10-1889 - Ray Collins - Sacramento, CA - d. 7-11-1965
actor: Doc Will Hackett, “County Seat”; member of The Mercury Theatre
12-10-1893 - Lew Brown - Odessa, Russia - d. 2-5-1958
producer: “Music for Millions”
12-10-1903 - Una Merkel - Covington, KY - d. 1-2-1986
actor: Adeline Fairchild “Great Gildersleeve”; “Johnny Presents”; “Texaxo Star Theatre”
12-10-1906 - Harold Adamson - Greenville, NJ - d. 8-17-1980
song writer: “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood”
12-10-1907 - Rumer Godden - Eastbourne, England - d. 11-8-1998
novelist: “Woman’s Hour”
12-10-1908 - Bill Spargrove - Belle Plaine, IA - d. 9-xx-1984
announcer: “Hollywood Byline”
12-10-1910 - Abraham Polonsky - NYC - d. 12-26-1999
writer: “Mecury Theatre on the Air”
12-10-1911 - Chet Huntley - Cardwell, MT - d. 3-20-1974
newscaster, producer: “Chet Huntley and the News”
12-10-1913 - Jean Dickenson - Montreal, Canada - d. 1-26-2007
singer: (Nightingale of the Airwaves) “American Album of Familiar Music”
12-10-1913 - Morton Gould - Richmond Hill, NY - d. 2-21-1996
conductor: “Music for Today”; “Original Amateur Hour”; “Cresta Blanca Carnival”
12-10-1914 - Dorothy Lamour - New Orleans, LA - d. 9-21-1996
singer, actor: “Chase & Sanborn Hour”; “Front and Center”; “Sealtest Variety Show”
12-10-1919 - Alexander Courage - Philadelphia, PA - d. 5-15-2008
music: “Broadway Is My Beat”; “Hollywood Soundstage”; “Romance”
12-10-1923 - Michael Gill - Winchester, England - d. 10-20-2005
producer: Joined BBC in 1954
12-10-1925 - Amaryllis Flemming - Chelsea, England - d. 7-27-1999
cellist: (Half sister to Ian Fleming) “Children’s Hour”
12-10-1925 - Jean Byron - Paducah, KY - d. 2-3-2006
singer on radio in her native Kentucky
12-10-1960 - Kenneth Branagh - Belfast, North Ireland
actor: Renaissance Theatre Company in association with BBC Radio Drama
12-11-1882 - Fiorello La Guardia - NYC - d. 9-20-1947
NYC mayor: “Douglas Corrigan Parade”; “This Is New York”; “Reads the Funnies”
12-11-1883 - Victor McLaglen - Tunbridge Wells, England - d. 11-7-1959
actor: Captain Flagg “Captain Flagg and Sergeant Quirt”; Mountie Eric Lewis “Red Trails”
12-11-1894 - Eddie Dowling - Woonsocket, RI - d. 2-18-1976
host: “We, the People”; “Ziegfeld Follies of the Air”
12-11-1905 - Pare Lorentz - Clarksburg, WV - d. 3-4-1992
writer: “Columbia Workshop”
12-11-1908 - Sally Eilers - NYC - d. 1-5-1978
actor: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
12-11-1910 - Samuel Kurtzman - d. 1-14-1998
writer: “The Bob Hope Show”
12-11-1911 - Beecher Pete Kirby - Sevierville, TN - d. 10-17-2002
dobro, guitar, banjo player: (Member Smokey Mountain Boys) “Grand Ole Opry”
12-11-1911 - Sam Levenson - NYC - d. 8-27-1980
humorist: “Arthur Godfrey Show”; “City Club Forum”
12-11-1914 - Marie Windsor - Marysville, UT - d. 12-10-2000
actor: “Escape”; “Suspense”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-11-1915 - Dolly Good - Mt. Carmel, IL - d. 11-12-1967
singer: (Girls of the Golden West) “National Barn Dance”
12-11-1920 - Eddie Firestone, Jr. - San Francisco, CA - d. 3-1-2007
actor: Joey Brewster “That Brewster Boy”; William Herbert Murray “One Man’s Family”
12-11-1922 - Robert Arden - London, England - d. 3-25-2004
actor: “America Looks Abroad”
12-11-1923 - Betsy Blair - Cliffside, NJ - d. 3-13-2009
actor: “Favorite Story”; “Meet Me in St. Louis”
12-11-1926 - Dick Tufeld - Los Angeles, CA
announcer: “The Amazing Mr. Malone”; “Space Patrol”
12-11-1943 - Christine Lyons - Detroit, MI
free-lance radio reporter: “Update, Where Are They Now?”
12-11-1947 - Charles Palliser - Holyoke, MA
author: “The Journal of Simon Owen”
12-12-1886 - Violet Kemble Cooper - London, England - d. 8-16-1961
actor: “School for Scandal”
12-12-1893 - Edward G. Robinson - Bucharest, Romania - d. 1-26-1973
actor: Steve Wilson “Big Town”
12-12-1898 - Noreen Gammill - Missouri - d. 12-21-1988
actor: Sister Dinwiddie “Bill Goodwin Show”; Cathy “Opie Cates Show”
12-12-1902 - Helen Menken - NYC - d. 3-27-1966
actor: Brenda Cummings “Second Husband”
12-12-1904 - Pete Pumiglio - d. 10-20-1996
musician: “The Ipana Troubadors”
12-12-1907 - Allen Massey - Midland, TX - d. 3-3-1983
singer: (Louise Massey and the Westerners) “National Barn Dance”; “Show Boat”
12-12-1907 - Jean Anderson - Eastbourne, England - d. 4-1-2001
actor: “Front Line Family (The Robinsons)”
12-12-1908 - Hank Ladd - Chicago, IL - d. 6-9-1982
actor: Beetle “Phil Baker Show”
12-12-1908 - Victor Babin - Moscow, Russia - d. 3-1-1972
concert pianist with a career in radio
12-12-1909 - Karen Morley - Ottumwa, IA - d. 3-8-2003
blacklisted actor: “War Town”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-12-1909 - Louis G. Cowan - Chicago, IL - d. 11-18-1976
producer: “The Quiz Kids”; “Murder at Midnight”
12-12-1910 - Mary Lou Clark - NYC
singer: (The Merry Macs) “Bing Crosby Show”; “New Old Gold Show”
12-12-1910 - Morris Mamorsky - d. 3-12-2003
composer, musical director: “The Eternal Light”; “Wanted”; “Words at War”
12-12-1911 - Jules Dassin - Middletown, CT - d. 3-31-2008
writer: “Kate Smith”; Yiddish Theatre
12-12-1913 - Hal Dickinson - Buffalo, NY - d. 11-18-1970
organized Modernaires: “Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra”
12-12-1913 - Winston Burdette - Buffalo, NY - d. 5-19-1993
newscaster: (protege of Edward R. Murrow) “CBS World News Round Up”
12-12-1914 - Buzzy Bavasi - NYC - d. 5-1-2008
baseball executive: “Monitor”; “Top In Sports”
12-12-1915 - Bea Fontane - New Milford, NJ - d. 3-25-2002
singer: (The Fontane Sisters) “Chesterfield Supper Club”
12-12-1915 - Frank Sinatra - Hoboken, NJ - d. 5-14-1998
singer, actor: (The Voice), “Your Hit Parade”; “Frank Sinatra Show”; Rocky Fortune “Rocky Fortune”
12-12-1916 - Acrivy Fukuzawa - Constantinople, Turkey
opera singer: “Radio Paris”; “Radio Strassbourg”
12-12-1917 - Richard Martin - Spokane, WA - d. 9-4-1994
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-12-1918 - Joe Williams - Codele, GA - d. 3-29-1999
blues singer: “Count Basie and His Orchestra”; “Stars for Defense”
12-12-1919 - Seymour Korman - d. 8-2-1993
newsman for Mutual
12-12-1923 - Bob Barker - Darrington, WA
disc jockey: “Bob Barker Show”
12-12-1929 - John Osborne - London, England - d. 12-24-1994
dramatist: “Danger”
12-12-1938 - Connie Francis - Newark, NJ
singer: “Horn and Hardart Children’s Hour”
12-12-1950 - Louis Nowra - Melbourne, Australia
writer: “Albert Names Edward”
12-12-1950 - Louis Nowra - Melbourne, Australia
writer: “Albert Names Edward”
12-12-1950 - Stephanie McCarthy - Mildura, Australia
writer: “Out of Mind”
12-13-1887 - Alvin York - Pall Mall, TN - d. 12-2-1964
world war I hero: “We the People”; “What Are We Fighting For?”
12-13-1890 - Marc Connelly - McKeesport, PA - d. 12-21-1980
writer: “Free Company”; “Security Workshop”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-13-1894 - Olin Landick - d. 3-26-1972
actor: Cassandra Drinkwater “Cousin Cassie”
12-13-1897 - Drew Pearson - Evanston, IL - d. 9-1-1969
investigative reporter: “Listen America”; “Drew Pearson Comments”
12-13-1901 - Jay Jostyn - Milwaukee, WI - d. 6-25-1976
actor: Max Tilley “Life of Mary Sothern”; Mr, District Attorney “Mr. District Attorney”
12-13-1904 - George Baxter - Paris, France - d. 9-10-1976
announcer: “Grand Central Station”; “The Career of Alice Blair”
12-13-1906 - H. C. Danby - Hull England - d. 9-xx-1975
author: “Remember It All”
12-13-1910 - Lillian Roth - Boston, MA - d. 5-12-1980
singer, speaker: “Pleasant Sunday Afternoon”
12-13-1910 - Van Heflin - Walter, OK - d. 7-23-1971
actor: Bob Drake “Betty and Bob”; “Philip Marlowe “Advs. of Philip Marlowe”
12-13-1912 - Herb Sheldon - Connecticut - d. 10-27-1964
announcer, host: “Honeymoon in New York”; “Luncheon at the Latin Quarter”
12-13-1913 - Archie Moore - Benoit, MS - d. 12-9-1998
light heavyweight boxing champion: “Tops in Sports”
12-13-1913 - Jimmy Carroll - NYC - d. 3-19-1972
singer: “Pot O’ Gold”
12-13-1914 - Larry Parks - Olathe, KS - d. 4-13-1975
actor: “Kraft Music Hall”; “Faith for Tomorrow”; “Guest Star”
12-13-1914 - Tiger Haynes - Fredriksted, St. Croix - d. 2-5-1994
guitarist: (The Three Flames) “Scout About Town”; “Peter Donald Show”
12-13-1915 - Mark Stevens - Cleveland, OH - d. 9-15-1994
actor: “This Is Hollywood”; “Cavalcade of America”; “Suspense”
12-13-1917 - David Street - Los Angeles, CA - d. 9-3-1971
actor, singer: “Music Depreciation”
12-13-1917 - Wesley Tuttle - Lamar, CO - d. 9-29-2003
country singer: “Wesley Tuttle and His Coon Hunters”
12-13-1920 - Don Taylor - Freeport, PA - d. 12-29-1998
actor: “Indiana School of the Sky”; “Family Theatre”; “Hollywood Star Preview”
12-13-1925 - Elleen Nilsson - Wichita Falls, KS
singer: (Nilsson Twins) “Furlough Fun”
12-13-1925 - Elsa Nilsson - Wichita Falls, KS
singer: (Nilsson Twins) “Furlough Fun”
12-13-1926 - Carl Erskine - Anderson, IN
baseball pitcher: “Baseball: An Action History”; “Dr. Norman Vincent Peale”
12-13-1939 - Moe Keale - Niihau, HI - d. 4-15-2002
local disc jockey
12-14-1884 - Jane Cowl - Boston, MA - d. 6-22-1950
actor: “Great Plays”; “Brownstone Theatre”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-14-1893 - Carl Brisson - Copenhagen, Denmark - d. 9-26-1958
singer, actor: “A Voice In the Night”
12-14-1894 - Theo Goetz - d. 12-29-1972
actor: Papa Bauer “The Guiding Light”
12-14-1898 - Lillian Randolph - Louisville, KY - d. 9-12-1980
actor: Birdie Lee Coggins “Great Gildersleeve”; Sapphire’s Mama “Amos ‘n’ Andy”
12-14-1899 - DeFord Bailey - Smith County, TN - d. 7-2-1982
harmonica soloist: “WSM’s Barn Dance”; “Grand Ole Opry”
12-14-1899 - James Kelly - NYC - d. 5-13-1961
actor: Mike Clancy “Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons”
12-14-1903 - Harry Birrell - d. 6-6-1995
disk jockey: WBVP Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
12-14-1909 - “Symphony Sid” Torin - NYC - d. 9-21-1984
disk jockey specializing in jazz. Worked for several New York stations
12-14-1910 - Erskine Johnson - Racine, WI - d. 6-14-1984
columnist: “Hollywood News”; “Let’s Talk Hollywood”
12-14-1911 - Spike Jones - Long Beach, CA - d. 5-1-1965
bandleader: “Bob Burns, The Arkansas Traveler”; “Spike Jones Show”
12-14-1912 - Gurney Bell - Los Angeles, CA - d. 9-26-1976
singer: (Member Sportsmen Quartet) “Jack Benny Program”
12-14-1912 - Morey Amsterdam - Chicago, IL - d. 10-29-1996
comedian: “Morey Amsterdan Show”
12-14-1915 - Dan Dailey - NYC - d. 10-16-1978
singer, actor: “King’s Men”; “Philip Morris Playhouse”
12-14-1915 - Jerry Daniels - d. 11-7-1995
singer: (Member of the Ink Spots) “The Four Ink Spots”; “Let’s Go Nightclubbing”
12-14-1919 - Shirley Jackson - San Francisco, CA - d. 8-8-1965
writer: “NBC Presents: Short Story”
12-14-1927 - Richard Cassilly - Washington, D. C. - d. 1-30-1998
tenor: “Metropolitan Opera”
12-14-1932 - George Furth - Chicago, IL - d. 8-11-2008
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
12-14-1934 - Johnny Moore - d. 12-30-1998
lead singer: (Member of The Drifters) “Camel Rock and Roll Party”
12-14-1939 - John Baxter - Sydney, Australia
script writer: “Revolution 24 Times a Second”; “Kaleidoscope”
12-14-1944 - Bill Garner - Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
writer: “Locked Room”
12-14-1947 - Patty Duke - Elmhurst, NY
actor: “Zero Hour”
12-15-1873 - Harry Humphrey - San Francisco, CA - d. 4-1-1947
actor: Old Ranger “Death Valley Days”; Horace “Ma and Pa”
12-15-1883 - Marion S. Barney - San Francisco, CA - d. 4-xx-1968
actor: “Red Davis”; “Gangbusters”; “We, The People”
12-15-1888 - Maxwell Anderson - Atlantic, PA - d. 2-28-1959
writer: “Free Company”; “Keep ‘Em Rolling”; “O’Neill Cycle”
12-15-1891 - A. P. Carter - Poor Valley, VA - d. 11-7-1960
singer: (Carter Family) “Grand Ole Opry”
12-15-1896 - Betty Smith - NYC - d. 1-17-1972
author: “Studio One”; “Hallmark Playhouse”
12-15-1901 - Gail Bonney - Columbus, OH - d. 12-7-1984
actor: “Family Theatre”; “Joan Davis Time”; “NBC University Theatre”
12-15-1904 - George Lessner - d. 5-12-1997
composer: “The Nightingale and the Rose”
12-15-1907 - Bob Hawk - Creston, IA - d. 7-4-1989
quizmaster: “Take It or Leave It”; “Thanks to the Yanks”; “Bob Hawk Show”
12-15-1915 - Margaret Hayes - Baltimore, MD - d. 1-26-1977
actor: “Silver Theatre”
12-15-1916 - Buddy Cole - Irving, IL - d. 11-5-1964
musician: (Buddy Cole Trio) “Ginny Simms Show”; “Hollywood Showcase”
12-15-1916 - Richard Powell - Cincinnati, OH - d. 10-20-1996
script writer: “Topper”; “Dick Powell Show”
12-15-1917 - Raymond Morgan - Utah - d. 1-18-1975
announcer: “Chandu, the Magician”; “Murder at Midnight”
12-15-1918 - Jeff Chandler - Brooklyn, NY - d. 6-17-1961
actor: Michael Shayne, “Michael Shayne, Detective”; Philip Boynton, “Our Miss Brooks”
12-15-1925 - Alfred Bradley - London, England - d. 4-1-1991
read and selected scripts for the BBC
12-16-1889 - Kurt Kupfer - d. 3-xx-1974
actor: the kindly Joseph Steinbloch “Romance of Helen Trent”
12-16-1890 - Jane Morgan - North Platte, NE - d. 1-1-1972
actor: Mary Lane “Aunt Mary”; Mrs. Margaret Davis “Our Miss Brooks”
12-16-1892 - Cameron Prud’homme - Auburn, CA - d. 11-27-1967
actor: Governor Bradley “Little Herman”; David Harum “David Harum”
12-16-1895 - Andy Razaf - Washington, D. C. - d. 2-3-1973
lyricist: “Music for Millions”
12-16-1898 - Lud Gluskin - NYC - d. 10-13-1989
conductor: “Hollywood Showcase”; “Amos ‘n’ Andy”; “Advs. of Sam Spade”
12-16-1899 - Noel Coward - Teddington, Middlesex, England - d. 3-26-1973
actor, playwright: “Stagestruck”
12-16-1900 - Jesse Block - NYC - d. 3-22-1983
comedian: appeared with wife Eve Sully on radio
12-16-1907 - Albert Gore, Sr. - Granville, TN - d. 12-5-1998
u.s. senator tennessee: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
12-16-1911 - Howard Reilly - d. 11-28-1991
producer: “The Fred Allen Show”
12-16-1912 - “Kokomo” Crocker - Tennessee - d. 11-xx-1972
accordian: “The Swift Jewel Cowboys”
12-16-1913 - Verlye Mills - St. John, KS - d. 10-2-1983
harpist: “The Hour of Charm”; “Your Hit Parade”
12-16-1917 - Arthur C. Clarke - Minehead, England - d. 3-19-2008
science fiction writer: “The Long John Nebel Show”
12-16-1918 - Murray Kempton - Baltimore, MD - d. 5-5-1997
commentator: “Spectrum”
12-16-1918 - Paul Talbot - d. 7-6-2005
actor: “It Happened to Me”; “Let’s Playwright”
12-16-1946 - Robert Urich - Toronto, OH - d. 4-16-2002
salesman: WGN Chicago, Illinois
12-17-1892 - T. Frederick Candlyn - England - d. 12-16-1964
pianist: WGY Schenectady, New York
12-17-1895 - Rudolph Anders - Germany - d. 3-27-1987
actor: Dr. VanMeter “Space Patrol”
12-17-1896 - Arthur Fiedler - South Boston, MA - d. 7-10-1979
conductor: “Robert Merrill with the Boston Pops Orchestra”; “Boston Pops”
12-17-1900 - Katina Paxinou - Piraeus, Greece - d. 2-22-1973
actor: “Suspense”; “Hallmark Playhouse”
12-17-1900 - Norman Cloutier - Hartford, CT - d. 9-7-1962
orchestra leader: “Cloutier Calling”; “Cosmopolitan Melodies”
12-17-1902 - House Jameson - Austin, TX - d. 4-23-1971
actor: Sam Aldrich “Aldrich Family”; Inspector Douglas Renfrew “Renfrew of the Mounted”
12-17-1903 - Erskine Caldwell - Morland, GA - d. 4-11-1987
playwright: “Information, Please”; “Short Story”
12-17-1905 - Stella Unger - NYC - d. 2-15-1970
commentator: “Hecker’s Information Bureau”; “Your Hollywood News Girl”
12-17-1906 - Martin Skiles - d. 5-1-1981
music: “Mr. Aladdin”
12-17-1907 - Frank Gill - d. 7-11-1970
writer, comedian: “Joe E. Brown’s Post Toasties Show”
12-17-1909 - Murray Brody - d. 6-16-2004
producer: KOH Reno, Nevada
12-17-1910 - Spade Cooley - Oklahoma Territory - d. 11-23-1969
western singer: (Rider’s of the Purple Sage) “Spade Cooley Show”
12-17-1911 - Jennie Land - St. Louis, MO
singer: “Dramas of Youth”; “Musical Grocery Store”
12-17-1911 - Richard Sale - NYC - d. 3-4-1993
screenwriter: “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-17-1913 - Herbert Nelson - Stillwater, MN - d. 7-19-1990
actor: Ralph Fraser “Dan Harding’s Wife”; George Lawlor “Romance of Helen Trent”
12-17-1919 - Edward “Shrimp” Wragge - NYC - d. 12-22-1992
actor: “Gold Spot Pal”
12-17-1926 - Patricia Brooks - Chicago, IL
announcer, scriptwriter: “Weekly Women’s Magazine”
12-17-1927 - Richard Long - Chicago, IL - d. 12-21-1974
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Proudly We Hail”
12-17-1928 - Julia Meade - Boston, MA
actor: ‘Your Hit Parade”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
12-17-1929 - William Safire - NYC
producer: “Tex McCrary Show”
12-17-1930 - Bill Beutel - Cleveland, OH - d. 3-18-2006
news reporter: “New York 1960”
12-18-1864 - S. Parkes Cadman - Wellington, Shropshire, England - d. 7-12-1936
preacher: “National Radio Pulpit”
12-18-1885 - J. Anthony Smythe - San Francisco, CA - d. 3-20-1966
actor: “Carefree Carnival”; Henry Barbour “One Man’s Family”
12-18-1886 - Ty Cobb - Narrows, GA - d. 7-17-1961
baseball great: “Coca Cola Top Notchers”; “Baseball: An Action History”
12-18-1888 - Gladys Cooper - Lewisham, England - d. 11-17-1971
actor: “Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour”
12-18-1890 - Edwin H. Armstrong - NYC - d. 1-31-1954
inventor: FM radio
12-18-1891 - Edward Reese - Baltimore, MD
actor: Spencer Dean “Eno Crime Clues”; “Just Plain Bill”
12-18-1895 - Harry Kogen - Chicago, IL - d. 12-xx-1985
violinist: “The Bobby Doyle Show”; “The Breakfast Club”
12-18-1897 - Fletcher Henderson - Cuthbert, GA - d. 12-29-1952
jazz orchestra leader: “Jubilee”; “Magic Carpet”
12-18-1904 - Montana Slim - Guysborough, Novia Scotia - d. 12-5-1996
singer: Had his own show on CBS
12-18-1908 - Celia Johnson - Ellerker Gate, Richmond, England - d. 4-26-1982
actor: “Desert Island Disks”; Read poetry and short stories during WWII
12-18-1909 - George Fisher - d. 12-9-1987
hollywood reporter: “Hollywood Whispers”; “Hollywood Gossip”
12-18-1910 - Abe Burrows - Brooklyn, NY - d. 5-17-1985
writer: “Abe Burrows Show”; “Danny Kaye Show”; “Duffy’s Tavern”
12-18-1911 - Jerry Lawrence - Rochester, NY - d. 9-24-2005
host, announcer: “laugh ‘N’ Swing Club”; “Tom Power’s Life Stories”
12-18-1913 - Alfred Bester - NYC - d. 9-30-1987
writer: “Charlie Chan”; “Nick Carter, Master Detective”; “The Shadow”
12-18-1913 - Lynn Bari - Roanoke, VA - d. 11-20-1989
actor: “Dan Carson”
12-18-1915 - Bill Zuckert - NYC - d. 1-23-1997
actor: Detective. Lieutenant. Parker “Crime and Peter Chambers”
12-18-1916 - Betty Grable - St. Louis, MO - d. 7-2-1973
actor: “Hollywood Showcase”; “Screen Guild Theatre”; “So You Want to Lead a Band”
12-18-1916 - Bill McCord - Colville, WA - d. 1-17-2004
announcer: “The Circle Arrow Show”; “Easy Money”
12-18-1917 - Ossie Davis - Cogdell, GA - d. 2-4-2005
actor: “Cavalcade of America”; “Story Hour”
12-18-1918 - Danny Simon - The Bronx, NY - d. 7-26-2005
writer: (Brother of Neil) “The Milton Berle Show”
12-18-1918 - Hal Kanter - Savannah, GA
writer: “The Beulah Show”
12-18-1919 - Ralph Levy - Phildelphia, PA - d. 10-15-2001
director: “Burns and Allen”
12-18-1921 - Chili Williams - Minneapolis, MN - d. 10-17-2003
actor: “Mail Call”; “Truth or Consequences”
12-18-1922 - Bob Dunnavant - Decatur, AL - d. 4-5-2008
co-founder of the Athens Broadcasting Company
12-18-1938 - Chas Chandler - Heaton, Newcastle, England - d. 7-17-1996
rock musician: (The Animals) “Saturday Club”
12-19-1882 - Bronislaw Huberman - Czestochowa, Poland - d. 6-17-1947
violinist: “A Tribute to . . . .”
12-19-1888 - Fritz Reiner - Budapest, Hungary - d. 11-15-1963
conductor: “Curtis Institute Musicale”; “Ford Sunday Evening Hour”
12-19-1888 - Mabel Brownell - Cincinnati, OH - d. 1-26-1972
actor: “Polly witha Past”
12-19-1894 - Ford Frick - Wawaka, IN - d. 4-8-1978
baseball comissioner: “Baseball: An Action History”; “Play Ball”; “Tribute to Babe Ruth”
12-19-1894 - Tess Gardella - Wilkes-Barre, PA - d. 1-3-1950
actor: Aunt Jemina “Aunt Jemina”
12-19-1900 - George T. Bird - Fayette, OH - d. 2-10-1979
trumpeter, arranger: Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
12-19-1902 - Mary Michael - Denver, CO - d. 11-6-1980
actor: Ma Fogart “Big Sister”; Mrs. Kelly “Stepmother”
12-19-1902 - Ralph Richardson - Cheltenham, England - d. 10-10-1983
actor: Doctor John H. Watson, “Advs. of Sherlock Holmes”
12-19-1907 - Ray Noble - Brighton, England - d. 4-3-1978
bandleader: “George Burns and Gracie Allen Show”; “Chase & Sanborn Hour”
12-19-1908 - Bill Carlisle - Wakefield, KY - d. 3-17-2003
performer: “Grand Ole Opry”
12-19-1908 - Paul Luther - Aylesburg, Canada - d. 11-xx-1978
actor, announcer: “The Man Behind the Gun”; “Inside Story”
12-19-1909 - Ed Auxer - d. 8-21-2004
disk jockey: WSBT South Bend, Indiana
12-19-1910 - Thelma Bernstein - NYC - d. 5-27-2006
singer: (Wife of Harry Einstein) Sang on radio
12-19-1911 - Clark Dennis - Roscommon, MI - d. 11-15-1992
singer: “Breakfast Club”; “Fibber McGee and Molly”; “Chesterfield Presents”
12-19-1912 - Frank Holliday - San Francisco, CA - d. 8-3-1948
singer: (The Rockaway Four) “The Gay Nineties Revue”
12-19-1915 - Edith Piaf - Paris, France - d. 10-11-1963
singer: “The Big Show”
12-19-1916 - Owen Babbe - Council Bluffs, IA - d. 6-25-1996
announcer: “Advs. of Sherlock Holmes”
12-19-1919 - Benedict Freedman - NYC
writer: “The Red Skelton Show”
12-19-1919 - Lewis Greifer - London, England - d. 3-18-2003
writer of comedy sketches: “Take It from Here”; “The Goon Show”
12-19-1923 - Gordon Jackson - Glasgow, Scotland - d. 1-15-1990
Freelance actor for the BBC
12-19-1924 - Rex Barney - Omaha, NE - d. 8-11-1997
baseball color man: “Game of the Day”
12-19-1925 - Lillian Clark - Scranton, PA - d. 8-20-1996
singer: (Clark Sisters) “Jack Smith Show”; “Spotlight Revue”
12-19-1933 - Cicely Tyson - NYC
host: “Sears Radio Theatre”; Thursday, Love and Hate Night
12-20-1889 - Ernest LaPrade - Memphis, TN - d. 4-20-1969
conductor: “Collier’s Hour”; “Orchestra of the Nation”
12-20-1897 - Felix Holt - Calloway County, KY - d. 6-2-1954
writer: “Challenge of the Yukon”; “Cimarron Tavern”; “The One Ranger”
12-20-1898 - Irene Dunne - Louisville, KY - d. 9-4-1990
actor: Susan Armstrong “Bright Star”; “Family Theatre”; “Hallmark Hall of Fame”
12-20-1900 - Ted Fio Rito - Newark, NJ - d. 7-22-1971
bandleader: “Presenting Al Jolson”; “Wonder Show”; “Jack Haley Show”
12-20-1902 - Max Lerner - Ivenitz, Minsk, Russia - d. 6-5-1992
editorial director, commentator: “PM”
12-20-1905 - Albert Dekker - Brooklyn, NY - d. 5-5-1968
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-20-1906 - Marion Talley - Nevada, MO - d. 1-3-1983
singer: “Ry-Krisp Presents Marion Talley”
12-20-1907 - Al Rinker - Tekoa, WA - d. 6-11-1982
singer (member of The Rhythm Boys) “Paul Whiteman Presents”
12-20-1912 - Ken Lane - Brooklyn, NY - d. 11-22-1996
singer: (Ken Lane Singers) “Frank Sinatra Show”; “Carnation Contented Hour”
12-20-1914 - Patti Pickens - Macon, GA - d. 11-16-1995
singer: (Pickens Sisters) “The Pickens Sisters”; “The Magic Key”
12-20-1918 - Audrey Totter - Joliet, IL
actor: Millie Bronson “Meet Millie”; Bonnie “Bright Horizon”
12-20-1919 - Everett Greenbaum - Buffalo, NY - d. 7-11-1999
writer: “Greenbaum’s Gallery”
12-20-1920 - Dennis Morgan - Prentice, WI - d. 9-7-1994
actor, singer: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “U.S. Steel Hour”; “Screen Guild Theatre”
12-20-1923 - Charita Bauer - Newark, NJ - d. 2-28-1985
actor: Mary Aldrich, “Aldrich Family”; Bert Bauer, “The Guiding Light”
12-20-1928 - Donald Adams - Bristol, England - d. 4-8-1996
opera singer: BBC Repertory Company
12-20-1931 - Mala Powers - San Francisco, CA - d. 6-11-2007
actor: “Stars Over Hollywood”
12-20-1952 - Jenny Agutter - Tounton, Somerset, England
actor: Alex Price “An American Werewolf in London”
12-21-1872 - Albert Payson Terhune - Newark, NJ - d. 2-18-1942
dog expert: “Dog Dramas”
12-21-1907 - Bob Strong - Kansas City, MO - d. unknown
orchestra leader: “Avalon Time”; “Uncle Walter’s Doghouse”
12-21-1908 - Sylvester L. “Pat” Weaver - Los Angeles, CA - d. 3-15-2002
producer: “Fred Allen Show”
12-21-1910 - Mary Orr - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-22-2006
author: “Radio City Playhouse”; “Theatre Guild On the Air”
12-21-1911 - Grant Richards - Raleigh, NC - d. 7-4-1963
actor: Charles Dobbs “This Is Nora Drake”; Hal Thomas “Against the Storm”
12-21-1913 - Louise King - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 8-14-1997
singer (The King Sisters) “Horace Heidt and His Brigadiers”; “Al Pearce and His Gang”
12-21-1915 - Werner Von Trapp - Zell am See, Austria - d. 10-11-2007
singer: (Trapp Family Singers) “Christmas Seal Sale”
12-21-1916 - St. John Terrell - Chicago, IL - d. 10-9-1998
actor: Jack Armstrong “Jack Armstrong, the All-American boy”
12-21-1917 - Rolly Bester - NYC - d. 1-12-1984
actor: “Tales of Tomorrow”
12-21-1922 - Paul Winchell - NYC - d. 6-24-2005
ventriloquist: “Paul Winchell-Jerry Mahoney Show”
12-21-1928 - Bryce Bond - Plainfield, NJ
actor: “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
12-21-1928 - Ed Nelson - New Orleans, LA
actor: “Hollywood Theatre”
12-21-1928 - Ross Barbour - Columbus, IN
singer: (The Four Freshman) “Four Freshman”; “Here’s to Veterans”
12-21-1936 - Peter Tinniswood - Manchester, England - d. 1-9-2003
comedy writer: “Tales from the Long Room”
12-21-1946 - Carl Wilson - Hawthorne, CA - d. 2-7-1998
singer: (Beach Boys) “Here’s to Veterans”
12-22-1862 - Connie Mack - East Brookfield, MA - d. 2-8-1956
baseball manager: “The Shell Show”; “A Tribute to Lou Gehrig”
12-22-1885 - Deems Taylor - NYC - d. 7-3-1966
commentator: “Deems Taylor Music Series”; “Prudential Family Hour”; “RCA Victor Show”
12-22-1889 - Anthony Caruso - Italy - d. 7-29-1973
composer, clarinetist: WCAU and WIP Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12-22-1891 - Mc Kay Morris - Fort Sam Houston, TX - d. 10-3-1955
actor: Abe Lincoln “The Abe Lincoln Story”; Gregory Ivanoff “Ma Perkins”
12-22-1901 - Andre Kostelanetz - St. Petersburg, Russia - d. 1-13-1980
conductor: “Chesterfield Hour”; “Light Up Time”; “Pause That Refreshes”
12-22-1905 - Martha Bohlsen - Nebraska - d. 3-9-1984
cooking show host: “Kitchen Club”
12-22-1907 - Peggy Ashcroft - London, England - d. 6-14-1991
actor: BBC “Queen Victoria”
12-22-1908 - Elsa Buchanan - London, England - d. 1-17-2004
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-22-1909 - Patricia Hayes - London, England - d. 9-19-1998
actor: Henry Bones, boy detective “Children’s Hour”
12-22-1909 - Robert Barr - Glasbow, Scotland - d. 1-30-1999
radio writer: “To Tell You the Truth”
12-22-1911 - Bob Guilbert - Wisconsin - d. 10-19-1990
actor: Don Winslow “Don Winslow of the Navy”
12-22-1911 - Milton E. Drentz - d. 1-8-2000
seminary producer: “The Eternal Light”
12-22-1912 - Lady Bird Johnson - Karnack, TX - d. 7-11-2007
first lady: owner of radio station KTBC Austin, Texas
12-22-1912 - Myron Barg - d. 1-11-1994
disk jockey: WJBC Bloomington, Indiana
12-22-1913 - Dudley Brooks - Los Angles, CA - d. 7-17-1989
soloist: “On Target”
12-22-1917 - Gene Rayburn - Christopher, IL - d. 11-29-1999
announcer, comedian: “Rayburn and Finch”
12-22-1918 - Frankie Darro - Chicago, IL - d. 12-25-1976
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-22-1921 - Hawkshaw Hawkins - Huntingdon, WV - d. 3-5-1963
singer: “Country Style U.S.A.”; “Country Music Time”
12-22-1936 - Hector Elizondo - New York, NY
actor: “We Hold These Truths”
12-22-1944 - Meg Roberts - Adelaide, South Australia
writer: “Frog’s Paradise”
12-22-1947 - Brian Daley - Rockleigh, NJ - d. 2-18-1996
writer: “Star Wars”; “Empire Strikes Back”; “Return of the Jedi”
12-22-1948 - Noel Edmonds - Ilford, England
presenter: Weekday Breakfast Slot replacing Tony Blackburn
12-22-1950 - Nick Enright - Maitland, Australia - d. 3-30-2003
writer: “Watching Over Israel”
12-23-1873 - Burns Mantle - Watertown, NY - d. 2-9-1948
writer: “Best Plays” based on Mantle’s theatrical yearbook
12-23-1887 - John Cromwell - d. 9-26-1979
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-23-1893 - Anne O’Neal - St. Louis, MO - d. 11-24-1971
actor: Cynthia Veryberry “Grapevine Rancho”
12-23-1903 - Helen Troy - San Francisco, CA - d. 11-1-1942
actor: Telephone Operator “It Happened in Hollywood”
12-23-1903 - Milton Alfred - d. 9-11-1968
sportscaster: WICA Ashtabula, Ohio
12-23-1907 - Don McNeill - Galena, IL - d. 5-7-1996
host: “Breakfast Club”
12-23-1909 - Maurice Denham - Beckenham, England - d. 7-24-2002
actor: “Return of Sherlock Holmes”
12-23-1911 - James Gregory - The Bronx, NY - d. 9-16-2002
actor: Captain Vincent Cronin “21st Precinct”
12-23-1913 - Anton M. Leader - Boston, MA - d. 7-1-1988
director: “Eternal Light”; “Murder at Midnight”; “Suspense”; “Words at War”
12-23-1922 - Jack Lloyd - Duisburg, Germany - d. 5-21-1976
actor: “Armstrong Theatre of Today”; “The Joan Davis Show”
12-23-1922 - Ruth Roman - Boston, MA - d. 9-9-1999
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”; “Hollywood Sound Stage”
12-23-1922 - Scott Vincent - d. 5-31-1979
announcer: “The Jimmy Dean Show”
12-23-1923 - Ray Kemper - Lankershim, CA
sound effects: “Gunsmoke”; “Voyage of the Scarlet Queen”; “Fort Laramie”
12-23-1924 - Floyd Kalber - Omaha, NE - d. 5-13-2004
news correspondent: NBC; News Anchor for WMAQ and WLS in Chicago
12-23-1931 - Kenneth Methold - Sussex, England
writer: “Sweet Singing the Choir”; “All Suspect”
12-23-1939 - Antonio Damarko - Chilie
writer: “Funny Tragedies”
12-23-1943 - Harry Shearer - Los Angeles, CA
actor: Member of the Beavers “Jack Benny Program”
12-24-1881 - Charles Wakefield Cadman - Johnston, PA - d. 12-30-1946
Composed “At Dawning,” used as theme for “The Brighter Day.”
12-24-1886 - Michael Curtiz - Budapest, Hungary - d. 4-10-1962
film director: “Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre”; Screen Director’s Playhouse”
12-24-1887 - Lucrezia Bori - Valencia, Spain - d. 5-14-1960
opera singer: “Telephone Hour”; “Ford Sunday Evening Hour”
12-24-1893 - Harry Warren - NYC - d. 9-22-1981
composer: “Good News of 1940”; “Great Moments to Music”
12-24-1895 - Ruth Chatterton - NYC - d. 11-24-1961
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-24-1901 - Nola Luxford - New Zealand - d. 10-10-1994
broadcast journalist: “1932 Olympic Games”
12-24-1906 - Chuck Webster - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 2-14-1983
actor: “The Green Hornet”; “The Lone Ranger”; “True Detective Mysteries”
12-24-1906 - Franz Waxman - Konigshutte, Germany - d. 2-24-1967
composer-conductor: “Good News of 1939”
12-24-1910 - Fritz Leiber - Chicago, IL - d. 9-5-1992
science fiction writer: “X Minus One”; “Future Tense”; “Audion Theatre”
12-24-1910 - John Bagni - NYC - d. 2-13-1954
writer: Suspense”; “Family Theatre”; “Escape”
12-24-1910 - Mitchell Ayres - Milwaukee, WI - d. 9-5-1969
bandleader: “Dunninger Show”; “Chesterfield Supper Club”
12-24-1910 - Tony Labriola - d. 6-17-1999
actor: Oswald “The Ken Murray Show”
12-24-1913 - Herb Allen - San Francisco, CA
announcer: “The Guiding Light”; “Sherlock Holmes”
12-24-1913 - Myrtle ‘Lulubelle’ Wiseman - Boone, KY - d. 2-8-1999
singer: (Lulubelle and Scotty) “The National Barn Dance”
12-24-1914 - Abram S. Ginnes - Brooklyn, NY - d. 5-20-2006
adapter: “The Big Story”
12-24-1914 - Ralph Marterie - Naples, Italy - d. 10-10-1978
bandleader: “Marlboro Cigarettes Show”
12-24-1915 - Helen Brown - Washington - d. 9-9-1994
actor: Miss Foster “Big Town”
12-24-1916 - Morton Fine - d. 3-7-1991
writer: “Bold Venture”; “Broadway Is My Beat”; “The Front Page”
12-24-1920 - John Barron - London, England - d. 7-3-2004
actor: “Dad’s Army”; “Brothers In Law”
12-24-1921 - Phillip Grenville Mann - Manly, Australia - d. 6-19-1990
writer: “The Sergeant at Burralee”
12-24-1922 - Ava Gardner - Grabtown, NC - d. 1-25-1990
actor: “So Proudly We Hail”; “Prudential Family Hour of Stars”
12-24-1928 - Norman Rossington - Liverpool, England - d. 5-21-1999
comic actor: “Big Jim and the Figaro Club”
12-24-1974 - Ryan Seacrest - Atlanta, GA
disk jockey: “Live from the Lounge of Ryan Secreast”
12-25-1885 - Doc Kendrick - Texas - d. 1-15-1975
guitar: “Bob Skyles and His Skyrockets”
12-25-1886 - Kid Ory - LaPlace. LA - d. 1-23-1973
dixieland jazz trombonist: “This is Jazz”;”Radio Almanac”; “Here’s to Veterans”
12-25-1888 - David Lawrence - Philadelphia, PA - d. 2-11-1973
journalist, commentator: “Our Government”
12-25-1889 - Nat Shilkret - Queens, NY - d. 2-18-1982
conductor: “Eveready Hour”; “Music That Satisfies”; “Palmolive Beauty Box Theatre”
12-25-1893 - Belle Baker - NYC - d. 4-29-1957
actor: “The Eveready Hour”
12-25-1893 - Robert L. Ripley - Santa Rosa, CA - d. 5-27-1949
emcee: “Colonial Beacon Light”; “Baker’s Broadcast”; “Believe It or Not”
12-25-1897 - Joseph Stopak - d. 1-5-1989
violinist: “Roxy and His Gang”
12-25-1899 - Humphrey Bogart - NYC - d. 1-14-1957
actor: Slate Shannon “Bold Venture”; “Stars in the Air”; “Streamlined Shakespeare”
12-25-1900 - Gladys Swarthout - Deepwater, MO - d. 7-8-1969
singer: “Palmolive Beauty Box Theatre”; “Prudential Family Hour”; “Voice of Firestone”
12-25-1902 - Barton Maclane - Columbia, SC - d. 1-1-1969
actor: “Thirty Minutes In Hollywood”
12-25-1902 - Louis Jackobson - d. 8-29-1978
producer: “Mortimer Gooch”
12-25-1902 - Perry Bechtel - Pennsylvania - d. 2-21-1982
guitarist, banjoist: “The Boy with a Thousand Fingers”
12-25-1904 - Aline Berry - d. 4-3-1967
actor: Mrs. Dixon “Raising Junior”
12-25-1904 - Sidney Fine - Waterbury, CT - d. 5-20-2002
pianist, arranger: Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, Dinah Shore
12-25-1906 - Anne Stone - d. 9-25-1980
actor: “Those We Love”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-25-1907 - Cab Calloway - Rochester, NY - d. 11-11-1994
bandleader: “Quizzical”
12-25-1907 - Matt Brooks - NYC - d. 11-25-1990
writer: “The Eddie Cantor Show”
12-25-1908 - Alton Delmore - Elkmount, AL - d. 6-8-1964
guitar, singer: “Grand Ole Opry”
12-25-1908 - Helen Twelvetrees - Brooklyn, NY - d. 2-13-1958
actor: “The Campbell Playhouse”
12-25-1909 - Mike Mazurki - Tarnopol, Austria - d. 12-9-1990
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-25-1911 - Larry Menkin - NYC - d. 7-18-2000
writer: “The Sparrow and the Hawk”
12-25-1912 - Leighton Noble - Pasadena, CA - d. 3-6-1994
vocalist, band leader: “Leighton Noble and His Orchestra”
12-25-1912 - Tobe Reed - Seattle, WA - d. 3-3-1988
announcer: “The Bickersons”; “Burns and Allen”; “Frances Langford Show”
12-25-1912 - Tony Martin - Oakland, CA
singer: “George Burns and Gracie Allen Show”; “Tony Martin Show”
12-25-1913 - Candy Candido - New Orleans, LA - d. 5-24-1999
comedian: “Sealtest Village Store”; “Jimmy Durante Show”
12-25-1914 - Peter Kalischer - NYC - d. 7-5-1991
correspondent, writer: “CBS News”; “Cavalcade of America”
12-25-1915 - Richard Wilson - McKeesport, PA - d. 8-21-1991
actor, writer, director: Co-founded The Mercury Theatre with Orson Welles
12-25-1916 - Oscar Moore - Austin, TX - d. 10-8-1981
guitar: “The King Cole Trio”
12-25-1918 - Maritta M. Wolff - Grass Lake, MI - d. 7-1-2002
novelist: (Whistle Stop) “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-25-1923 - Gordon Baxter - Port Arthur, TX - d. 6-11-2005
disk jockey: KPAC Port Arthur, Texas
12-25-1924 - Rod Serling - Syracuse, NY - d. 6-28-1975
writer, host: “Zero Hour”
12-25-1927 - Joe Axelson
sportscaster: WWNS Statesboro, Georgia
12-25-1932 - Mabel King - Charleston, SC - d. 11-9-1999
actor: “Camel Rock and Roll Party”
12-25-1944 - Kenny Everett - Liverpool, England - d. 4-4-1995
disc jockey: “Kenny ‘n’ Cash Breakfast Show”
12-26-1874 - Leon Rothier - Rheims, France - d. 12-6-1951
opera singer: “The Metropolitan Opera”
12-26-1891 - Tony Wons - Menasha, WI - d. 7-1-1965
host: “Tony Wons Scrapbook”; “House by the Side of the Road”; “Camel Quarter Hour”
12-26-1893 - Vladimir Golschmann - Paris, France - d. 3-1-1972
conductor: New York Philharmonic
12-26-1900 - Charles Perry - NYC - d. 2-26-1967
producer, sports announcer: WHN New York
12-26-1902 - Irene Handl - London, England - d. 11-29-1987
actor: “Hello Playmates”
12-26-1905 - Robert Magidoff - d. 2-xx-1970
NBC newscaster
12-26-1906 - Ashley Buck - d. 2-6-1980
writer: “We Are Always Young”
12-26-1906 - Catherine Turney - Chicago, IL - d. 9-9-1998
actor: “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-26-1908 - Carmine Anthony - d. 6-xx-1981
disk jockey: WOC Davenport, Iowa; WJJD Chicago, Illinois
12-26-1911 - Hal Bourne - Chicago, IL - d. 2-25-2000
musical director: “A Date with Judy”
12-26-1912 - Oscar Saul - NYC - d. 5-23-1994
writer: “Health for America”
12-26-1914 - Richard Widmark - Sunrise, MN - d. 3-24-2008
actor: Neil Davison “Home of the Brave”; Alan Webster “Joyce Jordan, M.D.”
12-26-1914 - Robert Metzler - d. 2-23-1998
scriptwriter: “Count of Monte Cristo”; “Phillip Marlowe”
12-26-1921 - Steve Allen - NYC - d. 10-30-2000
comedian, actor, singer, composer and anything else you might mention: “Steve Allen Show”
12-26-1922 - Harry Choates - Rayne Acadia Parish, LA - d. 7-17-1951
performer: “Jesse James and His Gang”
12-26-1924- Jimmy Blaine - Greenville, TX - d. 3-18-1967
announcer: “Lanny Ross Show”; “Ladies Be Seated”
12-27-1879 - Sidney Greenstreet - Sandwich, England - d. 1-18-1954
actor: Nero Wolfe “Advs. of Nero Wolfe”; “Hollywood Star Preview”
12-27-1891 - Martha Backes Bardill - d. 3-xx-1976
soprano: KYW Chicago, Illinois
12-27-1893 - Ann Pennington - Camden, NJ - d. 11-4-1971
actor: “Good News of 1938”
12-27-1896 - Arch Ward - Irwin, IL - d. 7-9-1955
sports journalist: Weekly program of sports news with Harry Wismer
12-27-1896 - Louis Bromfield - Mansfield, OH - d. 3-18-1956
author: “Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy Show”
12-27-1898 - Hilda Vaughn - Baltimore, MD - d. 12-28-1957
actor: “Columbia Presents Corwin”
12-27-1900 - Pauline Alpert - d. 4-11-1988
“Whirlwind Pianist”: “Log Cabin Inn”; “Rhythm and Rhyme”
12-27-1901 - Marlene Dietrich - Berlin, Germany - d. 5-6-1992
actor: Mlle. Madou, “Cafe Istanbul”
12-27-1906 - Oscar Levant - Pittsburgh, PA - d. 8-14-1972
panelist, pianist: “Information, Please”; “Kraft Music Hall”
12-27-1910 - Bob Arnold - Asthall, England - d. 8-27-1998
actor: “In the Cotswolds”; “The Archers”
12-27-1910 - Harry Saz - d. 6-9-1994
director: “Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge”
12-27-1911 - Anna Russell - London, England - d. 10-18-2006
opera singer: “The Nutcraker Suite”
12-27-1914 - Jack Latham - Washington - d. 1-1-1987
announcer: “The Man Called X”; “Wake Up, America”
12-27-1916 - Cathy Lewis - Spokane, WA - d. 11-20-1968
actor: Jane Stacy “My Friend Irma”; Kathryn Milford “Great Gildersleeve”
12-27-1916 - Johnny Frigo - Chicago, IL - d. 7-4-2007
violin, bass: “National Barn Dance”
12-27-1916 - Noel Johnson - Birmingham, England - d. 10-1-1999
actor: Dick Barton “Dick Barton, Special Agent”; Dan Dare “Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future”
12-27-1924 - Virginia Eiler - d. 1-5-2004
actor: “Family Theatre”; “Let George Do It”; “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”
12-27-1941 - Joe Lake - Drasenhofen, Austria
writer: “Gustav Weindorfer of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain”
12-28-1879 - Frank Blanchford - Toronto, Canada - d. 6-24-1957
violinist: WGY Schenectady, New York
12-28-1887 - Charles Dingle - Wabash, IN - d. 1-19-1956
actor: Employer “Meet the Dixons”
12-28-1890 - Frank Butler - Oxford, England - d. 6-10-1967
actor: Dave Arnold “Mr. Chameleon”
12-28-1896 - Rose Franken - Gainesville, TX - d. 6-22-1988
writer: “Claudia and David” based on her stories
12-28-1903 - Earl “Fatha” Hines - Duquesne, PA - d. 4-22-1983
bandleader: “Band Remotes”; “Chamber Music of Lower Basin Street”
12-28-1904 - Country Washburn - Houston, TX - d. 1-21-1974
bandleader/singer: “Curt Massey/Martha Tilton”; “Spike Jones and His City Slickers”
12-28-1905 - Cliff Arquette - Toledo, OH - d. 9-23-1974
comedian, actor: Thaddeus Cornfelder, “Myrt and Marge”
12-28-1908 - Lew Ayres - Minneapolis, MN - d. 12-30-1996
actor: Dr. James Kildare “Dr. Kildare”
12-28-1909 - Olan Soulé - La Harpe, IL - d. 2-1-1994
actor: Sam Ryder “Bachelor’s Children”; Kermit Hubbard “Joan and Kermit”
12-28-1910 - Murray Burnett - d. 9-23-1997
writer: “True Detectives Mysteries”
12-28-1913 - Lou Jacobi - Toronto, Canada
actor: “Advs. in Judaism”; “Earplay”; “CBS Radio Mystery Theatre”
12-28-1914 - Lee Bowman - Cincinnati, OH - d. 12-25-1979
actor: Jonathan Kegg “Life in Your Hands”; George Cooper “My Favorite Husband”
12-28-1914 - “Pee Wee” Wamble - Tennessee - d. 10-13-2002
cornet: “The Swift Jewel Cowboys”
12-28-1915 - Dick Joy - Putnam, CT - d. 10-31-1991
announcer: “My Secret Ambition”; “The Saint”; “Advs of Sam Spade”
12-28-1923 - Andrew Duggan - Franklin, IN - d. 5-15-1988
actor: “Hollywood Radio Theatre”; “Voice of the Army”; “Top Secret”
12-28-1927 - Simon Raven - London, England - d. 5-12-2001
writer: “Loser Pays All”
12-28-1929 - Brian Redhead - Newcastle-upon-Tyne - d. 1-23-1994
presenter: “Today”; “A World in Edgeways”; “From Plato to Nato”
12-28-1931 - Martin Milner - Detroit, MI
actor: “Dragnet”
12-28-1932 - Pamela Duncan - Brooklyn, NY - d. 11-11-2005
actor: “Dangerous Assignment”
12-28-1934 - David Warrilow - Staffordshire, England - d. 8-17-1995
actor: “All that Fall”
12-28-1935 - William Bassett - Evanston, IL
actor: “Empire of the Air”
12-29-1879 - Billy Mitchell - Nice, France - d. 2-19-1936
aviator: “The World’s Most Honored Flights”
12-29-1892 - Emory Parnell - St. Paul, MN - d. 6-22-1979
actor: Grouch “Grouch Club”; “Eddie Bracken Show”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-29-1894 - Harry Lang - NYC - d. 8-3-1953
actor: Mr. Fuddle “Blondie”; Pan Pancho “Cisco Kid”
12-29-1898 - Jules Bledsoe - Waco, TX - d. 7-14-1943
baritone: “Jubilee”; “The Theatre Magazine”
12-29-1898 - Pat Padgett - Atlanta, GA - d. 2-6-1990
comedian: January “Show Boat”; Pat “Model Minstrels”
12-29-1903 - Clyde McCoy - Ashland, KY - d. 6-11-1990
bandleader: “Clyde McCoy and His Orchestra”
12-29-1904 - Wendell Niles - Twin Valley, MN - d. 3-28-1994
announcer: “Bob Hope Show”; “Man Called X”; “Hollywood Star Playhouse”
12-29-1915 - Robert Ruark - Wilmington, NC - d. 7-1-1965
novelist: “Who Said That?”
12-29-1920 - Viveca Lindfors - Uppsala, Sweden - d. 10-25-1995
actor: “U.S. Steel Hour”
12-29-1921 - Robert Latting - Michigan - d. 9-29-1983
announcer: “The Cavalcade of America”; “Woman in White”
12-29-1930 - Doris Chillcott - Vancouver, Canada - d. 11-19-2006
performer on radio in her native Canada
12-29-1931 - Olgita DeCastro - d. 2-14-2000
singer: (The DeCastro Sisters) “Steve Lawrence Show”; “Here’s to Veterans”
12-29-1938 - Don Chevrier - Toronto, Canada - d. 12-17-2007
sports announcer: “Cassius Clay vs. George Chauvalo”
12-30-1873 - Al Smith - NYC - d. 10-4-1944
governor: “Information Please”
12-30-1884 - Hideki Tojo - Tokyo, Japan - d. 12-23-1948
prime minister: War Time Broadcasts
12-30-1885 - Ed Jerome - NYC - d. 9-10-1959
actor: Harry Blackstone “Blackstone, the Magic Detective”; Gregory Allen “Rich Man’s Darling”
12-30-1894 - Vincent Lopez - Brooklyn, NY - d. 9-20-1975
bandleader: “Luncheon with Lopez”
12-30-1899 - Michael Raffetto - Placerville, CA - d. 5-31-1990
actor: Paul Barbour “One Man’s Family”; Jack Packard “I Love A Mystery/Adventure”
12-30-1903 - Owen Crump - d. 2-13-1998
producer: “ The Grouch Club”
12-30-1911 - Jeanette Nolan - Los Angeles, CA - d. 6-5-1998
actor: Nicolette Moore “One Man’s Family”; Mrs. Hudson “Advs. of Sherlock Holmes”
12-30-1912 - Hugh Griffith - Marianglas, Anglesey, North Wales - d. 5-14-1980
actor: “Under Milk Wood”
12-30-1912 - Nancy Coleman - Everett, WA - d. 1-18-2000
actor: Alice Hughes “Young Dr. Malone”
12-30-1914 - Bert Parks - Atlanta, GA - d. 2-2-1992
emcee, announcer: “Break the Bank”; “Stop the Music”; “Double or Nothing”
12-30-1922 - Bert Holland - d. 3-8-1980
actor: Emmett “Shorty Bell”
12-30-1927 - Bernie Barrow - NYC - d. 8-4-1993
actor: “Golden Door”
12-30-1931 - Skeeter Davis - Dry Ridge, KY - d. 9-19-2004
country/western singer: “Grand Ole Opry”
12-30-1936 - Don Bishoff - Martinsburg, WV
host: “Town Meeting”
12-30-1936 - Sandy Koufax - Brooklyn, NY
baseball legend: “Tops In Sports”
12-30-1937 - Pat Shanahan - Milwaukee, WI - d. 3-10-2008
disk jockey: Rocky Foxx WFOX Milwaukee, Wisconsin
12-30-1939 - Glyn Dean - d. 11-30-1997
actor: “Jennings at School”; “Children’s Hour”; “Mrs. Dale’s Diary”
12-31-1884 - Georgette Harvey - St. Louis, MO - d. 2-17-1952
female bass singer: “New World A’ Coming”; “Free Company”
12-31-1890 - Bradford Browne - North Adams, MA - d. 4-29-1975
singer: “Brad and Al”; “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-31-1892 - Jason Robards, Sr. - Hillsdale, MI - d. 4-4-1963
actor: Chandu “Chandu, the Magician”
12-31-1894 - Vance Archer - d. 12-xx-1962
sportscaster: KNEX McPherson, Kansas
12-31-1897 - Orry-Kelly - Kiama, New South Wales, Australia - d. 2-27-1964
costume designer: Intermission Guest “Lux Radio Theatre”
12-31-1897 - Paula Hemminghous - Columbus, OH - d. 11-22-1997
singer: “Philco Hour”; “National Radio Pulpit”; “Highlights of the Bible”
12-31-1901 - Everett Marshall - Lawrence, MA - d. 4-3-1965
singer: “Broadway Vanities/Varieties”
12-31-1904 - Buzz Adlam - Chelmsford, England - d. 11-9-1974
orchestra leader: “Your Star Time”; “Guest Star”
12-31-1904 - Nathan Milstein - Odessa, Russia - d. 12-21-1992
violinist: “NBC Symphony Orchestra”; “Concert Hall”
12-31-1905 - Dick Chevillat - NYC - d. 5-10-1984
writer: “Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show”; “Rudy Vallee Show”
12-31-1905 - Jule Styne - London, England - d. 9-28-1994
songwriter: “I Don’t Wan to Walk Without You”; “I’ve Heard That Song Before”
12-31-1908 - John Kirby - Baltimore, MD - d. 6-14-1952
jazz musician: “Duffy’s Tavern”; “Flow Gently, Sweet Rhythm”
12-31-1908 - Jonah Jones - Louisville, KY - d. 4-30-2000
jazz trumpeter: “Eddie Condon’s Jazz Concert”; “Army Bandstand”; “Manhattan Melodies”
12-31-1910 - Jerry Blaine - d. 3-14-1973
orchestra leader: WOR Newark, New Jersey
12-31-1910 - Richard Kollmar - Ridgewood, NJ - d. 1-7-1971
actor: John Perry “John’s Other Wife”; Boston Blackie “Boston Blackie”
12-31-1913 - Ted Meyers - d. 11-25-1996
announcer: “People Are Funny”; “Yarns for Yanks”; “Calling All Cars”
12-31-1914 - Pat Brady - Toledo, OH - d. 2-27-1972
sidekick, stooge: “Roy Rogers Show”
12-31-1917 - Evelyn Knight - Reedville, VA - d. 9-28-2007
singer: “Philco Summer Hour”; “Ed Wynn Show”
12-31-1920 - Richard Hamilton - Illinois - d. 12-28-2004
actor: “Dimension X; “X Minus One”; “Inheritance”
12-31-1921 - Rex Allen - Wilcox, AZ - d. 12-17-1999
country/western singer: “Country Music Time”; “Country Hoedown”
12-31-1923 - Arthur Siegel - Lakewood, NJ - d. 9-13-1994
pianist, composer: “New Faces”
12-31-1928 - Euel Box
music producer, major radio markets
12-31-1930 - Odetta - Birmingham, AL - d. 12-2-2008
singer: “Voices of Vista”
12-xx-1879 - Gertrude Bondhill - Cincinnati, OH - d. 9-15-1960
actor: Dal Tremaine’s Mother “Arnold Grimm’s Daughter”
12-xx-1880 - Fred A. Sullivan - Zionsville, IN - d. 1-2-1951
actor: Kirby Willoughby “Arnold Grimm’s Daughter”; Mitchell Frazier “Story of Mary Marlin”
12-xx-1889- Captain E. Donald Herne - England - d. 6-8-1941
aviator: “March of Time”; “Captain Herne Speaking”
12-xx-1889 - Elsie Mae Gordon - Anderson, IN - d. 1-18-1951
actor: (girl with a hundred voices) “When a Girl Marries”
xx-xx-1848 - Uncled Jimmy Thompson - Baxter, TN - d. 2-17-1931
fiddler: WSM carried a 2-hour program of his fiddling
xx-xx-1855 - Adelaide Fitz-Allen - d. 2-26-1935
actor: Old Nancy, the witch of Salem “The Witch’s Tale”
xx-xx-1868 - Mrs. Belloc Lowndes - London, England - d. 11-14-1947
author: “An Unrecorded Instance”
xx-xx-1870 - Albert Ward - d. 12-9-1956
director: “Romance”; “Casey, Crime Photographer”; “Columbia Workshop”
xx-xx-1877 - John Todd - d. 7-14-1957
actor: Tonto “The Lone Ranger”; Mr. Reid “The Green Hornet”
xx-xx-1879 - William J. Cameron - Hamilton, Canada - d. 8-1-1955
commentor for the philosophy of Henry Ford: “Ford Sunday Evening Hour”
xx-xx-1882 - Nils Thor Granlund - Korpibomboia, Lapland, Sweden - d. 4-21-1957
broadway producer: “N.T.G. and His Girls”
xx-xx-1883 - Al Swenson - Salt Lake City, UT - d. 3-28-1941
actor: “Captain Diamond “Advs. of Captain Diamond”; Paul Hutchinson “Hilltop House”
xx-xx-1888 - Frederick Barron - Melbourne, Australia - d. 10-10-1955
actor: “Archie Andrews”; “Stepmother”; “Ma Perkins”
xx-xx-1893 - Oscar Bradley - London, England - d. 8-31-1948
orchestra leader: “The Phil Baker Show”; “Gulf Screen Guild Theatre”
xx-xx-1897 - Nan Rae - San Francisco, CA - d. 8-23-1946
singer: (The Clark Sisters) “Eddie Cantor Show”; “Kate Smith”
xx-xx-1903 - Lyndall Hadow - Kalgooarlie, Australia - d. 6-2-1976
writer: “A World to Gain”
xx-xx-1904 - John W. Holbrook - Boston, MA - d. 12-25-1963
announcer: “Djer Kiss Recital”; “Mobiloil Concert”; This is Your Life”
xx-xx-1907 - Marjorie Irving - d. 7-4-2005
actor: Australian radio
xx-xx-1908 - Fred Uttal - NYC - d. 11-28-1963
quizmaster: “Detect and Collect”; “What’s My Name”; “Melody Puzzles”
xx-xx-1909 - Beryl Wallace - Brooklyn, NY - d. 6-17-1948
actor: “Furlough Fun”
xx-xx-1910 - Jud Conlon - Cuba City, WI - d. 7-28-1966
Jud Conlon’s Rhythmaires: “Bing Crosby Show”; “Stan Freberg Show”
xx-xx-1911 - Lou Crosby - Lawton, OK - d. 1-27-1984
announcer: “Rise Stevens Show”; “Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch”; “Lum and Abner”
xx-xx-1912 - Roland Graham - Hamilton, Scotland - d. 7-4-1950
actor, singer: “Blue Monday Jamboree”; “Broadway Matinee”
xx-xx-1913 - Joy Hathaway - British Columbia, Canada - d. 11-4-1954
actor: Amanda Dyke Leighton “Amanda of Honeymoon Hill”
xx-xx-1914 - Leo McCabe - Belfast, Ireland - d. 2-23-1986
actor: Stephen Dallas “Stella Dallas”
xx-xx-1914 - Walter Herlihy - Massachusetts - d. 10-6-1956
announcer: (Brother of Ed) “Dorothy Kilgallen’s Dairy”; “Police Woman”
xx-xx-1915 - Frederick Cole - Hingham, MA - d. 12-20-1964
announcer: “Double or Nothing”; “Ethel and Albert”
xx-xx-1915 - Wendell Holmes - d. 4-26-1962
actor: “Dimension X”; “Mysterious Traveler”; “Words at War”
xx-xx-1916 - Gary Stevens - d. 5-17-2004
broadcast executive: Produced 20 Questions
xx-xx-1916 - Walter Gorman - d. 8-5-1972
director: “Road of Life”; “Young Dr. Malone”
xx-xx-1917 - Kim Chan - China - d. 10-5-2008
actor: “Cavalcade of America”
xx-xx-1918 - Alan Woods - The Bronx, NY - d. 11-27-2008
writer: “The Abbott and Costello Show”
xx-xx-1919 - Joe Graydon - Washington, D.C. - d. 5-19-2001
singer: “Your Hit Parade”
xx-xx-1919 - Walter McGraw - d. 11-18-1978
director: “Believe It or Not”; “The Chase”
xx-xx-1920 - Bob “Shamrock” Shannon - West Allis, WI - d. 8-15-2000
announcer, host: “Mayor of the Town”; “The Man Says Yes”
xx-xx-1920 - Edwin Cooper - d. 8-14-1961
announcer, actor: “The Milt Herth Trio”; “RFD America”
xx-xx-1925 - Richard Thorne - Chicago, IL - d. 2-12-2007
announcer, producer, director: “Hall of Fantasy”
xx-xx-1926 - Larry Stevens - d. 4-5-2000
singer: “The Jack Benny Program”
xx-xx-1927 - Jim Brown - d. 11-30-2004
announcer: “Give and Take”
xx-xx-1929 - Virg Bissett - Blue Hill, ME - d. 2-22-2009
call in show host: “Maine Concerns”
xx-xx-1931 - John Bower - Dares Salaam, Tanzania - d. 8-1-2005
actor, singer: Appeared often in British radio plays
xx-xx-1932 - Juan Lopez Mactezuma - Mexico City, Mexico - d. 8-2-1995
host: “Jazz en la Cultuira”; “Panorama de Jazz”
xx-xx-1934 - Alan Barry - Dublin, Ireland - d. 7-13-2005
actor: Performed in BBC radio dramas
xx-xx-1935 - Graham Armitage - Manchester, England - d. 3-6-1999
actor: Sherlock Holmes “Sherlock Holmes”
xx-xx-1936 - Bruce Stewart - New Zealand - d. 9-29-2005
writer: “Omega Point”; “Tor Sands Experience”
xx-xx-1939 - Harrison Ridley, Jr. - West Philadelphia, PA - d. 2-19-2009
long time jazz disk jockey for WRTI Philadelphia
xx-xx-1941 - Billy Goodman - d. 2-10-2009
disk jockey: “The Billy Goodman Happening”
xx-xx-1954 - Mark Tavener - England - d. 10-18-2007
novelist: His novel “In the Red” adapted for radio
xx-xx-xxxx - Arthur Elmer - New York - d. 7-6-1945
actor: “The Jack Benny Show”; “The Fred Allen Show”
xx-xx-xxxx - Bryna Raeburn - d. 1-3-1986
actor: “Gangbusters”; “Philo Vance”; “The Big Story”
xx-xx-xxxx - Connie Norman - Texas - d. 7-15-1996
transsexual talk show host: “The Connie Norman Show”
xx-xx-xxxx - Elizabeth Baldwin Hazelton - d. 8-31-1995
writer: “Grand Central Station”; “Death Valley Days”
xx-xx-xxxx - Frances Woodbury - d. 7-27-1956
actor: Stella Field “When a Girl Marries”; Mrs. Arnold “Myrt and Marge”
xx-xx-xxxx - Frank E. Butler - d. 1-6-1948
co-inventor, with Lee DeForest, of the audion tube
xx-xx-xxxx - George Watson - d. 8-17-1957
announcer: “Gateway to Hollywood”; “Song of the City”
xx-xx-xxxx - John Walsh - d. 7-2-1945
actor: Private Homer Stubbs “Dear Mom”; Chuck Blair “Romance of Helen Trent”
xx-xx-xxxx - Linda Sutter - Greenwich, CT - d. 12-18-1995
producer: “Monitor”
xx-xx-xxxx - Marion McManus - Galesburg, IL - d. 6-26-2006
singer: “Manhattan Merry-Go-Round”
xx-xx-xxxx - Merna Barry - NYC - d. 10-31-1976
singer: (Barry Sisters) “Yiddish Swing”; “Molly Picon’s Parade”
xx-xx-xxxx - Spencer Bentley - d. 11-27-1963
actor: Barry Cameron “Barry Cameron”; Bob “Betty and Bob”
xx-xx-xxxx - Tommy McLaughlin - d. 7-28-1936
baritone: “Threads of Happiness”; “Vick’s Open House”