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Walter Tetley: Old Time Radio’s Beloved Actor had a Lonely Story

Walter Tetley is one of Radio’s most beloved character actors also had one of the era’s saddest, and loneliest stories. Walter Tetley practically cornered the market as the “fresh-mouthed kid” character on radio. The precocious kid, who always managed to … Continue reading






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Bumbling Humor and The Great Gildersleeve

The Great Gildersleeve premiered on August 31, 1941 on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) radio network. Sponsored by Kraft Foods, the show was actually a spin-off of another popular series, Fibber McGee and Molly. Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve, or Gildy as … Continue reading






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Great Gildersleeve Christmas: Part 2

The Great Gildersleeve was one of the first households in broadcasting to feature a nontraditional family- two children being raised by an uncle with no father of mother. This doesn’t make Christmas any less special. Christmas Day, 1946 would fall … Continue reading






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Ba-da-boom, It’s Mae West!

Before the sexual revolution of the 1960’s, there was Mae West. The entertaining, sometimes mischievous, always provocative and controversial Broadway performer and film star began her career in vaudeville. Born Mary Jane West in Brooklyn, New York on August 17, … Continue reading






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Great Gildersleeve Christmas

Just like at your house, Christmas in Summerfield is a special time. Of course sponsor Kraft Foods would insist that Gildy’s Christmas be extra special! During the first season of The Great Gildersleeve the 15th episode would occur on Dec … Continue reading






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