On Feb 20, 2015, we celebrate the 109 birthday of the beloved character actor Gale Gordon. Gale Gordon was born Charles T. Aldrich in New York in 1906, the son of vaudevillian Charles Aldrich and his English actress wife, Gloria Gordon. The couple took their one year old son to Great Britain where they worked… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Gale Gordon
August 6th, 2011, will be comedienne Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday and weÂ had to celebrate this auspicious anniversary. For decades, when ever the term “comedienne” comes up, the first image that comes to mind is Lucy. Born Lucille Desiree Ball to Henry and Desiree “Dee Dee” Ball in Jamestown, NY, Lucille learned about tragedy at an… Continue reading Happy Birthday Lucy: Lucille Ball turns 100 years old!
The wave of American Patriotism during the Second World War is a phenomenon that may seem foreign to modern audiences. But this genuine feeling of involvement in the War was nearly universal. A good example of this is the popular program, Fibber McGee And Molly. Fibber and Molly were characters created by Jim and Marian… Continue reading Patriotic Radio, How Fibber Won the War