The NBC radio comedy “The Great Gildersleeve” premiered on August
31, 1941 and aired until 1957. The show, starring Harold Peary (above)
as Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, followed his adventures raising his
niece Marjorie, played by Lurene Tuttle and her young brother Leroy,
played by Walter Tetley. Another popular cast member was Birdie the
family cook, played by Lillian Randolph.