Arthur Morton Godfrey(August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983)
Arthur Godfrey was a radio and television broadcaster and entertainer who hosted two CBS-TV weekly series and a daily 90-minute television mid-morning show through most of the decade, but by the early 1960s he was only hosting an occasional TV special. Godfrey was one of the early master commercial pitchmen, identified with many sponsors like Lipton Tea. Before fame, he was a radio operator in the U.S. Navy for four years.
The Great Gildersleeve is a radiosituation comedy broadcast from 1941 to 1957. It was one of broadcast history’s earliest spin-off programs. The series was built around the character Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve, a featured regular of the NBC radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly where the character was first introduced in the October 3, 1939 episode.