HEARD FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THIS DAY IN 1939

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The Kate Hopkins 15-minute radio drama Angel of Mercy was heard for the first
time on CBS radio. It was written by Chester McCraken and Gertrude Berg, writer
and Emmy Award-winning actress of The Goldbergs. The title character was
played by Margaret MacDonald, Tom Hopkins, Kate’s husband, was played
by eventual Beat the Clock host Clayton ‘Bud’ Collyer. Ralph Edwards of future
This is Your Life fame was the announcer for the shows four year run. Maxwell
House coffee was the sponsor.

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Bud Collyer

 
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     Ralph Edwards

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posted by Bob Karm in DEBUT,Drama,HISTORY,NEWSPAPER,NEWSPAPER AD,RADIO and have Comment (1)

One Response to “HEARD FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THIS DAY IN 1939”

  1. J. Cool, staff reporter says:

    J. Cool here to say, I am a little out of my element here being from the “music” department, but that Bud Collyer fellow sure looks an awful lot like “Superman” from radio days. Hmm, I wonder…..I do know Maxwell House IS good to the last drop and as “Gracie” used to say, “The last drop is good too, George!”

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