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SHOW BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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Joseph Curtin and Alice Frost  as Mr. and Mrs. North (1950)

Mr. and Mrs. North was a radio mystery series that aired on NBC and
CBS from 1942 to 1954. The fictional amateur detectives were created
by Frances and Richard Lockridge. They were featured in a series of
26 Mr. and Mrs. North novels, a Broadway play, a motion picture and
several radio and television series.

In 1946, Mr. and Mrs. North received the first Best Radio Drama Edgar
Award
from the Mystery Writers of America (in a tie with CBS‘s The
Adventures of Ellery
Queen
). The Woodbury Soap company was the
programs initial sponsor.

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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1937

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William Bennett Kilpack (February 6, 1883 – August 17, 1962)

Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons was one of radio’s longest running shows,
airing October 12, 1937 to April 19, 1955, continuing well into the television
era. It was produced by Frank and Anne Hummert, who based it upon Robert
W.
Chambers
1906 novel The Tracer of Lost Persons. The sponsors included
Whitehall Pharmacal (makers of Anacin), Dentyne, Aerowax, RCA Victor and
Chesterfield cigarettes. It aired on the NBC Blue network until 1947, when it
switched to
CBS.

Bennett Kilpack (above) began as Mr. Keen in 1937 with Arthur Hughes and
then Phil Clarke stepping into the role later in the series.

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1941


Raymond Edward Johnson was "Your host, Raymond,"


Inner Sanctum Mystery
, also known as Inner Sanctum, is a popular radio
program that originally aired from January 7, 1941 to October 5, 1952,
was created by producer Himan Brown and was based on the generic
title given to the mystery novels of Simon & Schuster. A total of 526
episodes of the anthology series were broadcast.

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ANGELA LANSBURY IS 90 TODAY


Angela Brigid Lansbury was born in London, England.

Lansbury is a Golden Globe-winning actress who played Jessica Fletcher
on the Murder, She Wrote series on CBS-TV (1984-1996). She also gained
recognition for her role in the Broadway musical Mame (1966) and provided
the voice of the teapot Mrs. Potts in the 1991 animated film Beauty and the
Beast. Angela Lansbury was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the 1945
film The Picture of Dorian Gray.


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RADIO SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1937


William Bennett Kilpack (February 6, 1883 – August 17, 1962)


Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons
was one of radio’s longest running shows,
airing October 12, 1937 to April 19, 1955, continuing well into the television
era. It was produced by Frank and Anne Hummert, who based it upon Robert
W.
Chambers
1906 novel The Tracer of Lost Persons. The sponsors included
Whitehall Pharmacal, makers of Anacin,Kolynos Toothpaste, BiSoDol antacid
mints, Hill’s cold tablets and Heet liniment), Dentyne, Aerowax, RCA Victor and Chesterfield cigarettes. The 15-minute serial initially aired on the NBC Blue
network until 1947, when it switched to CBS and became a weekly half-hour
show. Bennett Kilpack (above) was the longest-running Mr. Keen.


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