The Great Gildersleeve” was a comedy show on
NBC radio. It premiered August 31, 1941 and ran
till 1957. It starred Harold Peary as Throckmorton P.
Gildersleeve, the towns Water Commissioner who
also has the responsibilities of raising his niece,
Marjorie , played by Lurene Tuttle and her young
brother Leroy, played by Walter Tetley. The cast
also included Lillian Randolph as Birdie the cook.