Archive for November 27th, 2010

“WHAT A REVOLTIN’ DEVELOPMENT THIS IS!”

LIFE OF RILEY ON RADIO MAIN

William Bendix was Chester A. Riley in one of radios
great situation comedies…The Life of Riley. The show
initially aired on the Blue Network, later known as ABC,
from Jan 16, 1944 to June 8, 1945. It then moved to NBC
where it was broadcast from September 8, 1945 until June
29, 1951. Riley and his co-worker Gilles were wing riveters
at the fictional Cunningham Aircraft plant in California.

Riley’s radio family included his wife Peg, played by 
Paula Winslowe and their two children, daughter Babs,
who was played by various actors, and a son named
Jr. played by Tommy Cook. The most memorable
character was Digby (Digger) O’Dell the “Friendly 
Undertaker” portrayed by actor John Brown who
also was Gilles. The series made the transition to
Television in 1949 on NBC.

 

PAULA WINSLOWE         RILEY AND JR.
             Paula Winslowe                                  Tommy Cook & William Bendix.
 
 

 

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HOPALONG CASSIDY ON VIEW-MASTER

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FORD’S CONFIRMATION ON THIS DATE IN 1973

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President Nixon (left) with Gerald Ford following his confirmation
as the 40th Vice President of the United States. The previous
Vice President, Spiro Agnew had resigned the office. 
 

 

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DAUGHTER OF JFK IS NOW 53

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Author and attorney Caroline Kennedy is the only
surviving child of President John F. Kennedy and
First Lady Jacqueline.

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URKEL IS 34 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Actor-screenwriter Jaleel White played the part
of Steve Urkel on the TV sitcom Family Matters
which was seen on ABC from 1989 to 1997,then
made the switch to the CBS network from 1997
to 1998. White also appeared on the comedy
series The Jeffersons. He got his start in the
business doing Kellogg’s cereal commercials
at the age of 3. 
 

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