DEBUT RADIO PERFORMANCE ON THIS DAY

USA Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy
Edgar Bergen and his dummy Charlie McCarthy

Edgar Bergen became the first ventriloquist to perform on national radio when
he and his wooden partner Charlie McCarthy initially appeared on The Rudy
Vallee show
on NBC radio, December 17, 1936. Their appearance was so
successful that they were given their own show the following year in May, as
part of The Chase and Sanborn Hour.The program aired until July 1, 1956.

Rudy Vallee
Singer Rudy Vallee

  

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From left: Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy and W.C. Fields, NBC radio.

     

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