SUPERMAN RADIO DEBUT ON THIS DATE IN 1940

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The Adventures of Superman was a long running radio serial adapted from
the DC Comics character that originally aired from 1940 to 1951. It began as
a syndicated show on New York City’s WOR. The Serial went to the Mutual
network from August 31, 1942, to February 4, 1949 as a 15-minute show,
usually running three or five times a week. Superman was picked up by
the ABC radio network in October of 1949, returning to afternoon air
time twice a week until March 1, 1951. Bud Collyer played the title
role with Joan Alexander playing Lois Lane, both pictured below.

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Bud Collyer played Superman/Clark Kent 

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Joan Alexander was Lois Lane

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That well known signature opening of Superman, one
of the most famous in radio history, was delivered by
Jackson Beck (above), the announcer-narrator of the
show from 1943 to 1950.
 
FIRST SUPERMAN COMIC
First Superman comic

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WESTERN SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1956

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My Friend Flicka is a 39-episode western television series set at the fictitious
Goose Bar Ranch in Wyoming at the turn of the 20th century. The program
was filmed in color but initially aired on Fridays in black and white on CBS
until February 1, 1957. It was a mid-season replacement for Gene Autry’s
The Adventures of Champion. Both shows failed in the ratings against
ABC’s The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.

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DAVID NELSON IS DEAD AT 74

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LOS ANGELES — David Nelson, who starred on his parents’ popular television show "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. He was 74.

Nelson died at his home in the Century City area of Los Angeles after battling complications of colon cancer, said family spokesman and longtime Hollywood publicist Dale Olson.

Nelson was the last remaining member of the Nelsons TV family, which included actor/bandleader Ozzie, his singer wife, Harriet Hilliard and his teen idol brother Rick. (AP)

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PORTLAND’S “COWBOY BOB”!

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Cowboy movie star Bob Steel was born Robert Adrian Bradbury
in Portland, Oregon, January 23, 1907 into a vaudeville family.
The Bradbury’s settled in Hollywood in the late 1910’s after
years of touring. Bob’s father found work in  movies as
an actor and later as a director. In the 1920 he hired Bob
and his twin brother Bill as young leads for a series of
adventure moves entitled “The Adventures of Bob and
Bill”. As a result of this movie exposure he was hired by a
booking office to star in a series of Westerns in
1927. Steel soon made a name for himself and
in the late 1920’s to the 1940’s he starred in ‘B’
Westerns for many minor film studios, including
Republic. Bob did have a role in a major film, a 1939 
adaptation of the Steinbeck novel “OF MICE AND MEN”.
 
By the 1940’s Steel’s career began to decline, but he kept
himself working by accepting supporting roles in many
movie’s and lots of television work, culminating with
his regular supporting role in the comedy TV series
“F Troop”(1965 – 1967). He played the character of Trooper
Duffy. Bob died at 81 on December 21, 1988 from emphysema.
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                                         Bob Steel in the 1960’s 
 
 
 

 

 

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