Notable Actors/Actresses Who Appeared

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Paul
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Notable Actors/Actresses Who Appeared

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Some names I thought were interesting who appeared on the show.


De Forest Kelly (Star Trek's Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy)
1957-08-04 FLESH PEDDLER

Jim & Marian Jordan (Fibber McGee & Molly)
1949-02-03 BACKSEAT DRIVER
1951-02-22 BACKSEAT DRIVER

Eve Arden (Our Miss Brooks)
1951-01-18 THE WELL DRESSED CORPSE

Howard McNear (Floyd the barber, of The Andy Griffith Show)
1945-07-05 THE LAST DETAIL
1947-04-10 COMMUNITY PROPERTY
1948-01-17 LOVE'S LOVELY COUNTERFEIT
1948-02-21 BEYOND REASON
1949-09-01 NIGHTMARE
1949-11-10 MURDER OF AUNT DELIA
1950-01-19 THE ESCAPE OF LACEY ABBOTT
1950-03-16 MOTIVE FOR MURDER
1950-04-20 PEARLS ARE A NUISANCE
1950-05-25 VERY MUCH LIKE A NIGHTMARE
1950-06-22 THE ONE MILLIONTH JOE
1950-09-21 THE CROWD
1950-10-12 RAVE NOTICE
1950-10-26 TOO HOT TO LIVE
1950-11-23 GOING, GOING, GONE
1951-01-18 THE WELL-DRESSED CORPSE
1951-01-25 ARIA FROM MURDER
1951-02-01 FRAGILE, CONTENTS DEATH
1951-02-15 THE DEATH PARADE
1951-04-26 THE THIRTEENTH SOUND
1951-05-17 ANOTHER MAN'S POISON
1951-06-28 THE CASE FOR DR. SINGER
1951-10-01 CASE STUDY OF A MURDERER
1952-03-24 A MURDER OF NECESSITY
1952-12-29 MELODY IN DREAMS
1953-02-02 PLAN X
1953-05-18 VIAL OF DEATH
1953-12-21 TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
1954-03-08 CIRCUMSTANTIAL TERROR
1954-07-06 THE TIP
1954-10-21 RAVE NOTICE
1955-03-01 SCREAMING WOMAN
1955-07-12 KALEIDOSCOPE
1955-10-11 HEAVEN'S TO BETSY
1955-11-22 CLASSIFIED SECRET
1956-09-05 THE SECURITY AGENT
1958-09-07 THE WAIT
1959-08-02 RED CLOUD MESA

Jack Benny
1951-04-05 MURDER IN G FLAT
1952-06-02 A GOOD & FAITHFUL SERVANT
1953-02-02 PLAN X
1954-01-18 THE FACE IS FAMILIAR

Walter Tetley (Leroy of The Great Gildersleeve)
1943-12-02 THE BLACK CURTAIN
1944-04-27 DEATH WENT ALONG FOR THE RIDE
1944-11-16 THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT
1945-02-08 A TALE OF TWO SISTERS
1946-08-08 DEAD ERNEST
1950-10-26 TOO HOT TO LIVE (Auto Lite commercial)
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Post by Stewart »

Paul,

You may want to take a look on the following post on Howard McNear.
ftopic2535.html
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Post by Paul »

Stewart wrote:Paul,

You may want to take a look on the following post on Howard McNear.
ftopic2535.html
Yup. This site has his radio appearances. Obviously, not all that's listed in 'LINE UP'.
http://www.oldtimeradiodownloads.com/ac ... ard-mcnear
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Post by kristina k »

I wasn't aware of the Jim and Marion Jordan episode - found it on YouTube last night. It was really good, and well-acted! I had heard an interview Jim Jordan gave near the end of his life where he talked about the difficulty of getting work after Fibber because people didn't even know who "Jim Jordan" was. (They were billed as "Fibber and Molly" on the Suspense episode I heard.) Definitely a shame because they both had talent outside of playing those 2 characters.

Anyway, thanks for sharing!
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Post by kristina k »

I was curious to hear Walter Tetley (just wanted to see if he tried to do anything different with his voice) and picked "Too Hot To Live" from your list. Funnily enough, he is not actually part of the show itself in this episode. He plays "Johnny Plug Check" in two, one-line appearances during the Auto Lite commercials. But Howard McNear was in this episode, so maybe this one belongs on your Howard McNear list. :)

Here's the full cast credits (from the wonderful site radiogoldindex.com):
Suspense. October 26, 1950. CBS net. "Too Hot To Live". Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. Richard Widmark, Hy Averback, Harry Bartell, Paul Frees, Howard McNear, Joseph Kearns (announcer), Sam Rolfe (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Harlow Wilcox (commercial spokesman), Bert Holland (commercial spokesman), Walter Tetley (commercial spokesman), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor).?
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Post by Paul »

Thanxs, i'll edit above post.
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Post by signalman »

I love westerns and MAVERICK is a favorite. :D

So, I was pleased to hear Jack Kelly(Bart Maverick) in the episode
"A Shipment of Mute Fate"
1-06-1957
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