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Radio Stars: An Illustrated Biographical Dictionary of 953 Performers, 1920 Through 1960 Thomas A. Delong

Radio Stars: An Illustrated Biographical Dictionary of 953 Performers, 1920 Through 1960

Thomas A. Delong

Published August 1st 2006
ISBN : 9780786428342
Paperback
306 pages
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From the time Westinghouse started commercial broadcasting in 1920 through the end of the radio soap operas in the early 1960s, hundreds of men and women performed on radio. Day after day, week after week, these performers (e.g., Jack Benny, BingMoreFrom the time Westinghouse started commercial broadcasting in 1920 through the end of the radio soap operas in the early 1960s, hundreds of men and women performed on radio. Day after day, week after week, these performers (e.g., Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Lowell Thomas, and Bob Hope) became familiar voices and welcomed guests in the homes of millions of Americans. Actors, comedians, singers, commentators, announcers, emcees, newscasters, preachers and various other artists all gave voice to radio and 953 of them are covered in this unique reference work. Performers Fran Allison, Les Paul, Johnny Desmond, Jerry Colonna and soap opera favorites Virginia Payne, Betty Garde, Page Gilman, and Jan Miner are included herein, as well as Ezra Stone, Groucho Marx, Will Rogers, and Frank Sinatra and hundreds more. For each, there is a listing of their radio programs, birth and death dates (where appropriate) and a biography that focuses on their work in radio. Heavily illustrated.