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The Chase And Sanborn Hour
The Chase and Sanborn Hour
The Chase and Sanborn Hour
was the umbrella title for a series of US comedy and variety radio shows sponsored by Standard Brands' Chase and Sanborn Coffee, usually airing Sundays on NBC from 8pm to 9pm during the years 1929 to 1948.Contents1 The Chase and Sanborn Choral Orchestra 2 Eddie Cantor 3 The Opera Guild and other replacements 4 Edgar Bergen 5 External links5.1 Listen to 5.2 Other linksThe Chase and Sanborn Choral Orchestra[edit] The series began in 1929 as The Chase and Sanborn Choral Orchestra, a half-hour musical variety show heard Sundays at 8:30pm on NBC. When Maurice Chevalier
Maurice Chevalier
became the show's star, he received a record-breaking salary of $5,000 a week
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Radio Show
A radio program (radio programme in the United Kingdom) or radio show is a segment of content intended for broadcast on radio. It may be a one-time production or part of a periodically recurring series. A single program in a series is called an episode.Contents1 International radio 2 Genres 3 Well known radio programs 4 See also 5 ReferencesInternational radio[edit] In the 1950s, a small but growing cohort of Rock and pop music fans, dissatisfied with the BBC's output, might listen to Radio
Radio
Luxembourg, but to too small an extent to have any impact on the BBC's monopoly and invariably only at night, when the signal from Luxembourg was stronger. During the post-1964 period, western Europe offshore radio (such as Radio
Radio
Caroline broadcasting from ships at anchor or abandoned forts) helped to supply the demand for the pop and rock music
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Marsha Hunt (actress, Born 1917)
Marsha Hunt (born Marcia Virginia Hunt; October 17, 1917) is a retired American actress, model, and activist
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Frances Langford
Julia Frances Langford
Frances Langford
(April 4, 1913 – July 11, 2005) was an American singer and entertainer who was popular during the Golden Age of Radio and also made film appearances over two decades.Contents1 Birth 2 Discovery and radio 3 Films 4 World War II 5 Television 6 Marriages and later life 7 Hollywood Walk of Fame 8 Filmography 9 DVD release 10 References 11 External linksBirth[edit] Born in Hernando, Florida, a small town in Citrus County, Florida, she was the daughter of Anna Rhea Newbern and her husband, Vasco Cleveland Langford. The Langford family later moved to Lakeland, Florida, where Frances grew up. She graduated from Lakeland High School and studied music at Florida Southern College, also in Lakeland. Discovery and radio[edit] Frances grew up in the Mulberry, Florida
Mulberry, Florida
area, a tiny community near Lakeland. She attended Lakeland High School. Langford originally trained as an opera singer
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Gracie Fields
Dame
Dame
Gracie Fields, DBE (born Grace Stansfield; 9 January 1898 – 27 September 1979), was an English actress, singer and comedian and star of both cinema and music hall.[1][2] She spent the later part of her life on the isle of Capri, Italy
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Paul Whiteman
Paul Samuel Whiteman (March 28, 1890 – December 29, 1967) was an American bandleader, composer, orchestral director, and violinist.[1][2] As the leader of one of the most popular dance bands in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s, Whiteman produced recordings that were immensely successful, and press notices often referred to him as the "King of Jazz". Using a large ensemble and exploring many styles of music, Whiteman blended symphonic music and jazz, as in his debut of Rhapsody in Blue
Rhapsody in Blue
by George Gershwin
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What's My Line?
What's My Line?
What's My Line?
is a panel game show that originally ran in the United States on the CBS
CBS
Television Network from 1950 to 1967, with several international versions and subsequent U.S. revivals. The game requires celebrity panelists to question a contestant in order to determine his or her occupation, i.e., "line [of work]," with panelists being called on to identify a weekly celebrity "mystery guest" with specificity. It is the longest-running U.S
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The Bishop And The Gargoyle
The Bishop and the Gargoyle
The Bishop and the Gargoyle
is a 30-minute old-time radio crime drama in the United States. It was broadcast on the NBC
NBC
Blue network September 30, 1936 - January 3, 1942.[1] The program was unique in being a radio network prime-time drama with a church leader as its central character.[2]Contents1 Format 2 Personnel 3 Adaptation 4 ReferencesFormat[edit] Episodes of The Bishop and the Gargoyle
The Bishop and the Gargoyle
focused on the combined crime-fighting efforts of a retiring bishop of a church and a convict called the Gargoyle. As a member of the parole board at Sing Sing Prison, the Bishop met and befriended the Gargoyle
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Fred Allen
John Florence Sullivan (May 31, 1894 – March 17, 1956), known professionally as Fred Allen, was an American comedian whose absurdist, topically pointed radio program The Fred Allen
Fred Allen
Show (1932–1949) made him one of the most popular and forward-looking humorists in the Golden Age of American radio.[1][2] His best-remembered gag was his long-running mock feud with friend and fellow comedian Jack Benny, but it was only part of his appeal; radio historian John Dunning (in On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio) wrote that Allen was radio's most admired comedian and most frequently censored. A master ad libber, Allen often tangled with his network's executives (and often barbed them on the air over the battles) while developing routines whose style and substance influenced fellow comic talents, including Groucho Marx, Stan Freberg, Henry Morgan and Johnny Carson; his avowed fans also included President Franklin D
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Standard Brands
Standard Brands was formed in 1929 by J. P. Morgan
J. P. Morgan
with the merger of:[1]Fleischmann Company Royal Baking Powder Company E. W. Gillett Company of Canada (1929) - Toronto-based baking goods company (maker of Magic Baking Powder) by P. W. Gillett in 1852 Widlar Food Products Company Chase & Sanborn Coffee CompanyBy 1940, it was the number-two brand of packaged goods after General Foods.[2] By 1955 the company was listed as 75 in the Fortune 500. Standard Brands made several acquisitions. It bought Planters
Planters
in 1960, and the Curtiss Candy Company
Curtiss Candy Company
in 1964. In 1979, it acquired Inver House scotch.[3] The company merged with Nabisco
Nabisco
in 1981 to form Nabisco
Nabisco
Brands, Inc.[4] References[edit]^ "Morgan Mergers". Time. 1929. Retrieved 2008-08-04
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CBS Radio Network
CBS
CBS
News Radio, formerly known as CBS
CBS
Radio News and historically known as the CBS
CBS
Radio Network, provides news to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the United States. The network is owned by CBS Corporation; it is the last of the three original national U.S
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Don Ameche
Don Ameche
Don Ameche
(/əˈmiːtʃi/; born Dominic Felix Amici; (31 May 1908 – 6 December 1993)[1] was an American actor and voice artist.[2][3] After playing in college shows, stock, and vaudeville, he became a major radio star in the early 1930s, which led to the offer of a movie contract from 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox
in 1935. As a handsome, debonaire leading man in 40 films over the next 14 years, he was a popular star in comedies, dramas, and musicals. In the 1950s he worked on Broadway and in television, and was well known as the host of NBC's International Showtime from 1961 to 1965
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Walter Winchell
Walter Winchell
Walter Winchell
(April 7, 1897 – February 20, 1972) was an American newspaper and radio gossip commentator. Winchell showed a particular talent for finding embarrassing stories about famous people by exploiting his exceptionally wide circle of contacts, and trading gossip, sometimes in return for his silence. His uniquely outspoken style made him both feared and admired, and his column was syndicated worldwide. In the 1930s, he attacked the appeasers of Nazism, and later aligned with Joseph McCarthy
Joseph McCarthy
in his campaign against communists. He damaged the reputations of Charles Lindbergh and Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker
as well as other individuals who had earned his enmity
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Deems Taylor
Joseph Deems Taylor
Deems Taylor
(December 22, 1885 – July 3, 1966) was an American composer, music critic, and promoter of classical music. Nat Benchley, co-editor of The Lost Algonquin Roundtable, referred to him as "the dean of American music."[1] Contents1 Early life and family 2 Career2.1 Composer 2.2 Music commentator3 Notes 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksEarly life and family[edit] Deems Taylor
Deems Taylor
was born in New York City
New York City
to JoJo and Katherine Taylor.[2] He attended New York University. Taylor married three times. His first wife was Jane Anderson. They married in 1910 and divorced in 1918.[3] In 1921, he married Mary Kennedy, who was an actress and a writer.[4] They had a daughter, Joan Kennedy Taylor, in 1926,[5] and divorced in 1934
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David Freedman
David Freedman (April 26, 1898 – December 8, 1936) (aged 38) was a Romanian-born American playwright and biographer who became known as the "King of the Gag-writers" in the early days of radio.Contents1 Biography 2 Legacy 3 Writings3.1 Books 3.2 Shows 3.3 Films4 References 5 Sources 6 External linksBiography[edit] David Freedman was born in Botoşani, Romania, as the first child and only son of Sara and Israel Freedman
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