Playing tracks by
PLANET MAN, TEXACO STAR THEATER, FALSTAFF'S FABLES, THE SHADOW, THE ALDRICH FAMILY and more.
This show was 15th in the global comedy chart.
PLANET MAN #5 “Marston to Attack Earth” 1953
Happy Birthday Teddy Bergman aka Alan Reed, born Aug 20, 1907 in NYC. A staple of radio on both coasts, he was the first Daddy for Fanny Brice's BABY SNOOKS, a regular with Eddie Cantor, Shrevie and more on THE SHADOW, GREAT PLAYS, DUFFY'S TAVERN, Pasquale on LIFE WITH LUIGI, LIFE OF RILEY, and of course the voice of TV's Fred Flintstone.
First some comedy bits from TEXACO STAR THEATER Jan 15, 1941, an early appearance of Falstaff Openshaw, poet on Fred Allen's show, and a parody space opera “Face Patrol” #46 Nov 1950 FALSTAFF'S FABLES featuring his son Alan Reed Jr
THE SHADOW #128 July 10, 1938 “He Died at Twelve” he aster dialectician is Italian criminal Berati who is executed but returns for vengeance.
On HENRY ALDRICH, Reed uses his natural voice as a golfer who hires Henry to caddy for him.
Finally, Reed is “Zerk” with Humphrey Bogart in a war-time drama on THE CAVALCADE OF AMERICA #451 “My Son John” from Oct 29, 1945