1950s American radio programs

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  1. Archie Andrews

    Archie Andrews

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    Archie Andrews, created in 1941 by Vic Bloom and Bob Montana, is a fictional character in an American comic book series published by Archie Comics, as well as the long-running Archie Andrews radio series, a syndicated comic strip, The Archie Show, and Archie's Weird Mysteries.


  2. Beulah

    Beulah (1950)

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    The Beulah Show is an American situation-comedy series that ran on CBS Radio from 1945 to 1954, and on ABC Television from 1950 to 1952. The show is notable for being the first sitcom to star an African American actress.


  3. Big Town

    Big Town (1950)

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    Big Town is a popular long-running radio drama series which was later adapted to both film and television and a comic book published by DC Comics.


  4. Bob Crosby

    Bob Crosby

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    American dixieland bandleader and vocalist

  5. Britt Reid

    Britt Reid

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    The Green Hornet is an American radio and television masked vigilante created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker, with input from radio director James Jewell, in 1936. Since his radio debut in the 1930s, the Green Hornet has appeared in numerous serialized dramas in a wide variety of media. The character appeared in film serials in the 1940s, a network television program in the 1960s, multiple comic book series from the 1940s on, and a feature film in January 2011.


  6. Cavalcade of America

    Cavalcade of America (1952)

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    Cavalcade of America is an anthology drama series that was sponsored by the DuPont Company, although it occasionally presented a musical, such as an adaptation of Show Boat, and condensed biographies of popular composers. It was initially broadcast on radio from 1935 to 1953, and later on television from 1952 to 1957. Originally on CBS, the series pioneered the use of anthology drama for company audio advertising.


  7. Dr. Christian

    Dr. Christian (1956)

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    Dr. Christian is a long-running radio series with Jean Hersholt in the title role. It aired on CBS Radio from 1937 to 1954. In 1956, the series was adapted for television where it aired in syndication until 1957.


  8. Dr. Kildare

    Dr. Kildare (1961)

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    Dr. James Kildare is a fictional character, the primary character in a series of American theatrical films in the late 1930s and early 1940s, an early 1950s radio series, a 1960s television series of the same name and a comic book based on the TV show, and a short-lived second 1970s television series. The character was created by the author Frederick Schiller Faust, under the pen name Max Brand.


  9. Dragnet

    Dragnet (1989)

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    Dragnet is an American radio, television and motion picture series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from the police term "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.


  10. Duffy's Tavern

    Duffy's Tavern (1945)

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    Duffy's Tavern was a popular American radio situation comedy which ran for a decade on several networks (CBS, 1941–1942; NBC-Blue Network, 1942–1944; NBC, 1944–1951), concluding with the December 28, 1951 broadcast.


  11. Edgar Bergen

    Edgar Bergen

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    Comedian, ventriloquist

  12. Father Knows Best

    Father Knows Best (1954)

    2,537 views

    Father Knows Best is an American radio and television comedy series which portrayed a middle class family life in the Midwest. It was created by writer Ed James in the 1940s, and ran on radio from 1949 to 1954 and on television from 1954 to 1960.


  13. Ferrin Fraser

    Ferrin Fraser

    3 views
    American, Writer

  14. G.E. True Theater

    G.E. True Theater (1953)

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    General Electric Theater is an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.


  15. Gang Busters

    Gang Busters (1952)

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    Gang Busters was an American dramatic radio program heralded as "the only national program that brings you authentic police case histories." It premiered as G-Men, sponsored by Chevrolet, on July 20, 1935.


  16. Gunsmoke

    Gunsmoke (1955)

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    Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.


  17. Have Gun - Will Travel

    Have Gun - Will Travel (1957)

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    Have Gun – Will Travel is an American Western television series that aired on CBS from 1957 through 1963. It was rated number three or number four in the Nielsen ratings every year of its first four seasons. It was one of the few television shows to spawn a successful radio version. The radio series debuted November 23, 1958.


  18. Hill Number One: A Story of Faith and Inspiration

    Hill Number One: A Story of Faith and Inspiration (1951)

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    Family Theater is a dramatic anthology radio show which aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System in the United States from February 13, 1947 to September 11, 1957.


  19. I Was a Communist for the FBI

    I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951)

    108 views

    I Was a Communist for the FBI is a 1951 American film noir drama directed by Gordon Douglas, and featuring Frank Lovejoy, Dorothy Hart, Philip Carey, and James Millican.


  20. Judy Canova

    Judy Canova

    3,647 views
    Comedienne, actress, singer, radio personality

  21. Kate Smith

    Kate Smith

    4,570 views
    American singer

  22. Lamont Cranston

    Lamont Cranston

    8 views

    The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally in 1930s pulp novels, and then in a wide variety of media. Details of the title character have varied across various media, but he is generally depicted as a crime-fighting vigilante with psychic powers posing as a "wealthy, young man about town". One of the most famous adventure heroes of the twentieth century, The Shadow has been featured on the radio, in a long running pulp magazine series, in comic books, comic strips, television, serials, video games, and at least five motion pictures. The radio drama is well-remembered for those episodes voiced by Orson Welles.


  23. Lone Ranger

    Lone Ranger

    114 views

    The Lone Ranger is a fictional masked Texas Ranger who, with his Native American companion Tonto, fights injustice in the American Old West. The character has become an enduring icon of American culture.


  24. Martin Kane

    Martin Kane (1949)

    47 views

    Martin Kane, Private Eye was an American radio series and television crime series sponsored by United States Tobacco Company. It aired as a radio series from 1949 to 1952 and was simultaneously also a TV series around the same time, until 1954.


  25. Mr. & Mrs. North

    Mr. & Mrs. North (1952)

    99 views

    Mr. and Mrs. North are fictional American amateur detectives. Created by Frances and Richard Lockridge, the couple were featured in a series of 26 Mr. and Mrs. North novels, a Broadway play, a motion picture and several radio and television series.


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