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This Month in OTR History: April
« on: March 31, 2013, 07:38:25 AM »
This is not meant to be comprehensive, just interesting. Feel free to add any important dates I leave out.

April 1
1911: Maurice (The Mysterious Traveler) Tarplin born

April 2
1920: Jack Webb born

April 3
1949: The Martin and Lewis Show premieres

April 4
1904: John Brown born
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April 6
1931: Little Orphan Annie premieres

April 7
1943: The Adventures of Nero Wolfe premieres

April 8
1950: Dimension X premieres

April 10
1915: Harry Morgan born
1943: The Falcon premieres

April 11
1904: Paul McGrath (Raymond Johnson's replacement on Inner Sanctum) born
1947: My Friend Irma premieres

April 13
1941: Bulldog Drummund premieres

April 15
1898: Marian Jordan born

April 16
1915: Joan (Lois Lane) Alexander born
1935: Relic Radio forum favorite Fibber McGee and Molly premieres

April 17
1905: Arthur (Dagwood) Lake born
1935: Lights Out premieres

April 22
1906: Eddie Albert born

April 23
1928: Shirley Temple born

April 24
1949: Richard Diamond premieres
1955: X-Minus One premieres

April 26
1916: Vic (voice of The Outer Limits) Perrin born
1931: Lum and Abner premieres
1952: Gunsmoke premieres

April 30
1909: Eve Arden born

April Trivia:
1- Vic Perrin worked on several radio episodes for Arch Obler. On which television show did Vic Perrin work for Arch Obler?
2- In "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" style, how is Joan Alexander connected to sci-fi writer Alfred Bester?
3- Which person born in April was a suspect in the unsolved Black Dahlia murder case?
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Re: This Month in OTR History: April
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 09:58:40 AM »
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April 4 David's Birthday!!

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Re: This Month in OTR History: April
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013, 10:23:57 AM »
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April 4 David's Birthday!!

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Happy birthday!    Mine was yesterday!   ;D

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Re: This Month in OTR History: April
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 11:57:36 AM »
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April 4 David's Birthday!!

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Added to the list! (I won't ask the year.)
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Re: This Month in OTR History: April
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 11:58:42 AM »
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April 4 David's Birthday!!

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Happy birthday!    Mine was yesterday!   ;D

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Re: This Month in OTR History: April
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 12:06:57 PM »
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Re: This Month in OTR History: April
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2013, 07:49:13 PM »
No takers on the trivia?
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Re: This Month in OTR History: April
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013, 07:53:00 PM »
No takers on the trivia?

I'm sure there will be..unless you want me to google the answers. I don't know. It's easter I'm sure Janece and Jello know.

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Re: This Month in OTR History: April
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2013, 12:27:04 PM »
No takers on the trivia?

I'm sure there will be..unless you want me to google the answers. I don't know. It's easter I'm sure Janece and Jello know.

I'm at a loss on these trivia questions, without referring solely to Google.
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Re: This Month in OTR History: April
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2013, 01:10:15 PM »
Yeah - me too!  Good ones, Barry!

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Re: This Month in OTR History: April
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2013, 06:04:55 PM »
April 8th - Annette Funicello Dies at the age of 70.

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Re: This Month in OTR History: April
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2013, 06:42:08 PM »
OK, here go the answers. Stop here if you don't want to see the answers.










1- The TV show was Arch Oboler's Comedy Theatre. I don't know about you, but when I think of Arch Oboler, comedy is not the first thing that leaps to mind. It only lasted 6 episodes.

From wiki:In 1949, Oboler helmed an anthology television series, Oboler's Comedy Theatre (aka Arch Oboler's Comedy Theater) which ran for six episodes from September to November. In the premiere show, "Ostrich in Bed," a couple awaiting the arrival of a dinner guest find an ostrich in their bedroom. In "Mr. Dydee" a dim-witted horse player inherits a diaper service.

2- Joan Alexander was the most famous and longest-running Lois Lane, but the first radio Lois Lane was Rolly Bester, wife of Alfred Bester.

3- Radio's Dagwood Bumstead, Arthur Lake, was questioned by the police as a suspect in the Black Dahlia murder case. Of course, practically everyone was a suspect, and Lake apparently had no motive. He was not charged.
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Re: This Month in OTR History: April
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2013, 11:51:51 AM »
1- The TV show was Arch Oboler's Comedy Theatre. I don't know about you, but when I think of Arch Oboler, comedy is not the first thing that leaps to mind. It only lasted 6 episodes.

The 6 episodes tells me no one associated Oboler with comedy either.   ::)
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Re: This Month in OTR History: April
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2013, 08:28:50 PM »
The 6 episodes tells me no one associated Oboler with comedy either.   ::)

Fair enough!   ;D  Although, I have been listening to "Everything for the Boys" and it features Ronald Colman performing wartime scripts by Oboler that are pretty good.  Admittedly, this program doesn't seem to have much of run either... I have maybe a dozen episodes or so.