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This Month in OTR History: May
« on: April 28, 2013, 06:45:15 PM »
This is not meant to be comprehensive, just interesting. Feel free to add any important dates I leave out.

May 2
1932: Jack Benny show premieres

May 5
1912: Bret Morrison born

May 6
1911: Frank Nelson born
1915: Orson Welles born

May 8
1899: Arthur Q. Bryan born
1915: John Archer born

May 16
1942: The Whistler premieres

May 19
1895: Harry Saxe born

May 20
Jimmy Stewart born

May 21
1917: Raymond Burr born

May 22
1859: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle born
1955: Jack Benny Show ends

May 25
1943: First broadcast of Sorry, Wrong Number on suspense

May 27
1911: Vincent Price

May 29
1903: Bob Hope born

May 30
1908: Mel Blanc born
1909: Benny Goodman born

May 31
1943: Fred Allen born

TRIVIA
This month is chocked full of Jack Benny trivia. Not only did his show begin and end this month, but also born this month were people who made significant contributions to the program: Frank Nelson, Mel Blanc, Orson Welles, Fred Allen, and Jimmy Stewart.


Who is Harry Saxe? I put him in because of his name. Google was no help. (That's this month's lone trivia question.)
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Re: This Month in OTR History: May
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 08:41:47 AM »
Jack Benny Trivia??  http://youtu.be/yFLT7k_9doA

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Re: This Month in OTR History: May
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 05:33:03 PM »
I know the answer!  I know the answer! 

Kind of.  :)

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Re: This Month in OTR History: May
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 06:51:47 PM »
I know the answer!  I know the answer! 

Kind of.  :)

Give with the gab, daddy-o!

Or something like that.
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Re: This Month in OTR History: May
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 07:02:04 PM »
Harry Saxe was a name used  by Ron Sayles.  Not much came up about Ron Sayles on google other than being listed, along side many others, as a contributing author on a book about Jack Benny.

I said 'kind of' because I have no idea who Ron Sayles is/was.  So, the question remains a bit unanswered...

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Re: This Month in OTR History: May
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 07:59:02 PM »
Harry Saxe was a name used  by Ron Sayles.  Not much came up about Ron Sayles on google other than being listed, along side many others, as a contributing author on a book about Jack Benny.

I said 'kind of' because I have no idea who Ron Sayles is/was.  So, the question remains a bit unanswered...

Yet another May- Jack Benny connection. Cue the Twilight Zone music.
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Re: This Month in OTR History: May
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2013, 03:21:28 PM »
I wonder if Harry Saxe and Henry Saxe are the same person?

They both have the same birthday, at least according to this:
http://otrrpedia.net/getpersonF.php?PN=7973

The birth-date you have listed is May 19, 1895 and it is the same for this name...


As for Ron Sayles that Jim mentiooned... I couldn't find much on him except that he was born in Waukesha, WI on October, 12, 1935. What other information I have on him is he did sound effects and acted on radio, but I have no information on what shows he was on. He is also a member and former-president of the Milwaukee Area Radio Enthusiasts (MARE) - assuming that they are the same person.

(Ron Sayles reference)
http://otrrpedia.net/getpersonF.php?PN=5497
http://www.mareotr.org/
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Re: This Month in OTR History: May
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 09:24:37 AM »
Also, by a little research into American copyright records, "Mr Saxe" was a phrase used in Ammident commercials in some small TV shows of the 1950's. Ammident had a radio show in the late 40's-early 50's, starring George Burns and Gracie Allen.

...And next in my Seven Degrees of Separation:

George Burns was in The Sunshine Boys with Walter Matthau, and Walter Matthau was in JFK with Kevin Bacon. Therefore, in closing, Harry Saxes' Bacon Number is three.
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