Tuesday, October 21, 2014
October 21: Happy Birthday, Carleton Young
Ohhh, do we gave a good one today! If you're a knowledgeable devotee of radio's yesteryear, you live for a figure like Carleton Young. He was the star of a strange, obscure and short-lived radio series called Whisperer. If you remember this one, you're doing well! Young's character was the lawyer Philip Gault, who'd gotten into a car accident in which his voice had been reduced to a creepy whisper. He figured while he was at it, he'd infiltrate organized crime cells and lead them to the police.
As interesting as that sounds, Young's output as an actor across his career was just as colorful, including parts it a panoply of projects included Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Reefer Madness, the original (1937) Dick Tracy, and From Here To Eternity. We wish a happy birthday to Mr. Young, who got started on this day in 1905.