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Friday, September 4, 2015

September 4: Happy Birthday, Dick York

Dick York, the tall, willowy actor who played Darrin on "Bewitched," was born today in 1928. 

To look at the extensive, prolific TV career of York, take this quiz. Which of these TV series did York not appear in: "The Twilight Zone," "Dr. Kildare," "The Virginian," "Wagon Train." You're absolutely correct if you said he appeared in all of them. He also played occasional roles in "Rawhide," "The Flintstones (himself)," and "Simon & Simon."

Dick York was born at the right time to catch the tail end of radio's comet, and appeared in series such as The Cavalcade of America, Tales of Tomorrow, and Meet the Meeks.

York is widely quoted as saying that Lux Radio Theater inspired him to puke, but it's unclear what he meant by this.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

September 4: Happy Birthday, Dick York



In addition to his role as Darrin on Bewitched, did Dick York do any radio work? That's like asking if Ben and Jerry developed a couple of ice cream flavors.

Dick York was a prolific radio actor who started at the tender age of 15.  He appeared on Grand Marquee, Meet the Meeks, The Cavalcade of America, My True Story, Tales of Tomorrow, and had a run as one of the stars of That Brewster Boy.

On the latter, he was the third of three actors to portray the eponymous character, Joey Brewster.  Apparently the show's writers got entangled in the dragnet of the Cold War Communist hunt, and that was the end of the show.  However, Dick made pitchers and pitchers of lemonade out of those particular lemons, marrying Joan Alt, his character's sister on the show.  Maybe he was Darrin, but to fans of oldtime radio, he was much more.  Happy birthday, Dick!