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August 27, 1916 Larry Thor was born

On this day in 1916, Larry Thor was born.

September 18: Happy Birthday Eddie Anderson

Join us in celebrating the nativity of one of Old Time Radio's most beloved and recognizable character actors, Mr. Eddie Anderson . The actor so many of us love as Jack Benny 's sidekick Rochester was born on September 18, 1905. In a less enlightened time,  we might say that Eddie Anderson did very well for one of his races. It might even be said that Eddie would never have gone as far if not for his association with Jack Benny . To a certain extend both of these sentiments were true, but when we look at Eddie Anderson's achievements it becomes pretty obvious that Eddie would have found the opportunities and resources to do great things no matter what. Eddie was born into a show business family in Oakland. “Big Ed” Anderson was a minstrel performer and his wife Ella Mae was a tight rope performer until a fall put an end to her career. As a boy Eddie sold newspapers on the street corner. The newspaper boys believed that whoever would yell the loudest would get the mo

August 22, 1920 Ray Bradbury was born

On this day in 1920, Ray Bradbury was born.

August 20, 1907 Alan Reed was born

On this day in 1907, Alan Reed (aka Teddy Bergman) was born.

August 19: Happy Birthday, Marie Wilson

On this day in 1916, Marie Wilson was born.

August 19, 1916 Marie Wilson was born

On this day in 1916, Marie Wilson was born.

August 13, 1899 Alfred Hitchcock was born

On this day in 1899, Alfred Hitchcock was born.

August 6, 1911 Lucille Ball was born

On this day in 1911, Lucille Ball was born.

August 5, 1914 Parley Baer was born.

On this day in 1914, Parley Baer was born.

August 1, 1905 Alice Frost was born

On this day in 1905, Alice Frost was born.