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January 28, 1905 Howard McNear was born

On this day in 1905, Howard McNear was born.

January 14, 1906 William Bendix was born

On this day in 1906, William Bendix was born.

January 8, 1939 The Screen Guild Theater airs for the first time

On this day in 1939, The Screen Guild Theater premiered on radio. This long-running CBS anthology series featured leading Hollywood stars preforming adaptations of major motion pictures.

January 7, 1926: The Wedding of Famous Comedian Duo

January 7, 1926: This day is the wedding anniversary of the famous couple George Burns and Gracie Allen . They were married in Cleveland, Ohio by the Justice of the Peace. Burns and Allen were an American comedy duo. They performed together as a comedy team in vaudeville, films, radio, and television. The couple had great success in entertaining their fans for over four decades. Burns and Allen  met when they performed together at the Hill Street Theater in Newark, New Jersey in 1922.

Jan 5, 1982: Passing of Hans Conried

On this date in OTR: Hans Conried died Jan. 5, 1982. His old time radio credits include:  "Life with Luigi" "The Mel Blanc Show"  "Alan Young Show"  "My Friend Irma"  "Wrongway Feldman" from Gillian's Island Captain Hook/Mr. Darling from Peter Pan.  1970s Rankin Bass version of "The Hobbit" with Conried as Thorin "Dr. T"in"The 5,000 Fingers Of Dr.T"with Mr.& Mrs.Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy and Mr.Tommy Rettig real estate agent in The House in Cypress Canyon and the killer in Sorry Wrong Number ... to name but a few. The rumor goes that he also went on as Jack Barrymore a few times when Jack was... "indisposed." He was born April 15, 1917.

January 2, 1950 Hopalong Cassidy airs for the first time

On this day in 1950, Hopalong Cassidy premiered on radio. William Boyd starred as the beloved Western hero on radio, in films, and on television.