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Sept 2, 1941: Debut of Great Gildersleeve

Sept 2 1941, the radio program "The Great Gildersleeve," a spinoff from "Fibber McGee and Molly" starring Harold Peary , debuted on NBC.

August 31, 1941: 'The Great Gildersleeve' Debuted on NBC

August 31, 1941: The Great Gildersleeve started on NBC. It was a spin-off of Fibber McGee and Molly . The Great Gildersleeve  was one of the earliest spin-off programs in the history of radio broadcasting. The show featured Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve, the lead character of the radio sitcom  Fibber McGee and Molly . This popular character was portrayed by American actor Harold Peary , who also starred in the film adaption of the sitcom. Enjoy this debut broadcast from the Old Time Radio Collection of Great Gildersleeve :