"WANNA BUY A DUCK?" Happy Birthday to a favorite radio comedians, Joe Penner . Lesser known today, Joe Penner was a huge star in the 1930s on radio, on stage, and in films. He died of heart failure at the age of 36...so he has faded from memory, but if you ever get to catch one of his films you'll find him to be a very funny and quirky presence. Wherever he is now there are plenty of ducks.