Showing posts with label The Chase and Sanborn Hour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Chase and Sanborn Hour. Show all posts

Saturday, February 10, 2018

February 10: Happy birthday, Jimmy Durante!


On this day in 1893, Jimmy Durante was born. Jimmy is known for his New York accent, and jazz influenced songs, He started his radio career on "The Great Shnozzola" on the Chase and Sanborn Hour.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January 29: Happy Birthday, W.C. Fields

January 29: Happy Birthday, W.C. Fields

Raise your glass to toast a playboy, a consort of the likes of John Barrymore, Anthony Quinn, Cecil B. DeMille, and a hard drinker, comedy icon W.C. Fields.

Fields is known for his acerbic, biting persona, which includes sexism and a general misanthropy. He was a vaudeville and Broadway one-man act, a silent film star, a talkie star, and a radio star.

In 1937, Fields joined the cast of The Chase and Sanborn Hour, popularly remembered as "The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy" show. One of Fields' niches was trading insults with the dummy, Charlie. "Is that your nose or are you eating (insert a vegetable here)" was a standard line from Charlie to Fields, whose nose was not small.

A shorter-lived stint for Fields was as emcee of Your Hit Parade, briefly known as Your Hit Parade With W.C. Fields. His particular brand of comedy kept him on the show for just a month.

If you're looking for a quote for the day, try this one from Fields: "I never drink water because of the disgusting things fish do in it."