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Great Gildersleeve, Volume 23 - 6 hours [Download] #RA021D
The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 23

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The Great Gildersleeve
Volume 23
Harold Peary’s Gildersleeve was obviously the tent pole of the program, a major part of the comedy’s success is also owed to the actors that supported Peary each week. A strong mix of performers gave Gildy rich, vibrant characters to play off of, and added much to the show’s sixteen-year run.
Even though he played Leroy, Gildy’s young nephew, Walter Tetley was an old hand at radio by the time he got the part at the advanced age of 18. Having plied his trade on a number of shows prior to The Great Gildersleeve, Tetley had refined the juvenile smart aleck part that he would play as Leroy, then later to near perfection on The Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show. He was so skilled and sought after for that particular skill that he would play child roles well after he turned thirty.
Three actresses took their turn as Gildersleeve’s niece, Marjorie, over the years. Louise Erickson and the Maltese Falcon’s own Lurene Tuttle (She played Sam’s secretary, Effie Purine) each had years of radio experience. However, Mary Lee Robb, the one who played Marjorie the longest, actually got the part by coming to rehearsals with Erickson and filling in for her during rehearsals when she was busy.
Although not family, Judge Hooker was as much a part of the show as Gildy or his charges. Having almost his own trademark laugh, sounding much like the bleat of a goat, actor Earle Ross brought Hooker to irascible life nearly every week to do verbal battle with Gildy. Much like Peary had with Gildy, it could be said that Ross had parlayed his own unique laugh into several parts, playing roles very similar to that of Judge Hooker on other comedies. He was also a skilled dramatic radio actor, being a part of Lux Radio Theater for many years.
Laughter in the midst of small town life makes The Great Gildersleeve one of the best shows of classic radio in the twelve original broadcasts of The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 23, complete with Kraft Foods commercials and restored to sparkling digital quality.
#291 Gildersleeve Fired as Water Commissioner
Wednesday, June 2, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#292 Baby Girl Left in Gildy's Car
Wednesday, September 8, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#293 Taking Care of Baby
Wednesday, September 15, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#294 Taking Pictures of Baby Upsets Leroy
Wednesday, September 22, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#295 Name the Baby Contest
Wednesday, September 29, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#296 Gildy Tries to Reform for Welfare Investigator
Wednesday, October 6, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#297 Visit by Aunt Hattie
Wednesday, October 13, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#298 Marjorie Ready to Marry to Keep Baby
Wednesday, October 20, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#299 Gildy Proposes to Adeline
Wednesday, October 27, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#300 Secret Engagement
Wednesday, November 3, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#301 Leila Ransome Back in Town
Wednesday, November 10, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#302 Engaged to Leila and Adeline
Wednesday, November 17, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft


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5 of 5 Great Gildersleeve May 20, 2022
Reviewer: daniel tillinghast from gig harbor, WA United States  
my favorite old time radio show.  

latest volume came promptly as always

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