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Happy birthday, Jeanne Bates! As many actresses did, Bates began her career in radio before being signed to Columbia Pictures and gaining success in several horror films and dramas. Read more about her in this new blog post from Radio Spirits:
http://www.radiospirits.info/…/21/happy-birthday-jeanne-ba…/

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Happy birthday, Jimmy Stewart! With his distinctive drawl, Stewart was a shoe in to play a cowboy. Did you know his only continuing radio role was as Britt Ponsett: The Six Shooter? You can get this collection of 20 episodes of The Six Shooter from Radio Spirits today: http://radiospirits.com/detailsv2.asp?mbprodid=56505

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Today you can listen to a FREE stream of Sherlock Holmes! This episode from May 1948 finds Holmes and Watson investigating a series of jewel disappearances. Click here to listen now: http://radiospirits.com/onradio/wrw_past.asp

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Happy birthday, Meredith Willson! This composer and conductor was a regular on the Burns and Allen radio program. Fans can hear him in the 8-CD Burns & Allen: Keep Smiling collection (along with Bill Goodwin, Mel Blanc, and special guest Jack Benny): http://radiospirits.com/detailsv2.asp?mbprodid=57365

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The Whistler knows the secrets hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. On this day in 1942, The Whistler made its radio debut. Bill Forman may be best remembered as the "man who walks by night," and you can hear him in this collection from Radio Spirits: http://radiospirits.com/detailsv2.asp?mbprodid=57978

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Happy birthday, Paul Sutton! Sutton made his mark on radio as the brave Sgt. Preston. However, after leaving acting in the late 1940s Sutton's career took a different turn. Find out what he ended up doing in this brand new Radio Spirits blog post: http://www.radiospirits.info/…/…/happy-birthday-paul-sutton/

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We'd like to wish all our fans a Happy Mother's Day! Today you can listen to a FREE Mother's Day stream of Our Miss Brooks from 1950 where Miss Brooks meets Mr. Boynton's parents. Eve Arden is seen below sharing a special moment with her daughters. Click here to listen now! http://radiospirits.com/onradio/wrw_past.asp

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Happy birthday, Leslie Charteris! As the mastermind behind The Saint, the character of Simon Templar had appeared in books, films, comic-strips, and on radio and television. But did you know that Charteris also co-wrote several early episodes of The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes? These rare scripts have been collected and put together to form Sherlock Holmes: The Lost Radio Scripts from Radio Spirits: http://radiospirits.com/detailsv2.asp?mbprodid=58020

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Today listen to a FREE stream of an episode of The Jack Benny Program! This 2-part episode from 1943 features special guest Eddie Cantor! Click here to listen now: http://radiospirits.com/onradio/wrw_past.asp

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The innovative radio writer, producer and director Jack Johnstone was born on this day in 1906. He put his mark on shows like Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, The Six Shooter, and The CBS Workshop. Interested fans can hear him on Somebody Knows- a dramatic documentary style mystery series from Radio Spirits: http://radiospirits.com/detailsv2.asp?mbprodid=56833

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Happy birthday to radio magician Orson Welles! Welles worked extensively in radio as an actor, writer, director and producer. Read more about he character work in this Radio Spirits blog post: http://www.radiospirits.info/…/06/happy-birthday-orson-wel…/

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Happy birthday, Alice Faye! Before joining husband Phil Harris in their own comedy show, The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show, Faye was well known for her own movie roles. Read more about her start in this Radio Classics blog post: http://www.radioclassics.com/?p=63359

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Celebrate the birthday of Ed Max on the Voyage of the Scarlet Queen as he voices the first mate First Mate Red Gallagher!
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The Jack Benny Program premiered on radio on this day in 1932! Jack and the gang created a show that made audiences laugh for decades! Who was your favorite character on the show? For added laughs check out Jack Benny: Planes, Trains and Automobiles from Radio Spirits: http://radiospirits.com/detailsv2.asp?mbprodid=58050

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It's Eve Arden's birthday! Read about how she won won the hearts of everyone as Constance Brooks, the dedicated English teacher at Madison High School, on Our Miss Brooks in this brand new blog post from Radio Spirits: http://www.radiospirits.info/…/04/30/happy-birthday-eve-ar…/

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Happy birthday, Lionel Barrymore! As a member of the theatrical Barrymore family he acted on the stage, in film and on radio. Barrymore co-stars as the gruff-but-kindly mentor Dr. Leonard Gillespie on Dr. Kildare in this collection Radio Spirits: http://radiospirits.com/detailsv2.asp?mbprodid=58019

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The game's afoot! Listen to fourteen of the most famous Sherlock Holmes stories presented in full cast audio based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle brought to life through Jim French Productions! Get your copy from Radio Spirits today: http://radiospirits.com/detailsv2.asp?mbprodid=58017

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