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Baby Snooks Show

Baby Snooks Show

Baby Snooks became a character for Fanny Brice at some point in the early 30s, nobody seems to know exactly when. What is for sure is that by 1934 Fanny was appearing on-stage in her baby costume as part of the Follies show on Broadway. In 1936, at 45 years of age, she used this baby persona to great effect on the CBS show The Ziegfield Follies of the Air and a radio legend was born.

After various format and slot changes Snooks eventually got her very own show in 1944. Lalive Brownell took on the role of Mommy Higgins alongside the now well entrenched part of Lancelot Daddy Higgins played by Hanley Stafford. The half-an-hour slot was initially aired at 6:30pm on Sundays, but later to moved to an 8pm slot on Friday and then in Nov 1949 to an 8:30pm slot on Tuesday evenings.

The shows revolved around the Snooks character creating vignettes through which the comedic potential of the Snooks chartacter could be fully exploited. Snooks specialized in making minor mishaps into major catastrophes and small parental disagreements into all out war.

In 1945 Fanny was forced to miss several episodes due to illness and her disappearance was covered up through a story-line involving a search for the missing Snooks involving leading stars of the time such as Robert Benchley, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Kay Kyser. The same year saw the first appearance of Leone Ledoux as Snooks brother Robespierre, who until then had been an off-mike character.

On May 24th, 1951, Fanny Brice suffered a cerebral haemorrhage and died five days later, at fifty-nine. The final broadcast was a memorial broadcast on May 29th, 1951.

The Baby Snooks Show can also be heard as part of The Good News (1937 - 1940) Show in the music and variety category.

Broadcast: February 17, 1938
Added: Jul 24 2015
Broadcast: March 24, 1938
Added: Jul 25 2015
Broadcast: March 31, 1938
Added: Jul 26 2015
Broadcast: May 5, 1938
Added: Jul 31 2015
Broadcast: May 19, 1938
Added: Aug 03 2015
Broadcast: June 9, 1938
Added: Aug 07 2015
Broadcast: June 16, 1938
Added: Aug 08 2015
Broadcast: September 22, 1938
Added: Aug 10 2015
Broadcast: December 22, 1938
Added: Dec 22 2015
Broadcast: April 4, 1939
Added: May 10 2016
Broadcast: April 11, 1939
Starring: Hanley Stafford
Added: Aug 16 2015
Broadcast: May 11, 1939
Added: Aug 17 2015
Broadcast: 18th May 1939
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Sep 04 2004
Broadcast: May 25, 1939
Added: Aug 21 2015
Broadcast: 1st June 1939
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Sep 11 2004
Broadcast: 8th June 1939
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Sep 25 2004
Broadcast: June 22, 1939
Added: Aug 24 2015
Broadcast: June 29, 1939
Added: Aug 28 2015
Broadcast: July 29, 1939
Added: Aug 31 2015
Broadcast: September 7, 1939
Added: Sep 04 2015
Broadcast: September 14, 1939
Added: Sep 07 2015
Broadcast: September 22, 1939
Added: Sep 11 2015
Broadcast: September 28, 1939
Added: Sep 14 2015
Broadcast: October 5, 1939
Added: Sep 18 2015
Broadcast: October 26, 1939
Added: Sep 19 2015
Broadcast: November 16, 1939
Added: Sep 21 2015
Broadcast: November 23, 1939
Added: Sep 25 2015
Broadcast: November 30, 1939
Added: Sep 26 2015
Broadcast: December 14, 1939
Added: Sep 28 2015
Broadcast: Not known
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Sep 12 2004
Broadcast: January 4, 1940
Added: Oct 12 2015
Broadcast: February 8, 1940
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Nov 13 2004
Broadcast: 22nd February 1940
Starring:
Added: Jul 31 2001
Broadcast: March 7, 1940
Added: Oct 02 2015
Broadcast: 11th April 1940
Starring:
Added: Aug 09 2001
Broadcast: April 18, 1940
Added: Oct 03 2015
Broadcast: April 25, 1940
Added: Oct 05 2015
Broadcast: May 2, 1940
Added: Oct 09 2015
Broadcast: May 9, 1940
Added: Oct 10 2015
Broadcast: May 16, 1940
Added: Oct 16 2015
Broadcast: 20th June 1940
Added: Jul 25 2006
Broadcast: 12th September 1940
Starring:
Added: Aug 03 2001
Broadcast: 31st October 1940
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Oct 30 2004
Broadcast: November 21, 1940
Added: Nov 26 2015
Broadcast: December 19, 1940
Added: Dec 19 2015
Broadcast: December 26, 1940
Added: Dec 26 2015
Broadcast: January 2, 1941
Added: Oct 17 2015
Broadcast: January 23, 1941
Added: Oct 23 2015
Broadcast: February 6, 1941
Added: Oct 19 2015
Broadcast: February 13, 1941
Added: Feb 16 2016
Broadcast: February 27, 1941
Added: Nov 01 2015
Broadcast: March 20, 1941
Added: Nov 02 2015
Broadcast: March 27, 1941
Added: Dec 05 2015
Broadcast: April 3, 1941
Starring:
Added: Nov 05 2015
Broadcast: April 10, 1941
Added: Nov 12 2015
Broadcast: April 17, 1941
Added: Dec 06 2015
Broadcast: April 24, 1941
Added: Nov 14 2015
Broadcast: May 8, 1941
Added: Nov 24 2015
Broadcast: May 22, 1941
Added: Dec 01 2015
Broadcast: May 29, 1941
Added: Dec 12 2015
Broadcast: June 5, 1941
Added: Feb 22 2016
Broadcast: June 12, 1941
Added: Feb 23 2016
Broadcast: June 19, 1941
Added: Jun 19 2016
Broadcast: June 26, 1941
Added: Feb 29 2016
Broadcast: July 10, 1941
Added: Nov 19 2015
Broadcast: October 2, 1941
Added: Oct 25 2015
Broadcast: October 9, 1941
Added: Oct 26 2015
Broadcast: October 23, 1941
Added: Nov 17 2015
Broadcast: October 31, 1941
Added: Oct 29 2015
Broadcast: November 6, 1941
Added: Nov 10 2015
Broadcast: November 13, 1941
Added: Nov 09 2015
Broadcast: December 18, 1941
Added: Dec 03 2015
Broadcast: January 1, 1942
Added: Jan 01 2016
Broadcast: January 8, 1942
Added: Nov 28 2015
Broadcast: January 15, 1942
Added: Nov 29 2015
Broadcast: 1942
Added: Dec 28 2015
Broadcast: February 5, 1942
Added: Jan 05 2016
Broadcast: February 12, 1942
Added: Jan 08 2016
Broadcast: February 26, 1942
Added: Jan 16 2016
Broadcast: March 19, 1942
Added: Jan 23 2016
Broadcast: March 26, 1942
Added: Jan 29 2016
Broadcast: April 9, 1942
Added: Mar 01 2016
Broadcast: April 16, 1942
Added: Mar 07 2016
Broadcast: April 23, 1942
Added: Mar 08 2016
Broadcast: April 30, 1942
Added: Mar 15 2016
Broadcast: May 7, 1942
Added: Mar 21 2016
Broadcast: 28th May 1942
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Oct 02 2004
Broadcast: June 4, 1942
Added: Mar 29 2016
Broadcast: June 11, 1942
Added: Apr 11 2016
Broadcast: June 18, 1942
Added: Apr 19 2016
Broadcast: July 2, 1942
Added: Apr 12 2016
Broadcast: September 3, 1942
Added: May 03 2016
Broadcast: September 24, 1942
Added: Jun 06 2016
Broadcast: October 1, 1942
Added: Nov 22 2015
Broadcast: October 8, 1942
Added: Nov 21 2015
Broadcast: December 3, 1942
Added: Dec 08 2015
Broadcast: December 18, 1942
Added: Dec 20 2015
Broadcast: January 14, 1943
Added: Jan 02 2016
Broadcast: 4th November 1943
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Oct 17 2004
Broadcast: May 18, 1944
Added: Sep 17 2016
Broadcast: June 14, 1944
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Oct 23 2004
Broadcast: June 20, 1944
Added: Apr 26 2016
Broadcast: 16th September 1945
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Sep 18 2004
Broadcast: 16th December 1945
Added: Dec 06 2004
Broadcast: 19th June 1946
Added: Jan 22 2005
Broadcast: 6th September 1946
Starring:
Added: Aug 08 2001
Broadcast: November 1, 1946
Starring:
Added: Aug 11 2001
Broadcast: October 24, 1947
Added: Aug 07 2016
Broadcast: May 16, 1948
Added: Apr 05 2016
Broadcast: March 20, 1951
Added: Mar 25 2016
Broadcast: 1st May 1951
Starring:
Added: Sep 18 2001
Broadcast: May 8, 1951
Starring:
Added: Aug 14 2001
Broadcast:
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Apr 01 2005
Broadcast: Not known
Added: Jun 09 2005
Broadcast: Not known
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Apr 09 2005
Broadcast: Not known
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Apr 16 2005
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Added: Oct 06 2005
Broadcast:
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Jul 20 2012
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Added: Jun 30 2005
Broadcast:
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Oct 27 2005
Broadcast: Not known
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Jul 14 2005
Broadcast: Not known
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Broadcast: Not known
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Apr 08 2007
Broadcast: Not known
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Broadcast: Not Known
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Aug 11 2005
Broadcast: Not known
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Jun 18 2006
Broadcast: Not known
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Aug 25 2005
Broadcast: Not known
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Aug 18 2005
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Added: Sep 29 2005
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Added: Jun 18 2005
Broadcast: Not known
Added: Oct 04 2005
Broadcast: Not known
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Oct 13 2005
Broadcast: Not known
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Oct 20 2005
Broadcast: Not known
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Dec 18 2004
Broadcast:
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Broadcast: Not known
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Jul 11 2006
Broadcast: Not known
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Jan 01 2005
Broadcast:
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Jul 14 2006
Broadcast: Not known
Added: Dec 30 2005
Broadcast: Not known
Starring: Fanny Brice
Added: Jul 15 2006
Broadcast: not known
Added: Jul 16 2006