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Charles Powers

Show Count: 0
Series Count: 4
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born:
Dick TracyDick Tracy
Show Count: 54
Broadcast History: 4 February 1935 to 11 July 1935, 30 September 1935 to 24 March 1937, 3 January 1938 to 30 September 1939, and 15 March 1943 to 16 July 1948
Sponsor: Sterling Products, Quaker Oats, Tootsie Rolls
Cast: Bob Burlen, Barry Thomson, Ned Wever, Matt Crowley, Walter Kinsella , Jackie Kelk, Andy Donnelly, Helen Lewis
Director: Mitchell Grayson, Charles Powers, Bob White
Henry Morgan Show TheHenry Morgan Show The
Show Count: 24
Broadcast History: 28 October 1940 to 25 January 1943, 8 October 1945 to 16 July 1946, 3 September 1946 to 24 June 1948, 13 March 1949 to 16 June 1950, and 6 February 1950 to 23 June 1950
Cast: Henry Morgan, Arnold Stang, Art Carney, Florence Halop, Madeline Lee, Kenny Delmar
Director: Kenneth MacGregor, Charles Powers
Host: Henry Morgan
Henry Morgan's radio career began as a page at New York station WMCA in 1932, after which he held a number of obscure radio jobs, including announcing. He strenuously objected to the professional name "Morgan". What was wrong with his own name, Henry van Ost, Jr.? he asked. Too exotic, too unpronounceable, he was told. "What about the successful announcers Harry von Zell or Westbrook Van Voorhis?" he countered. But it was no use, and the bosses finally told Henry he could take the job or leave it. Thus began a long history of Henry's having arguments with executives.