JOIN RUSC   |   MEMBER LOGIN   |   HELP
Hanley Stafford

Hanley Stafford

Show Count: 197
Series Count: 7
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: September 22, 1899
Old Time Radio, Hanley, Staffordshire, England, UK
Died: September 11, 1968, Hollywood, California, USA
An actor principally on radio, he is remembered best for playing Lancelot Higgins on The Baby Snooks Show. Stafford also assumed the role of Mr. Dithers, the boss of Dagwood Bumstead on the Blondie radio program. He is commemorated by a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Between 1950 and 1963, Stafford appeared on various television series, beginning with The Popsicle Parade of Stars and concluding with his role as Kenneth Westcott in the episode "Lucy Is a Chaperone" of CBS's The Lucy Show. In between, he was cast on episodes of the ABC/Warner Brothers series CheyenneMaverickSugarfoot, and 77 Sunset Strip, in the latter as Admiral Thomas Kyle in the 1962 episode "Dress Rehearsal". Stafford guest starred on the CBS sitcoms The BrothersThe Betty Hutton Show, and Angel, in which he portrayed Mr. Corwin in the 1961 episode "The Second Marriage". He was cast in 1957 as Colonel Farnsworth in "The Regina Wainwright Story" of CBS's The Millionaire.

The 1940 U.S. Census records report him as living at 6200 Franklin Avenue in Hollywood, California, with his mother Emily Austin, 60, and his sister Anne Standing, 36, his age was given as 40. He reported his 1939 income to census takers as $5,000, the equivalent of $77,641 in 2010 dollars.

Stafford was married to radio actress Veola Vonn; the couple had one child, a son, Graham.

Source: Wikipedia

Baby Snooks ShowBaby Snooks Show
Show Count: 151
Broadcast History: 29 February 1936 to 6 June 1936, 23 December 1937 to 25 July 1940, 5 September 1940 to 15 June 1944, 17 September 1944 to 28 May 1948, and 8 November 1949 to 22 May 1951
Cast: Lois Corbett, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Lalive Brownell, Arlene Harris, Leone Ledoux, Alan Reed, Danny Thomas, Charlie Cantor, Ken Christy, Irene Tedrow, Frank Nelson, Ben Alexander, Lillian Randolph, Elvia Allman, Earl Lee, Sara Berner
Director: Mann Holiner, Al Kaye, Ted Bliss, Walter Bunker, Arthur Stander
Producer: Mann Holiner, Al Kaye, Ted Bliss, Walter Bunker, Arthur Stander
BlondieBlondie
Show Count: 20
Broadcast History: 3 July 1939 to 26 June 1944, 21 July 1944 to 1 September 1944, 13 August 1944 to 26 September 1948, 6 October 1948 to 29 June 1949 and 6 October 1949 to 6 July 1950
Cast: Penny Singleton, Ann Rutherford, Alice White, Patricia Vann Cleve, Arthur Lake, Leone Ledoux, Tommy Cook, Larry Sims, Bobby Ellis, Jeffrey Silver, Marlene Aames, Norma Jean Nilsson, Joan Rae, Hanley Stafford, Elvia Allman, Frank Nelson, Arthur Q. Bryan, Harry Lang, Dix Davis, Mary Jane Croft, Veola Vonn, Lurene Tuttle, Rosemary DeCamp, Ed MacDonald, Hans Conried
Producer: Ashmead Scott
Cinnamon Bear, TheCinnamon Bear, The
Show Count: 28
Broadcast History: 1937 to 1962
Cast: Buddy Duncan, Barbara Jean Wong, Verna Felton, Joseph Kearns, Hanley Stafford, Howard McNear, Slim Pickins, Elvia Allman, Elliott Lewis, Lou Merrill, Frank Nelson, Cy Kendall, Gale Gordon, Ted Osborne, Joe Du Val, Martha Westworth, Dorothy Scott, Ed Max, Rosa Barcelo, Lindsay MacHarrie, Bud Hiestand
Director: Lindsay MacHarrie
A wonderful serial that was enjoyed annually by young children (at adults) in the period leading up to Christmas.
Speed GibsonSpeed Gibson
Show Count: 178
Broadcast History: 1937 to 1938
Cast: Elliott Lewis, Hanley Stafford, Howard McNear, Sam Edwards, John Gibson
Broadcast: 9th January 1942
Added: Jan 09 2011
Broadcast: 22nd September 1942
Added: Sep 20 2010
Broadcast: May 16, 1948
Added: May 17 2016
Broadcast: July 4, 1934
Starring: Hanley Stafford, Various, Jeanette Nolan
Added: Jul 04 2007
Broadcast: 9th February 1953
Added: Feb 25 2013
Broadcast: 3rd May 1943
Added: May 06 2011
Broadcast: November 23, 1944
Added: Nov 24 2006
Broadcast: 12th January 1953
Added: Jan 14 2013