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Jimmy Wallington

Show Count: 11
Series Count: 12
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: September 15, 1907, Rochester, New York, USA
Died: December 22, 1972, Arlington, Virginia, USA

James "Jimmy" Wallington (September 15, 1907 – December 22, 1972) was an American radio personality.

After playing small roles in a few Hollywood films, he was the announcer for several popular radio shows in the 1940s and 1950s.

For his work on radio, Wallington has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6660 Hollywood Blvd.

Biography 

James Wallington was born in Rochester, New York on September 15, 1907. He was the son of Lewis Eugene Wallington, of the Muskoka District, Ontario, Canada and Jane Whaley. Jimmy was married four times. His first wife was Stanislawa Butkiewicz. They were married in 1929 and divorced in Reno, Nevada on July 10, 1934. His second wife was Anita Fuhrmann. They were married on August 18, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey. Anita was one of the original members of the Radio City Rockettes. She died on May 7, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. His third wife was Betty Jane Cooper. They were married on August 12, 1936 in Grosse Point, Michigan. His fourth wife was Erna Gilsow.

He was the announcer for several popular radio shows in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, including Texaco Star Theater with Fred Allen (1941-44) and Texaco Town with Eddie Cantor. As with most announcers, Wallington would announce the program's star, then read the sponsor's commercials. In addition, he was often given comedy lines. When radio shows moved to television, he continued as a television announcer in the 1950s. (see the Filmography section)

After years as a radio announcer, he became a TV star in California doing Life Insurance and other commercials. He ended his professional radio career as a Voice of America radio announcer in the Worldwide English service.

Wallington died at Arlington, Virginia on December 22, 1972.

Source: Wikipedia

Burns & AllenBurns & Allen
Show Count: 160
Broadcast History: 15 February 1932 to 13 June 1934, 19 September 1934 to 24 March 1937, 12 April 1937 to 1 August 1938, 30 September 1938 to 23 June 1939, 4 October to 1939 to 26 June 1940, 1 July 1940 to 24 March 1941, 7 October 1941 to 30 June 1942, 6 October 1942 to 25 June 1945, 20 September 1945 to 23 June 1949 and 21 September 1949 to 17 May 1950
Sponsor: Robert Burns Panatella, White Owl Cigars, Campbell Soups, Grape Nuts, Chesterfield Cigarettes, Hinds Cream, Hormel Meats, Lever Brothers, Swan Soap, Maxwell House Coffee Time, Block Drugs
Cast: Gracie Allen, George Burns, Elvia Allman, Mel Blanc, Margaret Brayton, Sara Berner, Clarence Nash, Elliott Lewis, Mary Lee Robb, Richard Crenna, Joseph Kearns, Eric Snowden, Bea Benaderet, Hal March, Gerald Mohr, Marvin Miller, Wally Maher, Doris Singleton, Dawn Bender, Tommy Bernard, Gale Gordon, Hans Conried
Director: Ed Gardner, Ralph Levy, Al Kaye
Producer: Ed Gardner, Ralph Levy, Al Kaye
Day In The Life Of Dennis Day,  ADay In The Life Of Dennis Day, A
Show Count: 54
Broadcast History: 3 October 1946 to 30 June 1951
Sponsor: Lustre Creme Shampoo
Cast: Bea Benaderet, Dennis Day, Sharon Douglas, Barbara Eiler, Betty Miles, Francis Trout, John Brown
Director: Frank O'Connor
Producer: Frank O'Connor
Fred Allen Show, TheFred Allen Show, The
Show Count: 89
Broadcast History: 23 October 1932 to 16 April 1933, 4 August 1933 to 1 December 1933, 3 January 1934 to 26 June 1940, 2 October 1940 to 25 June 1944, 7 October 1945 to 28 December 1947, and 4 january 1948 to 26 June 1949
Cast: Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Helen Morgan, Sheila berrtt, Roy Atwell, Charlie Carlisle, Jack Smart, Minerva Pious, Lionel Stander, Eileen Douglas, Town Hall Quartet, Merry Macs, Alan Reed, John Brown, Charlie Cantor, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, Kenny Delmar
Producer: Roger White, Sylvester Weaver, Vick Knight, Howard Reilly
Jimmy Durante Show, TheJimmy Durante Show, The
Show Count: 42
Broadcast History: 10 September 1933 to 30 June 1950
Sponsor: Texaco, Camel Cigarettes, Rexall
Cast: Elvia Allman, Hope Emerson, Jimmy Durante, Florence Halop, Arthur Treacher, Victor Moore, Alan Young, Don Ameche
Producer: Phil Cohan
Screen Directors' Playhouse, TheScreen Directors' Playhouse, The
Show Count: 38
Broadcast History: 9 January 1949 to 28 September 1951
Director: Bill Karn
Producer: Howard Wylie
Texaco Star TheaterTexaco Star Theater
Show Count: 2
Broadcast History: 1938 to 1949
Cast: Fred Allen, Ed Wynn, James Melton
Director: William A. Bacher
Host: Adolphe Menjou, Ken Murray, John Barrymore
This Is My BestThis Is My Best
Show Count: 13
Broadcast History: 5 September 1944 to 28 May 1946
Director: Orson Welles, Jimmy Wallington, Homer Fickett, Don Clark, Dave Titus
Producer: Orson Welles, Jimmy Wallington, Homer Fickett, Don Clark, Dave Titus
Broadcast: 28th December 1951
Added: Dec 29 2013
Broadcast: June 12, 1949
Added: Jun 03 2017
Broadcast: 27th December 1945
Added: Dec 28 2013