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Mary Lee Robb

Show Count: 177
Series Count: 2
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: Feb. 15, 1926, Streator LaSalle County Illinois, USA
Died: Aug. 28, 2006, Palm Springs Riverside County California, USA

Mary Lee Robb Cline (15 February 1926 – 28 August 2006) was a radio actress during the 1940s and 1950s.

As Mary Lee Robb, she's best known for playing Marjorie, Gildersleeve's niece, on The Great Gildersleeve. A small role in a 1948 episode of that program led to the full-time role of Marjorie, which she played until 1954.

Robb made her radio debut in 1947 on the Lum and Abner program. She also appeared on The Penny Singleton Radio Show.

Robb was born in Streator, Illinois. Her father, Alex S. Robb, was an executive at NBC.

In 1939 her family moved to Los Angeles, California, where she attended University High School and University of California, Los Angeles.

Robb's first marriage, to Charles Vance Smith, ended in divorce. Robb left radio in the mid-1950s to raise their son, Robb Smith, and daughter Alexandra.

In 1983 she married William H. Cline, who died in 2005.

Mary Lee Robb is survived by her daughter Alexandra, son Robb, son-in-law Alex, and daughter-in-law Melissa. Robb also leaves behind her two grand children Robbyn and Tyler.

She died of heart failure at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California.

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
Broadcast: 16th August 1950
Added: Oct 09 2011
Broadcast: 13th November 1952
Added: Aug 02 2012