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Preston Foster

Preston Foster

Show Count: 14
Series Count: 0
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: August 24, 1900
Old Time Radio, Pitman, New Jersey, USA
Died: July 14, 1970, La Jolla, San Diego, California
An American stage and film actor, and singer. Foster entered films in 1929 after appearing as a Broadway stage actor. He was appearing in Broadway plays as late as October 1931 when he acted in a play titled Two Seconds starring Edward J. Pawley.

Some of his notable films include: Doctor X (1932), I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), Annie Oakley (1935), The Last Days of Pompeii (also 1935), The Informer (1935) (as the head of the organization), and My Friend Flicka (1943).

He starred on the television drama, Waterfront (1954–1955), playing the role of Captain John Herrick. Foster has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was sometimes credited in movies as Preston S. Foster. His first wife was stage actress Gertrude Warren (1926–1945; divorced). He had one daughter, Stephanie. He was married to his second wife, actress Sheila Darcy, from 1946 until his death.

During World War II while serving with the United States Coast Guard, he rose to the rank of Captain, Temporary Reserve. He eventually held the honorary rank of Commodore in the U.S. Coast Guard.

After the war and before his productive movie career, Foster became a singer of some note. In 1948, Foster created a trio with himself, Gene Leis and Foster’s wife, actress Sheila Darcy. Gene arranged the songs, and they played on radio and in clubs, appearing with Orrin Tucker, Peggy Ann Garner and Rita Hayworth.

He also guest starred on television, including the ABC drama series, Going My Way, starring Gene Kelly.

Source: Wikipedia

Broadcast: December 26, 1943
Added: Dec 31 2015
Broadcast: 24th January 1944
Added: Feb 01 2007
Broadcast: 28th February 1944
Added: Mar 31 2012
Broadcast: 6th November 1947
Added: Nov 06 2005
Broadcast: April 13, 1942
Added: Jan 22 2005
Broadcast: 5th June 1949
Starring: Preston Foster
Added: Jun 05 2007
Broadcast: 2nd September 1943
Added: Sep 02 2004
Broadcast: 2nd November 1944
Added: Nov 01 2005
Broadcast: 13th March 1939
Added: May 18 2008