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Richard Legrand

Show Count: 5
Series Count: 2
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: August 29, 1882, Portland, Oregon, USA
Died: June 29, 1963, Los Angeles, California, USA

Richard LeGrand (August 29, 1882 - June 29, 1963) was an American actor who was best known for his comedy characters on radio.

Born in Portland, Oregon, LeGrand was backstage working the artificial snow when he made his stage debut to substitute for a missing actor. He continued in theater, doing dramas, musical comedies, tent shows and vaudeville. LeGrand appeared as a variety of dialect characters.

On radio he was a comedy favorite as Peavey the Druggist on The Great Gildersleeve. His signature line to end any conversation was " Well now, I wouldn't say that!" As one of the " Jolly Boy's" singing group, he would try to get the fellows to start singing " there was a tavern in the town , in the town" to no success. He later was a regular on Fibber McGee and Molly as Ole the Elk's Club janitor, beginning February 15, 1949 just as that show began its decline.

He also did roles on One Man's Family and the Hollywood version of I Love a Mystery. LeGrand also portrayed Peavey in three of the Great Gildersleeve movies. His largest part, almost a co-star role, was in Gildersleeve on Broadway in 1943.

 

Source: Wikipedia

I Love a MysteryI Love a Mystery
Show Count: 113
Broadcast History: 16 January 1939 to 26 December 1952
Cast: Elliott Lewis, Luis Van Rooten, Russell Thorson, Michael Raffetto, Tony Randall, Robert Dryden, Jack Edwards, John McIntire, Cathy Lewis, Barton Yarborough, Jay Novello, Ben Alexander, Gloria Blondell, Cliff Arquette, Naomi Stevens, Edgar Norton, Barbara Jean Wong, Richard Legrand, Walter Paterson, Lal Chand Mehra, Jim Boles, Mercedes McCambridge
Director: Carlton E Morse
Producer: Al Span, Carlton E Morse, Buddy Twiss, Ralph Amati, George Cooney, Barney Beck
I Love A Mystery weaves a spell over its fans. It is a tale of three partners, Jack Packard, Doc Long and Reggie Yorke who formed the A-1 detective agency. They are adventurers who travel the world in search of action, thrills and mystery, battling the evils of natural and supernatural and rescuing women in distress.