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William Conrad

William Conrad

Show Count: 368
Series Count: 19
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: September 27, 1920
Old Time Radio, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died: February 11, 1994, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
William Conrad was born on Sept. 27, 1920. In addition to his many appearances on radio he was also a well-known actor, director, and producer and spent nearly five decades working in TV, radio and films. After doing his bit in World War II, he moved to Hollywood and ended up playing many different roles in movies such as The Killers, which was released in the year of 1946. On radio he is probably best known for the role of Marshall Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke, but his radio career certainly didn't start or end with that show. He also made appearances in CBS Radio Workshop, Escape, Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Crime Classics, Screen Director's Playhouse, The Silent Men, Tales of the Texas Rangers, The Whistler, and many more. He also spent years narrating Rocky and Bullwinkle from 1959 to 1964, and The Fugitive from 1963 to 1967. In addition to his illustrious acting career he also became a producer/director. He also played the role of a detective in various TV series such as Canon, Nero Wolfe, Jake and Fatman. He passed away on Feb. 11, 1994 from congestive heart failure and was laid to rest at the Lincoln Terrace section which is located in Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery. During in his lifetime he received many awards and nominations, but the one he received after his death may well have been the one that would have pleased him most and that was being elected to the National Radio Hall of Fame in the year of 1997.
CBS Radio WorkshopCBS Radio Workshop
Show Count: 69
Broadcast History: 27 January 1956 to 22 September 1957
Cast: Various, Aldus Huxley, William Conrad, Parley Baer, Lurene Tuttle, Jack Kruschen, Joseph Kearns, Vic Perrin, Sam Edwards, Gloria Henry, Charlotte Lawrence
Director: William N Robson, Jack Johnstone, Dee Engelbach, Elliott Lewis, Antony Ellis
Producer: William Froug
The CBS Radio Workshop was an experimental dramatic radio anthology series that aired on CBS from January 27, 1956, until September 22, 1957. Subtitled “radio’s distinguished series to man’s imagination,” it was a revival of the earlier Columbia Experimental Laboratory (1931), Columbia Experimental Dramatic Laboratory (1932) and Columbia Workshop broadcasts by CBS from 1936 to 1943, and used some of the same writers and directors employed on the earlier series'.
Count Of Monte Cristo, TheCount Of Monte Cristo, The
Show Count: 3
Broadcast History: 1944-1945, 19 December 1946 to 26 June 1947, 1947-1948 and 12 June 1949 to 1 January 1952
Cast: Carleton Young, Anne Stone, Ferdinand Munier, Joseph Kearns, Barbara Lee, Vic Rodman, Paul Marion, Parley Baer, William Conrad, Jay Novello, Virginia Gregg, Howard McNear, John Dehner
Director: Thomas Freebairn Smith , Jaime del Valle
Damon Runyon Theater, TheDamon Runyon Theater, The
Show Count: 52
Broadcast History: 1948 to the mid 1950s
Cast: John Brown, Anne Whitfield, Gerald Mohr, William Conrad, Alan Reed, Herb Vigran, Frank Lovejoy, Sheldon Leonard, Eddie Marr, Luis Van Rooten, Joe DuVal, Willard Waterman, Ed Begley, Jeff Chandler, Sam Edwards, Hans Conried, Parley Baer
Director: Richard Sanville
Producer: Vern Carstensen
Starring John Brown as Broadway, the narrator of Damon Runyon’s dramatic stories of old Manhattan New York and the gangster life in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The stories could be tragic, and often quite sad as you become moved by the strength of the characters.
Hollywood Star PlayhouseHollywood Star Playhouse
Show Count: 18
Broadcast History: April 24th, 1950 - February 15th, 1953
Cast: James Stewart, Deborah Kerr, Harry Bartell, William Conrad
Director: Jack Johnstone
Producer: Robert Ryan
Host: Herbert Rawlinson, Orval Anderson
Hollywood Star Playhouse, a drama anthology, was directed by Jack Johnstone and starred such mega actors as James Stewart, Deborah Kerr, Harry Bartell and William Conrad.
Johnny Madero: Pier 23Johnny Madero: Pier 23
Show Count: 2
Broadcast History: 24 April 1947 to 4 September 1947
Cast: Gale Gordon, Jack Webb, William Conrad
Director: Nat Wolff
Man Called X, TheMan Called X, The
Show Count: 96
Broadcast History: July 1944 to Sept 1948 and Oct 1950 to May 1952
Sponsor: General Motors, Frigidaire
Cast: Herbert Marshall, William Conrad, Lawrence Dobkin, Cathy Lewis, Harry Lang, Peter Leeds, Leon Belasco
Director: Jack Johnstone
On StageOn Stage
Show Count: 13
Broadcast History: 1 January 1953 to 30 September 1953
Cast: Ben Wright, Elliott Lewis, Howard McNear, William Conrad, Paul Frees, Harry Bartell, Cathy Lewis, Barney Phillips, Peggy Webber
Director: Elliott Lewis
Producer: Elliott Lewis
Philip Morris PlayhousePhilip Morris Playhouse
Show Count: 9
Broadcast History: 1939 to 1949, November 1948 to July 1949, and March 1951 to September 1953
Sponsor: Philip Morris Cigarettes
Cast: Vincent Price, Dan Dailey, Cathy Lewis, Marlene Dietrich, Elliott Lewis, Howard Duff, Joseph Kearns, Sidney Miller, Jerry Hausner, James Mathews, William Conrad, Vanessa Brown, Lew Ayres, June Allyson, Robert Culp, Mandel Kramer, Peter Lorre, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley
Director: William Spier, Charles Martin
Producer: William Spier, Charles Martin
On Friday evenings at 8:30 pm, from 1939 until 1944, everyone who had a radio gathered round it to listed to the music, variety and drama offerings of Philip Morris Playhouse. It continued again in 1948 until 1951.
Voyage of the Scarlet QueenVoyage of the Scarlet Queen
Show Count: 33
Broadcast History: 3 July 1947 to 14 February 1948
Cast: Ben Wright, Elliott Lewis, John Dehner, William Conrad, Ed Max
Broadcast: 12th November 1949
Added: Jun 15 2010
Broadcast: 11th April 1950
Added: Mar 27 2006
Broadcast: 6th January 1952
Added: Mar 16 2010
Broadcast: 14th May 1950
Added: May 16 2010
Broadcast: 25th September 1948
Added: Apr 15 2006
Broadcast: 6th August 1948
Added: Nov 24 2005
Broadcast: 23rd December 1951
Added: Dec 26 2010
Broadcast: 29th April 1951
Added: Apr 29 2007
Broadcast: 15th March 1954
Added: Jun 06 2009
Broadcast: 22nd March 1954
Added: Jun 07 2009
Broadcast: 25th August 1957
Starring: William Conrad
Added: Mar 24 2008
Broadcast: 14th October 1954
Added: Nov 28 2009
Broadcast: 7th August 1948
Added: Jan 09 2006
Broadcast: December 7, 1948
Added: Dec 04 2017
Broadcast: 13th July 1949
Added: Aug 06 2006
Broadcast: 29th December 1957
Added: Dec 30 2010
Broadcast: 3rd November 1953
Added: Sep 03 2013
Broadcast: 6th July 1958
Added: Jun 02 2011
Broadcast: 8th February 1950
Added: Feb 17 2008
Broadcast: 4th September 1949
Added: Oct 25 2009
Broadcast: July 17, 1947
Starring: William Conrad
Added: Jul 12 2015
Broadcast: 8th December 1957
Added: Dec 10 2010
Broadcast: 20th January 1955
Added: Jan 23 2010
Broadcast: 26th April 1950
Added: May 12 2009
Broadcast: 12th September 1949
Added: Aug 07 2006
Broadcast: 14th June 1955
Added: Apr 30 2010
Broadcast: 2nd October 1949
Added: Aug 24 2008
Broadcast: 31st August 1953
Added: Jul 25 2005