Amzie Strickland

Show Count: 13
Series Count: 4
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: January 10, 1919, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Died: July 5, 2006, Spokane, Washington

Amzie Strickland (January 10, 1919 – July 5, 2006) was an American character actress who began in radio, made some 650 television appearances, had roles in two dozen films, appeared in numerous television movies and also worked in TV commercials. In a six-decade career, from the 1940s to 2001, she amassed well over 100 credits.

Radio and television 

Strickland began as a radio actress during the old time radio era and her various radio roles included Cathy Evans, girlfriend of private eye Brad Runyon (J. Scott Smart), in Dashiell Hammett's The Fat Man (1947–1951). She appeared (sometimes on a recurring basis) on such TV shows asAdam-12, GunsmokeThe Dick Van Dyke ShowThe Andy Griffith ShowI Love LucyThe Twilight ZoneMission: ImpossibleHappy DaysCarter CountryBonanzaThe Golden GirlsThe Facts of LifeThe JeffersonsER7th HeavenEllenWingsAlfDragnetFather Dowling MysteriesNed and StaceyPerry Mason and Knight Rider. Her TV movies include Tower of Terror, and Inherit the Wind, Full House.


Her film credits include roles in Captain Newman, M.D.KotchHarper Valley PTAPretty WomanDoc HollywoodShiloh, and Krippendorf's Tribe.

Personal life and death 

She was married to radio and television actor Frank Behrens, and they had a son, Tim Behrens.

She died of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 87 in 2006, just sixteen days before her Shiloh co-star J. Madison Wright died of a heart attack at the age of 21.

Source: Wikipedia

2000 Plus2000 Plus
Show Count: 15
Broadcast History: 15 March 1950 to 2 January 1952
Cast: Richard Kollmar, Joseph Julian, Bryna Raeburn, Bill Keane, Lon Clark, Amzie Strickland
Director: Sherman H. Dryer
Producer: Sherman H. Dryer
"Science Fiction Adventures from the world of tomorrow - the years beyond 2000 AD..."
CBS Radio Mystery TheaterCBS Radio Mystery Theater
Show Count: 1484
Broadcast History: 6 January 1974 to 31 December 1982
Cast: Leon Janney, Evie Juster, Ralph Bell, Jackson Beck, Teri Keane, Mason Adams, Roger DeKoven, Robert Dryden, Bryna Raeburn, Joseph Julian, Ian Martin, Mary Jane Higby, William Redfield, Mandel Kramer, Paul McGrath, Amzie Strickland, Joan Lorring, Joan Banks, Elspeth Eric, Santos Ortega, Arnold Moss, Grace Matthews, Bret Morrison, Berry Kroeger, Jim Jordan, Les Tremayne
Director: Himan Brown
Producer: Himan Brown
Host: E G Marshall, Tammy Grimes
CBS Radio Mystery Theater wasn't initiated until the 1970's – long after so many radio broadcasts had failed in the intense competition with television.
Fat Man, TheFat Man, The
Show Count: 47
Broadcast History: 21 January 1946 to 26 September 1951
Cast: Ed Begley, Jack Scott Smart, Amzie Strickland, Mary Patton, Betty Garde, Linda Watkins, Paul Stewart, Alice Frost, Robert Dryden, Jimmy McCallion, Sarah Burton, Vicki Vola
Director: Charles Powers, Clark Andrews, Robert Sloane
The Fat Man was a 1945 – 50 ABC Radio series starring the rich voice of J. Scott Smart as Brad Runyon the overweight detective also known as The Fat Man.
Broadcast: 29th August 1949
Added: Jul 22 2005
Broadcast: 26th December 1951
Added: Dec 27 2011