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Andre Baruch

Show Count: 3
Series Count: 7
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: August 20, 1908, Paris, France
Died: September 15, 1991, Beverly Hills, California, USA

André Baruch (August 20, 1908 - September 15, 1991) was a familiar voice as a film narrator and on radio as an announcer, news commentator, talk show host, disc jockey and sportscaster.

Although Baruch made his name as a major announcer, he tried to begin his career as a pianist for NBC Radio. He got into the wrong line of applicants; he had entered the announcers' line and was hired on the spot. A native of France, he spoke fluent French, as well as fluent English.

A World War II veteran, Baruch was in the original invasion of North Africa, spent almost four years overseas and was honorably discharged as a major. Baruch was involved in the mid-1940s launching of the Armed Forces Radio Service with stations in Algiers, Casablanca, Oran, Sicily and Tunis.

Mr. and Mrs. Music 

After WWII, Baruch and his wife, singer Bea Wain worked as a husband-and-wife disc jockey team in New York on WMCA, where they were billed as Mr. and Mrs. Music. Their show was later presented on the ABC and NBC networks.

Baruch was an announcer for such programs as The American Album of Familiar MusicThe Fred Waring ShowThe Kate Smith ShowThe ShadowYour Hit Parade and The United States Steel Hour.

In 1954, fulfilling a 20-year dream, he was named to the Brooklyn Dodgers broadcast team, for whom he worked for two years on WMGM radio and WOR-TV.

In 1973, Baruch and Wain moved to Palm Beach, Florida where they did a top-rated daily four-hour talk show on WPBR, 1340 AM. Baruch was the host of the show and ran the control board. Wain on occasions asked him to play tape cartridges (a selection of about 12 hung in a metal rack on the wall to the right of Bea) of vintage songs she had once recorded, the most popular being "Deep Purple."

When the deep purple falls over sleepy garden walls
And the stars begin to twinkle in the sky—
In the mist of a memory you wander back to me
Breathing my name with a sigh...

After nine years in Palm Beach, Florida at WPBR radio,Baruch and Wain relocated to Beverly Hills, California.

The couple had two children: Bonnie Baruch and her husband, Mark Barnes, operate a vineyard in Northern California and run the Daisy Foundation, an organization which recognizes nurses for their critical role in patient care and supports research towards the cure of autoimmune diseases. Wayne Baruch has a career in the music and theatre business, and his wife, Shelley Baruch, is a theatrical producer and filmmaker.

Source: Wikipedia

Andrews SistersAndrews Sisters
Show Count: 19
Broadcast History: 31 December 1944 to 23 September 1945 and 3 October 1945 to 27 March 1946
Cast: LaVerne Andrews, Patti Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Foy Willing and The Riders of The Purple Sage, George "Gabby" Hayes
Bobby Benson's  AdventuresBobby Benson's Adventures
Show Count: 12
Broadcast History: 17 October 1932 to 11 December 1936 and 21 June 1949 to 17 June 1955
Cast: Billy Halop, Ivan Cury, Richard Wanamaker, Tex Ritter, Don Knotts, Herb Rice, Neil O'Malley, Craig McDonnell, Florence Halop, Clyde Campbell, Charles Irving, Bob Haig
Director: Bob Novak
Producer: Herb Rice
Dr ChristianDr Christian
Show Count: 128
Broadcast History: 7 November 1937 to 6 January 1954
Cast: Jean Hersholt, Rosemary DeCamp, Lurene Tuttle, Kathleen Fitz, Helen Claire
Director: Neil Reagan, John Wilkinson, Florence Ortman
Producer: Dorothy McCann
Broadcast: December 5, 1949
Added: Dec 13 2020
Broadcast: December 13, 1949
Added: Dec 14 2020