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Charles Tazewell

Show Count: 3
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: June 2, 1900, Location
Died: Jun. 26, 1972

Charles Tazewell (June 2, 1900 – June 26, 1972) was the author of the children's book The Small One, which The Walt Disney Company adapted into the animated short of the same name in 1978.

In 1939 he wrote an unproduced radio script The Littlest Angel, which was published in book form in 1946 and adapted as a musical TV drama for the Hallmark Hall of Fame in 1969. The heartwarming tale, written in just three days in 1939, is about a small boy's adjustment to being an angel in heaven and his gift to the holy infant. The beloved and enduring Christmas story has been reprinted countless times and translated into many languages. Loretta Young made a recording of the story for Decca records released in 1950. The TV version starred Johnny Whitaker,Fred Gwynne and John McGiver.

His book, "The Littlest Snowman" was also adapted into a film as a segment of "Christmas Fairy Tale" (12 minutes), which can be viewed on Youtube. Previously, a shorter adaptation narrated byBob Keeshan had been annually shown on the CBS children's daytime television show Captain Kangaroo.

Tazewell was born in Des Moines, Iowa and lived in Chesterfield, New Hampshire. His grave can be found at Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham (Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA).

Source: Wikipedia

Columbia WorkshopColumbia Workshop
Show Count: 18
Broadcast History: 18 July 1936 to 8 November 1942, 7 March 1944 to 15 August 1944, 2 February 1946 to 25 January 1947 and 27 January 1956 to 22 September 1957
Cast: Orson Welles, Karl Swenson, Neil O'Malley, Fred Stewart, Minerva Pious, Burgess Meredith, Carl Frank, Joan Alexander, Arnold Moss
Director: Marx B Loeb, Irving Reis, William N Robson, Brewster Morgan, Earle McGill, Norman Corwin, Betzy Tuthill, James Fassett, Albert Ward, Carl Beier, Richard Sanville, Perry Lafferty, Guy della Cioppa, George Zachary, Martin Gosch, Howard Barnes
This was drama with a difference. Columbia Workshop was not everybody’s cup of tea and in terms of audience popularity it was always noted that it was never a strong contender for the title “Radios Top Rated Drama Series” and yet it was always considered to be the drama program that led the way in radio standards.