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Don MacLaughlin

Don MacLaughlin

Show Count: 70
Series Count: 3
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: November 24, 1907
Old Time Radio, Webster, Iowa, USA
Died: May 28, 1986, New York City, New York, USA
An American soap opera actor born under the name William Donald McLaughlin. He originated the role of lawyer Chris Hughes on As the World Turns in 1956, and played the role until his death in 1986.

Contract negotiations kept him (and his on-screen wife Helen Wagner) off the soap for most of the early 1980s, but the show finally welcomed the two back in a big storyline with heavy uses of past clips from the show: in the story, Chris and his wife Nancy were celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary. In real life, As the World Turns was celebrating its thirtieth anniversary on the air.

Prior to TV, MacLaughlin starred as the title character on radio's David Harding, Counterspy in the 1940s and 50s. Old time radio sites have broadcasts available. He appeared in a 1948 Broadway production of Thornton Wilder's play The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden.

MacLaughlin died on May 28, 1986, and is buried in Dover, Vermont.

Source: Wikipedia

CounterspyCounterspy
Show Count: 60
Broadcast History: 18 May 1942 to 31 August 1950, 13 October 1950 to 24 September 1953 and 5 October 1953 to 29 November 1957
Cast: Don MacLaughlin, Bryna Raeburn, Lawson Zerbe, Larry Haines, Mandel Kramer
Director: Leonard Bass, Marx B Loeb, Bill Sweets, Robert Steen, Victor Seydel
Producer: Phillips H. Lord
At first it was easy because of the war in Europe against the might of The Third Reich and The Pacific conflict taking place against the Japanese. The stories were based on Counter espionage which took place against both these nations.
Tennessee JedTennessee Jed
Show Count: 3
Broadcast History:
Cast: Johnny Thomas, Don MacLaughlin
Broadcast: 23rd November 1952
Added: Feb 13 2011
Broadcast: September 15, 1953
Added: Jan 30 2023
Broadcast: 31st July 1943
Added: Nov 15 2010
Broadcast: 26th November 1961
Starring: Don MacLaughlin
Added: Nov 29 2007
Broadcast: 4th February 1962
Added: Feb 19 2010