Earle Ross

Show Count: 218
Series Count: 4
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: March 29, 1888, Chicago, Illinois, U.S
Died: May 21, 1961, North Hollywood, California, U.S

Earle Ross (March 29, 1888 - May 21, 1961) was an American radio and film actor.

While in school he became interested in dramatics and was usually cast as a villain or an old man because of his unusual voice characteristics. In 1908 he worked with Colonel Bill Selig in his first 5-reel movie film The Holy Cross. In 1912, he ventured to the East Coast and worked on Broadway in such shows as Where the Trail Divides and Cost of Living. From there, he started his own chain of theaters but went broke in the Wall Street Crash of 1929.

Ross became a radio broadcast pioneer and had his own show, The Earle Ross Theater of the Air and also starred in Inspector Post, a continuing radio drama. In 1936 he appeared in various films such as Cavalry, Stormy Trails, and Riders of the Whistling Skull.

Ross's most memorable role was that of Judge Horace Hooker on The Great Gildersleeve, He also appeared on The Billie Burke Show, Lux Radio Theater and The Mel Blanc Show.

Earle Ross died of cancer, aged 73, on May 21, 1961.

Source: Wikipedia

Mel Blanc ShowMel Blanc Show
Show Count: 41
Broadcast History: 3 September 1946 to 24 June 1947
Sponsor: Colgate
Cast: Bea Benaderet, Mel Blanc, Mary Jane Croft, Hans Conried, Alan Reed, Earle Ross, Jim Backus, Joe Kearns, Sportsmen Quartet
Director: Joe Rines, Sam Fuller
Producer: Joe Rines, Sam Fuller
Broadcast: 15th June 1938
Starring: John Todd, Earle Ross
Added: Sep 12 2008
Broadcast: May 31, 1945
Added: May 24 2015
Broadcast: 2nd October 1953
Added: Dec 02 2011
Broadcast: April 3, 1948
Added: Nov 14 2009
Broadcast: 22nd July 1948
Added: Jul 23 2006
Broadcast: 30th October 1950
Added: Nov 03 2009
Broadcast: 29th June 1938
Starring: John Todd, Earle Ross
Added: Sep 19 2008
Broadcast: 3rd February 1954
Added: Jan 07 2013