Everett Sloane

Everett Sloane

Show Count: 254
Series Count: 18
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: October 1, 1909
Old Time Radio, Manhattan, New York, U.S
Died: August 6, 1965, Los Angeles, California, U.S

Everett Sloane (October 1, 1909 – August 6, 1965) was an American stage, film and television actor, songwriter, and theatre director.

Early life 

Born to a Jewish family in Manhattan, New York, Sloane attended the University of Pennsylvania before dropping out in order to join a theater company, but he stopped acting and became a runner on Wall Street after a number of negative stage reviews. After the stock market crash in 1929, he decided to return to the theater.


Sloane eventually joined Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre, and acted in Welles's films in roles such as Citizen Kane 's Bernstein in 1941 and The Lady from Shanghai's Arthur Bannister in 1947. He was memorable as a hired assassin in Renaissance Italy opposite Welles's Cesare Borgia inPrince of Foxes (1949).

One of Sloanes most memorable performances was as a doctor for paraplegic World War II veterans in the 1950 film The Men with Marlon Brando (in his film debut).

Sloane's Broadway theater career began with the comedy Boy Meets Girl in 1945 and ended in 1960 with From A to Z, a revue for which he wrote several songs. In between, he acted in plays such as Native Son (1941), A Bell for Adano (1944), and Room Service (1953), and directed themelodrama The Dancer (1946).

In the 1940s, Sloane was a frequent guest star on the radio theater series Inner Sanctum Mysteries and The Shadow (as comic relief Shrevie, the cab driver, among other roles), and was in The Mysterious Traveler episode "Survival of the Fittest" with Kermit Murdock. In 1953, he starred as Captain Frank Kennelly in the CBS radio crime drama 21st Precinct. In 1957, he co-starred in the ninth episode of Suspicion co-starring Audie Murphy and Jack Warden. In 1958, he played Walter Brennan's role in a remake of To Have and Have Not called The Gun Runners.

Sloane also worked extensively in television; in November 1955 he starred in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "Our Cook's A Treasure"; he appeared on the NBC anthology series The Joseph Cotten Show, also known as On Trial, in the 1956 episode "Law Is for the Lovers", with co-star Inger Stevens.

In "The Ratman" (March 7, 1959) episode of NBC's Cimarron City, starring John Smith, Sloane plays a brilliant German-born physician, Hans J. Eckhardt, who tries to alert the town to the danger of bubonic plague, which he had first detected on a nearby riverboat. The townspeople shun the doctor with the strange demeanor and accent, but he advances the since proved theory that a flea on rats carries the plague. Twelve townspeople, including Eckhardt, die in the epidemic.

Later that same year, Sloane appeared as a guest in the premiere episode "Stage Stop" of John Smith's second NBC western series, Laramie. "Stage Stop" explains how series characters Jess Harper (Robert Fuller and Slim Sherman (John Smith) became ranch partners. Jess arrives in Wyoming from Texas in search of an erstwhile "friend", Pete Morgan, played by John Mitchum, who had robbed him. Morgan is part of the gang led by Bud Carlin, played by Dan Duryea. The gang captures Judge Thomas J. Wilkens, portrayed by Sloane, to keep him from trying Morgan. At first unfriendly toward each other, Slim and Jess must fight together when Carlin shows up at Sherman's relay station, where the outlaw proceeds to humiliate the judge.

In the early 1960s, Sloane did the voice of the title character of The Dick Tracy Show in 130 cartoons. Beginning in 1964, he provided character voices for the animated TV series The Adventures of Jonny Quest. He also starred in the episode "Hot Line" on the ABC sci-fi television series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. He wrote the unused lyrics to "The Fishin' Hole", the theme song forThe Andy Griffith Show. Sloane guest starred on the show in 1962, playing Jubal Foster in the episode "The Keeper of the Flame". He starred as the ruthless businessman in both the film and television versions of Rod Serling's Patterns, and in the first season of The Twilight Zone guest starred in "The Fever" as the victim of a Las Vegas slot machine. He guest starred in the 1962 episode of Perry Mason, "The Case of the Poison Pen Pal".

Sloane also appeared in Walt Disney's Zorro series in 1957–1958 as Andres Felipe Basilio, in the "Man from Spain" episodes.

Admirers of F. Scott Fitzgerald will long remember Sloane's renditions of passages from The Great Gatsby on the NBC program devoted to Fitzgerald in August 1955, part of the "Biography in Sound" series on great American authors.


Sloane committed suicide at the age of 55, reportedly depressed over oncoming blindness by glaucoma. He is buried at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Source: Wikipedia

21st Precinct21st Precinct
Show Count: 113
Broadcast History: 7 July 1953 to 26 July 1956
Cast: Everett Sloane, James Gregory, Les Damon, Ken Lynch, Harold Stone
Director: Stanley Niss
Producer: John Ives
"21st Precinct. It's just lines on a map of the city of New York. Most of the 173,000 people wedged into the nine-tenths of a square mile between Fifth Avenue and the East River wouldn't know, if you asked them, that they lived or worked in the 21st. Whether they know it or not, the security of their persons, their homes, and their property is the job of the men of the 21st."
Beyond TomorrowBeyond Tomorrow
Show Count: 2
Broadcast History: 5 April 1950 to 13 April 1950
Cast: Everett Sloane, Bret Morrison, Frank Lovejoy
Director: Mitchell Grayson, William N Robson
Producer: Mitchell Grayson, William N Robson
Host: John Campbell Jr
Bulldog DrummondBulldog Drummond
Show Count: 18
Broadcast History: 13 April 1941 to 12 January 1949 and 3 January 1954 to 28 March 1954
Cast: Sir Cedric Hardwicke, George Coulouris, Santos Ortega, Ned Wever, Everett Sloane, Luis Van Rooten, Rod Hendrickson
Director: Himan Brown
Producer: Himan Brown
“Out of the fog… out of the night… and into his American adventures… comes… Bulldog Drummond!” The signature is accompanied by echoing footsteps followed by a foghorn, two ominous shots and three blows of a whistle.
Columbia Presents CorwinColumbia Presents Corwin
Show Count: 15
Broadcast History: 4 May 1941 to 9 November 1941, 7 March 1944 to 15 August 1944 and 3 July 1945 to 21 August 1945
Cast: Everett Sloane, Ted de Corsia, John Brown, Frank Gallop, Peter Donald, Kenny Delmar, Karl Swenson, Paul Stewart, Adelaide Klein , Hester Sondergaard, Luis Van Rooten, Frank Lovejoy, House Jameson, Jack Smart, Beatrice Kay, John Gibson, Arthur Vinton, Larry Robinson, Bartlett Robinson, Martin Wolfson, Joel O'Brien, Perry Lafferty, Kermit Murdock, Joseph Julian, Minerva Pious, Katherine Locke, Carl Frank, Joan Alexander, Arnold Moss, Ralph Bell, Orson Welles, Fredric March, Charles Laughton
A series of stories ranging from serious to whimsical. The most famous is On a Note of Triumph, a celebration of the Allied victory in Europe, first broadcast on VE Day, May 8, 1945.
Creeps By NightCreeps By Night
Show Count: 5
Broadcast History: 15 February 1944 to 15 August 1944
Cast: Edmund Gwenn, Abby Lewis, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Everett Sloane, Jackson Beck, Ed Begley, Mary Patton, Juano Hernandez
Director: Dave Drummond
Producer: Robert Maxwell
Crime Does Not PayCrime Does Not Pay
Show Count: 58
Broadcast History: 10 October 1949 to 10 October 1951, and 7 January 1952 to 22 December 1952
Cast: Everett Sloane, Betty Furness, Jean Muir, John Beal, Richard Duerr, John Loder, Ed Begley, Donald Buka, Joan Lorring, Lionel Stander, Bela Lugosi
Director: Marx B Loeb
The radio show Crime Does Not Pay is a perfect example of how radio shows often mirrored major studio productions. This radio show was based on the film series Crime Does Not Pay produced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer. The films began in 1935 yet weren’t mirrored by the radio show until 14 years later. During the same general time period, a comic book by the same name was popular with readers. During the late 40s and early 50s crime dramas were very popular – much like they are today.
Philip Morris PlayhousePhilip Morris Playhouse
Show Count: 9
Broadcast History: 1939 to 1949, November 1948 to July 1949, and March 1951 to September 1953
Sponsor: Philip Morris Cigarettes
Cast: Vincent Price, Dan Dailey, Cathy Lewis, Marlene Dietrich, Elliott Lewis, Howard Duff, Joseph Kearns, Sidney Miller, Jerry Hausner, James Mathews, William Conrad, Vanessa Brown, Lew Ayres, June Allyson, Robert Culp, Mandel Kramer, Peter Lorre, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley
Director: William Spier, Charles Martin
Producer: William Spier, Charles Martin
On Friday evenings at 8:30 pm, from 1939 until 1944, everyone who had a radio gathered round it to listed to the music, variety and drama offerings of Philip Morris Playhouse. It continued again in 1948 until 1951.
Shadow, TheShadow, The
Show Count: 243
Broadcast History: 31 July 1930 to 26 December 1954
Sponsor: Wildroot Cream Oil, Blue Coal, Street and Smith Love Story Magazine, Perfect-o-Lite, Grove Laboratories, US Air Force
Cast: Bill Johnstone, Bret Morrison, Dwight Weist, James La Curto, Mandel Kramer, Orson Welles, Santos Ortega, Various, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane, Gertrude Warner, Lesley Woods, Keenan Wynn, Marjorie Anderson, Grace Matthews, Alan Reed, Ted de Corsia, Arthur Vinton, Kenny Delmar, John Barclay, Robert Hardy Andrews, Jimmy LaCruto, Bob Maxwell
Director: Wilson Tuttle, Bill Sweets, Harry Ingram, John Cole, Dana Noyes, Chick Vincent
Producer: Wilson Tuttle, Bill Sweets, Harry Ingram, John Cole, Dana Noyes, Chick Vincent
The shadow was amateur criminologist Lamont Cranston. He had learned “the hypnotic power to cloud men’s minds so that they cannot see him”. The opening to the show, “Who knows … what evil … lllllurks … in the heart of men? … The Shadow knows! His “friend and companion, the lovely Margo Lane, is the only person who knows to whom the voice of the invisible Shadow belongs”. Together they confront the maddest assortment of lunatics, sadists, ghosts and werewolves ever heard on the air.
Studio OneStudio One
Show Count: 58
Broadcast History: 29 April 1947 to 27 July 1948
Cast: Fletcher Markle, Everett Sloane, Anne Burr, Mercedes McCambridge
Producer: Fletcher Markle
Broadcast: August 7, 1944
Added: Aug 07 2016
Broadcast: 7th July 1957
Added: Oct 21 2010
Broadcast: February 6, 1944
Added: Jul 27 2014
Broadcast: 2nd April 1948
Added: Mar 19 2007
Broadcast: 5th July 1959
Added: Jul 21 2011
Broadcast: 17th July 1944
Added: Jul 17 2008
Broadcast: 4th July 1947
Added: Oct 27 2007
Broadcast: December 24, 1939
Added: Dec 17 2023
Broadcast: 27th April 1947
Added: Jul 26 2011
Broadcast: 16th March 1958
Added: Feb 24 2011
Broadcast: January 15, 1948
Added: Feb 19 2015
Broadcast: April 6, 1941
Added: Mar 01 2016
Broadcast: 3rd June 1946
Starring: Everett Sloane
Added: Jan 15 2009
Broadcast: May 11, 1947
Added: May 01 2010
Broadcast: May 29, 1947
Added: Jun 05 2014
Broadcast: July 5, 1946
Added: Oct 16 2011
Broadcast: July 17, 1947
Added: Jul 24 2014
Broadcast: 21st May 1948
Starring: Everett Sloane
Added: Jan 08 2005
Broadcast: 8th December 1957
Added: Dec 10 2010
Broadcast: 27th June 1947
Starring: Everett Sloane
Added: May 07 2012
Broadcast: 21st March 1942
Added: Nov 13 2011