Irene Tedrow

Show Count: 91
Series Count: 7
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: August 3, 1907, Denver, Colorado
Died: March 10, 1995, Hollywood, California

Irene Tedrow (August 3, 1907 – March 10, 1995) was an American character actress in stage, film, television and radio. Tedrow is also the mother of actress Enid Kent.


She was born in Denver, Colorado. She earned a BA degree in drama from Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1929. Tedrow was a founding member of San Diego's Old Globe Theaterand was cast as an ingénue in the beginning of her career. As she grew older, she found more work in films as the meddling old woman. However, she did have an intermittently recurring role as Mrs. Elkins on the Dennis the Menace television sitcom in the 1950s where her character was a dignified, yet domineering woman, who was a nemesis to the pompousness of George Wilson, played by Joseph Kearns. Being a character actor she was never given substantial roles, despite having appeared in many shows, including The Twilight Zone, Dundee and the Culhane, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Diff'rent Strokes and Facts of Life.

During the late 1940s, she was the voice of Dorothy Regent in the radio series Chandu the Magician. Theater offered a better outlet and Tedrow appeared on Broadway even through her eighties, in such productions as Our Town and Pygmalion. In 1955, she appeared on The Jack Benny Program as a contestant with Jack Benny on a mock You Bet Your Life segment with Groucho Marx.[1]


On March 10, 1995, Tedrow died of a stroke in Hollywood. Her grave is located at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.

Source: Wikipedia

Baby Snooks ShowBaby Snooks Show
Show Count: 160
Broadcast History: 29 February 1936 to 6 June 1936, 23 December 1937 to 25 July 1940, 5 September 1940 to 15 June 1944, 17 September 1944 to 28 May 1948, and 8 November 1949 to 22 May 1951
Cast: Lois Corbett, Fanny Brice, Hanley Stafford, Lalive Brownell, Arlene Harris, Leone Ledoux, Alan Reed, Danny Thomas, Charlie Cantor, Ken Christy, Irene Tedrow, Frank Nelson, Ben Alexander, Lillian Randolph, Elvia Allman, Earl Lee, Sara Berner, Anne Whitfield
Director: Mann Holiner, Al Kaye, Ted Bliss, Walter Bunker, Arthur Stander
Producer: Mann Holiner, Al Kaye, Ted Bliss, Walter Bunker, Arthur Stander
Chandu The MagicianChandu The Magician
Show Count: 295
Broadcast History: 10th October 1932 to 6th September 1950
Cast: Tom Collins, Gayne Whitman, Margaret MacDonald, Bob Bixby, Betty Webb, Howard Hoffman, Cornelia Osgood, Olan Soule, Audrey McGrath, Irene Tedrow, Lee Millar, Joy Terry, Veola Vonn, Luis Van Rooten
Director: Cyril Armbrister
Chandu the Magician, one of the longest running radio adventure serials, was heard on several different networks and aired in two distinctly different series, one in the 1930s and a revival 12 years later in the 1940s and 1950s. The series was created by Harry A. Earnshaw (1878–1953) and Raymond R. Morgan.
Crime ClassicsCrime Classics
Show Count: 51
Broadcast History: June 1953 to June 1954
Cast: Lou Merrill, Ben Wright, Barney Phillips, Mary Jane Croft, Bill Johnstone, Paula Winslowe, Jeanette Nolan, Herb Butterfield, Betty Harford, Jack Kruschen, Irene Tedrow, John Dehner, Sam Edwards, Lillian Buyeff, Norma LeMond, Roy Rowan
Director: Elliott Lewis
Producer: Elliott Lewis
Crime Classics was a United States radio docudrama which aired as a sustaining series over CBS from June 15, 1953, to June 30, 1954.
Defense AttorneyDefense Attorney
Show Count: 4
Broadcast History: 31 August 1951 to 30 December 1952
Cast: Mercedes McCambridge, Howard Culver, Tony Barrett, Irene Tedrow, Harry Bartell
Director: Dwight Hauser
Meet Corliss ArcherMeet Corliss Archer
Show Count: 8
Broadcast History: 7 January 1943 to 30 September 1956
Cast: Priscilla Lyon, Irvin Lee, Dexter Franklin, Bill Christy, David Hughes, Burt Boyar, Frank Martin, Gloria Holden, Irene Tedrow, Norman Field, Mary Wickes, Janet Waldo, Lugene Sandars, Sam Edwards, Fred Shields, Tommy Bernard, Kenny Godkin, Bebe Young, Barbara Whiting, Dolores Crane
Director: Bert Prager, Helen Mack
Although Meet Corliss Archer was CBS's answer to NBC's popular A Date with Judy, it was also broadcast by NBC in 1948 as a summer replacement for The Bob Hope Show. From October 3, 1952 to June 26, 1953, it aired on ABC, finally returning to CBS. Despite the program's long run, less than 24 episodes are known to exist.
Broadcast: 17th May 1951
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Broadcast: 26th June 1956
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Broadcast: 21st June 1953
Added: Jun 21 2007
Broadcast: 5th May 1957
Added: Mar 31 2011
Broadcast: 31st May 1948
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Broadcast: 12th September 1948
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Broadcast: 13th June 1947
Added: Jan 23 2011
Broadcast: 17th September 1950
Added: Jun 10 2012
Broadcast: 4th October 1955
Added: Oct 04 2008
Broadcast: 10th May 1945
Added: Feb 21 2012
Broadcast: October 25, 1950
Added: Nov 28 2010
Broadcast: 13th December 1950
Added: Dec 16 2007
Broadcast: 8th October 1952
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Broadcast: 3rd July 1956
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Broadcast: 25th December 1950
Added: Dec 26 2008
Broadcast: 24th January 1951
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Broadcast: 5th May 1954
Added: Apr 29 2013
Broadcast: 25th June 1952
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Broadcast: 13th August 1947
Starring: Irene Tedrow
Added: Jul 27 2009