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Irving Reis

Show Count: 5
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: May 7, 1906, New York City
Died: July 3, 1953, Woodland Hills, California

Irving Reis, born May 7, 1906, in New York City – died July 3, 1953, in Woodland Hills, California, was a radio program producer & director, and a film director.

Reis was the creator of the experimental anthology program on the radio, Columbia Workshop. Among his credits are Enchantment, Roseanna McCoy, The Big Street, and the screen adaptation of Arthur Miller's play, All My Sons (1948). Reis also directed the movie The Four Poster, based on Jan de Hartog's play The Fourposter.

Source: Wikipedia

Columbia WorkshopColumbia Workshop
Show Count: 16
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.
Broadcast: April 20, 1941
Added: Mar 15 2016