Jack McCarthyShow Count: 1
Series Count: 2
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Died: May 23, 1996
Jack McCarthy was an announcer and host at WPIX, Channel 11 in New York City. He is best known for hosting the St. Patrick's Day Parade for 42 years, and (while as "Cap'n Jack") for hosting WPIX's block of Popeye cartoons in the sixties and early seventies.
During his career, McCarthy performed in Hollywood and in New York, doing film, radio and TV. He spent some 45 minutes to five hours with the Popeye show weekdays on Channel 11. He retired in the 1970s but continued with the St. Patrick's Day Parade shows.
He died on May 23, 1996 from prostate cancer. He was 81, and is survived by his three daughters, two sons, and one grandchild.
|Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street|
Show Count: 5
Broadcast History: 11 February 1940 to 8 October 1944, 8 July 1950 to 30 September 1950 and 12 April 1952 to 2 August 1952
Cast: Gene Hamilton, Zero Mostel, Jack McCarthy
Director: Tom Bennett, Dee Engelbach
A strange sort of a show that was probably a little in front of it’s time. Radio shows in those days were usually quite straight forward in whatever sphere of entertainment they dealt in but The Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street was what we today would call a “send-up”. It had a satirical way of putting over good music, whether it be opera, symphony or blues. The satire was of course in the lyrics, not in the music.
|Green Hornet, The|
Show Count: 80
Broadcast History: 31 January 1936 to 7 April 1938, 12 April 1938 to 9 November 1939, and 16 November 1939 to 5 December 1952
Sponsor: General Mills, United Shirt Shops, Detroit Creamery, Orange Crush
Cast: Al Hodge, Bob Hall, Donovan Faust, Jack McCarthy, Various, John Todd, Jack Petruzzi, Raymond Hayashi, Rollon Parker, Mickey Tolan, Lee Allman, Jim Irwin, Gil Shea, Paul Hughes
Director: James Jewell, Charles Livingstone
Producer: James Jewell, Charles Livingstone