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Jackie Kelk

Show Count: 63
Series Count: 5
Role: Old Time Radio Star
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Born: August 6, 1923, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: September 5, 2002, Rancho Mirage, California, USA

Jackie Kelk (August 6, 1923 (or 1921) – September 5, 2002) was an American radio actor and stand-up comedian, best known as Homer Brown in The Aldrich Family and as the original voice of Jimmy Olsen on The Adventures of Superman.

Biography

He was born in Brooklyn, New York.

In 1935, he co-starred as Prince Rudolph on Broadway opposite Montgomery Clift's Prince Peter and Mary Boland's Queen in Jubilee.

He played Jimmy Olsen from 1940-1947 on the radio show The Adventures of Superman and Homer, best friend of Henry Aldrich on the teenage radio comedy of the same name. He starred as Young Mr. Bobbin in the NBC-TV sitcom and several other series including Leave it to Beaver and The Donna Reed Show. As a young child in the early 1930s he was part of the cast of an Our Gangimitation called Penrod playing a snobby bow-tied boy named "Georgie Bassett". This character "Penrod" was based on the Penrodbooks by Booth Tarkington and owes nothing to the Our Gang shorts.

He died in 2002 of a lung infection.

Source: Wikipedia

Dick TracyDick Tracy
Show Count: 54
Broadcast History: 4 February 1935 to 11 July 1935, 30 September 1935 to 24 March 1937, 3 January 1938 to 30 September 1939, and 15 March 1943 to 16 July 1948
Sponsor: Sterling Products, Quaker Oats, Tootsie Rolls
Cast: Bob Burlen, Barry Thomson, Ned Wever, Matt Crowley, Walter Kinsella , Jackie Kelk, Andy Donnelly, Helen Lewis
Director: Mitchell Grayson, Charles Powers, Bob White
Broadcast: October 7, 1945
Added: Jul 03 2012
Broadcast: 25th November 1939
Added: Nov 06 2008
Broadcast: 22nd September 1957
Starring: Jackie Kelk
Added: Oct 18 2008
Broadcast: 4th May 1958
Starring: Jackie Kelk
Added: May 05 2011
Broadcast: 22nd September 1957
Added: Sep 22 2012