Lud Gluskin

Show Count: 103
Series Count: 6
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: December 16, 1898, New York City, New York, USA
Died: October 13, 1989, Palm Springs, California, USA

Ludwig Elias Gluskin (also Ludwig Grassnick) (December 16, 1898, Russia - October 13, 1989, Palm Springs, California) was a jazz bandleader.

Gluskin drummed for bands in France in the 1920s, including at the Casino de Paris. In 1927, he was offered the leadership of The Playboys, a Detroit jazz band which had been stranded in Paris; he led the group in Venice in 1927 and Paris in 1928, eventually expanding them into his own orchestra. With this ensemble, Gluskin recorded more than 700 titles in Paris and Berlin and toured Europe extensively through 1933. His sidemen included Arthur Briggs, Faustin Jeanjean, Emile Christian, Leo Vauchant, Howard Mulvany and Danny Polo.

The rise of Hitler made it difficult for Gluskin, a Jew, to find work in central Europe, and he eventually decided to leave the Continent. Upon returning to the United States, Gluskin led dance bands and worked on radio. He took the position of director of music for CBS in 1937, working out of Hollywood.

In the early 1950s he provided music for the Burns and Allen TV show.

Upon retirement he lived in Palm Springs, California.


Source: Wikipedia

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.
Life With LuigiLife With Luigi
Show Count: 146
Broadcast History: 21 September 1948 to 3 March 1953
Sponsor: Wrigley’s Gum
Cast: J. Carrol Naish, Alan Reed, Jody Gilbert, Gil Stratton Jr., Mary Shipp, Hans Conried, Joe Forte, Ken Peters
Director: William N Robson, Mac Benoff
Producer: Cy Howard
Broadcast: December 24, 1950
Added: Dec 23 2021
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Added: May 15 2014
Broadcast: June 2, 1953
Added: Aug 08 2017
Broadcast: 25th Febriary 1949
Added: Sep 28 2013
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Added: Oct 03 2013