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Lyn Murray

Show Count: 106
Series Count: 10
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: August 13, 1909, London, England, UK
Died: April 29, 1989, Los Angeles, California, USA

Lyn Murray (August 13, 1909 - April 29, 1989) was a composer, conductor, and arranger of music for radio, film and television.

Born as Lionel Breeze in London, he arrived on American shores to found the Lyn Murray Singers, who became known throughout the United States as the featured group on CBS Radio’s Your Hit Parade. Murray worked as a conductor, arranger and producer with such artists as Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong and Burl Ives at CBS prior to moving to NBC in 1947. The Lyn Murray Singers appeared on Broadway in Finian's Rainbow (1948), singing arrangements written by Murray for the production.

In 1950, Murray moved to Hollywood and began composing scores for feature films, including The Prowler (1951), To Catch a Thief (1955), and Promise Her Anything (1965), as well as creating episodic underscoring for television shows such as The Virginian (1962), Daniel Boone (1964), The Time Tunnel (1966), Dragnet (1967), and the unaired pilot for Mr. Terrific. He won an Emmy Award in 1986 for his score to the National Geographic special Miraculous Machines.

Source: Wikipedia

American In England, AnAmerican In England, An
Show Count: 6
Broadcast History: 3 August 1942 to 7 September 1942 and 1 December 1942 to 22 December 1942
Cast: Joseph Julian
Director: Norman Corwin
Producer: Norman Corwin, Edward R. Murrow
Columbia Presents CorwinColumbia Presents Corwin
Show Count: 12
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.
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.
Hallmark PlayhouseHallmark Playhouse
Show Count: 116
Broadcast History: 10 June 1948 to 1 February 1953 and 8 February 1953 to 27 March 1955
Sponsor: Hallmark Cards
Cast: Irene Dunne, Bob Hope, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore
Director: Dee Engelbach, William Gay, William Froug
Host: James Hilton
In 1948, a new series called the Hallmark Playhouse was launched by Hallmark Cards, replacing the popular series, The Radio Reader's Digest, which had documented the true stories published in the Reader's Digest magazine.
Life With LuigiLife With Luigi
Show Count: 78
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
Radio Readers DigestRadio Readers Digest
Show Count: 69
Broadcast History: 13 September 1942 to 30 September 1945 and 13 January 1946 to 3 June 1948
Sponsor: Campbell Soups, Hallmark Cards
Director: Marx B Loeb, Robert Nolan
Host: Conrad Nagel
Broadcast: April 13, 1941
Added: Mar 08 2016
Broadcast: 15th February 1950
Added: Jan 12 2014
Broadcast: 23rd January 1947
Added: Oct 06 2013
Broadcast: February 16, 1946
Added: Feb 04 2018
Broadcast: January 25, 1947
Added: Jan 14 2018
Broadcast: February 5, 1950
Added: May 24 2013
Broadcast: September 8, 1950
Added: May 21 2013