Matty MalneckShow Count: 1
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: December 9, 1903 , Newark, New Jersey, USA
Died: February 25, 1981, Los Angeles, California, USA
Matty Malneck (December 9, 1903 - February 25, 1981) was an American jazz violinist, violist and songwriter.
Malneck's first professional gigs as a violinist began when he was age 16. He worked with Paul Whiteman from 1926 to 1937, and also recorded in the same period with Frank Signorelli, Frankie Trumbauer, Bix Beiderbecke, and Mildred Bailey. He led his own big band in 1938-39 and shot short films with vocalist Liz Tilton in the 1940s. He recorded as a leader for London Records in 1932 and Decca Records in 1938-39.
Malneck's credits as a songwriter have overshadowed his contributions as a performer. He composed several songs which became pop standards, including "I'll Never Be the Same" (recorded byFrank Sinatra, Teddi King and Jeri Southern), "I'm Through With Love", "Goody Goody", "Eeny Meeny Miney Mo", and "If You Were Mine" (lyrics by Johnny Mercer and recorded by Billie Holidayin New York City on October 25, 1935 for Brunswick 7554).
Show Count: 65
Broadcast History: 29 July 1940 to 30 June 1942, 6 October 1942 to 27 June 1944, and 15 September 1944 to 18 January 1952
Cast: Shirley Booth, Florence Halop, Sandra Gould, Helen Lynd, Doris Singleton, Sara Berner, Connie Manning, Florence Robinson, Helen Eley, Margie Liszt, Gloria Erlanger, Pauline Drake, Hazel Shermet, Charlie Cantor, Eddie Green, Alan Reed, F. Chase Taylor, Dickie Van Patten
Director: Rupert Lucas, Jack Roche, Rory Sanford, Mitchell Benson
Producer: Ed Gardner