Parker Fennelly

Show Count: 29
Series Count: 2
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: October 22, 1891, Northeast Harbor, Maine, U.S
Died: January 22, 1988, Peekskill, New York, U.S

Parker Fennelly (October 22, 1891 – January 22, 1988) was an American actor who appeared in ten films, numerous television episodes and hundreds of radio programs.

Allen's Alley

Fennelly personified the crusty New England Yankee in roles on radio, films and television. He was heard weekly as Titus Moody on the "Allen's Alley" segment of Fred Allen's radio show where he delivered his famous opening line: "Howdy, Bub."

Television and films

Note how this poster illustration was cleverly designed to disguise the face of Parker Fennelly, who stepped in to replace series regular Percy Kilbride.

Fennelly made numerous appearances on live television shows of the early 1950s, including Lux Video Theatre, The Philco Television Playhouse andStudio One.

In later years he became a familiar face as the Pepperidge Farm's television spokesman between 1956 and 1977, delivering the slogan "Pepperidge Farm remembers" in his New England accent.[1]

Fennelly portrayed the millionaire in Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry (1955), and he replaced Percy Kilbride as Pa Kettle in the final film of the "Ma and Pa Kettle" series. After Angel in My Pocket (1969), his last movie role was Universal's movie How to Frame a Figg (1971) starringDon Knotts.


The gravesite of Parker W. Fennelly and his wife

Fennelly died in 1988, aged 96. His widow, Catherine Fennelly (1892—1988), died five months later, aged 95. Their remains were interred in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, New York.



Source: Wikipedia

Fred Allen Show, TheFred Allen Show, The
Show Count: 89
Broadcast History: 23 October 1932 to 16 April 1933, 4 August 1933 to 1 December 1933, 3 January 1934 to 26 June 1940, 2 October 1940 to 25 June 1944, 7 October 1945 to 28 December 1947, and 4 january 1948 to 26 June 1949
Cast: Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Helen Morgan, Sheila berrtt, Roy Atwell, Charlie Carlisle, Jack Smart, Minerva Pious, Lionel Stander, Eileen Douglas, Town Hall Quartet, Merry Macs, Alan Reed, John Brown, Charlie Cantor, Peter Donald, Parker Fennelly, Kenny Delmar
Producer: Roger White, Sylvester Weaver, Vick Knight, Howard Reilly
Broadcast: 14th November 1949
Starring: Parker Fennelly
Added: Jun 26 2008
Broadcast: December 8, 1937
Added: Dec 07 2012
Broadcast: 17th September 1961
Added: Nov 29 2012
Broadcast: June 15, 1952
Added: Oct 24 2009
Broadcast: May 16, 1937
Added: May 03 2022
Broadcast: May 9, 1939
Added: May 31 2010
Broadcast: 13th December 1949
Added: Dec 13 2007
Broadcast: 2nd July 1961
Added: Jul 02 2010