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Peg Lynch

Peg Lynch

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Series Count: 2
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: November 25, 1916
Old Time Radio, Lincoln, Nebraska
Was the creator of the radio series, The Couple Next Door, and radio and television program Ethel and Albert.

At the age of two, her family moved to Kasson, Minnesota. In 1937, she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in English. She got a job as a copy editor in Minnesota. Every week she wrote commercials, a daily half-hour woman's show, a weekly half-hour theater show, a weekly farm news program, three 10-minute plays, and two 5-minute sketches. She continued to work on her ideas for Ethel and Albert as she moved from radio station to radio station.

Ethel and Albert

Ethel and Albert (aka The Private Lives of Ethel and Albert) was a radio and television comedy series about a married couple, Ethel and Albert Arbuckle, living in the small town of Sandy Harbor. The series first aired on Minnesota radio on April 17, 1944, as a 15-minute daily show. It continued as such until 1949, when it was expanded to a half hour. The show moved to television in 1950 as a 10-minute segment on the Kate Smith Hour, and in April 1953, Ethel and Albert became a half- hour program on the NBC network.

NBC canceled the show in December 1954, but it found new life when it was picked up by CBS as a 1955 summer replacement. In the fall of 1955, the show shifted networks yet again, this time to ABC, where it stayed until May 1956.

The series aired on CBS Radio starting in 1957, with the title changed to The Couple Next Door. Lynch and Alan Bunce continued in the title roles and Lynch continued as the show's writer. The Couple Next Door lasted for three years as a 15-minute program, ending in 1960.

Ethel and Albert returned in 1963-1964 on NBC's Monitor program and played on National Public Radio's Earplay in 1973.

Lynch has been married to Odd Knut Ronning since 1948. The couple live in Becket, Massachusetts.

Source: Wikipedia

Couple Next Door, TheCouple Next Door, The
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Broadcast History: 1935 to 1937, 30 December 1957 to 25 November 1960
Cast: Elinor Harriot, Pat O'Brien, Peg Lynch, Alan Bunce, Olan Soulé, Margaret Hamilton
Ethel And AlbertEthel And Albert
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Broadcast History: Early 1940s, 29 May 1944 to 24 June 1949, and 16 January 1949 to 28 August 1950
Cast: Peg Lynch, Alan Bunce, Richard Widmark, Madeleine Pierce
Director: Robert Cotton, William D Hamilton
Producer: Peg Lynch
Ethel and Albert (aka The Private Lives of Ethel and Albert) was a radio and television comedy series about a married couple, Ethel and Albert Arbuckle, living in the small town of Sandy Harbor. Created by Peg Lynch (born 1916), who scripted and portrayed Ethel, the series first aired on local Minnesota radio in the early 1940s, followed by a run on NBC, CBS and ABC from May 29, 1944 to August 28, 1950.