Ted de Corsia

Ted de Corsia

Show Count: 204
Series Count: 7
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: September 29, 1903
Old Time Radio, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died: April 11, 1973, Encino, California, U.S.

Ted de Corsia (September 29, 1903 – April 11, 1973) was an American radio, film, and television actor best remembered for his role as a gangster turned state's evidence in the 1951 film, The Enforcer (1951). In radio, he voiced roles on The March of Time, The Shadow, and Mike Hammer.

De Corsia was born in Brooklyn, New York. He made his movie debut in Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai and went on to make a career playing villains and gangsters in 1940s and 1950s films including The Naked City (1948),The Big Combo (1955), The Killing (1956), Baby Face Nelson, andSlightly Scarlet (1956).

In the late 1950s and 1960s, he appeared in a number of television series, mostly westerns including The Californians, Jefferson Drum, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Frontier Doctor, Riverboat, Tate, The Twilight Zone, Lawman, Stoney Burke, Rawhide, Daniel Boone, Perry Mason,Gunsmoke, The Dakotas, I Dream of Jeannie and Get Smart.

In his last film, The Outside Man with Ann-Margret and Angie Dickinson, his character, the mobster Victor, is killed off early in the film, but he later appears as his embalmed corpse, posed in a chair, holding a cigar.

He died at the age of 69 in Encino, California, from a heart attack. His body was donated to medical science upon his death.


Source: Wikipedia

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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.
Shadow, TheShadow, The
Show Count: 243
Broadcast History: 31 July 1930 to 26 December 1954
Sponsor: Wildroot Cream Oil, Blue Coal, Street and Smith Love Story Magazine, Perfect-o-Lite, Grove Laboratories, US Air Force
Cast: Bill Johnstone, Bret Morrison, Dwight Weist, James La Curto, Mandel Kramer, Orson Welles, Santos Ortega, Various, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane, Gertrude Warner, Lesley Woods, Keenan Wynn, Marjorie Anderson, Grace Matthews, Alan Reed, Ted de Corsia, Arthur Vinton, Kenny Delmar, John Barclay, Robert Hardy Andrews, Jimmy LaCruto, Bob Maxwell
Director: Wilson Tuttle, Bill Sweets, Harry Ingram, John Cole, Dana Noyes, Chick Vincent
Producer: Wilson Tuttle, Bill Sweets, Harry Ingram, John Cole, Dana Noyes, Chick Vincent
The shadow was amateur criminologist Lamont Cranston. He had learned “the hypnotic power to cloud men’s minds so that they cannot see him”. The opening to the show, “Who knows … what evil … lllllurks … in the heart of men? … The Shadow knows! His “friend and companion, the lovely Margo Lane, is the only person who knows to whom the voice of the invisible Shadow belongs”. Together they confront the maddest assortment of lunatics, sadists, ghosts and werewolves ever heard on the air.
Broadcast: 26th January 1958
Added: Feb 08 2008
Broadcast: 7th July 1957
Added: Oct 21 2010
Broadcast: February 23, 1950
Added: Aug 15 2017
Broadcast: 14th October 1951
Added: Nov 12 2011
Broadcast: 6th July 1950
Added: Jul 07 2011
Broadcast: 4th September 1954
Added: May 18 2009
Broadcast: 5th May 1952
Added: Jun 29 2010
Broadcast: February 16, 1941
Added: Feb 25 2024
Broadcast: 2nd June 1957
Added: May 18 2012
Broadcast: 10th February 1953
Starring: Ted de Corsia
Added: Mar 26 2010
Broadcast: 29th May 1949
Added: Jun 01 2008
Broadcast: 12th June 1947
Added: Mar 17 2006
Broadcast: 19th November 1951
Added: Nov 19 2009
Broadcast: 17th October 1949
Added: Oct 17 2008
Broadcast: 30th December 1951
Added: Dec 28 2009
Broadcast: 1953
Starring: Ted de Corsia
Added: Apr 19 2010
Broadcast: 17th December 1950
Added: Dec 17 2006
Broadcast: 2nd December 1953
Added: Dec 09 2012
Broadcast: May 24, 1953
Added: Nov 27 2021
Broadcast: 22nd October 1952
Added: Oct 19 2010
Broadcast: August 9, 1948
Added: May 22 2015
Broadcast: 12th May 1952
Added: Aug 03 2010
Broadcast: 19th May 1952
Added: Aug 10 2010
Broadcast: 23rd March 1950
Added: May 27 2010
Broadcast: 13th December 1950
Added: Dec 16 2007
Broadcast: 24th May 1951
Added: May 25 2012
Broadcast: May 10, 1951
Added: May 08 2011
Broadcast: 13th May 1951
Added: Jul 08 2007
Broadcast: 24th February 1952
Added: Feb 27 2011
Broadcast: 20th July 1958
Added: Aug 20 2010
Broadcast: 5th May 1953
Starring: Ted de Corsia
Added: May 02 2010
Broadcast: August 2, 1948
Added: May 01 2015
Broadcast: October 4, 1951
Added: Sep 01 2014
Broadcast: 28th November 1949
Added: Dec 01 2008
Broadcast: 1st October 1951
Added: Oct 24 2009
Broadcast: 12th December 1949
Added: Dec 17 2007
Broadcast: 16th February 1951
Added: May 23 2010
Broadcast: 25th August 1952
Added: Aug 31 2010
Broadcast: 23rd April 1951
Added: May 21 2009
Broadcast: 17th December 1951
Added: Dec 28 2009
Broadcast: 6th April 1958
Added: Jan 21 2006
Broadcast: June 19, 1948
Added: Jun 26 2018
Broadcast: 22nd March 1951
Added: Mar 21 2009
Broadcast: 31st October 1952
Added: Aug 19 2010
Broadcast: 2nd April 1952
Added: Aug 17 2012
Broadcast: April 20, 1953
Added: Feb 08 2015
Broadcast: 21st April 1952
Added: Apr 06 2010