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Alan Young

Situation Comedy.

Broascast History:

  • June 28-Sept. 20,.1944, NBC.   30m, Wednesdays at 9.  Summer substitute for Eddie Cantor.  Sal Hepatica.

Cast: Alan Young as himself, a bashful young man (he really was, said his wife Ginni), throughout the run of the show.
Vocalist:  Bea Wain.
Music:  Peter Van Steeden.

  • Oct. 3, 1944-June 28, 1946, ABC.  30m, Tuesdays at 8:30 until Sept., then Fridays at 8:30.  Ipana.

Cast:  Jean Gillespie as Young's girlfriend Betty; also played by Doris Singleton.  Ed Begley as Papa Dittenfeffer, Betty's crusty father. .
Writers:  Jay Sommers, Will Glickman.

  • Sept. 20, 1946-May 30, 1947, NBC.  30m, Fridays at 8:30, then at 8.  Ipana.

  • Jan. 11-July 5, 1949, NBC.   30m, Tuesdays at 8:30.  Tums.

Cast:  Louise Erickson as Betty.  Jim Backus as snooty playboy Hubert Updike Ill.  With Nicodemus Stewart, Hal March, Ken Christy.
Announcer:  Don Wilson.
Vocalists:  The Regalaires (Sue Allen, Fay Reiter, Ginny Reese, and Ginni Young).
Music:  George Wylie.
Producer-Director:  Helen Mack.

Alan Young was an English-born comic who learned the craft of radio in Canada.  At CJOR he became friends with Fletcher Markle, who later became a force in American radio.  Young's earliest Canadian show was called Stag Party:  he was virtually the entire act, and when he asked for a raise (from $15 a week) he was fired.  Soon he was earning $150 a week doing situation comedy at CBL, where he was heard by an agent who helped him break into American radio.

His summer show for Eddie Cantor was "routine situation comedy" laced with "rapid-fire gags," according to one trade journal.  But it led to his own show, where he was typecast.   Newsweek thought him a "meek, washed-down blond with saucer eyes and a perpetual woebegone manner... [with] flashes of Harold Lloyd and Charlie Chaplin."   He was signed for The Jimmy Durante Show in 1948, and his new series for Tums premiered while he was still a Durante regular.  He finished the year on both shows.  But Young had a hot-and-cold career on radio.  He was often thought to be the man about to make it big.  He made some films to mixed critical notice;   then he went into TV, where, perhaps, his humor was better placed.  Today he is best remembered for his 1961-65 CBS-TV role of Wilbur Post, the man who talked to Mr. Ed, the talking horse.

 

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