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Client Jim Leonard (Aired September 14, 1951)
Mercedes McCambridge star as lawyer in Defense Attorney in defending the defenseless. She was born in Joliet, Illinois, the daughter of Irish American Catholic parents Marie (née Mahaffry) and John Patrick McCambridge. She graduated from Mundelein College in Chicago before embarking on a career. She began her career as a radio actor during the 1940s while also performing on Broadway. Her radio work in this period included her portrayal of Rosemary Levy on Abie's Irish Rose and various characters on the radio series I Love A Mystery in both its West Coast and East Coast incarnations (most notably as "Charity Martin" in The Thing That Cries in the Night, "Nasha" and "Laura" in Bury Your Dead, Arizona, "Sunny Richards" in both The Million Dollar Curse and The Temple of Vampires and "Jack 'Jacqueline' Dempsey Ross" in The Battle of the Century). She frequently did feature roles on the CBS Radio Mystery Theater, and was an original cast member on The Guiding Light, before the Bauers took over as the central characters. She also starred in her own show, The Defense Attorney as Martha Ellis Bryant. Show Notes From Ones Media THIS EPISODE: September 14, 1951. ABC network. Sustaining. "Jimmy Leonard" is accused of an hit-and-run murder with his hot rod. Jimmy seems reluctant to defend himself. Tony Barrett, Tom McKee, Joel Nessler, Rex Koury (composer, conductor), Dwight Hauser (director), Joel Murcott (writer), Howard Culver, George Pirrone, Mercedes McCambridge, Irene Tedrow. 30:41. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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