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Fibber Sells His Raccoon Coat (Aired November 6, 1951)
Jim Jordan (Fibber) was born on a farm on November 16, 1896, near Peoria, Illinois. Marian Driscoll (Molly), a coal miner’s daughter, was born in Peoria on November 15, 1898. After years of hardship and touring in obscurity on the small-time show biz circuit, they arrived in Chicago in 1924, where they eventually performed on thousands of shows and developed 145 different voices and characters. Broadcast to the nation from WMAQ/Chicago, the show entertained America until March 1956, and continued on NBC’s Monitor until 1959. Jim Jordan died on April 1, 1988. Marian Jordan died on April 7, 1961. Fibber McGee and Molly was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989. First Broadcast date April 16, 1935. Last Broadcast date September 6, 1959. THIS EPISODE: November 6, 1951. NBC network. Sponsored by: Pet Milk. "Fibber Sells His Raccoon Coat". Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Harlow Wilcox, Gale Gordon, Bill Thompson, Arthur Q. Bryan, Richard LeGrand, Cliff Arquette, Joe Forte, Billy Mills and His Orchestra, Jean Vander Pyl, Jeffrey Silver, Phil Leslie (writer), Keith Fowler (writer), Max Hutto (director), The King's Men. 30:36. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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