My Friend Irma - Irma's Newspaper Column (02-03-52)

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Irma's Newspaper Column (Aired February 3, 1952)
My Friend Irma, created by writer-director-producer Cy Howard, was a top-rated, long-run radio situation comedy, so popular in the late 1940s that its success escalated to films, television, a comic strip and a comic book, while Howard scored with another radio comedy hit, Life with Luigi. Marie Wilson portrayed the title character, Irma Peterson, on radio, in two films and a television series. The radio series was broadcast on CBS Radio from April 11, 1947 to August 23, 1954. Dependable, level-headed Jane Stacy (Cathy Lewis, Diana Lynn) began each weekly radio program by narrating a misadventure of her innocent, bewildered roommate, Irma, a dim-bulb stenographer from Minnesota. The two central characters were in their mid-twenties. Irma had her 25th birthday in one episode; she was born on May 5. After the two met in the first episode, they lived together in an apartment rented from their Irish landlady, Mrs. O'Reilly (Jane Morgan, Gloria Gordon). Irma's boyfriend Al (John Brown) was a deadbeat, barely on the right side of the law, who had not held a job in years. THIS EPISODE: February 3, 1952. "Irma's Newspaper Column" - CBS network. Sponsored by: Ennds, Eye-Gene. Irma's newspaper column. The script was subsequently used on June 23, 1953. Marie Wilson, Cathy Lewis, Cy Howard (creator, producer), Basil O'Connor (March Of Dimes appeal), Parke Levy (director, writer), Stanley Adams (writer), Pat Burton (Associate Producer), John Brown, Hans Conried, Gloria Gordon, Lud Gluskin (music director), Carl Caruso (announcer). 29:24. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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