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The Bank Statement (Aired April 24, 1945)
Timer. 79 Wistful Vista was one of America’s most famous addresses and Molly’s warning to Fibber not to open the hall closet door (and his subsequent decision to do it) created one of radio’s best remembered running gags that audiences expected each week. 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. THIS EPISODE: April 24, 1945. "The Bank Statement" - NBC network. Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. Fibber tries to use the phone to complain about his bank statement. Phil Leslie (writer), Don Quinn (writer), Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Harlow Wilcox, Billy Mills and His Orchestra, The King's Men, Marlin Hurt, Shirley Mitchell, Bea Benaderet, Arthur Q. Bryan. 29:50. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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