The Story Behind Our Miss Brooks


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This audio is a section from BW - EP87: New Year's Day On the Air (1946 - 1956) Eve Arden broke into radio on The Danny Kaye show in 1945 before co-starring with Jack Haley in 1946, and with Jack Carson on The Sealtest Village Store in 1947. None of the roles stuck and her interest in radio was at a low ebb. Our Miss Brooks premiered on July 19th, 1948, airing for almost nine years. The head writer and director was Al Lewis. The program co-starred Jeff Chandler as Philip Boynton, the bashful biology teacher and chief object of Mrs. Brook’s affection. Gale Gordon played the Madison High School principal, Osgood Conklin, while Jane Morgan played landlady Mrs. Margaret Davis, Richard Crenna played student Walter Denton, and also featured Gloria McMillan, Mary Jane Croft, Gerald Mohr, and Maurice Marsac. This episode from Sunday January 1st, 1950 was broadcast coast-to-coast on CBS at 6:30PM. Connie Brooks agrees to babysit for Principal Conklin on New Year’s Eve so she can pay for a ticket and accompany Philip Boynton afterwards at a science event.

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