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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hollywood 360, NBC Radio Narrator: A Full Cast, Harold Peary Publisher: Black Eye Entertainment Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Classic Radio Collection Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781504705462
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Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve was a popular character appearing each week on the Fibber McGee and Molly radio show. On August 31, 1941, Gildersleeve landed his own situation comedy, The Great Gildersleeve, becoming radio’s first spin-off.

Gildersleeve moved from the town of Wistful Vista, where Fibber McGee and Molly lived, to Summerfield, where he oversaw his late brother-in-law’s estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie and Leroy Forrester. The household also included a cook named Birdie. The Great Gildersleeve was the first show to center on a single parent balancing child rearing, work, and a social life, and it was accomplished with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve’s slightly understated pomposity.

Radio veteran Hal Peary originated the role of Gildersleeve and performs here in these twelve episodes that aired from December 1947 to March 1948:

“New Year’s Eve Party”
“Anne Tuttle’s Back in Town”
“Marjorie’s New Romance”
“School Board Election”
“License Plate Time”
“Acting Mayor”
“Getting Glasses”
“Leila’s Cousin Arrives in Town”
“Adeline Is Trying to Steal Birdie”
“Girl Shy Leroy”
“The Duel”
“Adeline Wants to Visit the Jolly Boys”

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About the Author

Hollywood 360 is a syndicated radio show heard every Saturday evening on radio stations throughout the United States. Hollywood 360 showcases a wide variety of audio entertainment, from the golden age of Hollywood to today’s most current headlines.

About the Narrator

Harold Peary went into radio in 1925. He had his own radio show by 1929 and got his big break in 1935 when cast as Throckmorton Gildersleeve in the Fibber McGee and Molly show. His own show, The Great Gildersleeve, debuted in 1941 and became one of the longest-running comedies in radio history.