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We’ll play Part 2 of the conversation that began last week with legendary actress, singer, and philanthropist Ruta Lee. Ruta’s career as an entertainer spans more than six decades, beginning with the screen versions of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Witness for the Prosecution—two films that are still considered among the best motion pictures ever made—plus appearances on many classic TV series, The Twilight Zone, The Lucy Show, The Andy Griffith Show, Murder She Wrote, The Fugitive, Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, The Lineup, Hogan’s Heroes, Roseanne, and Perry Mason.
Ruta will share some memories of working alongside James Garner, Jack Kelly, Raymond Burr, Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich, and her dear friend Alex Trebek (with whom she co-hosted High Rollers, making Ruta one of the first females to host a popular network TV game show). We’ll also talk about the various talk shows that Ruta has hosted throughout her career; her tireless efforts on behalf of The Thalians, the first Hollywood charity dedicated to the treatment of mental health patients (and which now also helps our veterans through their partnership with UCLA’s Operation Mend); and more. Ruta Lee will join us in our second hour.
Ruta Lee’s memoir, Consider Your Ass Kissed, not only tells the story of how a young girl—the daughter of Lithuanian immigrants—became one of the most legendary entertainers in Hollywood history through hard work and determination—but is a treasure trove of authentic memories about the Golden Age of Entertainment. Consider Your Ass Kissed can be ordered right now at Amazon.com.
This week’s program will also include an encore presentation of our June 2020 conversation with Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater about the fifteen-year radio career of Hogan’s Heroes star Bob Crane, from its unlikely start on WLEA-AM in Hornell, Connecticut in March 1950, through his formative years on WICC-AM in Bridgeport, Connecticut in the early 1950s and his nine-year run (1956-1965) as host and star of the top-rated morning show on KNX-AM, the CBS radio affiliate in Los Angeles. Crane not only made radio a spectator sport, but pioneered many elements of radio production that are industry standard today.
Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater are two of the co-authors (along with Dee Young) of Bob Crane: The Definitive Biography, a comprehensive, cradle-to-grave profile that includes first-hand insight from more than two hundred people who knew Bob Crane personally and better than most: family members; his friends from Connecticut, including many who knew him as far back as grade school; his colleagues from TV, the theatre, the movies, and, above all, radio; and the addiction counselor whose help Crane sought in an effort to overcome his addiction, in the weeks before his murder on June 29, 1978. Carol and Linda will join us in our first hour.
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