Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Bernardine Flynn

Recorded October 06th, 1976 - 25 min

Actress who played Sade Gook during the entire run (1932—46) of Paul Rhymer’s Vic and Sade and appeared on many other Chicago-based programs. She was born January 2, 1904 and was 72 when we spoke with her by phone from her home in Clay City, Illinois.  She died March 10, 1977 at age 73.

Vic and Sade - 2/3/44 - Vic and Sade play rummy.

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Bernardine Flynn as Sade Gook on "Vic and Sade" from February 3rd, 1944.


  1. Anthony Doherty says... comment left on May 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Thanks for including my mother on this site. She in turn, like the other cast members, would have passed the honor on to Paul Rhymer, who deserves to be mentioned among the greatest of American humorists. I only came to fully appreciate his work many years after the fact. I was only in 2nd grade when V&S went off the air in the original format.

    One little detail: her first name was BernaRdine. That second R gets dropped all the time, but it’s the correct spelling: it’s the feminine form of Bernard.

  2. Kathryn Scheib Fuller says... comment left on May 2, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Bernardine was my Grand Aunt. I wish I could have known her. I ordered all the recordings and books about her. My grandmother, Leonora, her sister, spoke of her often. I still have the gorgeous Musiphonic Baker piece (1932) that they used to listen to her on for the radio shows. What a lovely piece of history.