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


Jonathan Hole

Recorded May 17th, 1991 - 10 min

Actor whose career began in Des Moines, took him to New York, then Detroit, then Chicago and finally to Hollywood.  He was heard on many programs including Lux Radio Theatre, Bachelor’s Children and on Ma Perkins, where he was Ma’s daughter Fay’s husband for a lengthy sequence of programs. He was born August 13, 1904 and was 77 when we interviewed him in Studio City, California.  He also was an actor-announcer on the staff of WBBM, Chicago for several years during the early 1950s. He died February 11, 1998 at age 93.

I Was A Communist For The FBI - 2/18/53 - The Black Gospel

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Jonathan Hole in "I was a Communist for the FBI" from February 18th, 1953.


  1. Jennifer Leonard says... comment left on February 20, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    What a delight to hear my dear father, Jonathan’s, voice. He was not only a fine actor, he was a wonderful man. I miss him and my mother, Betty Hanna, every day.

  2. sheldon koiles says... comment left on January 21, 2013 at 4:53 am

    dear jennifer,
    years ago in los angeles i was a friend of jonathan’s son, david, but i lost track of david. i think of him and would like to know how he is doing.