Speaking of Radio

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Phil Leslie

Phil Leslie

Recorded December 13th, 1973 - 44 min

He spent a great many years writing scripts for Fibber McGee and Molly and other radio and television shows. He was born in 1909 and was 64 when we found ourselves working together at Radio Recorders, in Hollywood, California.  We took advantage of the occasion to talk about his stellar writing career.  He died September 23, 1988 at age 79.

Fibber McGee and Molly - 3/28/50 - Flying Saucer

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen for Phil Leslie's script writing in the Fibber McGee and Molly Show March 28th, 1950.


  1. Phil III says... comment left on November 6, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    This was my grandfather. A truly amazing man.

  2. Joe Leslie, Jr. says... comment left on January 6, 2014 at 3:51 am

    He was my Uncle Phil, Dad’s brother. As a kid in Missouri, Dad let us stay up “late” (maybe 9 PM) to hear Uncle Phil’s show on the radio. He was my idol and inspiration. Thank you, Uncle Phil.

  3. Erin Friedman says... comment left on December 11, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Oh, I love listening to my Granddad tell stories.