Speaking of Radio

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


Elliot Lewis

Elliot Lewis

Recorded August 27th, 1975 - 47 min

Actor, writer, producer, director during the golden years.  He co-starred on the Phil Harris – Alice Faye Show as Frankie Remley and did a great amount of radio work before the microphones and behind the scenes.  He was working on some special writing projects when we met at his office on the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood, California.  He was born November 28, 1917 and was 57 at the time of our interview.  He died May 20, 1990 at age 72.

Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show - 2/20/49 - Frankie Moves In

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Elliot Lewis as Frankie Remley on the Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show February 20th, 1949.


  1. Russ Jones says... comment left on September 18, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I really enjoyed listening to your interview with Elliot Lewis. I listen to a lot of OTR shows and his name comes up as either the producer,director, or actor in a great many of them. He must have been a real powerhouse during the radio days. I am looking forward to listening to all the interviews you post on your website, I am signing up to get notified when you put a new interview up. Thanks for the Memories.

    Ladson,South Carolina

  2. Dorothy says... comment left on July 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Thank You and otheres for the preservation and restoration of so many of the old radio shows. How can new writers be developed? That just seems to be a lost art. Have we lost our immagination? I grew up in the 40’s abd 50″s. So much of the art has been lost. Thanks for the memories.

  3. Bill Hyman says... comment left on September 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Elliott Lewis was one of the most talented people in radio. I love the Phil Harris show on XM radio.

  4. Jack says... comment left on November 28, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Wish that Elliot Lewis were alive today. Terrific person.Amazingly talented

  5. Jim romig says... comment left on December 29, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    One question I would have asked Elliot is :why,after several years of playing Frank Remley,did they change the character’s
    Nane to Elliot?

  6. Patricia Trewin says... comment left on July 9, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Jim, I read somewhere that Frank Remley was offended at the crazy antics of Elliot Lewis, and that is why they changed the name to Mr. Lewis’ first name, Elliot.