Speaking of Radio

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


Harold Peary

Recorded April 28th, 1971 - 19 min

Actor who appeared in radio as Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve on the Fibber McGee and Molly program, then starred on his own show, The Great Gildersleeve.  He was born July 25, 1905 and was 65 when we called him at his home in California to talk about his long career before the microphone.  He was 79 when he died on March 30, 1985.

Great Gildersleeve - 5/31/42 - Dinner For Judge Hooker

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Hal Peary as Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve in a May 31st, 1942 episode entitled "Dinner for Judge Hooker."


  1. David Thompson says... comment left on November 24, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Loved this..a rare and great interview, I was not aware he was such a great voice actor..so many different characters.

  2. Hans K Hildebrand says... comment left on March 22, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Wonderful interview! I loved his portrayal of the great Gildersleeve on radio. I am only 67 but hear him on radio stations at night. Personally I feel I was born about 40 years too late.