Speaking of Radio

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


Ed Prentiss

Recorded May 04th, 1981 - 29 min

Major Chicago actor who appeared on scores of local and network programs originating in the Windy City including Ma Perkins, Guiding Light and Today’s Children.  He became the star of the long-running juvenile drama Captain Midnight.  He was born September 9, 1908 and was 72 at the time of our conversation about his work on the air.  He died March 19, 1992 at age 83.

Captain Midnight - 8/14/46 - Double Cross

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Ed Prentiss as Captain Midnight on a August 14th, 1946 episode titled "Double Cross".

One Comment

  1. Roger says... comment left on May 9, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    What a great website you have here. As a young boy growing up in Connecticut during WW11, I and my friend Billy would be sure to be home at 5:30 each evening to hear Captain Midnight. I believe I had every Secret Decoder, although it was a chore to drink that Ovaltine to get the label and then wait anxiously for the mail to arrive with the new decoder. Ed Prentiss and his wonderful announcer, Pierre Andre’, made it seem like we were part of the show.