Speaking of Radio

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


Lillian Randolph

Recorded August 09th, 1976 - 22 min

Actress who appeared on radio as the Great Gildersleeve’s housekeeper Birdie Lee Coggins during the entire 16-year run of the series.  She was born December 14, 1898 and was 77 at the time we met her in her Los Angeles, California home.  She was waiting for a call to report to a film studio to appear in a segment of the upcoming television mini-series, “Roots”. She died September 12, 1980 at age 81.

Great Gildersleeve - 11/9/41 - Birdie Quits

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to Lillian Randolph as "Birdie" on this Great Gildersleeve episode from 11/9/41.


  1. KH says... comment left on March 22, 2012 at 12:34 am

    What a sweetheart! I could have listened to her talk for hours!

  2. sbd says... comment left on April 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    A superb actress and a superb person, one of the rarest of combinations.

  3. Ray Mullins says... comment left on July 30, 2017 at 4:34 am

    More on Lillian here: https://lillianrandolph.wordpress.com/